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Raintree: Inferno (Raintree #1)

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It's Time to Discover the Raintree Trilogy

Two hundred years after the Raintree clan defeated them, the Ansara wizards are rising again to take on their bitterest foes. As king, it's up to Dante Raintree to protect his clan, but his heart - and maybe his loyalties - may be fatally divided when Lorna Clay walks into his life. Suddenly fire, always his to control, defeats him

Mass Market Paperback, Silhouette Nocturne #15, 280 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Silhouette
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Linda Howard returns to category with this the first installment to the Raintree Trilogy written by herself, Linda Winstead Jones, & Beverly Barton.

I actually kinda liked this one. At least I liked it better than some of her latest books. Published by Silhouette Nocturne, it's all paranormal and that combined with the fact LH is one of my all time favorite comfort reads, made this book far more likable for me than if it had been written by another author.

I really liked Dante the hero's paran
Disclaimer: I tried. I really tried to be unbiased about this book, despite the negative reviews I've seen on all sides. I'm sure it effected me anyway, no matter open-minded I tried to be.

I did like one thing: that cover is pretty cool.

Dante Raintree is the Dranir of the Raintree clan, a magically group of people at war with the Ansara, their rivals. Dante owns a casino called Inferno (which I thought was clever, but I'm a geek like that). And he thinks he has a problem with a woman stealing fr

*spoiler free review*

I first read this book in French years ago.
This trilogy is written by 3 different authors, a thing I usually don't like. But as there is only three books and one of the authors is Linda Howard, one of my favorite author, I gave it a go.

I really enjoyed Dante and Lorna. Dante is our typical Linda Howard hero: Alpha super hottie with jerkish tendencies. Lorna is no push over so they are a good match.

Although their relationship is hot and fast paced some parts of the book wer
Ririn Miu
sebenarnya udah bisa diduga saya ga cocok baca contemporary romance + paranormal romance - pertama, karena romance kontemporer kebanyakan seperti mary sue, ceritanya cukup sekian dan terima kasih, do all women only read harlequin for the sex? O_o kedua, paranormal romance lebih mengutamakan sisi romance-nya daripada paranormal-nya, masih mending kalau cowonya cuma satu (jadi keselnya cuma karena cara penulis terlalu lebay deskripsi ttg romance-nya, nah ada juga kan yg cewenya dijadikan rebutan 2 ...more
I was so desperate to read fresh LH material that I actually purchased this trilogy!! Overall I was pleasantly surprised by it, only book that let me down was the third one: Sanctuary. I liked Inferno but it just felt incomplete and didn't delve enough into the main characters...I'm used to LH really fleshing out her characters I guess. I liked Dante and Lorna, loved their conversational exchanges and how they got into each other..I didn't think Dante was as controlling lead me to believe, after ...more
I always love Linda Howard's writing style because it's easy to read and definitely entertaining. This was one of her books that hooked me from the beginning. But cliffhanger!!! I had never thought there was a cliffhanger at the end!
Vayy arkadaş kitap nasıl bitti yaaaa son yazısını görünce sapıttım birden :S Neyse Haziranı bekliycez artık devamı için :(
Yazar Linda olunca ne yazsa bayılarak okurum bu kitap da öyle oldu.. Lorna sağolsun güldürdü beni bazı yerlerde baya :D
Bu arada Raintree erkeklerinin isimlerine bayıldığımı da söylemeden geçemeyeceğim :D Dante'yi okuduk sıra Gideon da hadi bakalım :D
Raintree: Inferno is the first in the Raintree series by 3 different authors. I purchased this book as a 3 in 1 novel and was glad I did, as the ending was a cliff-hanger and I was eager to read more. I was surprised at first to learn that these trilogies were written by different authors and was a little put off by that. However, now having read all three, I can understand how each author created their own character but also stayed true to the plot.

The modern Raintree people are descendants of
Harlequin Türkiye'nin Mayıs ayından itibaren yayınlamaya başladığı bir Mystery serisinden Raintree Serisi'nin ilk kitabı Cehennem..Çok ilginç ve serinin her kitabı başka bir yazar tarafından yazılmış bir seri bu..Serinin ilk kitabını en sevdiğim yazarlardan olan Linda Howard yazmış..İyi bir çeviri ile bu yazatın neredeyse her kitabını okurum dediğim bir yazar..
Raintree Serisi Fantastik Paranormal Romance türünde bir seri..Linda Howard'ın alanı kısaca.Kitabı okurken yine yanılmadım kurgu müthiş k
Buse Luce

Bu nasıl bir kitaptı öyle?! Ağır desen değil, çerez desen hiç değil! Cehennem tam kıvamındaydı ve ben okumadan önce her ne kadar “Bu usta yazar tam anlamıyla nefes kesiyor…” sözüne inanmasam da gerçekten nefesim kesildi!
Cehennem’i yarım günde bitirdim ve ben bu roman değil 215 sayfa 145.678.932.478.673 sayfa –bu sayıyı okuyamıyorum bile- olsa yine de tatmin olmam. Raintree: Cehennem, bu hikayenin SADECE BAŞLANGICIYDI ama ben şimdiden bu seriye tüm kalbiml
Orijinali Kitap Esintisi adresinde.

Linda Howard benim favori yazarlarımdan biri, ne yazsa okurum diyebilirim. Bu sefer üç kitaplık bir serinin ilk kitabını bu usta ellere teslim etmişler. Dante ve Lorna'nın ilişkilerinin anlatıldığı bu ilk Raintree kitabı seri için güzel bir başlangıç. Tek sorun kitabın sonu, oraya geleceğim az sonra.

Raintree mistik güçleri olan bir klan ve ezeli düşmanları da onlara çok benzeyen ama güçlerini kötü bir amaç uğruna kullanan Ansara klanı. Yıllar önce Raintreeler A
Janice (Janicu)
First of a trilogy each written by a different romance writer. Each story centers around one of the members of the Raintree royal family. The Raintree clan is a group of people with supernatural powers (which are strongest in the royals). In this book, the eldest Raintree royal - Dante, who has power over fire, owns a Reno Casino and has just caught someone he thinks is stealing. Lorna Clay is this person - and she may have her own psychic powers, but she is strangely unable to fully acknowledge ...more
What?! I cannot believe how this ended. That was totally not an ending. But it got the job done and really wanting the read the rest of this trilogy. A great book that kept me interested and turning pages. Great creativity, imagination, characters, personalities, suspense, a little action, steaminess, and a gripping if somewhat cut short ending. Great for anytime. Enjoy!
Lady Ethereal Butterfly
As the first novel in a trilogy, I found Raintree: Inferno by Linda Howard to be a weak start. It was a short, quick read, but I find myself lacking things to say about it, which is a sign of its banality. The plot didn’t hold my interest, and I found the characters rather flat. The controlling nature of the main male character irked me to no end. The romantic aspect of the novel seemed forced and unrealistic to me, mainly because of the male character, as I could not see how the female characte ...more
Two hundred years after the Raintree clan defeated and abandoned them on a small Caribbean Island, the Ansara wizards are rising again to take on their bitterest foes. Despite their extraordinary powers and supernatural origin, the Raintree have largely blended into the modern world. They are bankers, cops, husbands, wives and lovers in the society of humankind. But now, from Nevada to North Carolina, the rejoined battle will measure the endurance of their people. It will test their loyalties an ...more
Cypress Ruby
Yah ini menarik, kisah tentang keluarga Raintree yang memiliki kekuatan Supernatural seperti pengendali elemen alam. Lawan mereka adalah Ansara tapi pada dasarnya gen2 mutasi mereka sama. Raintree dan Ansara hanyalah nama geng (istilah sederhana-nya). Raintree adalah geng baik dan Ansara adalah geng jahat yang tdk suka peraturan dan ingin menguasai dunia dgn kekuatan mereka (bukan ide yang jelek ngomong2). Raintree dan Ansara sudah berseteru berabad2. Kini setelah tampuk kepemimpinan (mafia) dip ...more
Dueep Jyot
Dec 10, 2014 Dueep Jyot rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who have time to waste reading A totally absurd story.
This is one of the books which I would not read Because of the alpha hero Linda Howard Style. I hate one of her typical mannerisms of her heroes– That of Invading the personal space of the heroine And Quote grinding their aroused selves against her butt."Yes, these words literally. I have seen this particular line in about four of her books, and I stop reading immediately. Because I do not intend to promote molestation of any kind as oooh, that is so Romantic.It is not.
Also, the brain Rape.This
Hey this one was pretty good! I didn't realize until the end that it was a "continuing" story (I was wondering how Howard was going to wrap it up so quickly; now I know...) The story line was good, and I really like her "Raintree" world... very unique! I've quit investing in just "ok" series, but I think I'll give this one a shot, it has quite a bit more potential then any of the other series I've tried lately.
Exciting, sexy, and entertaining! I loved both of the main characters and the world that’s been created for this series. It’s intriguing and well done.

My only complaint is that there is a HUGE cliff-hanger at the end. I prefer my books neatly wrapped up, even if they are intended to be a series.
Dani Noviandi
mungkin ini genrenya Harlequin-Fantasi ya...

entah deh, si Dante Raintree itu orang atau bukan, dari awal udah pamer kekuatan mulu, ngajak Lorna berfantasi lah, sampai2 Lorna yang gak tau apa2 dibawa buat bareng2 madamin api yang ngebakar kasinonya...

Ternyata, Raintree itu mewakili "kebaikan", dan bermusuhbebuyutan dengan Ansara yang mewakili "kejahatan". Ansara, mengincar Dante, yang di klan Raintree berperan sebagai dranir (alias Raja) untuk dibunuh, sedangkan Lorna, pengunjung kasino milik Dan
Kristina (Gone Pecan)
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Two hundred years after the Raintree clan defeated and abandoned them on a small Caribbean Island; the Ansara wizards are rising again to take on their bitterest foes. Despite their extraordinary powers and supernatural origin, the Raintree have largely blended into the modern world. They are bankers, cops, husbands, wives and lovers in the society of humankind. But now, from Nevada to North Carolina, the rejoined battle will
Bu yorum aynı zamanda Romancekolikte yayınlanmıştır.

Harlequin'in Mystery serisine başladığına en çok sevinenlerden biri de benim sanırım. Seriye okuduğum yorumlara dayanarak bittikten sonra başlama kararı aldım ve bu kararımdan oldukça memnun olmuş bulunuyorum. Kitap öyle bir yerde bitti ki, gel de çık işin içinden!

Seriye özellikle severek okuduğum bir yazardan başlamak ise güzel oldu. Daha önce paranormal öğeleri çok hafif olan Linda kitapları okumuştum ama fantastik bir kitabından da pekala
Raquel Leite
Opinião dos três volumes:


A série Raintree conta com três livros cada um escrito por uma escritora diferente. No entanto contam a história dos três irmãos Raintree.
Sendo o primeiro o de Dante Raintree, escrito pela Linda Howard.
Dante, tal como os irmãos, possui o dom orientando então o fogo, o seu elemento. Dono de um Casino muito conhecido chamado Inferno, e de onde ele gere os negócios da pequena família Raintree. Mas, alguém anda a ganhar demasiado dinh
Salah satu nasihat yang paling sering disampaikan orang tua saat saya masih kecil adalah "Api, kecil jadi teman, besar jadi lawan." Buat Dante Raintree api adalah hidupnya. Ia punya kemampuan supranatural untuk mengendalikan api.

Tapi kemampuan itu sepertinya kurang berguna saat kasinonya terbakar di hari pertama ia bertemu dengan Lorna Clay. Pertemuan yang membuat Lorna marah besar. Kenapa? Karena ia dikawal ketat oleh seorang petugas keamanan sekaligus orang kepercayaan si pemilik kasino yang
"Inferno" is the first book in the Raintree Series by Linda Howard.

I knew this author from her romances, which I liked very much. So when I had nothing else to do and I couldn't access the description of a book, I decided to give a try to an author that I actually liked. And I was not wrong ;)

It's a paranormal romance, I guess. It definitely has paranormal in it - Dante has powers, he's a Fire Master (or something like that), he controls fire and can create it. And he has some other powers, such
İnci Puyan

Üç farklı yazarın kaleminden çıkan "Raintree Serisi"nin ilk kitabı "Cehennem"... İlk kitabı Linda Howard yazmış ve resmen kalemini döktürmüş... Ne muhteşemdi ama...

Yazarın kalemini zaten seviyordum, akıcı sürükleyici ve merak uyandırıcı yazıyor ki bu kitabında da öyle ve elinden bırakmak imkansız. Hani ertesi gün kalkıp işe gitmeyecek olsam dün sabahlar bitirirdim kitabı o derecede kaptırmıştım kendimi...

Konusu çok akıcı ve merak uyandırıcıydı. Olaylı başl
Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Seri Raintree adalah series yang sangat menarik, karena ditulis oleh 3 penulis yang berbeda dengan gaya cerita masing2.
BUku pertama ini ditulis oleh Linda Howard dengan sangat menarik. Bukan buku yang pertama yang ditulis oleh Linda terkait dengan kemampuan supranatural sang tokoh utama. Membayangkan tokoh Dante sebagaimana yang ditulis oleh Linda benar2 membuat saya mendesah kagum, dan mulai membayangkan seperti apa kira2 tokoh Dante ini, dengan kemampuannya mengendalikan api dan masih banyak
Linda C
Dante Raintree is king of a clan of paranormals with a special affinity for fire. His clan and the Ansara clan are bitter enemies. The Raintrees defeated the Ansara 200 years ago but now the remnants have grown back and are ready to challenge the Raintree clan again. Their plan is to remove the royal family first and then defeat the rest. Dante as king is their first target. Meanwhile Dante is investigating what appears to be a systematic cheater at his casino. He has his head of security bring ...more
Mademoiselle Westcolt
Mademoiselle, ga nyangka Seri Raintree di tulis olh 3 org berbeda. Dan ternyata buku ini memang bgs.

Tokoh di buku ini adalah Dante Raintree yang merupakan pemimpin klan Raintree atau yang biasa disebut sebagai Dranir dibuku itu. Orang tua dante meninggal sewkt dia kecil. Dan pasanganny Lorna Clay yg juga mempunyai kekuatan yang berhubungan dengan angka. Sejak Lorna di lahirkan dia tingggal bersama in=buny yg tidak memperdulikan dia dan merawat Lorna hanya untuk mendapatkan uang yg diberikan kpd

Oha ve yuh demek istiyorum orda biter mi ya?
neyse ya merakımı gidermek için diger kitabı bulsam iyi olacak ;)
Şimcik bu kitap hakkında bir şey söylemeden önce kapağını ne kadar çok beğendiğimi ifade etmek istiyorum.Düşünüyorum da içinde İnferno,Dante,ateş olan şeylere karşı zaafım var galiba. Hele bu kapağı ve 1-2 yorumu gördükden sonra ani bir kararla kitaba başlamam bunun doğru olduğunu gösteriyor.


İyi ki de başlamışım çok hoşuma gitti.Karakterler sonra Raintree ve Ansara klanları ve bunların d
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