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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Jolly Jester

The Jolly Jester or Joker became popular during Medieval times. Jesters are typically portrayed with bright colors and eccentric hats in a motley pattern. The hat is sometimes referred to as “the cap n bells” and is depicted as a floppy hat with three points, each topped off with a jingle bell. The hat represents the ass’s ears and tail worn by jesters in earlier times.

Things that make the Jester unique: his insane laughter and his mock scepter, referred to as a bauble or maharoof

Author’s note: The Jolly Jester is a featured guest at the masquerade party in Mask of the Betrayer.

Sharon Donovan

Romantic Suspense with a Twist of Faith

Mask of the Betrayer


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Mary Ricksen said...

I just finished Mask Of The Betrayer and this is what I think.
This story has a fascinating and unusual premise. In the mind of a murderer, a serial murderer lurks the beasts of his past. The beast which the mind of a charismatic antisocial personality, that drives him.
At one or two points I actually felt sorry for him. And to leave him alive is but a cruel tease!
Most of all, I loved it! I felt Margot' pain, she wanted him to be the one. He'd made her fall in love and hid his true self till it was too late, while playing on her insecurities!!! A mind boggling read! I got mad when I had to put it down. Sharon, WOW!!

Sharon Donovan said...

Mary, you got it! You just got it! Thank you. That is precisely what I wanted the reader to feel, his insanity and hate him for the things he is capable of, but feel bad for the boy turned monster. You just got it. I bow my head in thanks. It was hard work to get inside the mind of a killer so deep.

Mary Ricksen said...

About that all the work comment Sharon--

It showed!! It really showed!!