Lord of Ice

Lord of Ice

by Gaelen Foley

Now, hot on the heels of her daring "Lord of Fire," she spins the powerful tale of a hero tempted by the one woman he is forbidden to love...Damien Knight, the earl of Winterley, is proud, aloof, and tormented by memories of war.

Instead of the young home waif he was expecting, however, Miranda FitzHubert is a stunning, passionate beauty who invades his sanctuary and forces him back into society.

A bold, free spirit, Miranda has witnessed the darkest depths of Damien's soul-and has seen his desperate need for love.

  • Series: Knight Miscellany
  • Language: English
  • Category: Romance
  • Rating: 4.02
  • Pages: 417
  • Publish Date: March 28th 2006 by Ballantine Books
  • Isbn10: 0345490673
  • Isbn13: 9780345490674

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Instagram Twitter Facebook Amazon Pinterest I've read a lot of regency romances, and I'm always excited to find something that isn't directly cast from the Pride and Prejudice mold and LORD OF ICE is that. Miranda's ex-guardian, Jason, was a close friend of his, and after fighting in war, and getting a taste for it, he's repelled by death, and also by himself for causing so much of it, and not feeling as guilty about killing as he should. The villain was decent, and appropriately sneaky and horrible, but I felt like he could have been fleshed out more, too - especially towards the end, when we learn something about him that simultaneously seems more sinister...and yet also comes from way out of left field. Finally, at the end of the book, right where I expected things to wrap up, the author throws in a last-minute conflict - the Napoleonic Wars - and has the characters have a big fight over it right after they're married. In spite of my reservations, I enjoyed LORD OF ICE quite a bit and would definitely read another book by Gaelen Foley.

En el libro anterior Damien no me había caído muy bien que digamos aunque al final de ese ya medio cayó mejor y aquí en su libro pobrecito me dio un poco de lástima su condición, me gustó como protagonista aunque admito que todavía no le llega a Robert.

I still want to read on but damn, I hope she'll change her style a bit :(

One of my favorite scenes in the book is when Miranda spies the Knight brothers having a late-night snowball fight like a bunch of unruly schoolboys. In some books I have read, such descriptions can be dry and slow the pace, but in Lord of Ice, everything from the account of the Knight family's Christmas celebration to the political climate of the era was woven together seamlessly and in an engaging way that made it seem like I was actually there. Damien is an intense, tortured alpha with the call of the warrior in his blood and an extreme case of PTSD from the time he spent in the Peninsular War fighting on the front lines. At first, I found myself thinking of Miranda in a childish way, but perhaps that was a stroke of genius on Ms. Foley's part, since that is what Damien had initially thought as well. My other favorite scene is when Miranda tried to get a rise out of the buttoned-up Damien by saying some rather scandalous things, which made me laugh. The personalities of this couple reminded me a great deal of the hero and heroine from Loretta Chase's Lord of Scoundrels, so anyone who has enjoyed that book, should like this one and vice versa. I like that these books seem to take place almost consecutively, with no time lost in between stories. There was very little I didn't like about the book, but if there was one thing I could change it would be that Damien and Miranda would have had more scenes together. I don't think that any author to date has given me three keepers right in a row, but Gaelen Foley did just that with the first three books of her Knight Miscellany series which I greatly look forward to continuing soon.

Miranda pese a ser joven me ha parecido bastante madura, es una protagonista que no se corta y es que su vida en la academia le obliga a ser como es. Miranda tiene bastante poder sobre Damien y eso que el parece duro pero con ella se derrite.

Our war-hero, has PTSD after all his experiences and likes to cope with alcohol & women. He acts like an ass and says your money is mine and I can do whatever I want with it.

Even if the story isn't a favorite of mine, I still enjoy the richness of her writing.

I've read countless Romance books, more than my memory cares to let me ponder. I recommend this book to anyone who reads romance. I looked over my read books and I couldn't believe I hadn't written a review.

Loved this one! I challenge anyone not to fall in love with him!

Gaelen Foley is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author of twenty historical romances set in the glittering world of Regency England.