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The Lady of the Storm (The Elven Lords #2)

3.5  ·  Rating details ·  750 Ratings  ·  88 Reviews
She controls the sea and sky, and obeys no man...

There's a thin line between duty and desire...

Giles Beaumont is stuck in a role he never wanted, trying to safeguard a woman of incendiary powers who doesn't think she needs a protector.

Cecily Sutton has no idea of the enormity of her true task and no inkling of the effect she's having on Giles. But somewhere along their per
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Mass Market Paperback, 406 pages
Published August 2nd 2011 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published August 1st 2011)
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Alp
May 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.75/5

Another enjoyable installment in The Elven Lords series. The Lady of the Storm is a captivating historical fantasy story, laced with the perfect amount of romance.

I was so into Giles and Cecily's dangerous adventures, and they kept me turning page after page in anticipation of what would happen next. I could feel the sexual tension oozing between them and the romance was sweet and beautiful. Even though the way Giles pushed Cecily away had me so frustrated, I found myself satisfied with th
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Heather *Awkward Queen and Unicorn Twin*
2.5 stars. I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first one. The plot was kind of all over the place and the romance wasn't my favorite. However, I do admire the way Kennedy writes her romances—the leads are equal to each other and have confidence in each other's abilities.

I'm looking forward the reading the third book.
Pam
3.5 stars
“…you are not alone. You will never be alone, as long as I draw breath



Cecily Sutton has lived a fairly simple life, one she wouldn’t trade for the world that is until her small village is attacked by the Imperial Lord Breden. Her adopted father who is on a mission for what seems like forever has not returned and left her in the care of Gile’s, the elven blacksmith. Not one to sit around and do nothing, she calls upon her powers, the very one she swore to never use for she fears the
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Angelc
Jun 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was such a unique concept with the mix of historical romance and fantasy. I thought there was an evenly balanced mix of both genres.

Sometimes the fantasy element was a little too involved for my liking, but there was a lot of romance as well. I would just have a lot of romance and a little bit of fantasy. The romance was very sweet and heartfelt though, so I was happy with what there was of the romantic story.

Cecily was a great character, she had a nice inner strength, not to mention her su
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nat
Nov 11, 2016 rated it did not like it
1.5

well, this is disappointing. I couldn't even finish it.

the story was slow and less interesting than the first book. also I don't feel like the rebellion is doing much in fighting the enemy, but mostly sitting around, plotting and talking. and this goes for the first book as well but since these are heavy on the romance at least The Fire Lord's Lover was saucy enough to keep me entertained. where in this case Cecily and Giles were boring together or apart, and their lovey-dovey moments were a
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Kathleen
Aug 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Yet another good book in this series, I absolutely LOVED it. This series is historical but what make's it so good is that the paranormal elements are fantastic. The heat level also was good for me and the love scenes while not erotic where still hot enough to make me happy.

I have to mark February 2012 for the next book, Lord Of Illusion will be a must read book for me and I look forwards to seeing just what Kathryne Kennedy has in store for us next.
Debbie
Aug 19, 2011 rated it liked it
Kathryne Kennedy definitely keeps me guessing. When I first read The Fire Lord's Lover I was blown away. The world building was amazing, I loved the characters and the story was intriguing. Then I read Beneath the Thirteen Moons which was painful. So I wasn't sure what to expect from this one but had high hopes since it was a sequel to The Fire Lord's Lover and while I knew it would focus on new characters I hoped it would contain the same level of world building and character development that t ...more
Vicky
The Lady of the Storm (and the whole The Elven Lords series, for that matter) is the kind of fantasy romance story I love. There's a solid relationship, but it doesn't overpower the world and the stories going on outside of the relationship.

This second installment in the series expands quite a bit on the lore of The Elven Lords, a Georgian England where mad elven lords rule over parts of the country and wage war for control of the King of England.

I felt that both Cecily and Giles matured during
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Sandy M
Aug 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Kathryne Kennedy is one of those authors whose books I anxiously await to hit the shelves. She builds the most exciting, unusual, and alluring worlds for her stories. Her characters also exude the same qualities, and then some, with such emotional pull surrounding them, all because of their circumstances and, ultimately, their unconditional measure to love. She weaves a spell around her readers just as her characters cast their spells of magic in and around a London that will surprise you at eve ...more
VampireNovelFan
*Le Sigh* and the magic is gone

I came into this story already expecting that I would not to enjoy it as much as its predecessor, The Fire Lord's Lover, and unfortunately it didn't exceed my expectations. Kathryne Kennedy's Lady of the Storm has all of the pieces, but I was honestly left wanting to simply go read The Fire Lord's Lover all over again.

We have a new hero and heroine in this tale, both elf/human half-breeds. The story centers around Cecily, who we meet as a child in the first book,
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Sia McKye
Aug 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A WONDERFUL STORY FROM A REMARKABLE AUTHOR!

There's a thin line between duty and desire...
Giles Beaumont is stuck in a role he never wanted, trying to safeguard a woman of incendiary powers who doesn't think she needs a protector.
Cecily Sutton has no idea of the enormity of her true task and no inkling of the effect she's having on Giles. But somewhere along their perilous journey together, they'll have no choice but to uncover the deep, dark connection that binds them one to the other...

MY THO
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Bookaholics
Jul 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
The Lady of the Storm by Kathryne Kennedy
Paranormal Romance- August 1st, 2011
4 stars

The Lady of the Storm is the second book in Kathryne Kennedy’s Elven series. This series has wonderful world building and features dark terrifying elves that use humans as their playthings. It is the humans and part humans who make up the Rebellion to free themselves from the Elven tyranny who drive this fascinating series.

Cecily Sutton is a half-breed - the daughter of the Imperial Lord Breden and a human woman.
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Summer
In the past I've liked everything I'd read by Kathryne Kennedy, some more than others. But for the most part I've always at least been interested enough to finish all of them so far.
Unfortunately that streak ended for The Lady of the Storm. And funny thing is that the world building is still good in here for a fantasy romance series. What sort of let me down here is the characters. They weren't bad people or make stupid decisions.... they were mostly just booooring. I tried and tried to make it
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Ashley
Jun 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
Kathryne Kennedy creates a complete and imaginative world that pushes the boundaries of the world we know. Although it was a little too much fantasy for me, I still enjoyed it. The characters were very well developed, and the attraction between Giles and Cecily was noticeable from the very start. I enjoyed that there was a consistency in the relationship. Overall, I liked this book although it wasn’t necessarily my cup of tea.
Dawn
Jun 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
I am not sure why Kathryne Kennedy is not more popular.
Great story and review to come.
Syahira Sharif
Dec 26, 2012 rated it did not like it
The only reason why I'm reading this book was wanting to know what happen in Fireham and so that i could associate physical pain of wisdom tooth with this book. Review later.
Laís
I saddens me to say this, but I have given upon this series.

It held a lot of potential however, the writer preferred the easy path: instead of continuing with the story of the two main characters of the first book, developing the story and eventually overthrowing the “pure elves” government, she turned the story into a “wank series”.

(Yes, you know what I am talking about… there are several of those “on sale” and “viral” in our bookstores and amazon….)

Going to spoil this one for you: every book
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Heather
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
This story is a follow up to Fire Lord's Lover (if you haven't read that book, you must before you read this one). The writing was very descriptive and great character development. It made you feel like you were in a fairy tale with some hot romance thrown in.
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.c...

If a reader appreciates a book filled with pictures painted with words, and details that animate a world within your mind, then look no further than the amazing book by the talented Ms. Kennedy.

The Lady of the Storm is a book worth spending the time with. I was first introduced to this alternate and fantastical England with The Fire Lord’s Lover. The world building astounded me then and I couldn’t imagine how much more could be added
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Amanda Ryan
Dec 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
Redonk Nutshell: Bodyguard falls for his magically inclined client and reluctantly agrees to help her cross enemy territory to find her adoptive father

Kathryne Kennedy is an author who's books eventually end up on my shelves come hell or high water. I anxiously await her latest releases, especially this one in particular. The Fire Lord's Lover is the first book in her Elven Races series, and it remains a fall back favorite of mine. You can only imagine how anxious I was to get my hands on numero
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April
Jul 21, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's been a while now since I've read this book, and I honestly do not remember details of the plot. I only remember that I liked it — though I don't know how much I liked it. If I read blurbs or other people's summary of the story, it's enough to jog my memory somewhat. I remember the world, though; it's the same one in book one, of course, which is an alternate history where elves have come into our world and taken over in some places. They are the titled, and in fact anyone with a bit of elve ...more
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
In the prologue, we learn that long ago seven elves opened the gate between Elfhame and the human world, divided England into seven sovereign territories, and treated the humans as their personal slaves. They mated with humans, creating hybrid humans with magical powers; however if a child showed any potential magic that could be used to defeat one of the elven lords, the child was destroyed. This brings us to our heroine, Cecily.

Cecily is the half-human daughter of Lord Breden of Dewhame, one o
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Stephanie (Once Upon a Chapter)
Originally posted at Once Upon a Chapter

Cecily Sutton is not like her neighbors. While the small village off the ocean is her home, it’s also her hiding place. Cecily commands a great deal of water magic. She can also control the skies. Her true power has only revealed itself once and cost the lives of hundreds of men. Cecily vowed not to use her magic after that. Not using her magic can only help. Being so powerful in 1734 England could cost her her life, especially if her elven lord father kne
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Jules
Aug 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
My 4.5 JEWEL review can be found at One Book Shy of a Full Shelf

If you read my review of the first book in this series The Fire Lord's Lover, you will know that I am a new rabid fan of the amazing Kathryne Kennedy. She is a master at building a world or altering the one we're in, to take her readers on an amazing and magical journey. This world is set in England's 1700s, but an England ruled by Elven lords who have divided the country into seven realms. The enslaved humans have finally started t
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Amy Keeley
Jul 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy-romance
(If you haven't read the first book yet, don't read this one. I tried reading it out of order and got very lost, very fast.)

Not quite as good as the first book, The Fire Lord's Lover, but it's still a good read and continues some of the bits from the previous book (e.g. Is there really a door to Elfhame?).

I admired Cecily's strength, both of character and magic. There were times I wanted to bang my head against my desk because of her "oh I shouldn't use my magic whoops I just did" nonsense, but
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Blodeuedd Finland
This book can be read as a stand alone, since it does take place 9 years after book 1. But still it is a series and the plot to overthrown the elves continue.

What I enjoy most about this series is the worldbuilding. Kennedy has this way of creating such fantastic worlds that you can almost not imagine them in your head. The book takes place in England but it is a changed England as Elves came from their dimension and took over the country. Now Eleven Lords and Ladies rule with an ironfist. Human
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Amanda
Jul 17, 2012 rated it it was ok
I made it to page 20. I consider this an accomplishment.

I picked up this book because I liked the world/characters from its predecessor, but frankly The Lady of the Storm failed from the first sentence.

Giles comes off as an inept jerk. He's more interested in Cecily's curves than making sure there weren't any soldiers sneaking up on the beach, or finding out what's going on with the sounds of battle. He also dreams of Cecily's curves while bedding other girls (which he ponders instead of findin
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Linda Banche
Jul 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Kathryne Kennedy's THE LADY OF THE STORM, the second installment of her Georgian fantasy, THE ELVEN LORDS, is a rousing story of adventure and the coming of age interspersed with magical marvels galore.

Half-human Cecily, bastard daughter of the elven lord of Dewhame, never wanted the powers over storm and stream she inherited from her father. And for years, thanks to her stepfather's magical safeguards and the watchful eye of Giles, whom her stepfather appointed as her protector, she lived as an
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Frances McNeal
Aug 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2011
3.5 stars overall.

This was the 2nd book in the series focused on Cicely the half breed of the evil elvin Lord Breden. She has been wanted by the Lord because of her powers. Giles has been assigned to protect her since she went into hiding as a child but now 10years later she is no longer a child but a beautiful young women. Gile knows he's not of her rank in society and can never have her so he's always pretended to have no feels for her. Cicely is forced out of hiding when the Lord Breden's ar
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Chanpreet
Dec 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Eleven Series by Kathryne Kennedy. It features Cecily Sutton, the half-breed daughter of the Elven lord of Dewhame(water), and Giles Beaumont, a human with some Elven blood in him. Giles has been cast in the role of Cecily's protector, and while he desires her and craves adventure, he fulfills his duty religiously, even when put into close quarters with her. Cecily has to leave her quiet home and village when her presence is detected and travel to find her missing ...more
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As a college grad, business owner, and writer, Kathryne has published nearly a dozen short stories in the SFF/Romance genre, receiving Honorable Mention twice in the 'Writers of the Future' contest. Being a self-proclaimed "Air Force brat," Kathryne has traveled a great deal, and over the years has lived in Guam, Okinawa, and several states in the U.S

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