by Winston Graham
I didn’t enjoy this Poldark title as much as I enjoyed the three earlier ones. I certainly didn’t have any trouble putting it aside for other reads.
The main reason was that Ross, always a complex character, does become a contemptible villain at one stage. His actions & his lack of care for how Demelza feels about them are appalling. & Graham shies away from having Demelza take a similar (though not the same) course of action.
Some may have problems with Elizabeth’s actions, but I do find them consistent with what has happened to her in the course of this series.
But after events which made me wonder if I could even face continuing with this series (I already own Books 5 & 6) Ross does in part redeem himself & brings back together two of my favourite characters from these novels. This let me finish the book with a smile on my face.
I will continue the series but may leave The Black Moon till next year.