TITLE: The Lady of the Storm
AUTHOR: Kathryne Kennedy
INFO: Paperback, Fiction, 391 pages
PUBLISHED: Sourcebooks, 2011
SOURCE: Received from Publisher for Review
There's a thin line between duty and desire...
Giles Beaumont is stuck in a role he never wanted, trying to safeguard a woman of incendiary powers who doesn't think she needs a protector.
Cecily Sutton has no idea of the enormity of her true task and no inkling of the effect she's having on Giles. But somewhere along their perilous journey together, they'll have no choice but to uncover the deep, dark connection that binds them one to the other...
Lose yourself in renowned author Kathryne Kennedy's gorgeous love story set in a lush world made of equal parts wonder and danger.
PURCHASE: Amazon,Barnes & Noble
MY TAKE: If you read my review of the first book in this series The Fire Lord's Lover, you will know that I am a new rabid fan of the amazing Kathryne Kennedy. She is a master at building a world or altering the one we're in, to take her readers on an amazing and magical journey. This world is set in England's 1700s, but an England ruled by Elven lords who have divided the country into seven realms. The enslaved humans have finally started to rebel and are trying to get their land and rule back.
In this newest addition to her Elven Lords series, Ms. Kennedy has kept the bar high and not disappointed. Nine years have passed since we left off from the first story and the Rebellion has grown. We join 18 year old Cecily and 24 year old Giles as their safe little seaside village becomes a battle zone. They will be drawn into the intrigues and danger whether they want to be or not.
Giles is a handsome Rebellion spy posing as the quiet village blacksmith. He has been tasked with keeping Cecily out of danger, both from the Elven lords and herself.
Cecily is a gorgeous young woman with crystal blue eyes and the power to call down lightning storms. These are just two of the things that prove her to be daughter of the Lord of Dewhame. The same Lord Breden of Dewhame who just happens to be the one trying to kill her.
This story is a fun adventure with Giles and Cecily as they journey throughout England in search of family and their future. Neither wants to admit their attraction for the other: Cecily because her feelings were hurt by Giles' earlier rejection and Giles won't betray the trust Cecily's father Thomas put in him. The sparks fly as the two of them must overcome their mistrust and misunderstandings.
Large doses of danger, sexual tension and magic make this a fun and exciting page-turner. It is hard to classify these books into just one genre; there are elements of historical fiction, paranormal romance, adventure, fantasy, etc. And just like the first book, this can be read as a stand-alone..but I highly suggest reading them all. The third in the series The Lord of Illusion, will be out in February 2012. I have already placed my pre-order.
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