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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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Thanks for telling us about the problem. It is the tone, the vibe, the story that makes it so. Because of the couple’s proximity to wintter royal couple these are events they talk about and experience. Having enjoyed Tapestry of Dreams, of course I had to find out what happened with Audris’s half brother, Bruno.

I dare anyone not to be hooked!

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There HAD to be some bodice-ripping throughout history! Her focus throughout the book is to convince King Stephen to return her lands to her. Jun 14, Jo Mixed Book Bag rated it really liked it. The book has one particularity I have not seen often, each chapter is written in the first person but alternating between Bruno and Melusine. Preview — Fires of Winter by Roberta Gellis.

Open Preview See a Problem? Secondly, the book meanders at times, and it’s simply not clear where the story is headed. Closer to the Heart. Only a consummate writer of Ms.

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A bastard son of an English lord, Bruno of Jernaeve was born with nothing. Return to Book Page. Besides that, the author just went roerta and on about battles and kings. Knight for a Husband.


I was expecting something hot but.

Fires of Winter

gelkis Despite this, wintdr works hard and moves up in the world to become a knight kf works closely with the king, Stephen. But her family and her life were destroyed by the ravages of war.

Cities that are taken, who changed side, what did King David of Scotland do and so on. A sparkling prize, the beautiful Gelllis of Ulle is awarded to the bastard-born Bruno of Jernaeve as a spoil of war.

Melusine is the only surviving daughter of nobility and has been allowed more freedom than most girls of this time period. Bruno on the other hand is a bastard of a lord, he knows his place, he is favored by the king, and he is very loyal. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Looking at the names of aristocratic women in a list from seal in the 12thC, there’s a preponderance of Matildas, Alices, Agnes’s, Isabelles and Margarets, and then suddenly you’ll get an Ysoude, an Alexandria, a Eulalia, or Theophania modern spelling Tiffany.

I have classified this book as a historical romance, but it is really more history than romance. Melusine of Do not be misled by this dreadful cover, it is not a bodice ripping romance, although it’s not tops in the historical genre either. It’s refreshing for a book set in this time period to have a working man as a hero as roberya.

This is the second time this has Having enjoyed Tapestry of Dreams, of course I had to find out what happened with Audris’s half brother, Bruno. The Devil Claims a Wife.


Yup, they had Tiffany in the 12thc!!

Gellis was one of the queens of romance back then, and IMO one of the best. No trivia or quizzes yet. Her father turned traitor to the Winnter of England by siding himself and his sons with the King of Scotland thus leaving his lands and beloved daughter unprotected and in dire danger. Fires of Winter is the best a pf can be Paperbackpages. My complete review can be found on my blog.

The Trouble with Dukes. I look forward to more. Gellis’s talents could bring the Middle Ages so brilliantly alive. Also, another thing is slightly disturbing.

The Viscount Needs a Wife. The only real highlights of the book are the few times Bruno and Melusine are together, although they did get a bit corny and outdated at times, ROFL the constant references by Bruno to his “standing man” Sir Jehad and no I’m not going to explain what that means, if I did I’d get censored.

I guess that sounds good enough of a basis for your usual historical romance and as much as I do enjoy reading Gellis this book has some problems.

Fires of Winter (Tales of Jernaeve, #2) by Roberta Gellis

Neither are happy with the arrangement but make due and eventually come to care for each other. I actually liked the main characters quite a bit, especially Bruno. A Day for Love.