Review: The Fire Lord’s Lover by Kathryne Kennedy

Filed in Kathryne Kennedy , Review , The HEA Lover Posted on August 23, 2010 @ 2:00 pm 9 comments

Format Read: Print
Number of Pages: 384 pages
Release Date: July 6th 2010
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Formats Available: Paperback, Ebook
Purchasing Info: Author’s Website, Goodreads, Amazon, BookDepository(US), BookDepository(UK)

Book Blurb:

Kathryne Kennedy’s historical fantasy romances have garnered awards and a growing readership. This exciting new series, set against the lavish backdrops of Georgian and Victorian England so beloved by romance readers, is deliciously dark and exciting.

Fighting for control of a kingdom that is split into seven domains, Elven warlords use their human slaves to breed an endless supply of soldiers for their armies. Dominic Raikes, the half-blood son of the Elven Lord himself is one such warrior. Betrothed to Lady Cassandra, who has been raised in a convent to keep her pure, he little suspects that she’s been secretly trained as an assassin to murder his father…and him. Dominic and Cassandra soon discover that each one is not what they seem, but the price of trust may be their very lives, and the destruction of the magical realm each is desperately trying to save…

My Thoughts:

When I heard of this book, I knew it was made for me! I love Historical romances, I love Fantasy. And let me tell you the mix of both is explosive! If not for the Elves this world would be your typical Georgian England. Imagine a world where cruel Elven Lords with magical powers took control of England and play war games to know who will have the King in their court. To summarize I LOVED it.
Cassandra is to be married to the son of the Elven Lord. This is an arranged marriage and she knows she will only be a breeding mare for her new husband and no love will be involved in the process. Which is fortunate since she’s on a mission to kill his father and free the people of England of the mad tyrant. You have to understand that these Elves have been in England for hundreds of years and they had children with humans. As a result most children have a percentage of Elven blood which makes them more or less magical. Every child is submitted to a trial at puberty and those with the most magic are sent to the Elve’s world. The whole world was fascinating.
Dominic is the bastard of the Elven Lord, he is also the king’s Champion and general of his army. I LOVED Dominic to pieces….but again I have this thing for cold heroes. Dominic has learned to hide his feelings ever since his (MAD!) father thought torturing those close to Dominic was a good incentive to force him to reveal his true power. The Elven Lord is afraid Dominic is hiding his powers and plots to kill him. Dominic closed himself to feelings. He is cold and very lonely. He can’t show any ‘special’ interest in his new wife without risking her safety. But Catherine will find her way into his heart despite his best efforts…Can he save her from his father?
I don’t think I can say this enough…I love love love this book. There is a Dragon!!! A Dragon! How can you not love it? lol The Court, the magic…everything is so interesting and new, I was sad when it ended. It was the perfect mix between fantasy, adventure and Historical romance. I am not 100% happy about the ending but not a biggie. Near the end we meet the heroine of the next book…I can’t wait for it to be released! This is a very unique series that will enchant lovers of historicals and fantasy. A beautiful gem to be treasured.

I give The Fire Lord’s Lover 5 Bookies

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About Caro The HEA Lover

Caroline is a HEA loving, yarn addicted French who's desperately hoping to get a HEA of her own. If she's not reading then she can be found knitting while listening to Audiobooks or watching Tv shows. Her secret addiction is reading websites that make fun at other people's expense (DYAC, Failbook)! Caroline also blogs at the Secret HEA Society with Susi.

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  • Blodeuedd August 23, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Hihi, I am glad you loved it this much 😀
    Cos yes dragon, now he seemed nice, and Dom, mmmmm

  • jeanette8042 August 23, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Great review! I have this book in my TBR pile and I'm glad it sounds like a good read.

  • Alexa August 23, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Thanks for the great information on this book. I recently saw this book at the store but I was skeptic about the storyline being a mix of so many things. Glad to know it is a great book, I'll have to check it out!

  • Scorpio M. August 23, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    *Squee* I have this book in my hands already! It sounds soooo good.

  • Scorpio M. August 23, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    P.S. Don't be sad that it ended, there is a sequel! Maybe even a trilogy according to Kennedy.

  • pattepoilue August 23, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    @Blodeuedd I'm so happy I read your review. It's what decided me to buy the book and i don't regret it one minute. Dominique is exactly my kind of hero Nom nom nom

    @Jeanette8042 Ohhh you are in for a treat! If you like 'cold' heroes this is for you. Such a great book *happy sigh*

    @Alexa Ohhhh yes read it!! It's on my TOP books from 2010! It's so original, it rocked my historical romance world 😉

    @Scorpio M. I know I know…I just have to be patient lol. You HAVE to read it and tell me what you think!!! I have great hopes for the next book. *squeeeee* read it read it read it *squeeeee*

  • Alexa August 24, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    @pattepoilue Wow in the top for 2010! I guess I'll have to make time to read this book since it sounds pretty original.

  • Author Kathryne Kennedy August 25, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Thank you for the lovely review, Caroline, and connecting with me on Twitter to bring it to my attention. I'm so very glad that you enjoyed the book! You and all the ladies here have just rocked my world. :}
    Big Hug,

  • pattepoilue August 25, 2010 at 10:39 am

    @Kathryne Thank you for coming over!! I really loved the world you created and I am impatiently waiting for next book. This is exactly the kind of books I always dreamed of. Thank YOU!!

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