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Lord of Ice (Knight Miscellany #3)

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Damien Knight, the earl of Winterley, is proud, aloof, and tormented by memories of war. Though living in seclusion, he is named guardian to a fellow officer's ward. Instead of the young homeless waif he was expecting, however, Miranda FitzHubert is a stunning, passionate beauty, Damien now faces an even greater threat: desire.

A bold, free spirit, Miranda has witnessed the
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Audiobook, Unabridged, Audio Download, 11 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Audible, Inc. (first published January 1st 2002)
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Blacky *Romance Addict*

This is the third book I've read by this author and so far there is always the same problem.

The beginning starts amazing, great intro, great idea, I love it. The middle is good, I'm still enjoying, but every time it goes past the 50% mark, the story turns into something ridiculous, and the level of mushiness goes into the throw-up zone. I can do sweet romantic scenes, in fact I love those, but this... It gives you diabetes. I still want to read on but damn, I hope she'll change her style a bit
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Julianna
Oct 27, 2008 Julianna rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Regency Romance or Tortured Heroes
Reviewed for www.thcreview.com

"4.5 stars" Lord of Ice is another winning story from Gaelen Foley. In my opinion, it was a little light on the romance, with the historical and suspense elements being given almost equal weight, but it was still a wonderful and engaging book. I did not find this to be a predictable read at all. There were several times that the direction of the story surprised me, but none more so than the ending or perhaps I should say endings. The main plot of the story climaxed
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Carrie Lim
Mission complete! Haha! I am proud of myself for tackling this book and finishing. I needed to finish. I mean, I could have missed something important for what is to come in book four.

I guess it's obvious just how much I liked this book by my excitement for getting to the end. And it's not because it was a page turner.

Oh, no. It was quite the book that couldn't be picked up. I am boggled at how different this book was from its predecessors.

The Duke was surely sprinkled with magic fairy(-tale)
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Taiyesha-Duchess of Indiana
I just felt the need to write a couple of thoughts on this book. I'm in the process of reading this a third time. I will never ever be able to fully commit to a day when i can say something is my favorite book. I hope I never reach that day. I always want my reading world to have room to grow so that I can always await in anticipation something great. However, this book, this book is very up there for me. I've read countless Romance books, more than my memory cares to let me ponder. This book re ...more
Kathie (katmom)
This was charming. I loved Damien and his protective instincts toward his ward, Miranda. He didn't WANT to be her guardian, but there was something about her that just called to him. Of course, he thought she was a HARLOT when he first saw her and he kissed her passionately. Imagine his SHOCK when he finds out she's his ward. Yes, that was a fun moment.

I liked that there weren't all of those stupid miscommunications that keep the major characters apart. This has a nice flow to it.

I appears that
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Maureen Feeney
I must be one of the few that prefered this to "LORD OF FIRE".I just loved Damien, but it was the relationship between himself and Miranda that was gripping.This is the story of a man haunted by ghosts of a tortured past and an innocent, smart girl who just wants to love and heal him.The plot surrounding them was excellant , this is Gaelen Foley at her best.
ChloeLeeNH
Jun 29, 2008 ChloeLeeNH rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Regency Era fans
Out of the three I have read so far I think this is the one I have liked the most. I really connected with the war torn psyche of Damien and Miranda's need to save and help him from the torment. I think I am taking a break but I have the 4th of this series waiting in the wings for just a bit. Maybe in about a week or so!
Ann Keller
Damian, the Earl of Winterly, returned from the war with Napoleon scarred for life. Every time he heard a sudden, loud noise, his mind was plunged back to the battlefield. Immediately, he became a ruthless killing machine, literally ripping out the throats of his assailants with his bare hands! Although it is long past time for him to secure a wife and settle down, Damian is troubled. What if he unleashed such violence on his family or on an innocent? For their own protection, Damian Knight set ...more
MaggieReadsRom
4,5 stars


With Napoleon still imprisoned but his threat of war still lingering, Damien Knight returns home a celebrated war hero but no one knows the demons he faces with his fight against the darkness and cruelty of war that lingers inside him. He isolates himself on the estate he's inherited along with the honorary title as a courtesy to his late father and tries to adjust to the "normal" life. But then word comes that one of his fellow officers is murdered and he has become the guardian of sai
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Val

This only makes me confirm that the twins are my favorite two characters in the Knight series (so far), and considering the amount of 'screen' time they get in each and other's books, I'd dare say they're Ms. Foley's favorites, too. But I think Lucian still stands a little higher, just because of his extravagant nature.

The good thing about this novel is that I liked the heroine as much as I liked the hero. They both had good wit for dialogues and a personality that made it interesting to see the
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Lea's Audiobooks Hensley
A FAVORITE IN PRINT

Review for 2/7/12 Speaking of Audiobooks column http://www.likesbooks.com/blog/?p=7704:

Narrated by Emma Greene

Eagerly purchasing the audio version of Lord of Ice the day of its release, I paid no attention to the narrator although it did appear to be a first for Emma Greene. Surely I’d find something to enjoy in this, my favorite of Gaelen Foley’s Knight Family series. Oh…how wrong I was.

A worshipped war hero, Damien Knight, the Earl of Winterley, has just returned from the Na
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QiJia 치쟈
Somehow I enjoyed Lord of Ice more than Lord of Fire. :)

Damien's post traumatic syndrome (PTSD) was vividly real. And how to overcome it is nothing simple especially after so many wars and death. He is the deadliest man yet the gentlest. You've got that right, Miranda. He's a force to be reckoned and yet he's the most gentleman. Damien is blunt but caring and considerate.

Miranda is a feisty little thing. She's so passionate about performing at the beginning because she craves the attention and
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Crista
The third installment of the Knight Miscellany brings us Damien "Demon" Knight and his ward Miranda. I have to say that while this was a definite page turner and a very engaging read, it was not quite up to par with the first 2 books in this series.

In Lord of Fire, we were introduced to Damien, and I have to admit that I wrongly pegged him as "boring". He was so good, decent, and heroic that I was not that excited to hear his story until the last part of the book when it became obvious that thi
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Kay Bolton
Review taken from my Blog Post (#83) in February 2011, after borrowing the book from the local library.

Another in the Knight family series, this time the twin brother of Lord Lucien, Damien the Earl of Winterley.

Damien is a a dangerous and damaged war hero, who gains a young ward following the death of his friend Major Jason Sherbrooke.

Although it turns out that Miranda is not actually that young, she's 19 and in a boarding school in near Birmingham. She is the illegitimate daughter of Major She
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Edna Lyn
Of the first 3 books in the Knight Miscellany series, Lord of Ice has been the best one. This installment centers on Damien who's a war hero suffering from PTSD. I thought Foley did a wonderful job writing about his struggle. The love story was so sweet, a really good match between the hero and heroine. Once the big plot was dealt with, it seemed like a complete 180 turn in the story but thinking about it now, it actually turned out okay and makes sense. I would have liked a better transition th ...more
Karen
Loved loved loved it. I have read the first two books in this series some time ago but for some reason haven't reviewed nor rated them on Goodreads. As I've got the whole series on my 'to read' pile in the bookshelf then I obviously enjoyed them enough to order the remainder of the series.
Just the right combination of drama, romance, humour, sweetness and steaminess. Adored Damien Knight, twin of Lucien from Lord of Fire. Damien is a decorated war Colonel isolating himself away from the glitz of
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Vashti
This book was really good.It is the story of Damien and Miranda and part of the Knight Bros series by Galen Foley.The H suffers from PTSD syndrome and h is the ward of the H after his best friend who is the h's uncle is murdered.The H fights his attraction to the h through out the book as he thinks that he is no good for her and that he may cause her harm during one of his "episodes".but the h knows how to handle him as she proves during the story.Very moving and touching at times.the love scene ...more
Germaine Lefebvre
Bello, ma Lucien vs. Damien: 1-0

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Karen
Am I supposed to believe teenaged Miranda will never regret giving up her dreams of the stage to play second fiddle to the nearly thirty year old "hero of the nation"? Also, I hadn't realized severe PTSD was easily cured by sex. I'll remember that if someone ever tries to strangle me in bed while he's mid-hallucination (a la grey's anatomy and this book).
Glamdring

*Buddy read with Blacky*

This one is my favorite so far. Until the last quarter it was a four stars, then things took a turn. I loved the epilogue, though.

Note to author: 19 century virgin doing fellatio like a pro isn't something believable at all. Just saying...

Dee
I am loving Gaelen Foley. This is another fine addition to the Knight series although the end did make me laugh when Damien supposedly fought and killed a dozen men, all at the same time!....Yeah right, as if, ha ha

Review to follow.
Vallsykes
Best parts of the book are when the hero fights or tells someone off. Other than that, this as an alright historical romance. I did want more steam, though:)
Antonia
This is the 3rd book in the Knights Miscellany series of Gaelen Foley which began with The Duke and followed by Lord of Fire (LOF). This book centres on the story of Lord Damien Knight, the war hero twin of Lucien Knight (the hero of LOF). Damien made intriguing appearances in that book that compelled me to read this book back to back with LOF, which was a bit “risky”.

So far, I’ve read some books that form part of romance series written by highly-rated/bestselling romance authors (eg Jill Shalvi
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Oleta Blaylock
I continue to love this series. As much as I fell for Lucien I fell harder for Damien. Damien Knight, Earl of Winterley, is a wounded warrior that is in need of someone to listen and understand what he has gone through. War during this time period was gruesome. Swords, guns and cannons and men rushing head long into the field of fire. I can't imagine the carnage that would be present on a battlefield. All the blood and suffering. Plus there was almost no medical help for serious wounds after a b ...more
Anna
#3 in the Knight family series. Damian Knight, Earl of Winterley, twin brother to Lord Lucian, has served in the British Army and now suffers from PTSD, though of course they did not use that term in 19th century England.

Early in the book, he receives news that one of his officers has been murdered in a rather seedy part of London. In addition to his grief over losing his friend, he finds out that he is the designated guardian of the dead man's niece. Thinking he will do everything possible (in
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Joy
Very enjoyable read from the first 'til the last page. Though shorter than Lord of Fire, I liked this better than the first, I found more color, more depth, and a richer story. This is yet the best of the three books of the Knight Miscellany and I'm anxious to read the next books. While Damien retreated to the countryside for solace before exposing his 'madness', his would-be ward Miranda was fighting her own battles and moonlighting as an actress. This is a story where age doesn't matter, with ...more
Nicole
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Lucie "a heart so wild"
1st time read :
When I have to chose which one to buy between Lord of Fire and Lord of Ice for my 1st of Gaelen Foley's, I chose this book. And yes, I was correct. It was so romantic that my heart blew. I love the chemistry between both H/H. Gaelen Foley is superb!

2nd time read :
OMGosh...I still feel the heat of their *chemistry*, I understand more deeply the story in 2nd read...I just love the story so much *guardian-ward*, and the love-scene make my toes mooreeee curlinggg....

The read still su
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Kelly
This was the first installment of this series that I have read and I really enjoyed it! Unlike some Regency Romances this one was as well-written as it was historical and it made a real difference.

There was a plethora of character development - for both the leading couple and the cast of supporting characters who I imagine have featured in other novels in the series - the romance was well-written and seemed the develop very naturally with a good balance between the steamy, lusty looks and desir
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Hannah
I'm beginning to wonder how much I actually enjoyed The Duke after the next two in the series. This one suffered massively from "skimming" over things, or just plain summarizing pretty huge events. I've come to appreciate, and almost love, how Foley just seems to really embrace the most dramatic tropes possible. But this book suffered so massively from multiple sections just being "summed" up. The entire last 10% of the book is literally just Foley telling us a bunch of stuff that happened, and ...more
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Gaelen Foley is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author of twenty historical romances set in the glittering world of Regency England. Her books are available in sixteen languages and have won numerous genre awards, such as the Bookseller's Best, the NJRW Golden Leaf (three times), the CRW Award of Excellence, the National Reader's Choice Award, the Beacon, and the ...more
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“Miranda!”
“What?” She batted him with her pillow.
“Hoyden! Are you drunk?”
“I don’t think so. I’m not sure. They never gave us wine at Yardley. I feel happy.”
“Happy?” He grabbed a corner of the pillow as she whacked him again with it. “Stop it!”
“You’re too serious, Winterley!” She reached for another pillow. “I will beat you until you smile!”
He ducked out of his chair with a rakish grin as she swung at him, then tackled her flat on the soft bed, both of them laughing.
“You are . . . impossible,” he chided with a gentle sigh as he braced his elbows on either side of her head. He traced her cheekbones with the pads of his thumbs.
“Difficult, but not impossible.” She wrapped her arms around him, relishing the weight of him atop her, the smoothness of his bare chest against her bodice. “It all depends on who’s trying.”
“That sounded distinctly like an invitation,” he murmured.”
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