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BOOK: Lord of Fire

AUTHOR: Gaelen Foley
RECOMMENDED BY: [livejournal.com profile] etarowyn (author recommendation)

COMMENTS: Forget what I said about Robert "Hawk" Knight. LUCIEN is the lonely one! Lucien knows that his twin brother Damien is held in high regard among society and he, well, is not but making matters worse is the fact that Lucien agrees with the majority. No one has bothered to look past Lucien's striking good looks except Alice.

What I really liked about this book is that from almost the begining the hero is enamored of the heroine, whether he admits it or not. Lucien recognizes Alice as the one person who might be able to save him from his miserable existance, and is desperate to keep her with him. Yet he suffers from the "What if I'm not good enough for her" syndrome, as well as guilt over the death of his friend at the hands of his enemy.

Alice is your typical, almost boring virgin. She's so damn proper that she's a little annoying. At least until she finds herself face to face with Lucien for the first time. It isn't until that moment that I found out she was a strong character in her own right.

Lord of Fire was the thriller(ish) story that The Duke was not. There was a truly vile villian who kills an innocent (if foolish) woman, leaving a little boy an orphan. While I thought Caro's death was unecessary at first, I realized that without her death, Bardou wouldn't have seemed like a true challenge for Lucien. He would have just been another cowardly villan who was afraid to face the hero. I did enjoy this book a lot and have yet to lose interest in the series or Gaelen Foley.

Date: 2008-03-27 04:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] professorworm.livejournal.com
LOVED this book! This was the first of Foley's I ever read and it made me a fan of hers for life. I loved Lucian, thought he was a great character.
I just picked up her new book, Her Every Pleasure last night.

Date: 2008-03-28 03:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dark-x-huntress.livejournal.com
Lucien is a sweetheart, even with everything he's seen and done, I fell in love with him.

Date: 2008-03-27 05:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] morriga.livejournal.com
Lucian's my favorite from the Knights!!

This was the very first book by Foley that I picked up, fell so inlove that I just had to get Lord of Ice! Yeah, kinda read the series out of order but I couldn't help it.

It had taken me a while until I could find the Duke. I like how she's continued the series onwards with their cousins. The latest of that book just came out.

Date: 2008-03-28 03:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dark-x-huntress.livejournal.com
I still need to get the latest book that just came out. I'm way behind on my book collecting!

Date: 2008-03-28 03:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] morriga.livejournal.com
I haven't gotten the latest either. The one before that I didn't really care for.. But then again, they always do have ones you're not gonna like.

Date: 2008-03-28 04:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dark-x-huntress.livejournal.com
Yeah that's usually the case, I mean even with Sherrilyn Kenyon there was one book I didn't really care for that much.

Date: 2008-03-28 04:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] morriga.livejournal.com
Same here. I didnt really care for Alexion's book.. That's normal. There's always duds in every series. It's why I give a new author three tries before I make a final opinion on them. Some really grab me at one like Jennifer Ashley and Deborah Cooke's Dragonforge.

Date: 2008-03-28 04:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dark-x-huntress.livejournal.com
I didn't care for it much either, it just seemed out of place among the others to me. I have the "three strikes, you're out" rule as well. I'm really liking Gaelen Foley so I'll keep reading her and then it's time for J.R. Ward's books.

Date: 2008-03-28 04:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] morriga.livejournal.com
Hehe, I loved Lord of Fire so much I couldn't wait for the weekend to go back up to the flea market to get Lord of Ice. Then learned about the rest. Then i got The Duke, then had to wait for their sister's book. By then I was following it.

The next series is alright. I didn't really care for Princess. It could have been done better.

Now I like Ward's book. I was really disappointed in V's ending but meh that's just me.

Date: 2008-03-31 07:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] etarowyn.livejournal.com
I'm glad you are enjoying the Knights!

I read the first BDB and liked it. When I have time, I want to write a review. I'm curious to hear your thoughts the BDB series. I'm waiting for the second (Lover Eternal) to come in at the library. I have all of the rest of them.

I can't afford to buy all of my books, nor do I have the time to look for used, so I borrow them from my library. If my library doesn't have a book I'm looking for, they have a sharing deal with 50 other libraries. I request it and within a week, it's shows up at my library to be picked up.

Date: 2008-03-31 08:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dark-x-huntress.livejournal.com
I'm loving them!! I have to admit that I'm very curious about Jack but Lizzie's book is proving to be a hard find. None of the libraries I've called have it and the only library that does have it can't find it:(

If I can't find it I'll start on the BDB for now.

Date: 2008-04-02 09:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misseri44.livejournal.com
I've just finished reading The Duke and i just wanted to continue reading the rest of the books (i didn't know it was a series until i read your comments)

Date: 2008-04-02 09:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dark-x-huntress.livejournal.com
It's a good series! If you go to Gaelen Foley's site you can find the correct reading order. I do advise for you to start looking for "Devil Takes a Bride" (book 5) because I'm having a bit of trouble finding that one.

There's also 3 books that feature the cousins of the Knight Family which I want to start reading soon. Let me know what you think of the other books as you go along!

Date: 2008-04-04 04:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misseri44.livejournal.com
I've gotten the second book of the series but i haven't started reading it yet.I like reading series when it comes to romantic books. I've also read some of the Julia Quinn series and they're good, but this book was different from the others, i don't know how to explain, it's not only the love story but it also tells something about the characters and their life

Date: 2008-04-04 06:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dark-x-huntress.livejournal.com
They are different aren't they? I prefer books that tell the reader interesting things about the characters as well as have something other than just the romance. Like an unsolved murder or something that gives the characters a challenge aside from their attraction to one another.

Date: 2008-04-04 08:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misseri44.livejournal.com
Yeah, and that's what makes me like books like this one over other books. For example, i read last week an Eloisa James books because i had heard good things about them and i didn't like it at all, not my type of books. I think i'll keep reading Gaelen books until the new Julia Quinn book gets released

Date: 2008-04-05 02:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dark-x-huntress.livejournal.com
My #1 requirement in a book is that the female NEVER be weak, whiny or stupid and the male NEVER be overbearing or too macho. It has to be an equal partnership in the end.

The female character has to be able to get herself out of most trouble without having to rely on the male character all the time.

Someone was kind enough to send me Devil Takes a Bride in ebook format and so far it's turning out to be my absolute favorite book in the series.

Date: 2008-04-05 08:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misseri44.livejournal.com
I don't like when men are too macho and won't let the woman do anything other than stay home because he's the man and the hero of the book. I'm still reading Lord of Fire, but I also recommend you reading The Bride from Julie Garwood (it's one of the books i liked the most) it's romantic and it contains Scottish men :P
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