Friday, December 30, 2011
64. The Outcast, #21
Rated 4.8 Stars
This book mainly takes place in South Carolina during the time that immediately led up to the American Civil War and during it.
It answered a lot of questions in my mind regarding the American branch of the Morland's and how Ashley and Lennie who play such large roles in future books fit into the fabric of the overall story.
I rated it down just a slight bit because I thought that Benedict was a little bit of wimp. But he was James's son after all. *shrug*
At Morland Place, Benedict's peaceful life is overset when a mysterious orphan arrives. No-one can understand why he takes this waif into the household, but the strain his arrival causes forces Benedict to take the boy to America, to join his much-missed daughter Mary. There Benedict becomes enamoured of the Southern way of life, just as bitter civil war is about to destroy it forever.