Lord of Swords

Lord of Swords

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by Ann Lawrence
     
 

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Guy de Maci's son disappears during England's bloody civil war.  Guy follows his son’s trail to Stonewold Castle, becoming the bodyguard of Stonewold’s heir.  Guy uses the child as a cover to search for his missing son, but guarding the boy hampers rather than helps Guy's efforts. He is soon entangled in not only the

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Guy de Maci's son disappears during England's bloody civil war.  Guy follows his son’s trail to Stonewold Castle, becoming the bodyguard of Stonewold’s heir.  Guy uses the child as a cover to search for his missing son, but guarding the boy hampers rather than helps Guy's efforts. He is soon entangled in not only the boy’s life but also that of the child's sister, the rebellious and utterly captivating Lady Joia.

Lady Joia, betrothed to a man she despises, tries to enlist Guy in her plots to free herself from marriage. All of Guy’s warrior skills are useless when it comes to resisting Lady Joia.  But should he?  Or should he succumb to the passion simmering between them and learn the true meaning of love before they are separated forever?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045287814
Publisher:
Ann Lawrence
Publication date:
09/23/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
566,888
File size:
410 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

USA Today Bestselling and award winning author, Ann Lawrence, writes both historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Her books take you from the pageantry of medieval England to the world of a fantasy game with a stop off in a picturesque village in Connecticut. When not reading, writing, and researching romance, Ann is living the real thing with her husband in the Philadelphia suburbs!

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Lord of Swords 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Barbara_BB More than 1 year ago
I have always love medieval historical  romance novels  for a long time and this book is so awesome. Ann Lawrence is a really good author that made the characters jump out at you when you read this novel.  The plot is this book grabs you attention and keeps in through the end of the book.  This story takes you back in time and you get to read about different time periods.  I look forward to reading more form Ann Lawrence. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. It was well written and i liked the pace of the story. Alot of times these types of books repeat the aame thought, same emotion over and over and over. This story was not repetitive. I would read more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A romance about love, intrigue and kidnapping how could you go wrong. JM
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a story of a knight who feels less worthy of the Lady and their road to their romance. The story grabs your attention immediately and holds your attentions throughout. You learn to hate the villian and want to smack her father. I thought the ending was a bit stretched out but most definately worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am really please that I was able to read another great work from one Hell of a writer. THIS IS A MUST READ AND I PROMISE YOU WILL BE HAPPY YOU DID. Ms. D from Bronx NY
Mirabelle8 More than 1 year ago
I love historical romances and I bought this book when I saw the cover! It’s so medieval! What a nice surprise! LORD OF SWORDS is the first book that I read written by Ann Lawrence. The plot was well develop and filled with intrigues and secrets. As soon as I started to read it, I got pulled into the story of Guy de Maci and Lady Joia, two beautiful characters. Guy’s son disappeared during the civil war and will do everything in his power to get him back. What this strong warrior did not expect, was to meet the rebellious and feisty Joia. Together, they will concoct a plan to help each other with their problems. I love that this story was set in the medieval Europe, the love scenes are very well written, with a touch of humour and lots of action! Follow Guy and Joia’s journey, let yourself be carried away by LORD OF SWORDS by Ann Lawrence. I highly recommend this captivating adventure!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I started to read this book it did not seem to be a promising read. The book got better the further into I got. The characters could stand further development. It is possible to to creat more books from some of the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read by this author, but it will definitely not be the last. After finishing this book I wanted everything Ann Lawrence had available. I started reading in the late evening and before I knew it the clock showed 4:30a.m. This book is more than terrific and I could not stop turning the pages to find out what was going to happen next. The book was worth every yawn and more and it will definitely be on my keeper she to reread. This book is an excellent example of why I read romance novels and medieval being my favorite time period. The Lord of Swords has all the necessary factors for a keeper; a strong to die for hero, a feisty heroine, romance, mystery, hot sexual scenes, and humor are all included. A little different than just hero meets heroine, the sexy hero is traveling in disguise searching for his missing son. He first meets the heroine when he catches her watching him practice with his swords. She is running away from an arranged marriage and her father, lord of the castle is hot on her trail. Her father catching them together results in a showdown between him and her father’s knights. His excellence with swords and his bare hands results in the lord offering him a position to guard his youngest son, the feisty heroine’s brother. He accepts as he expects to find clues to his son’s whereabouts at this castle. And, of course, this puts him in continuous contact with the heroine, who doesn’t see eye to eye with him. This makes for some very exciting confrontations throughout the book. Being a romance reader for more than 20 years, I am now a steadfast Ann Lawrence fan and this author will be listed among my favorites, no questions. I highly recommend this author, definitely looking forward to reading all her other books and will watch for future releases.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hooray, Ann Lawrence is BACK! It has been far too long, and after the long wait, she doesn't disappoint, with characters I love, an intriguing plot in a setting that I found different and interesting. Her prose, as always, is evocative and wonderfully sensual. Other reviews cover the plot just fine, so I will leave mine to simply say: WOW. This was so worth the wait.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was not a reader of Ann Lawrence before. Glad I found her on her comeback writing! Joia a widow of a forced Marriage is once again being put into the same situation.Willing to join a "convent" rather than be forced into another loveless marriage. She meets Guy who gets her heart pounding like never before. But Guy is only here to search for a son that was taken as a prisoner by the same man Joia is being forced to marry.Her brother is also being held by him for his evil plans. Edge of the seat story. My first book by Ann Lawrence but not my last! drose
jdh2690 More than 1 year ago
I love love loved Lord of Swords! If you like historical romances with mystery, action, magnificent heroes and feisty heroines...then you'll go ga-ga over this story. It blew me away! Started reading it one evening, read it the next day and stayed up until midnight that night to finish it as I was enthralled with Guy and Joia's story. Ms. Lawrence really knows how to string a reader along with her knowledge of history and intricate dialogue, her vivid description, her bone-melting love scenes, her breath-hitching action segments, and her puzzle-weaving mysteries. This story is most definitely on my keeper shelf and will be reread when I need a an emotional, satisfying pick-me-up. I'm also gonna check out this author's past releases and keep track of new ones to come. I recommend Ann Lawrence's books most highly.
mountaingirl3 More than 1 year ago
Let me just start this review by admitting I'm a huge Ann Lawrence fan. Now that I've made that admission, I have to say, Yea! Lawrence is back. In a big way.In the first new Ann Lawrence story in forever, Joia, a young woman on the run from her engagement to an onerous man, is transfixed by the sight of a half-naked swordsman practicing his art by moonlight in an ancient Celtic stone circle. What could be more romantic? Not much, in my view. Especially when the story is in the hands of a talented author.  As always, Lawrence's writing is evocative and sensual. Her characters are complex and compelling. Her story twists and turns as the hero, Guy, journeys to find his son during a time of English civil war. Can Guy, while being true to King Steven, rescue his son? And can Guy resist the charms of the stubborn but beautiful Joia while rescuing her from a horrible marriage? Lord of Swords is historical romance at its best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I must admit I havent read a historical romance novel in many years. Ann Lawrence reminded me why I love them! I thought the plot interesting, the characters... I either loathed or completely loved them lol. Guys son goes missing during civil war, he travels to where he thinks he is located. Guy must hide who he really is and takes a position guarding a lords son, who seems to have issues staying safe. Enter the beautiful, spunky widow forced to marry a totally despicable man. Love must come next! I loved the story, the secondary story and every thing about this book. I did have a few grammar issues, but nothing major and not enough to really distract from the storyline at all. I look forward to reading alot more from Ann Lawrence and if it includes others from the world of Lord of Swords like Edmund or Alan than even better!