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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However, if you are interested in a political history of the time period, this is definitely the book for you. But through loyalty, cleverness and brute strength, he carved out winted spot at the right hand of the king. A sparkling prize, the beautiful Mellusine of Ulle is awarded to the bastard-born Bruno of Jernaeve as a spoil of war.
Fires of Winter
Feb 19, Ana T. We meet King Stephen, the Empress Matilda, and even Eleanor of Aquitaine through the eyes of two people trying to survive in the court of a weak and changeable king, all the while relying more and more upon each other’s strength and consistency in this uncertain landscape. I have classified this book as a historical romance, but it is really more history than romance. Preview — Fires of Winter by Roberta Gellis. For who knows what reason I never got itStephen decides to knight Bruno and marry him to Melusine, who is half mad with grief over the loss of her family and home, and when she recognizes her new husband as the man who took her from Ulle she attempts to kill him while he’s sleeping.
Their respect and honesty is a balm for wedded bliss and for a Queen who doesn’t trust her captive servant.
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winrer This is a book to lose yourself in. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Besides that, the author just went on and on about battles and kings. Each chapter is told in alternating po Actually 3. Also, despite a couple of disturbing things about Bruno’s actions, he comes across as thoroughly likeable. May 15, Pauline rated it it was ok.
Near the end of the winteg, Bruno tells Melusine that he hadn’t touched another woman since he’d been with her. That is all she asks for.
A fascinating portrait of marriage in a time where it wasn’t uncommon for marriage to be the result of orders and politics rather than affection or love.
Fires of Winter (Tales of Jernaeve, #2) by Roberta Gellis
winher 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. Roberta Gellis is the bestselling author of sinter 48 novels in different genres. But her family and her life were destroyed by the rav Title: A couple of issues that keep me from giv This book puts the “historical” in historical fiction.
To view it, click here. His closeness to the king adds interest to a story filled with political intrigue. Lists with This Book. A good lovestory and what I just love, history, facts and the feeling you are there in the dirty streets and the beautiful halls. I think Gellis can be quite hit and miss.
I think that is where he lost me at one point of the book. For who knows what reason I never got itStephen decides to knight Bruno and marry him to Melusine, who is half mad with grief over the loss of her family and home, and when she recognizes her new husband as the man who took her from Ulle she attempts to kill him while he’s sleeping.
Aug 29, Cynthia Mcarthur rated it liked it. Strangely, this didn’t come across as a lie. Fires of Winter is set in the 12th century, and starts with the story of the charming hero, Bruno, as a child.
There is a grittiness to it as well that you rarely find in historical romances now.
Beloved trusted friend of the King of England and trusting handsome love of the Queen puts Bruno in a position of some import. The romance remained fairly secondary throughout although it is a motivational factor for the od.
First, the story is told in alternating point of view. We appreciate your feedback. How to write a great review. In the beginning of their marriage, Bruno goes to a prostitute to satisfy his urges. The author wrote the historical details as if she had seen a diary of people who lived through it. All in all, I really enjoyed this book, but it’s definitely more for readers of historical fiction than historical romance – and yet contains a significant enough romance that if you don’t want to read about romance, you shouldn’t read this book.
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. I posted geklis few quotes on that thread we have about worst sexual terms. The romance aspect of this novel was dramatically oversold. I doubt I’ll read this author again. Fires of Winter Volume 2 of Tales of Jernaeve.
As for the romance, so much of Bruno’s service to Stephen keeps him on the battlefield and not sparring and making up with Melusine, so I suspect romance readers will be bored to tears. As many have stated, this definitely leans to more historical than romance, but if you can embrace that, it is a well written and enjoyable story. She fights her growing love for her husband because everyone she loves dies.
She loses her entire family and temporarily goes geklis. Mellisune is not the mousy vapor stricken chit who cannot hold her own in times of danger and hardship. For Gellis fans, the fact that some characters appeared in Tapestry of Dreams makes this work all the richer. I picked this novel because I wanted to read about a romance. Bruno is a soldier of King Stephen and attends him at Court.