The Prince of Midnight Hardcover – Jun 1991
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From Publishers Weekly
Romance readers should be enchanted with Kinsale's ( Seize the Fire ) unlikely 18th-century duo: a staunchly unsentimental heroine and the has-been highwayman who joins her quest for vengeance. Leigh Strachan's parents and sisters are dead, and she's determined to murder the man responsible: The Right Reverend James Chilton. To this end, she tracks down S. T. Maitland, once the infamous robber called the Prince of Midnight but now a recluse--he can teach her how to handle a gun and a sword. But her "prince" is a disappointment: he's deaf in one ear, inclined to dizzy spells, a hopeless romantic starved for female company--and he fancies a wolf as a housepet. Just as Leigh concludes that S.T. is useless, he decides to become her champion. As they travel to Leigh's home to challenge Chilton, each emerges from a kind of cocoon: S.T. regains his skills, Leigh her capacity to feel affection. Unfortunately the unscrupulous reverend and his deluded followers are far less interesting than the bantering Leigh and S.T., and the prolonged confrontation seems more drab than dramatic. Major ad/promo.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Laura Kinsale, a former geologist, is the New York Times bestselling author of Flowers from the Storm, The Prince of Midnight, and Seize the Fire. She and her husband divide their time between Santa Fe and Dallas. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
In this story, the myth of the notorious highwayman "The Prince of Midnight" is a huge legend in London... the vindicator, the protector, the theif, the charmer. When her town is highjacked by a priest who brainwashes the town and destroys her family, Leigh goes in search of the fabled hero to teach her how to fight so she can kill her family's murderer. She travels all the way to France only to find a stumbling, drunk shadow of the fabled hero living in solitude in the Alps. The travel across land and sea back to England... and find themselves in precarious positions along the way. The only thing that racked my brain was that Leigh was so frustrating even I wanted to yell at her as much as the hero did. But Laura Kinsale is so wonderful in her storytelling I gave it 4 stars!
Most recent customer reviews
What a charmer! This was a pleasant surprise in a world of stereotypical strong macho men romances. I won't go over the story because the other reviewers already have but suffice... Read morePublished on Aug. 16 2003
Laura Kinsale is without a doubt the best romance writer of all time. No one else can do a romantic story about two people who are so wounded. Read morePublished on Aug. 7 2003