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Lord of Ice

(Knight Miscellany #3)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  5,858 ratings  ·  249 reviews
Celebrated as an extraordinary new talent in romance, Gaelen Foley astounds readers with her vibrant stories of passion and adventure. Now, hot on the heels of her daring "Lord of Fire," she spins the powerful tale of a hero tempted by the one woman he is forbidden to love...

Damien Knight, the earl of Winterley, is proud, aloof, and tormented by memories of war. Though l
Paperback, 417 pages
Published March 28th 2006 by Ballantine Books (first published January 29th 2002)
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Nenia ☠️ Hecka Wicked ☠️ Campbell

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I've read a lot of regency romances, and I'm always excited to find something that isn't directly cast from the Pride and Prejudice mold and LORD OF ICE is that. A guardian/ward romance at heart, it also features several other tropes that I enjoy, and does them well enough that I didn't find them *too* cliche.

Miranda FitzHubert is the bastard daughter of a nobleman who perished in an accident with his actress mistress. After their untimely deaths, she was given to a guardian, a battle-scarred wa
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
May 09, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Regency Romance or Tortured Heroes
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"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 about forty
Our war-hero, has PTSD after all his experiences and likes to cope with alcohol & women. I did find it weird that in the previous book we are told he is awkward with women and suddenly he isn't. Our heroine is an orphan who loves to act which makes her feel closer to her dead actress mother. This plot is dropped when hero comes into her life of course. He is made her guardian when her uncle is murdered . h/H first meet when he tries to pick her up after her theater performance. Later he come ...more
Joanna Loves Reading
Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hr, i-own-nook
A solid 4 stars. My main quibble was the villain, who was ridiculous. The central romance was very strong, supported by strong MCs that compliment each other, rather than one stealing the show. This was my fourth Foley, and I am enjoying her descriptive style more with each read. Even if the story isn't a favorite of mine, I still enjoy the richness of her writing. This one thankfully had both, strong story and writing. I plan to read the remaining books in this series in 2018.
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 remains a ...more
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Loved this one! Damien Knight, also known as Lord Winterly, our tortured hero, really was a hero, in every sense of the word. I challenge anyone not to fall in love with him!

There was so much going on in this story. A twisting together of tragic events that brought these two characters together. I really liked Miranda's character as well. She had her moments of annoyance, but I'm cutting her some slack, because she'd gone through so much tragedy by the age of 19. And Uncle Agly... what a horrid
3.5 stars
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
Maureen Feeney
Feb 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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.
Oct 31, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading Gaelen Foley is like gambling for me. The probability of winning much smaller than that of losing, but occasionally I win.

Lord of Ice though, was another lost game.

The 3rd book in the series is the story of Damien, the older of the twins. I loved Lucien in Lord of Fire and hoped to love Damien too. Alas, I could not say that I loved Damien and Miranda as much as I did Lucien and Alice. Miranda did not interest me. I don't know who she is supposed to be. Her character is loosely defined in
Jul 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! A strong, courageous heroine and a hurting, noble hero. Perfect. There's a little bit of the heroine wishing to be an actress but it's over in the first few scenes and I liked that. I don't typically like "actress" novels. The heroine was loyal and determined. The epilogue was odd, but worked out fine, despite being rushed. Love the entire family!
Elizabeth Bennet
My afternoon has been spent reacquainting myself with the Knight family. This is a wonderful series for all of you new comers to the Gaelen Foley world. While not all the books in this series worked for me I would not discourage anyone from checking out the series. This is Foley at her best. What is not to like about not one but two gorgeous men one is honourable while the other is reputed for his sin and wickedness. Damien Knight is the star of this book and a well respected war hero. He is hid ...more
May 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star, series, historical
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
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
Kathie (katmom)
Sep 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
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. ...more
May 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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!
Mar 16, 2012 rated it did not like it
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).
Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
Before I started reading romance, this is what I thought all romance novels were like. That's not a compliment. Watch my video review
Lady Tina Michelle
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed it. However, I feel the last chapter wasn't needed. I could have done without. I don't want to give anything away...

Damien and Miranda fit well together, though. The way they met is ❤ :) I can't wait to read the next book in the series!
Sara Reads (mostly) LOTS of Romance
Really liked this one! That epilogue at the ending made me snort lol. And needed it desperately since I also just read the train wreck of book 2
Lea's Audiobooks Hensley

Review for 2/7/12 Speaking of Audiobooks column

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
May 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical
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 t
Kay Bolton
Jul 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star
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 th
QiJia 치쟈
Feb 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
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 at

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 interestin
C 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
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 gl
Apr 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
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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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Knight Miscellany (7 books)
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“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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