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
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
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
Megs's arrival is less than seductive, wi...more
Godric St. John is currently the only known 'Ghost of St. Giles' since Winter Makepeace hung up his harlequin two years before at the behest of his ne...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
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
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
The tightness in my chest began after Chapter 2, when, after two years of living apart, Megs and her coterie invade London and Godric's house. By page 76, after a volatile encounter between Godric and Megs, I was crying. Tears blurred the words -- but I kept reading -- and the tightness never leaves and I realize it is me feeling the painful poignancy of Godric and Megs' situation. And the tears never stop because I...more
Sometimes, I get tired of books that I read hurriedly, but I think this one taken by itself, is pretty damn bad.
I couldn't relate to the characters. I read 400 odd pages about the hero and heroine, but still couldn't feel the chemistry between them, and how they suddenly fell in love, and honestly, the love making scenes were equally bad.
This book fails on all levels. The characters don't make you care about their well being, the conversation is cliche', and...more
Godric St. John, one of several Ghosts of St. Giles is blackmailed into marrying Margaret (Megs) who is pregnant with her dead lover's child. She loses the baby and lives in the country for two years. She decides to return to London to seduce her husband because she w...more
The description says these characters were in the earlier books, but I honestly cannot remember either the hero or the heroine. The hero and heroine just show up without much preamble - no drama about how they got into the marriage in the first place (I must have skimmed that as unnecessar...more
Lady Margaret St. John has returned to London after two years in the country for two reasons. First, she plans to kill the Ghost of St. Giles, the man who murdered her true love. Second, Megs w...more
Whew, here I am, having emerged from air after slogging my way through Elizabeth Hoyt's Lord of Darkness, the latest in her Maiden Lane series. Though not a long novel, Lord of Darkness certainly feels it: I suspect that there might be some sort of time dilation powers hidden within its pages.
There's a reason that category romance novels tend to fall in at just under two hundred or so pages, and that's that it's terribly difficult t...more
The Ghost of St. Giles is again cleaning up crime and destroying the warehouses that traffic young girls. Godric St. John is not your ordinary crime fighter, he is a man possessed of demons he is trying to clear away with each battle he wins. When Godric’s wife Lady Margaret shows up after a two-year post marital separation the most exciting part of his day becomes his nights when the streets interest him less and his wife entices him every moment....more
Lord of Darkness is Ms Hoyt's 5th book in Maiden Lane Series, what is Maiden Lane, you ask? Well check out the Maiden Lane page on Ms Hoyt's website.. Or.. If you already LOVE this series.. please come join...more
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