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The Forest Lord (Fane #1)

3.6  ·  Rating Details ·  360 Ratings  ·  28 Reviews
From bestselling author Susan Krinard comes a passionate, richly textured story of a powerful Fane whose one hope for love turns out to be the very woman he has vowed to destroy...

After a night of heated passion six years ago, Eden Bradwell made the shattering discovery that the man she was about to marry was no mortal. He was a monster, a woodlands guardian spirit named L
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Mass Market Paperback, 390 pages
Published November 5th 2002 by Berkley (first published November 1st 2002)
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Brownbetty
Sep 12, 2008 Brownbetty rated it it was ok
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Lady of the Lake
Apr 05, 2009 Lady of the Lake rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, fae
Well this was a fun book! Sure I can get into the little things like how the author promotes a message of evil hunters poor animals.. But you take from things what you want and leave behind what you don't and those messages were appropriate for this type of fantasy. It was well written and the story flowed with some twists and turns which kept it interesting and it had all resolves itself in the end! Everyone in the book had gotten a HEA and it all wrapped up sweetly with love can conquer all th ...more
Denise
Jan 06, 2010 Denise rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: adults
In northern England during the early 1800's a woodland spirit named Lord Hern is the guardian of an ancient forest and its animals. The landowner's family was promised prosperity (by the immortal Hern) countless generations ago if the heirs prevented hunting in the forest and kept it pristine. But one landowner chased an animal into the woods and broke the covenant. As punishment for his misdeed he must give his daughter to Lord Hern so that a half-blood child could be gotten from her. This chil ...more
Monica Autry
Jun 19, 2013 Monica Autry rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this book, though the beginning was a little boring. I'm glad I got through it because the rest of the book was really good. Some things were a little more drawn out than they needed to be and at the end you have no idea who Nuala is, but that's the only bad things I can think of. The story is really unpredictable and sweet. :c) and if you are someone who needs strict logic in their romances, this is probably not the book for you...
Angie Bell
Mar 06, 2014 Angie Bell rated it it was amazing
This is a great book! I just loved it! Every time I thought it was going in one direction and heading there fast, someone was bound to change their direction again, and again. Its a great story that will find the willpower of everyone to come to find out what it is that they each want and love the most. It will test their strengths and mind to the very end.
Jane
Oct 29, 2008 Jane rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy, 2009
Perhaps 3.5 stars worth rather than a true 4, but an interesting read. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect with this book but I enjoyed it for what it was. There are elements of fantasy, history, and romance intermingled.
There is a sequel to this book which I might read if I can find it.
Nia
Jan 02, 2013 Nia rated it really liked it
I first saw the cover and was like 'what is this?' then I read it and saw that it was a regency/fairy book and I was like "SCORE!". This is a very good book and I enjoyed it much, it had so much whimsy and delight to it that I was thrilled. I cannot wait to read more of this author's works!
Julia
Jan 06, 2010 Julia added it
Good historical series but much slower-paced than her Werewolf series.
Serena
Dec 19, 2012 Serena rated it it was amazing
I loved it. Another favourite. It's a sweet love-hate story;)
Joanne
Jan 22, 2011 Joanne rated it really liked it
good book
Evie
Aug 23, 2015 Evie rated it really liked it
Hern is a Lord of the Fane, a race ancient before the coming of Man. For a thousand years he has guarded his forest realm on the Lakeland estate of Hartsmere. He longs to return to the Blessed Land of his own people, but he must bring with him a half-mortal heir, whose humanity will strengthen the weakened blood of the Fane.

He chooses Lady Eden Fleming to bear his child and free him from the bonds of earth. But when she discovers his inhuman identity, she flees, carrying their unborn child withi
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Emily Malden
This was my first romance novel that contained a supernatural element. I enjoyed the themes of first love, fae magic, redemption, passion, etc. There is a X rated episode where a severely wounded Hartley, who after being shot by Eden's angry aunt( She has a right to be angry,years before he turned her newlywed husband into a fox) attends a party held in Eden's honor. Her fiancee knowing how badly he treated Eden in the past wants to kick him out. But,Eden defies her fiancee and takes Hartley ups ...more
Martina
Aug 01, 2011 Martina rated it it was amazing
Das Buch war wesentlich besser als ich erwartet hatte, denn eigentlich wollte ich nur mal wieder etwas mit Feen lesen :D
Es läuft zwar alles etwas langsam an, aber das Ende geht dann wirklich Schlag auf schlag und ist sehr spannend.
Die Autorin hät sich auch - sofern ich das beurteilen kann - sehr stark an die britische und irische Folklore und deren Feenmärchen, was mir sehr gut gefallen hat.
Die Charaktere sind sehr sympathisch, sogar Hartley, der mir eigentlich als Liebesfernes Feenwesen nicht h
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Paula
Mar 09, 2009 Paula rated it really liked it
I don't normally read these type of books (paranormal romance) but read this for a challenge I'm doing. I actually ended up really liking this one. There were some cheesy parts toward the end but was a good book.

A Fane (male faerie) makes a deal with a land owner after he is caught hunting in the forest where he is not supposed to be. The Fane wants to have a baby with the land owners daughter to help strengthen the faerie's who are decreasing in number. Once he does this, he will take his son a
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Gwyndyllyn
Mar 10, 2008 Gwyndyllyn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: faery, fiction
I was really surprised by this book. It is, in many ways, a romance novel. That is its official genre..not a genre I have fondness for. HOWEVER, the man in the novel is a faery...not a little winged thing, but the type of faery of the faery traditions. That part was really well researched and gave the novel a good plot and made it really interesting and compelling for me. Also, it helped me understand some issues in the faery tradition that are more powerfully portrayed in this medium than in mo ...more
Phair
May 22, 2010 Phair rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, romance
I really loved Krinard's werewolf books but this book not so much. It seemed over-long (get ON with it!) and a tad too "fluffy". I'd liked to have learned more about the Fane (faerie) world than we got and I hated the way the heroine's opinion of the hero constantly changed (I love you, I hate you, I love you...) as she let others/ circumstantial evidence change her opinion of him at every turn. Plenty of scope was left for further developments in another Fane novel but I'm not so sure I'll fol ...more
Meikura
Sep 13, 2012 Meikura rated it liked it
This is an entertaining book, with a fresh look at the fantasy/romance genre. I've always enjoyed Susan Krinard's books on Western Werewolves, but not her vampire ones, so when I picked this up I was weary. But it proved to be a talented, entriguing piece of work which had me reading from start to finish in a coulpe of days. The tension between The Forest Lord and Eden is enjoyable but I would've liked a little more fiery arguement between the two. Overall, a good book for a cold, wintery weeken ...more
Jessi
Jun 07, 2011 Jessi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shifters, historical
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Rixi
Jul 21, 2013 Rixi rated it did not like it
Yet another love story where angry man falls in love with the object of his vengence, that puts him in a confusion of what to do. Typical Mills and Boons style with love scenes and kissing (I had nothing to do so ended up reading this book). Only twist in the tale is that he is like some Demigod who doesn't understand Mankind at all and does magic here and there
Wanda
Sep 18, 2010 Wanda rated it liked it
The characters in this story are not really very nice people. They do bad things to each other and to themselves. Hern and Eden come around in interesting ways to each other and realize their connections slowly and not without doing damage to innocent bystanders. A good story.
Nenya
Jan 13, 2016 Nenya rated it really liked it
i think when i'd read this, i was watching Robin of Sherwood (the 1984-86 tv series), and was in love with everything in that series (esp Jason Connery as the second Robin of Sherwood)... which is why i probably retain good feelings about this book as well...
Louisa
May 24, 2013 Louisa rated it it was amazing
Oh, such an awesome book, loved the romance, and how people of the ton don't think commoners are the same species of the, the arrogance!
Betty
Aug 12, 2011 Betty rated it liked it
Shelves: passed
Rather better than the usual Romance drivel. At least the presense of Kernunos was a bit different. :)
Linda
Dec 27, 2007 Linda rated it it was ok
Shelves: gave-away, gave-up-on
I gave up on reading this one. I just couldn't get into it. I think I got about half way through. It was just too dark and didn't draw me in.
Mary
Nov 13, 2009 Mary rated it liked it
It was an interesting story, but boy did it get hot and heavy. I think I skipped three to four pages at a time.
Carol Colfer
Feb 07, 2016 Carol Colfer rated it liked it
It was fantasy and I enjoyed it (not having read any for a while). It was a little weird (but that's normal for fantasy) and one did definitely grow to like the characters.
Leslie
Leslie rated it liked it
Feb 14, 2012
Krisy Campbell
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Aug 11, 2011
Jessica
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Stephanie
Stephanie rated it it was ok
Jan 31, 2008
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Trained as an artist with a BFA in Illustration from the California College of Arts and Crafts, Susan Krinard became a writer in 1992 when a friend read a short story she'd written and suggested she try writing a romance novel. A long-time fan of science fiction and fantasy, Susan began reading romance -- and realized what she wanted to do was combine the two genres. Prince of Wolves, her first ro ...more
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