Monday, July 05, 2010

Review - The Fire Lord's Lover

The Fire Lord’s Lover
Kathryne Kennedy
Sourcebooks Casablanca
July 2010

Dominic Raikes, the most successful general of the realm, must carefully hide his emotions from his father, Mor’ded, the Fire Lord. If he doesn’t, Mor’ded will use those emotions against him. And against whoever Dominic feels any liking for. That’s why, when his promised bride finally arrives, he fights to keep from feeling any emotion for her. But Lady Cassandra is wholly unlike any other woman he’s known and Dominic fears his growing feelings for her will destroy them both.

Lady Cassandra, betrothed to General Dominic Raikes when she was a child, has known that her marriage would be one of the last things she would ever do. Since her betrothal, she has been trained as an assassin. Her goal – to kill the Fire Lord, Mor’ded. The elvan tyrant has no mercy for he rules. His viciousness strikes friend and foe alike and Cassandra knows her people will never be safe or free until he’s dead.

But her marriage to his son, Dominic, proves more difficult than she ever expected. Although Dominic bears an uncanny likeness to the Fire Lord, his personality is cold and withdrawn. Cassandra’s plans to use him to further her deadly mission quickly change. Because, against all reason, she’s falling in love with the Fire Lord’s son.

With fantasy elements from Tolkien combined with elements from today’s Regency genre, Ms Kennedy has created a fantastical story of love and intrigue. The plot was fresh and riveting and designed to keep you turning page after page even though you should be in bed asleep. But you keep reading because you’ve got to know what’s happening to Cassandra and Dominic who feel as if you knew them from birth.

This is the mark of a writer with a future. You’ll definitely want to read The Fire Lord’s Lover.

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

Looks like a intriguing story!! Thanks for sharing the review with us.

Chicks of Characterization said...

This looks like a great read! thanks for sharing your review!!

Andrea

ilona said...

Lovely review. I've been wanting to read this book since I first came across it's description whilst blog hopping :D It's now prominantly on my wishlist :D

stacey said...

Looks very entresting can't wait to read more.

sasluvbooks(at)yahoo.com

Lynda K. Scott said...

I'm sure you'll all enjoy The Fire Lord's Lover as much as I did. It's a great book! Thanks for stopping by!

Marsha A. Moore said...

Fascinating and complex plot! Looks good! Thanks for the review.

Lynda K. Scott said...

And the winners of the Fire Lord's Lover drawing are...

Dot Salvagin
&
Stephanie Balistreri

Congrats and I know you'll love the book as much as I did!

Thanks for playing!