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Son in Sorrow (An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom #2)

4.47  ·  Rating Details ·  88 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
In this sequel to Lovers and Beloveds, MeiLin Miranda continues the saga of the Antremont family, kings of one continent, would-be emperors of another, and subjects to the whims of gods.

For a thousand years, the trapped, immortal Teacher has carefully planned escape. Now it all depends on one young man whose heart is tested like never before.

Estranged from his father, Prin
Kindle Edition, 390 pages
Published March 28th 2012 by Sans Culotte Press
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Jean Konieczny
Jul 23, 2012 Jean Konieczny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: won-books
Ok... now I'm hooked.
Gotta get the first and third now!!
Kate Sherrod
Mar 29, 2012 Kate Sherrod rated it it was amazing
MeiLin Miranda likes to use an amusing tagline for her fiction, announcing that she writes "fantasy with all the good parts left in," and it's quite apropos. The book for which she is perhaps best known to date (how I discovered her, at any rate) is the first set in this "Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom", Lovers and Beloveds, had lots and lots and lots of "good parts" in its two entertwined storylines, an arousing and disturbing and graceful read if ever there was one. And yes, I'm ...more
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Keryl Raist
Mar 31, 2012 Keryl Raist rated it it was amazing
A while back, I reviewed An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom: Lovers and Beloveds. And I really enjoyed it. It was a glorious mix of epic politics and an erotic coming of age that just made me happy all the way through. Did I have some quibbles? Sure, but they were minor, and the whole thing was just a lovely book.

Recently, MeiLin Miranda sent me book two in the series, Son in Sorrow, and I'm happy to say, I love this one. Lovers and Beloveds was a good, solid, first book, and Son in Sorr
Nov 20, 2012 Kara-karina rated it it was amazing
I remember how much I loved the first book in this series, Lovers & Beloveds. With its sexual heat and vast world-building it strongly reminded me of Jacqueline Carey. However, Son in Sorrow is a much darker book, more in tune with realistic fantasy by George Martin.

I've talked about the project that turned into this series. Meilin writes serialised fiction, so both book #1 and book #2 were crowd-funded, everything was done professionally from art to proofreading and editing. You reall
Mar 31, 2012 Lauren rated it really liked it
I was very much looking forward to reading this book. This one follows Temmin as he serves in Lovers Temple, and the new set of challenges he faces during those two years. Carefully meshed in with that story is the tale of his ancestor, Temmin the Third. I really like the idea of a prince learning the real, gritty, non-textbook version stories of his past. The lessons sure seem to stick more. In this novel Temmin is learning how to act more like a future king, deal with falling in love with the ...more
Dinique Brooks
Apr 10, 2012 Dinique Brooks rated it it was amazing
I loved this book SO much. So much that I'm regretting purchasing it instead of sticking with the serialization. Because at least then... at least then, I wouldn't have to deal with the wait for the next book in the series as opposed to waiting for the next portion of the serial which now that I think about it, would certainly not have been as bad.

The story is very detailed with a lovely background that pulls you in and makes it easy to understand how things work. Granted, reading the first book
Dec 03, 2012 TheFountainPenDiva rated it it was amazing
I'm givng author MeiLin Miranda for her shout-out to Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs, one of my favorite purveyors of unique fragrance potions. My favorites are Lucy's Kiss, Perversion (go figure), Whip and Titania.

Okay, onto the book. Son in Sorrow is book two of the History of the Greater Kingdoms and puts us right back into all the wonderful scheming, heresies, and political intrigue that is one of the hallmarks of great fantasy. There's also the incarnations of the gods--Nerr and Neya--and their
M.K. Hobson
Jun 23, 2012 M.K. Hobson rated it it was amazing
A wonderful sequel to "Lovers and Beloveds," "Son in Sorrow" plays out across a much larger canvas, both in space and time. This book's many characters, plots and subplots gives it an incredible feeling of richness. But even though I found this book more complex and layered than its predecessor, these different threads are woven together with consummate skill. The sex scenes (which the author always handles beautifully) are fewer and further between than in the previous book, but that's a ...more
Jul 29, 2016 Manoki rated it it was amazing
Did you love the MISTS OF AVALON? Meilin Miranda's Intimate History series (of which SON IN SORROW is Book #2) is written in a similar way and takes place in a similar setting. Although Avalon is medieval England and the Intimate History is in a fantasy world like England the early 1800's, the writing is similarly captivating and the perspective is similarly about the women behind and around a young king/prince.

I have trouble putting Meilin Miranda's books down, they are so captivating. If you
Sep 26, 2014 Crystal rated it it was amazing
What an emotional roller coaster! Plus a cliffhanger ending?!?!?? Omg! The sequel surpassed the first. I'm really looking forward to the next book.
Apr 01, 2012 Najela rated it it was amazing
5! 5! A million times 5!
Mar 20, 2014 Maryesther rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, romance, adult
Utterly absorbing. Now I have to wait for books 3 & 4.
May 18, 2012 Heidi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, read2012
can't wait for the third!
May 27, 2014 Julitta rated it it was amazing
Darker, really gets to you
wanda vahle
Oct 15, 2016 wanda vahle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Intimate, very

Very explicit sex. Much better story than the previous book. A cliff hanger . When can we expect book #3?
Matthew Rogers
Apr 18, 2012 Matthew Rogers rated it it was amazing
Okay I'd admit while I don't use a kindle or anything, I decided to buy the online version of this so I could read the pdf format version because I've read the story before and I cannot wait until July of next year to get the full story.

Anyway, I liked this. Though yes I've read the first one before hand, if I didn't then I be lost of course. The only thing that bugged me that when it came to the really minor characters, I couldn't picture them easily in my head or tell them a part. Still, a goo
Apr 20, 2016 Tammy rated it it was amazing
Temmin grows. And so does the world of Tremontine's religion, politics, and the cast of characters.

If you have read Lovers and Beloveds, then you know the first book was Temmin's coming of age story as well as an introduction to the world of the greater kingdom. (If you haven't, read it. The sex is relevant. Trust me. Book two is proof.) In this book, there is less sex (because it's only there when relevant), and people die, but the story grows. The new story in the dual timeline isn't as direct
Apr 29, 2012 Amy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, favorites
I could not put this book down! It is the first one I have ever read completely on the computer.

An excellent sequel to the first book! I don't want to give away any spoilers, so I just want to say stuff happens and Temmin grows up even more. I absolutely love how the book is written where past events Temmin learns from a magical book gives him the knowledge to get through his current conflicts. You definitely should read the first book, Lovers and Beloveds, before diving into this one.

I am alre
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MeiLin Miranda writes literary fantasy and science fiction set in Victorian worlds. Her love of all things 19th century (except for the pesky parts like cholera, child labor, slavery and no rights for women) has consumed her since childhood, when she fell in a stack of Louisa May Alcott and never got up.

MeiLin wrote nonfiction for thirty years, in radio, television, print and the web. She always w
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Other Books in the Series

An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom (3 books)
  • Lovers and Beloveds
  • Fairy Tales from the Greater Kingdom Vol. 1 (An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom)

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