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Lord of the Privateers

(The Adventurers Quartet #4)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  1,153 ratings  ·  143 reviews
Revel in the action, drama, intrigue and passion as the Frobishers— with help from Wolverstone, the Cynsters and many familiar others— steer the adventure to a glorious end.

Unstoppable determination

Widely known as the lord of the privateers, Royd Frobisher expects to execute the final stage of the rescue mission his brothers have begun. What he does not expect is to be pr
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 27th 2016 by Mira
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Barbara Rogers
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lord of the Privateers
There just aren’t enough great adjectives to describe this series and this book!! Exciting! Swashbuckling! Oh MY!!! Stephanie Laurens is a must buy author for me – I’ve never read a book by her that I didn’t love.

This is the fourth book in ‘The Adventurers Series’ and it wraps the entire adventure up. There are many threads from earlier books that have to be wrapped up and Ms. Laurens does that admirably while still giving us a romance with Royd and Isobel. I really love ho

This was a bit different from the other HRs I've read because it concentrated heavily on a mission but it was such a satisfying read. There was so much respect between the hero and heroine, they never stood in each others way or tried to suppress opinions or actions. They sometimes had opposition to certain actions but wouldn't let personal feelings affect decisions that were the best in the situation.

I loved that any misunderstanding was resolved by talking as soon as they could and didn't
Jan 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lord of the Privateers is the fourth book in 'The Adventurers Quartet' series by Stephanie Laurens. I haven't read the previous books in the series but this one was easily read as a stand alone story. That said, I have read other reviews that say that the first three books involve the other brothers each taking part in their own parts in the mission which has it's grand finale in this fourth book. So if you want to really build up to what has been done in order to get to the final stages of this ...more
BJ Rose
Sep 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: a-regency, adventure
A good resolution to the ongoing rescue efforts and the catching of the masterminds, bringing in all the heroes/heroines from the first 3 books in the quartet, as well as some characters from other series. With all that, it should be 4*, but the best I could one up with was 3.5* and just didn't make that leap to a 4, I think perhaps because I started this quartet with far more interest than I ended it.
Sheila Melo
Dec 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
FINAL DECISION:  Exciting and adventurous conclusion to the Adventurers Quartet, this is a second chance at love story. The focus here is more on the adventure than the romance, but I enjoyed both.  The only negative is that I didn't like that the entire set up was because the two characters didn't talk to one another for important things for years.

THE STORY: Royd Frobisher, the eldest brother, is prepared to take on the final leg of the rescue mission that his brothers have been participating i
Tracy Emro
Jan 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars

What a great end to the series, it perfectly wrapped up the ongoing story and still provided a truly touching love story.

Royd (really unfortunate name) and Isobel have a past, eight years ago they were madly in love and handfasted. They spent 3 weeks together when Royd was called away on a mission. A mission he said would only be a couple of weeks, a month at most. He ended up being gone for over a year with no word whatsoever to Isobel. When he returned, she refused to see him and their
Sep 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-read, audio-read
A satisfactory end to a rather disappointing (3 star) series. Unfortunately the over reaching plot, which I mostly enjoyed outshone the individual chemistry and resulting HEA of each couple in the quartet. I always enjoy how SL weaves in characters not only from previous books, but also earlier series.
Feb 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
The book I read was 503 pages of pure delight. The story evolves around Royd and Isobel. They were hand-fasted but broke apart. Eight years later the love they had for each other flickers amid secrets and distrust. Can they find their way back to each other? Are they willing to take the risk?
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lord of the Privateers is an adventure saga set on the dangerous high seas as well as fine English parlors. The tempestuous romance between Isobel Carmichael and Royd Frobisher is as changeable as the tide and as powerful. After a failed hand-fast marriage when they were younger, both Isobel and Royd are determined that their future will not include more heartbreak.

This book is certainly an adventure. From the prologue to the very last line, Isobel and Royd's somewhat unconventional tale is quit
Nov 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

“Lord of the Privateers” by Stephanie Laurens is a historical romance that also has elements of suspense. The story centers around the intrepid Isobel Carmichael, who no longer is the self-effacing female who inexplicably rejected Royd Frobisher’s handfasting when he failed to return when he’d promised. Royd Frobisher and his siblings are determined to rescue their brother and the other denizens from captivity, but find that others are planning to help them achieve their three goals, in
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
LORD OF THE PRIVATEERS is the best of Stephanie Laurens! If I could give it more than 5 stars, I happily would. Words like exciting, engrossing, thrilling fail to do justice to this book, but they'll do in a pinch. I have read previous series - the Cynster series, the Black Cobra and Bastion Club books and in my opinion LORD OF THE PRIVATEERS wraps everything up with a big bow, with action, drama and romance as only this author can write.

Two lovers reunited in service to the Crown. Greed and tr
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened, 2017
4 stars.

The finale of The Adventurers' Quartet sees the eldest of the Frobisher brothers, Royd, take the helm of the last leg of the mission to rescue the captives.

When Isobel Carmichael, his ex-handfasted bride and current shipyard owner, turns up asking him for passage to Freetown, looking for her missing cousin Katherine (Caleb's nanny), Royd knows that this is his opportunity to find out what went wrong all those years ago. What he discovers is a secret that Isobel has kept from him for ove
Andrea Guy
I have been following this series from the the beginning. This is the final book in the Adventurers Quartet. I've enjoyed this series, but all of the books could stand some trimming. This book, like the other three clocks in at over 500 pages.

I have no problem with chunky books except when they plod along. This has been an ongoing problem in this series. I think if each book were closer to 350 pages, the reads would be more satisfying. I also think if romance played more of a role in the storie
Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lord of the Privateers by Stephanie Laurens is an interesting and vivid sea romance and adventure on board ship, on the high seas and on land.

But, what happens out on the high seas? It will intrigue you.

From the exotic tropical jungles of Africa to mines filled with stones and blue diamonds to the glittering ballrooms of London this story will
hold your interest from beginning to end.

Unfortunately, this is the last of the series in The Adventurer's Quartet.

It's been a fun and enjoyable ride ove
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a satisfactory conclusion to the quartet. It was quite long as an audiobook (17 hours) though.

I listened to three of the four and recommend that route. The narrator does a fine job, and the rhythm is well-suited to listening.

The entire series is not the kind I could not put down. However, the overall adventure story arcs through from the beginnig of the first book through the end of this one. That intrigue is what kept me reading after the first story. However, each respective romance i
Amanda Winkworth
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Brings the story to a good conclusion
Kristina Deluise
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
this was a really good series.
and I like that all the brothers got together for the last book,
Sandy S
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date December 27,2016

Revel in the action, drama, intrigue and passion as the Frobishers— with help from Wolverstone, the Cynsters and many familiar others— steer the adventure to a glorious end.

Unstoppable determination

Widely known as the lord of the privateers, Royd Frobisher expects to execute the final stage of the rescue mission his brothers have begun. What he does not expect is to be pressured into taking Isobel Carmichael—his childhood sweetheart, former ha
Oct 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Frobisher ships and crews have performed many missions for the British government under letters of marque. In this final installment of The Adventurers Quartet, oldest brother Royd Frobisher is recruited to finish the mission his brothers have started. Conspirators (wealthy backers in London society and men on the ground in West Africa) have occupied a diamond mine, kidnapped men to work the mine and women and children to use as hostages to keep the men in line.

Royd has been commissioned to resc
Fantastic conclusion to the series. At the end of the previous book, A Daredevil Snared, Royd had just arrived in London, to begin his part of the mission to rescue the captives. He was accompanied by Isobel Carmichael, a woman from his past, deemed "Trouble" by Roy's brothers. As this book opens, we get the background of why Isobel is with him. Isobel has been tasked by her grandmother to go to Freetown and discover the whereabouts of a missing cousin. Royd is the only person she trusts to get ...more
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Originally published at Reading Reality

Lord of the Privateers is an adventure romp with a romance attached – or a romance with an adventure attached. There be two plot threads here, and they are both compelling, if not equally so.

This book is the culmination of The Adventurers Quartet, and as such wraps up all of the many plot threads that were started all the way back in The Lady's Command, and built up and added to in A Buccaneer at Heart and The Daredevil Snared.

The story would not be a prett
Heather C
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
In Lord of the Privateers Stephanie Laurens brings us the conclusion of the adventure that began back in book 1, The Lady’s Command. Royd Frobisher and friends head back down to Africa to execute the mission to free the captives at the mine and then follow that up with exposing those in England who are backing the entire mission and bring them to justice. The action/adventure has been an element that I have repeatedly thought that Laurens does well in this series. I found myself looking forward ...more
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
While book 3 of this series may have been Laurens at her worst, this novel, particularly the 60+ page prologue, which unencumbered by the overall plot, took the time to establish Isobel Carmichael and Royd Frobisher as characters we could relate to as well as their fraught personal history, was Laurens at her best. Then in the first chapters she pulls the rug out from under our feet with a surprise twist that keeps their relationship development enhanced but not overrun by her overall plot as ha ...more
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a great ending to a wonderful series. I couldn't put this book down. While it can be read on its own, I think you will enjoy it more if you've read the previous 3 in this series. I say that because each book delves further into the mystery that the Frobisher brothers are investigating.

This book is primarily Royd, the eldest Frobisher son, and Isobel Carmichael's story. They have been in love since he was 11 and she 8. An occurrence that happened about 8 years before this story caused
Jul 20, 2018 rated it liked it
The best I can say about the final book is this series is that it did wrap up the plot (for chapters and chapters...) Now all the problems
The hero and heroine jump right (back) into bed in the first few chapters. The hero almost immediatly forgives her for hiding his son from him for 8! years. The heroine's excuse for dumping him is he went on a mission that was supposed to last a few months and lasted over a year. She did not want to hear his side, just slammed the door in his face. Then she is
Feb 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Very interesting story (over 4 books). I liked the detail of dealing with a rescue mission and the real-world-ness of having stages of intel gathering and hand-offs of action and authority. Quibbles about the writing: there's an awful lot of repetition of certain conversations and thoughts, while others get summed up with NO information other than that they happened to allow for a reveal later. Just because the character has that conversation 5 times doesn't mean the reader needs to.
The sex scen
Amalie Simper
Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, read-in-2018
This is the 4th and final book in this Romance series. It was by far the best book. Not only because it wraps up all the straggling details of the main story line with the slaves, the diamond mine, the people behind the scheme and the 4 brothers working together with their women, but also, it relates a romance that isn't the main central focus of the book. It is actually greatly overwhelmed by the ending of a great series and it makes it an even better book as a result. This is a 2nd chance roma ...more
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
A really great conclusion to The Adventurers Quartet series by Stephanie Laurens. We've been reading along as the brothers Frobisher have discovered and infiltrated an illegal diamond mine in West Africa that used slave labor to extract the diamonds. In this final story the eldest brother, Royd, sets out to complete the mission. Along for the ride is the woman he was handfasted to eight years ago, Isobel. Because of a series of misconceptions they did not end their year in marriage but became so ...more
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2nd-chance
Fantastic Conclusion
This was a fun and diverting series that ended on a high note. I liked reading the love story between Royd and Isobel. It was nice to watch it develop with respect and understanding. The series was wrapped up nicely. Two complaints: One, it was much too long, Laurens could really edit it this down to 2/3 the length without losing anything. Two, there are way too many characters, and too many with D names. I recommend this book to readers who can commit to a series, and who l
Karen Griffin
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book 4 completing the Adventurers series

Finally we get the captives free. Not a fan of being captive myself which is what a series such as this does. Good stories but didn't like having to read 4 books for the ending. This book is a good story and romantic and exciting as well . Read it in two days to get to the end which was a fairly perfect ending for everyone of course. I just prefer to have shorter stories and not have to scramble to find the next "chapter" in a new book. I wish publishers w
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Stephanie Laurens was born in Sri Lanka, which was at the time the British colony of Ceylon. When she was 5, her family moved to Melbourne, Australia, where she was raised. After continuing through school and earning a Ph.D. in Biochemistry in Australia, Stephanie and her husband moved to Great Britain, taking one of the last true overland journeys from Katmandu to London.

Once in London, Stephanie

Other books in the series

The Adventurers Quartet (4 books)
  • The Lady's Command (The Adventurers Quartet, #1)
  • A Buccaneer at Heart (The Adventurers Quartet, #2)
  • The Daredevil Snared (The Adventurers Quartet, #3)

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