Fires Of Winter [Roberta Gellis] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The windswept plains of medieval England were torn by the raging. Melusine of Ulle, daughter of Scottish nobility, is given in marriage to Bruno of Jernaeve, who secures her land for his sovereign, King David. Born enemies, the . Fires of Winter continues the story Gellis began in A Tapestry of Dreams, and tells the story of Lady Audris’ illegitimate half brother Bruno.

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It was listed in what I loved but it was a love hate relationship.

Fires of Winter by Roberta Gellis – Historical Fiction Online

I pf reading it very strange. Only a consummate writer of Ms. Despite his dubious parentage, Bruno uses his skills with swords and horses to make his way, eventually leading to service at the court of King Stephen who has usurped the English crown from his cousin Matilda. A Lily on the Heath. Drove me nuts towards the end. She was married to her husband Charles for over 50 years and they lived together in Lafayette, Indiana with a lively Wintwr terrier called Taffy.

This label will affect each and every part of him for the rest of his life even though those who love him don’t see him as such. Item s unavailable for purchase. Welcome to the Historical Fiction Online forums: Her noble name made her a threat to the new king. It’s mostly long descriptions of the political environment, wars, and the character’s feelings as they remember them. A bastard son of an English lord, Bruno of Jernaeve was born with nothing.

Wniter Rogue of Her Own. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A Knight and White Satin. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

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The author wrote the historical details as if she had seen a diary of people who lived through it. The book had a solid ending with enough information about Bruno and Melusine to satisfy my curiosity on how their firess turned out. The beautiful, cherished daughter of Scottish nobility, Melusine of Ulle had all the privileges of rank.

Interestingly, he displays a kind of innocence in his fores and actions as he falls in love with his wife. Bruno is a soldier of King Stephen and attends him at Court. At this time in history, the daughter of the late king is fighting her cousin, the current king, for the right to the throne. It’s refreshing for a book set in this time period to have a working man as a hero as well. No Britneys as far as I’ve read though! Cities that are taken, who changed side, what did King David of Scotland do and so on.

I found a used copy because I did gelois want to wait. Bruno is told robefta marry Lady Melusine and so he does.

I think that anyone who enjoys historical romances with an emphasis on the “historical” and who is willing to accept a book that has some events that while accurate to the time are fellis acceptable now, and who is drawn in by vivid writing will enjoy this book, and all of those fat old ones by Gellis. This is not a time period that I am particularly familiar with roberya it is probably a good thing that the author spends some time setting the landscape. A good lovestory and what I just love, history, facts and the feeling you are there in the robetra streets and the beautiful halls.

The gelliz few chapters are mainly character development, and there is sometimes the feeling of backtracking. She currently resides in Lafayette, Indiana. The book has one particularity I have not seen often, each chapter is written in the first person but alternating between Bruno and Melusine.

Told in the first person point of view of Bruno and Melusine in alternating chapters, the story tends to overlap and backtrack way too much. Heart of a Knight. We’ve already seen it happen once! Firss the end of the book, Bruno tells Melusine that he hadn’t touched another woman since he’d been with her.

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Fires of Winter

It was magic watching these two learn to love each other. But through loyalty, cleverness, and brute strength, he carved out a spot at the right hand of the king. I was impressed with how we learned about Bruno and Melusine as they developed and at the same time a country under a king was also raging wars and developing into what it would become.

Historical Fiction Online Skip to content. I was expecting something hot but. May 15, Pauline rated it it was ok. This book is a prime example of why people tell writers to show it don’t tell it. Wintsr book is out of print but is scheduled to be re-released soon. They have nothing in common and every reason to hate each other, but even in the coldest of winters one spark can ignite a fire too hot to tame.

No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Born enemies, the pair has an inauspicious beginning when Melusine attempts to kill her new husband on their wedding night. I think that is where he lost me at one point of the book. Do you remember that movie that came out a few years ago with that guy from Lost? I think Gellis can be quite hit and miss. Also, despite a couple of disturbing things about Bruno’s actions, he comes across as thoroughly likeable.

Do not read historical romances by the same author one after the other.

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