From Merrimon Book Reviews
The Fire Lord's Lover
by Kathryne Kennedy
Dark, sexy and magical!
History books don't reveal the dark
secrets of magical Victorian England, an England ruled by elven
lords. Together these lords enslave humans to create their
armies. Dominic Raikes, the elven Fire Lord Mor'ded's half
son, marries the Lady Cassandra to fulfill his father's desire for a
new champion. Lady Cassandra has been raised in a convent.
Her innocence and purity are evident to human and elven eyes alike ---
but no one would guess her secrets. Cassandra plans to
assassinate the evil Mor'ded. As part of the resistance, she
plans to free humanity from his power. Her marriage will help her get
close to the king. What she doesn't expect is that she will fall
in love with the son of the man she must kill. As this planned
marriage brings them together, somehow love has a way of defying their
original intentions. Can the two of them defy the fire lord and
escape with their lives? Can they save England and its
inhabitants from the diabolical plans at work under the elven lords?
In the fantasy romance
THE FIRE LORD'S LOVER, the first book in The Elven Lords series,
Kathryne Kennedy creates compelling characters, joining together two
memorable characters in a dynamic, challenging quest. Cassandra
may be pure and innocent but she is certainly no push-over.
Cassandra is an active, strong heroine who can stand up for herself and
take the initiative. She is trained to fight and she does not
need to be rescued. For Cassandra, love is a matter of the heart.
Dominic needs to open his heart but he fears the risk that might come
to those he loves. After suffering abuse and humiliation from
his father, his only friend is the enigmatic dragon steed Ador.
Will Cassandra be able to find the key to unlock the heart of the
wounded soul of her husband? In the pairing together of hero and
heroine, Kathryne Kennedy creates the perfect characters to start off
her new series with a stunning combination. Both Cassandra and
Dominic will live on in this reader's imagination long
In THE FIRE LORD'S LOVER, Kathryne Kennedy creates a dark
world in which imagery plays a poetic, powerful role. Certain
revelations are likely to make a reader gasp at the pure evil behind
the Fire Lord's schemes. Be forewarned, if you are looking for a
light, fluffy romance, look elsewhere. If on the other hand, you
are looking for a fantasy romance that takes you on a voyage to another
world where the stakes are high and the romance sexy, Kathryne
Kennedy's new series is one of those special rare finds. Kathryne
Kennedy fans will find the ingredients they have grown to love in this
author's work --- lovable characters, an enchanting world, a
heart-warming romance and above all the magic of beautiful storytelling
--- all brought together in a world that is darker but just as magical
as her previous works. Romance readers who have not read Kathryne
Kennedy are truly missing out. Few authors grab the imagination
and the heart so deeply. Outstanding!
Casablanca (July 6, 2010)
Reviewed by Merrimon,
Merrimon Book Reviews