Lord of Darkness (Maiden Lane #5)
He lives in the shadows. As the mysterious masked avenger known as the Ghost of St. Giles, Godric St. John's only goal is to protect the innocent of London. Until the night he confronts a fearless young lady pointing a pistol at his head—and realizes she is his wife.
Lady Margaret Reading has vowed to kill the Ghost of St. Giles—th...more
Lady Margaret (Megs) Reading has decided to join her husband in London. For two reasons. Firstly, she wants to kill the Ghost of St Giles, believing as she does that he had murdered her fiancé. Secondly, she wants to seduce her husband. Problem is, her husband and the Ghost of St Giles are one and the same.
Megs has spent the past two years sequestered in the countryside away from her husband, Godric St John in London. Their arranged marriage has suited both sides. But now Megs is desper...more
Elizabeth Hoyt dazzles me yet again with her newest addition to one of the most amazing series I’ve read to date. Lord of Darkness deals with the recuperations we were left last in Thief of Shadows.
Picking up two years later, we catch up with Godric St.John who is trying to help out, disguised as the Ghost of St.Giles, a carriage being held up by footpads who by the way happens to be carrying his wife who wants the Ghost dead. Having his wife aiming a gun at his head wasn’t the reunion he had...more
This was another enjoyable and entertaining book by Elizabeth Hoyt in the Mayden Lane series. This fifth one is about a practical agreement, between Godric St. John and Lady Margaret Reading, that ultimately leads to sore feelings and attraction.
The widower Godric St. John was more or less forced by Margaret's brother to marry her. She was young, unmarried and pregnant with a dead lover's baby. Godric, one of the three Ghosts of St. Giles was revealed...more
The passion, threat of danger and wonderful characters in Hoyt’s classic style is unforgettable!
I had to scratch my head at first to remember the history of all the characters because it’s been a while since the last installment, but once I had everything straightened out, this became a book I could not put down!
This is about a couple forced into a marriage of convenience. Both are still reeling from the deaths of their tr...more
A classical blend of love, myth, mystery and legend, I CONGRATULATE Ms Hoyt who has woven another expressive story of St. Giles in this rewarding and much loved series of Maiden Lane. I sincerely LOVED this story which once again unfolds the legend of another ghost of St. Giles with a promise of frivolous, engaging and electrifying romance, harmonizing with espionage, adventure and fulfilling drama.
Godric St. John is now the Ghost of St. Giles,...more
The ghost of StGilesissuprised to find that the coach h is trying to protect from a group of ruffians in st Giles belongs to no other but his wife, who he has not seen in two years since marrying her, and the pistols she is...more
Elizabeth Hoyt’s latest has all the ingredients that I love in my romance novels: the marriage of convenience trope; a staid hero and vivacious heroine; love that's not at first sight; passionate love scenes (I counted at least five in this book); adrenalin...more
Die hard fans of Elizabeth Hoyt's Maiden Lane series will recognize Godric and Margaret "Megs" from their brief appearance in Thief of Shadows. Godric was devastated after the death of his wife Clara and Megs found herself on the brink of ruin when her lover and secret fiance was murdered, reportedly by the Ghost of St. Giles. It was revealed at the end of Thief of Shadows that Godric also masqueraded as a Ghost of St. Giles and blackmailed...more
I would give this 3.5/5. This is my third Elizabeth Hoyt, but my first from Maiden Lane. It was somewhat different for me, since the hero and heroine were already married when the story began. They had been married for 2 years but lived separately because it was a marriage of convenience that had been arranged by her brother, and neither of them had any interesting in having a real marriage. But when Margaret travels to London and stays with her husband for awhile they got to know each other be...more
Well, what can I say except… This book is definitely another winner and I absolutely loved it! This unlikely pairing proved to be the perfect pairing!
What I loved most about this book was following Godric and Megs’ journey of healing and learning to love again. Ms Hoyt captured all...more
Other readers here, who,like me, love Elizabeth Hoyt (or used to), while refusing to check their critical faculties at the door, have pointed out how anachronistic this book is. How contemporary the whole tone and voice of it are. It is also an exasperat...more
Review contain spoilers for the Maiden Lane series.
Lord of Darkness is the third perfect read in a row for me from Elizabeth Hoyt's Maiden Lane series. I'm not sure if I can do this superbly written book justice with my review, but I'm going to try. This story was intense, passionate, romantic, emotional, and absolutely smokin' hot. The hero is positively to die for. The heroine is a ray of sunshine and a breath o...more
I loved this book! It's not an easy one to read with a vast of emotions but it's a truly wonderful story. It's amazing, too, because I felt a connection between hero - Godric, and heroine - Margaret (I insist calling her given name instead of Megs because I found it's beautiful after I imagined the way Godric drawled her name from his lips).
I had my reason why I was drawn to this book, fell hard to it as I went further into the story. It wasn't about the thrill although yes, it was intere...more
Lady Margaret Reading has been absent for two years while she mourned the death of her lover, as well as grief due to her miscarriage. She’s been absent from London and absent from her marriage. A marriage in name only, made while she was still pregnant, so her reputation and the baby’s wouldn’t suffer. Now Megs has returned to London—to seduce her husband and to murder the Ghost of St. Giles. Who happen to be one and the same.
Godric St. John is also in mourning… and has...more
That said, The Lord of Darkness didn’t win me over as some of the prior four books have. Let’s take a look at The Lord of Darkness.
The Lord of Darkness is the fifth book in the continuing Maiden Lane series, set i...more
I absolutely adore Elizabeth Hoyt's writing and have been a fan of hers ever since I read her debut, The Raven Prince. Her current series, Maiden Lane, is shaping up to be some of her best work yet and Lord of Darkness really helps with that distinction. It has everything that I have come to expect from a Hoyt romance: unconventional and flawed characters, tons of chemistry, multiple plotlines that come together as a cohesive whole, spicy sex scenes, and the unique setting.
For this book...more
We were introduced to the two main characters early on in the series and they both had a lot to overcome before they could find their own HEA. The development of their romance was not rushed but slow and burning.
I have enjoyed the on-going saga of the Ghost of St. Giles and the prospects for new protectors. EH is always able to set up the next part of the series so well and I am...more
It was interesting to see a story with both the hero and the heroine grieving over their lost loves. It's achingly clear that they both truly loved their respective sweethearts, and my heart hurt right along with theirs as they worked to move beyond their sorrow.
Megs is twelve years younger than Godric, and the age difference was well portrayed by the aut...more
Décidément le fant$ole de St. Giles n’a pas fini de faire parler de lui... Elizabeth Hoyt n’en a pas fini avec ce personnage pas si simple qu’on aurait pu le penser. Si vous aviez cru l’avoir démasqué c’était bien mal le connaître.
Il vaut mieux connaître le petit monde de cette série pour apprécier ce tome qui se lit cependant très bien. Nous y retrouvons tout ce qui fonctionne bien chez cette auteure, sans peut-être une grande innovation mais nous ne nous...more
When passion flares, these two intimate strangers can’t keep from revealing more of themselves than they had ever planned. But when Margaret lear...more
In this case, Godric (love the name) and Megs are...more
Lord of darkness;
It is the 5th book in Maiden Lane series and a second book about Ghost of St.Giles. Though i don't really like the fact that there are three ghosts, EH still manage to do good writing.
Godric is a man who lost his soul mate, his wife Sarah, after years struggling with a disease that cannot be cured.
In his grief, he was forced to marry Megs, Griffin's (Notorious Pleasure, ML #...more
I noticed how refreshing it is to read about an imperfect hero, but most of Ms Hoyt's characters are flawed. That's what I like about her novels. Godric St John isn't even a peer, and he's merely existing as a lonely widower until a burst of life and sunshine dragged herself and some others into his life and his home.
I liked the progression of t...more
At last, an Elizabeth Hoyt book I didn't love. In part, because it largely rehashes the plot of the previous book in the series, Thief of Shdows, which I loved loved loved loved! (If you are a fan of orphanage runner by day/protector of the powerless by night - pragmati...more
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She looked at him very seriously.
“I love you, Godric St. John, and now I’m breaking my word. I will not leave you. You may either come with me to Laurelwood or I’ll stay here with you in your musty old house in London and drive you mad with all my talking and relatives and… and exotic sexual positions until you break down and love me back, for I’m warning you that I’m not giving up until you love me and we’re a happy family with dozens of children.”
She paused at that point because she’d run out of breath and looked at him.
His face had gone still and for a moment her heart sank and she had to fortify herself for a battle.
But then his mouth quirked like that and he said, “Exotic sexual positions?”
And she knew even before he said anything else that it was all going to be fine—more than fine. It was going to be wonderful.”
For Meggie he would walk the fires of hell.”