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Nene Adams
Shady Ladies Press (March 7, 2001)
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The Sunne in Gold book. Nene Adams passed away from a heart attack on October 3, 2015, after a long illness. Her work brought, and will continue to bring, much pleasure to readers of lesbian fiction.

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Sunne in Gold does not entirely succeed. I want more from Nene Adams because I enjoyed this book so much. How about a sequel? That would be most pleasing!

Sunne in Gold does not entirely succeed. Certainly there have always been women who cross-dressed to increase their opportunities in this world. Indeed until the required medical exams of the 20th Century, every war has known some hidden women soldiers as well as less hidden ones. How about a sequel? That would be most pleasing!

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The courageous and lusty Lady Cathelin O'Cameron - known to the English as the awesome knight Blacksunne - returns boldly home from the Crusades only to discover that her family's estate of Inishowen has been usurped by a traitor. Triumphing over her enemies, the fierce Irish warrior who has never known defeat in battle surrenders her heart to a beautiful Muslim slave-girl, though her own soul is scarred deeply by a horrific wounding from the past. Dark family intrigue and jealous envy will try and tear them apart but the greatest threat comes from within. Madrigal harbors many secrets; the one closest to her heart will either bring these women together forever or rend their love asunder in a blaze of obsessive madness and murderous intent. Don't deny yourself the pleasure of the captivating adventure, heart-stopping suspense and unforgettable romance that is... The Sunne in Gold.
  • The novel is set in medival times, in Ireland, when people were embracing new ideologies but also still clinging to older more barbaric beliefs as well.

    Our two main heroines are well defined and I found it easy to be interested in them, and care about them. One of them is Cathelin O'Cameron, a strong warrior woman also known as the knight, Blacksunne. The other is a beautiful Muslim woman, Madrigal, who has known slavery. The story revolves around these two women, their growing love for one another, and those who would plot against them.

    I especially liked the way the author used expressions and language of that time period, also attitudes and the environment were very well described so that I felt the characters, their story and their surroundings all fit together.

  • The Sunne doesn't set on this wonderful book. I'm just happy that I get to "officially" own a copy now *S*. Full of danger, honor and passion, this book is sure be a favorite of anyone who reads it! - Silk

  • Set in Erin during the time of the crusades. Lady Cathelin O'Cameron, known as the Blacksunne, armored herself as knight and followed Richard the Lionhearted (reigned 1189-1199) to the Holy Land. There Blacksunne gained a reputation as a fierce and blood thirsty warrior and suffered the loss of a lover in a cross cultural bit of sexism and homophobia. Like Richard, Blacksunne has returned home to find a relative -- in this case her cousin -- usurper has taken control of her home. She and her battle hardened allies turn out the villain with little difficulty. Although she makes the mistake of not killing him when she could . . .
    Among many appalling changes to her keep, Lady Cathelin discovers her cousin has installed a Moorish bed slave, literally chained to his bed. Blacksunne frees Madrigal, who reminds Blacksunne of her lost love in the Holy Land. It turns out Madrigal has suffered so much trauma and abuse in her short life, she doesn't begin to know how to trust or love.
    This is Adams' first novel and there are some uneven elements. The primary plot device, that of a cross-dressing, battle leading, noble woman requires the readers' willingness to suspend disbelief. This reader is willing to accept a broad range of premises, if the story is told well. Sunne in Gold does not entirely succeed. Certainly there have always been women who cross-dressed to increase their opportunities in this world. Indeed until the required medical exams of the 20th Century, every war has known some hidden women soldiers as well as less hidden ones. If the likes of a Blacksunne did exist, she seems more likely to be of Irish or at least Celtic origins. However, pinning her to the late 12th Century makes Blacksunne less likely in that the sexism of the time had already limited most women's options.
    Some issues of characterization are too complex for this story and even distract from it. Adams might have been better off simplifying some of Madrigal's post traumatic stress -- since it is applying a current psychological standard to a very different set of values, time and culture -- and finally, most annoying, there are several historical inaccuracies that become distracting because Adams emphasizes them.
    For example Cathelin gives Madrigal a dress. This is an important, touching moment for Madrigal. The former slave is impressed with the quality of cloth and the buttons, describing them in detail. (Well, she should be impressed, since buttons didn't exist until the 1600s!)
    Then there is the issue of language. We're told Madrigal learned English from a cruel English knight who brought her back from the Middle East. It's unclear why the knight spoke English (even Middle English) instead of Norman French -- which is much more likely, certainly that's what Richard and most of the royal court spoke after 1066 -- but he did and thus taught Madrigal the language. Supposedly that's why she could understand Lady Cathelin O'Cameron. It's possible that the Blacksunne would have spoken Norman French or Latin because of her status and yes, perhaps even Middle English. However, it seems her first language, and certainly the language of most subjects of her fealty would have been old Gaelic. Indeed some of the characters speak with a strong dialect which may be intended to present Gaelic, but succeeds mostly in being distracting. As with the buttons, because Adams makes a point of bringing these language issues to the readers'attention, the error is annoying.
    Adams' action is very good, if occasionally predictable, and draws the reader into the story. If you are in the mood for old-fashioned tale of betrayal, villainy, and the triumph of good with a touch of lavender romance, Sunne in Gold is worth your while. Certainly as Adams' first novel, it shows promise. Her plotting is good. Her depiction of the deterioration of the evil
    villain is wonderfully weird. Hopefully her future work will be more careful with historical detail -- simply setting it in a fantasy alternative realm would have solved these problems nicely -- and some pieces of characterization.

  • This was a really fun book to read, an adventure of a welcome sort for anyone who wants a bit of lesbian swashbuckling along with the love story.
    I bought it because someone else compared it to Laura Adams/Karin Kallmaker's "Sleight of Hand." Well, that is a bit of a stretch. I've read Sleight three times now and have yet to find a flaw of any kind. The flaws in this book are apparent on the first reading.
    The flaws aren't so very terrible, though. Yes, a couple of historical inaccuracies, but a whole bunch of details that were dead on, right down to King Richard's sexuality. There were a couple of jerky switches of point of view, but those smoothed out completely. The villainy was terrible, the winsome lasses exceedingly so! Sometimes the action was a bit predictable, but the way it was executed was still a thrilling, diverting and entertaining read. As another reviewer said, a lesbian knight story, at last!
    I want more from Nene Adams because I enjoyed this book so much. How about a sequel? That would be *most* pleasing!

  • Perhaps the last name "Adams" means "great fiction" for lesbians. First Laura Adams (Karin Kallmaker's fantasy/sci-fi pseudonym) floors me with "Sleight of Hand" and now Nene Adams has done the same with "The Sunne in Gold." Both books have a strong historical plot line and -- somewhat refreshingly -- neither have anything to do with Xena! (And neither claim to!)
    The "Sunne in Gold" is well-researched and highly enjoyable. I have been longing for someone to give me a fully realized female knight and here it is. I'll reread this again and again, I'm sure, and I am hoping for many, many more like it.

  • Lady Cathelin O'Cameron fought during the Crusades as the knight Blacksunne. Returning home, she fights a usurper to her family's estate, and finds love with a former slave named Madrigal. This will certainly appeal to those who love lesbian romances (like those published by Naiad Press, Cape Winds Press, or Bella Books), and also to those wishing for some escapist entertainment. I was thoroughly entranced by the story and characters, despite the high melodrama and historical inaccuracies. "The Sunne in Gold" is a lot of fun, and proves that small presses have wonderful books to offer.