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5.0 out of 5 stars Melting ice?
More like melting hearts cos thats what this dashing young man will do! My favourite type of hero: a dark dashing stranger with a dark past. I adored the way Miranda tried to get into her ruthlessly cold guardians heart. THe way she coaxed him to trust her, to give into her: its utterly breath-taking and heart-soaring. And in the end I love the way he gives into and sets...
Published on Oct. 29 2003 by Andriana

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3.0 out of 5 stars Really 3.5 stars
Sorry, but,... I just did not like this book as much as Lord of Fire. LOF's hero, Lucien, was so much more multi-dimensional and complex. To explain why he is the way he is, Foley spent an appropriate amount of time on his background, particularly how Lucien had always felt inferior to his "older" twin brother Damien. Also, so much was made of Lucien's admiration for...
Published on July 15 2003 by vt1752


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5.0 out of 5 stars Melting ice?, Oct. 29 2003
This review is from: Lord of Ice (Mass Market Paperback)
More like melting hearts cos thats what this dashing young man will do! My favourite type of hero: a dark dashing stranger with a dark past. I adored the way Miranda tried to get into her ruthlessly cold guardians heart. THe way she coaxed him to trust her, to give into her: its utterly breath-taking and heart-soaring. And in the end I love the way he gives into and sets his spirit free - dazzling! He's a trully amazing character who made me feel so sorry for him. He was going through hell and yet stayed so honourable. Gaelen Foley really showed what he was feeling to such a great effect and Miranda was such a strong character for such a young person.
I especially adore the way Miranda releases him from his agony - sneaky Miranda! But seriously the characters are so genuine and serous in there feelign towards each other that you feel you might just weep with the unfairness in this real world! This is my favourite from all four of Foley's Knight Miscellany series. It's a satisfyingly charming read and is definitely recommended! A keeper!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Really 3.5 stars, July 15 2003
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"vt1752" (Sacramento, California United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Lord of Ice (Mass Market Paperback)
Sorry, but,... I just did not like this book as much as Lord of Fire. LOF's hero, Lucien, was so much more multi-dimensional and complex. To explain why he is the way he is, Foley spent an appropriate amount of time on his background, particularly how Lucien had always felt inferior to his "older" twin brother Damien. Also, so much was made of Lucien's admiration for Damien. so I expected Damien to have admirable qualities, which he really didn't. He was obviously tormented by his war experience, but this was the only aspect of his character Foley covered. So Damien wound up being one-dimensional and boring. Also, the way his post traumatic stress syndrome was portrayed was almost silly. Although he agonizes constantly about bugging out in front of people, he only has one public episode, and that's when a champagne cork pops, triggering his war memories. I couldn't help giggling. Also, the way Miranda apparently "cures" him with one session of oral sex was silly as well. I felt like Foley raised a worthwhile topic (survivor's guilt and PTSD) but then dealt with them in a very shallow way.
Equally shallow has been Foley's portrayal of Lucien and Damien's relationship as twins. Perhaps it's a cliche that twins are emotionally close, but Lucien and Damien almost treated each other like strangers. In LOF, they avoided each other until the very end of the book, and in LOI, Lucien actually spent more time talking to Miranda than to Damien. I didn't expect the twins to have mental telepathy, but I did expect the fact that they were twins to have some impact on the stories, which it did not. It's almost as if she made them twins for no reason.
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5.0 out of 5 stars All is fair in Love and War^^, June 18 2003
This review is from: Lord of Ice (Mass Market Paperback)
Lord Damien Knight of Winterley, known as Demon in the war. the war hero that came home unscratched....or is it really? Damien was unscratched in the outside, but the war left him a broken man in the inside, the horror in the war has left Damien living in nightmares. in fear of hurting those around him, Damien lives in the outskirts of civilization untill his comrade in battle died unexpectedly. In his death he leaves his ward in Damien's care, now, whether he likes it or not, Damien is forced to come out and meet society's call again. But is he really ready? Is he going to follow Miranda back into the light? Will she heal him with her love, or leave him never to trust again? can he rescue Miranda from harm when it finally comes knocking at her door?
Strong-willed, cheerfull and unearthly beautiful Miranda FitzHubert, the ward of Damien Knight, she suffered though the loss of her parents and her uncle, now she is the ward of the notorious war hero, Lord Winterley. what happens when she attracts to him as none other? Miranda sees the torment in Damien's soul, she knows that she is the only one who can save him from his own darkness the only one that can give him the love that he starves for. But will she be pushed away like others that tried? will Damien lock her out of his life? Will she be able to battle the demons of his dreams and rescue her knight in shining armor as he had rescued her?
A wonderful novel, another great piece of work by Gaelen Foley, this is the sequel to The Duke and Lord of Fire. i was captured again by the intruge and suspence that Mrs Foley has set out, sometimes i want to just slap Damien for his stupidity, can't he see Miranda's love for him and his love fo her? but great work once again, this was as wonderful as the other 2 books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Action, action, and more action!!!!, March 2 2003
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Tiffany Lloyd (Phoenix, Arizona United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Lord of Ice (Mass Market Paperback)
Miss Miranda Fitzhubert has just been named ward of the incredibly honorable, brave, war hero Damien Knight, the ear of Winterley. From the very first moment the two see each other sparks fly. But not is all as it seems. both of these two people have dark secrets that must be brought out by the other and conquered. Damien is forever being haunted by his past from the war. He is afraid that if he stays around people he might hurt them during one of his episodes. But the sweet Miranda's touch seems to be able to keep his demons at bay. But how can he keep her close when he might hurt her?? And then there's that small little matter of someone is trying to kill her, that they must solve...
This book is wonderful! It is filled with nonstop action. There is no way any reader can get bored with this book!! The characters are perfect for each other, and you really find yourself feeling what the characters are feeling. So yes, I give this book 5 stars! It's funny and filled with action!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Action, action, and more action!!!!, March 2 2003
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Tiffany Lloyd (Phoenix, Arizona United States) - See all my reviews
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Miss Miranda Fitzhubert has just been named ward of the incredibly honorable, brave, war hero Damien Knight, the ear of Winterley. From the very first moment the two see each other sparks fly. But not is all as it seems. both of these two people have dark secrets that must be brought out by the other and conquered. Damien is forever being haunted by his past from the war. He is afraid that if he stays around people he might hurt them during one of his episodes. But the sweet Miranda's touch seems to be able to keep his demons at bay. But how can he keep her close when he might hurt her?? And then there's that small little matter of someone is trying to kill her, that they must solve...
This book is wonderful! It is filled with nonstop action. There is no way any reader can get bored with this book!! The characters are perfect for each other, and you really find yourself feeling what the characters are feeling. So yes, I give this book 5 stars! It's funny and filled with action!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Wonderful Knight!!!, Feb. 21 2003
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Kristi Ahlers (Illinois) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Lord of Ice (Mass Market Paperback)
I can't say enough about this series! This is the story of Damien the other Knight twin. Damien is a troubled soul and feels that he is going slowly insane as a result of his military career. He finds out that a fellow officer and friend has been killed and has "willed" his niece to Damian. Damien does not have any idea what to do with a ward. What does he know about children? What he does not know is that Miranda is far from being a child she is a young woman of 19.
Miranda feels that she has been forgotten and no one wants her. She has been left and forgotten in a horrid boarding school where she has experienced unspeakable things. She escapes to the stage but still has to return to her miserable existance at the school. Then a dark and handsome stranger comes and takes her away from all of her troubles. What follows next is a story of the heart.
This was a wonderful, emotional read and I feel that is so far the best of the three stories that have been written about the Knight Brothers. Damien is a true Knight is every way possible and you can't help but fall in love with this tortured soul.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but . . ., Jan. 5 2003
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This review is from: Lord of Ice (Mass Market Paperback)
Really nice writing in a maturely handled story, but there were two glaring mistakes on details that showed the author was not doing research on things she didn't know about. First off the Christmas carol "Silent Night" was referred to as an "old carol" when in fact it wasn't even written yet in the year the events in this book takes place (1814-15). It was written in Germany and wasn't performed until 1818, and would have taken longer to reach England and get into general circulation there. Secondly, horses have a gestation period of 340 days. They don't "breed in the fall to foal in the spring". In a book written about a time period where the horse was the major fast transportation on land, this is a bad mistake. In themselves, these errors don't kill the book, but the main problem with these kind of mistakes is the reader never knows if ANY of the little facts that are sprinkled through the author's writing is correct. It really takes some of the fun out of reading the book. The sad part of it is, these facts could have been checked with Google in about five minutes.
A good read, but don't take anything written in the book for gospel.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another fabulous read by Gaelen Foley, Oct. 10 2002
This review is from: Lord of Ice (Mass Market Paperback)
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Damien Knight, earl of Winterley, is an esteemed colonel in the British Cavalry. He had been fighting in wars for several years, until he became afflicted with horrible nightmares and memories of his days on the battlefield. He had been living in self-imposed exile until he heard of his good friend's murder. Damien must now return to society to take care of his friend's young niece, of whom Damien was named guardian.
Miranda FitzHubert has lived at Yardley School for girls ever since she was orphaned at a young age. She has never gotten over the horrific memory of watching her parents drown in a boating accident. She had been neglected by her family and deserted to remain at the school indefinitely but she handles it by becoming the protector of all of the younger children. In spite of the reluctance of her relatives to accept her, Miranda has dreams of breaking out someday and making a name for herself as an actress, like her mother was. So she is more than a little surprised when suddenly her new guardian arrives to claim her, putting a glorious society life in the ton, within her reach.
Damien arrives at Yardley School with his news for Miranda and is stunned to see she is not a small child, but a beautiful young woman. He is even more surprised to find himself attracted to her. Miranda is taken aback when she meets her new guardian and hears the news about her uncle. Damien takes her home to Hawkscliffe Hall to live within the protection of his family until he can find her a suitable husband. She has only one man on her mind however, and that is Damien himself.
Miranda is warmly accepted by the entire Knight family and finds herself adjusting to this new life quite readily. Unfortunately, all is not well as a string of suspicious accidents occurs, making it apparent someone is after her, quite possibly the same person who murdered her uncle. Now Damien must track down the villain, all the while trying to fight his personal demons...and his ever-growing attraction for Miranda, before he can truly be happy and at peace.
Ms. Foley once again has proven herself to be a shining star of the genre. Her characters are vivid and true to life, with strong emotions, one cannot help but feel with them. The attraction between Damien and Miranda is special; at the same time they believe it is forbidden, and very real. Damien's battle with his mind, caused by his time at war, is torturous and the reader is enveloped in his pain. When he finally lets himself be healed by Miranda's love, one will be drawn into their passions.
This book is not at all light though, as some very serious issues, including child molestation and posttraumatic stress disorder are represented. Ms. Foley handles these with skill and delicate ease, never seeming overdone or too graphic for the faint-hearted. There is also plenty of action, which keeps things moving quickly and smoothly, finally leading up to a fulfilling climax to the tale.
Each successive book is wonderfully written, better than the one before, truly a delight. This reviewer looks forward to the next exciting book in the Knight saga, which is expected to be forthcoming soon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner, July 12 2002
This review is from: Lord of Ice (Mass Market Paperback)
I was a bit dissapointed by Lord of Fire, Lucien's story, but after finishing Lord of Ice I have since long forgotten that dissapointment and cannot wait for the next book on the lovely Knight family.
Damien Knight has recently returned from six years of fighting Napoleon on the continent. His bravery in the battlefield has made him into a legend and even gained him an earldom. In spite of all this Damien is very unhappy. Damien is tortured by his memories of the war and has even experienced flashbacks that have caused him to think he's losing his mind. Thinking himself dangerous he removes himself from society. He is living in isolation at his country estate when he finds out one of his fellow officers and a good friend has been murdered. Damien has been named the guardian of the officer's young niece. Damien travels to the school where his young ward is to meet her. He arrives rather late and ends up watching a group of traveling performers which includes a young beauty that he simply cannot resist. He decides he must have her and waits for her after the performance to proposition her. The young beauty is of course his ward Miranda but Damien won't find this out until much later. Even if this book had been terrible (which it isn't) I would've still given it 5 stars just on the basis of that first meeting alone. The dialogue sparkles and Damien is absolutely adorable when he propositions the beauteous "Mrs. White". She finds the strength to resist his advances but Damien can't stop thinking about her. When he finds out who she is he vows to stay away from her no matter what. He would've succeeded except that Miranda has sensed the darkness that haunts Damien and knows just how much he needs to be loved. The road to a happy ending is filled with obstacles for these two including a villain that wants Miranda dead.
This is a wonderful story that left me smiling long after I turned the last page. An added bonus is the appearance of Robert and Bel from The Duke and of course Damien's twin Lucien and his wife Alice from Lord of Fire. A bigger bonus is the little hints that Foley drops throughout the story about the other Knight siblings and who they might be paired with. I found the introduction of the mysterious gang leader Billy Blade very intriguing. It looks like he will be paired with Lady Jacinda and I for one cannot wait for that particular story.
This is a great read. If you're a fan of Foley you will not be dissapointed and if you're new to her I suggest start with The Duke to get the full story of the wonderful Knight siblings!
Another keeper from Ms Foley! :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great follow-up to Lord of Fire, June 13 2002
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This review is from: Lord of Ice (Mass Market Paperback)
Wow! These two books - Lord of Fire and Lord of Ice - have jumped to the top of my fave books list! These twin brothers, Lucien and Damien pulled me completely into their lives, loves, problems and triumphs! These are men you can really care about. Though I give the edge to LOF as the better story, LOI was great as well.
Damien Knight returns from six years fighting Napoleon hailed as a hero and made an earl. He hardly feels like a hero and suffers from some serious survivor's guilt. He is tormented by horrifying nightmares and halucinations of his experiences and wonders if he is going mad. Worried that he will harm others or himself, he isolates himself in his broken-down estate to live like a hermit and try to fix his fractured psyche.
But his isolation doesn't last long. He is forced back into society by the murder of a former officer and friend who has named Damien guardian to his niece. Damien wants nothing more than to ensure his new ward is settled in life and then return to his monkish existence alone.
But he doesn't count on Miranda! She's vivacous, flirty, fresh, innocent and very lonely. She's been dumped in a school for girls, forgotten by her family for years. Damien is shocked to discover that his ward is no little girl, but a young woman. One he is incredibly attracted to. She's just what he needs - a tonic for his lost soul. But he pushes her away fearing that he is good for nothing but killing and inflicting pain.
But Miranda knows better; sees Damien for who he is - honorable, kind, strong, charming, dangerous, vulnerable and lost. She's as determined to heal him with her love as he is to push her away.
A sweet journey for these two lovable characters. I love that the author brings back characters from The Duke and LOF in quite natural settings - not just props in the background. I can just feel future books about Jacinda and "Billy Blade", Alec and Lizzie, and black sheep Jack and look forward to them eagerly!
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