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The Waterlord

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  174 ratings  ·  18 reviews
From the depths, he would take her to the heights
Lady Rebecca's life changed forever in the blink of an eye. One moment she was fleeing her father across a storm swept Bodmin Moor; in the next, her carriage overturned on a steep gorge. But she did not die. Somehow, she was pulled clear.

Safety, her rescuer promised. But how could Becca feel safe? There was an eerie luminosi
Mass Market Paperback, 342 pages
Published February 28th 2006 by Love Spell
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Heather *Undercover Goth Queen*
This book started off fine. The premise was interesting (can't think of another HR involving a fey/water spirit hero), and it was well-written. But the leads developed feelings too quickly, given that they'd shared only shallow interactions after Klaus saved Becca's life. They were rather boring together, and neither had a memorable personality. They were nice enough, but Klaus displayed some shady behavior by giving Becca fey wine, which made her believe she was dreaming (allowing her to respon ...more
Apr 14, 2012 rated it liked it
It's a good fantasy read. ...more
Feb 27, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy, period, romance
I think if I'd read this maybe 15 years ago, I would have given it a higher rating. But the story and characters came across as melodramatic and the motivations and actions as unrealistic and illogical. I could barely stomach the heroine, who is best described by Henrik (the hero's butler?)
“... she is headstrong and is possessed of a stubborn independence that defies reason."

Part of the problem was the dialogue. Don't get me wrong, I love period novels - Georgette Heyer is one of my favourite au
Nov 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Exciting & Intense

In a dangerous and compelling way, the Waterlord, Klaus has come to fall deeply in love with Becca. This adventurous romantic love tale will keep your interest to the very end of the story. Highly recommend.
Although parts of this swept me up, others just left me cold. The heroine is either intrepid or just stupidly reckless, and her hapless abigail is irritating, but not quite as irritating as the way the heroine treats her. It's an interesting storyline, but I was not as enthusiastic as I might have been. I'm not sure why - I have greatly appreciated books by this author writing under a different name. ...more
May 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
**Spoilers toward the end.** I truly loved this book. I enjoyed it much better than the last (and first) book of hers that I read: The Falcon's Bride. Having now read two of Dawn Thompson's books, my main criticism deals with the lack of relationship development. In both stories I felt that the undying, deep love was just thrown at me all at once. The characters seem to fall in love with each other before I was even able to fall in love with them! Other than the difficulty she has in properly de ...more
Jan 16, 2010 rated it liked it
This book starts out with Becca racing from her father across the moors and her carriage overturns. Enter super sexy Klaus. he saves Lady Becca and her abigail, then takes them to his house. Really he is a prince of the water fae...a fossegrim. He must once every generation, go through a "mating season" where he has one month to seduce a maiden, and leave her with child, then he goes back to the Astral. Too bad Klaus falls in love with Becca. Instead of seducing her, as is his duty, he wants to ...more
Leeanne Grant
Jan 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: paranormal readers
Set, as so many of Thompson's books were, in England, this paranormal was her second release for Dorchester. The firt as Gothic shapeshifter. This was old Norse lore.

Lady Rebecca is fleeing her evil father, when her coach over turns. She nearly downs but is recued by the waterlord - Count Klaus Lindegran. It is half-human, half Fossegrim. He is required to take a make to keep his realm secure. He loves Rebecca but must return to his people who depend upon him for their very survival.

Another beau
Marcella Burnard
Jun 29, 2010 rated it it was ok
I couldn't finish this book. Perhaps it's a style that I'm simply not wired to appreciate, though I found the writing to be lush and evocative. I suspect my issue stems from what I perceive as a lack of proper motivation in the characters. I didn't understand the whys and wherefores of the choices these people made. Near the middle of the book, I felt they each had the information to make intelligent choices - but then didn't and I wasn't sure why. Unfortunately, shortly thereafter, I gave up an ...more
Cleaning out my TBR shelf and remember this awful book that I intended to finish later. I'm just tossing it. This Reader found the story incredibly boring and the characters lacking any kind of depth. It used to bother me to not finish a book, but not anymore. There are too many books I want to read to mess with one that couldn't hold my interest.

Nov 15, 2014 rated it did not like it
This book started with a good premise but couldn't follow it up. I found a few things turned me off enough so it became one of the few books I couldn't finish.

The heroine comes across as being mouthy and aggressive, which is completely out of sync with the time this takes place. The hero I found to be wishy-washy and lacking in dimension.

Another impulse read, and did not like.
Terry Spear
Oct 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed the characters, the love story and the resolution at the end. :)
Jul 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
I dont know if I will love this book as much as I loved it when I read it years ago but pre-BDB pre-fever series, I was always comparing paranormal books to this masterpiece.
Nancy Konsitzke
Feb 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good

I really enjoyed this book very much, I recommend to all adults to read, I enjoy this authors books very much
A waste of time, I'm afraid. ...more
Nicola Mcewan
Dec 13, 2013 rated it liked it
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Dawn Thompson was a regular columnist featured in women’s special interest publications world and nationwide for over thirty years, one of which CROCHET WORLD, published by House of White Birches, since its inception over twenty-five years ago. She was an award-winning poet, artist, and needlework designer and illustrator, specializing in vintage concepts for today’s woman.

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