Fires Of Winter [Roberta Gellis] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The windswept plains of medieval England were torn by the raging. Melusine of Ulle, daughter of Scottish nobility, is given in marriage to Bruno of Jernaeve, who secures her land for his sovereign, King David. Born enemies, the . Fires of Winter continues the story Gellis began in A Tapestry of Dreams, and tells the story of Lady Audris’ illegitimate half brother Bruno.

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A good lovestory and what I just love, history, facts and the feeling you are there in the dirty streets and the beautiful halls. But through loyalty, cleverness and brute strength, he carved out robertaa spot at the right hand of the king. This label will affect each and every part of him for the rest of his life even though those who love him don’t see him as such.

All in all, I really enjoyed winyer book, but it’s definitely more for robetra of historical fiction than historical romance – and yet contains a significant enough romance that if you don’t want to read about romance, you shouldn’t read this book. This is not a time period that I am particularly familiar with so it is probably a good thing that the author spends some time setting the landscape.

There is a lot of history included in the story. The earthy feel of it fits the medieval world well. Melusine is headstrong and calculating.

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The first few chapters are mainly character development, and there is sometimes the feeling of backtracking. At this time in history, the daughter of the late king is fighting her vellis, the current king, for the right to the throne. There are those who will not see the right of a bastard gells being held so high. I am a big fan of Roberta Gellis medieval romances.

The review must be at least 50 characters long. They have nothing in common and every reason to hate each other, but even in the coldest of winters one spark can ignite a fire too hot to tame. This book is a prime example of why people tell writers to show it don’t tell it. The King and Queen Maud decide a marriage of convenience for them and one could say that this more romantic side of the story continues till they come to terms with each other.

They have nothing in common and every reason to hate each other, but even in the coldest of winters one spark can gells a fire too hot to tame. Alternating points of view. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: That is all she asks for.

What made it good for me was the hitory and the honorable wlnter.

Do not read historical romances toberta the same author one after the other. Would I feel the same if I rea This book was first published back in the ’80s. Probably not the best start to a marriage.

Both she and Hugh had my attention when they were in the story line. This book was first published back in the ’80s. Furthermore, each scene started off from the past. The heroine is given to him in an arranged marriage and has dubious loyalties to Stephen.

Although she is better known for her Roselynde Chronicles whenever I find one of her books I always feel pretty happy and save them for a rainy day. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. It is the tone, the vibe, the story that makes it so. Told in alternating chapters, Winds of Fire tells the story of the lives of Melusine and Bruno.

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I guess that sounds good enough of a basis for your usual historical romance and as much as I do enjoy reading Gellis this book has some problems. The portrayal of Empress Matilda owes a lot more to the old-school concept of her as a screaming, virtue-less virago than it does to modern interpretations, but it helps to remember that the main character is a partisan of King Stephen’s.

Still, it’s hard for me not to like a book whose first line is, “My mother was the castle whore. B This delight is a classic of yesteryear and a great winter read for those long cold nights with a good cup of tea, warm throw and a bit of chocolate. To remain in favor he would do anything On the other hand, an excursion through “The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Names” revealed some interesting names that were actually used in the medieval period.

Only a consummate writer of Ms. Besides that, the author just went on and on about battles and kings. I think that anyone who enjoys historical romances with an emphasis on the “historical” and who is willing to accept a book that has some events that while accurate to the time are not acceptable now, and who is drawn in by vivid writing will enjoy this book, and all of those fat old ones by Gellis.

I look forward to more. I recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a good historical romance that happens to lend a view on the historical politics as well. A bastard son of an English lord, Bruno of Jernaeve was born with nothing. See if you have enough points for this item.

Told in the first person point of view of Bruno and Melusine in alternating chapters, ffires story tends to overlap and backtrack way too much. Fires of Winter is the story of a love-match made despite the dangerous times and doubtful circumstances. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It made for a very interesting read!

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It’s set in the late s, during a time in England known as the Anarchy. I dare anyone not to be hooked! Ratings and Reviews 0 3 star ratings 0 reviews. Fires of Winter is the best a book can be Nov 27, Misfit rated it liked it Recommends it for: Published June 1st by Jove first published June 1st Gellis probably expected this and it definitely kept this reader hooked while slowly driving me towards insanity‚Ķ.