The Lady of the Storm

The Lady of the Storm

by Kathryne Kennedy
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Lady of the Storm 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
LASR_Reviews More than 1 year ago
If a reader appreciates a book filled with pictures painted with words, and details that animate a world within your mind, then look no further than the amazing book by the talented Ms. Kennedy. The Lady of the Storm is a book worth spending the time with. I was first introduced to this alternate and fantastical England with The Fire Lord's Lover. The world building astounded me then and I couldn't imagine how much more could be added; it was already so rich. Ms. Kennedy had it covered. In this latest adventure, the author introduced me to a new quest, new characters, and new obstacles for the hero and heroine to overcome. I can also assure readers that this is a terrific stand alone read. Readers of the first book will understand the references to 'being tested" and know that it's not a good thing. For those who are visiting for the first time with this story, enough gets shared during character dialogue to understand why it's to be feared. The explanations of why there is a rebellion are, again, naturally presented in the due course of events. The author first sets up the relationship between Giles and Cecily by delving into their past and sharing the things that made them the people they are. By the time the tale begins in earnest, I understood the internal conflicts that tore them apart inside, and the external conflict that affected not just them but all of their English countrymen. It's a fight for independence and reclamation of their life and lands. Cecily is delightfully stubborn yet is a tender hearted lady. She only allows herself to accept the magic inside of her that helps others or causes no harm. There's a reason for that and it's believable. Her magic also gets employed as a tool to move the plot along. I liked how the author molded a young sheltered girl into a woman that's a force to be reckoned with. The transition was detailed in such a way that I felt like I was shadowing the heroine every step of the way. Cecily inadvertently trained herself for her future and only after reading this book will readers understand what I mean. Magic is the world she was born into, but not all that she knows. Giles's character is so sweet. I don't mean he's a pansy. I refer to him being a man who fell in love when he was but a kid and didn't or couldn't recognize the emotion for what it was. His actions speak loud and clear to what is in his heart. Ms. Kennedy put him through the wringer that sorely tested his resolve and his love by having something happen to him that crushed his spirit. Yet, though his words, harshly and firmly spoken, and his chilling and isolationist silence made his choice clear, his actions eventually speak louder than the storms his lady can call. I sensed a bit of a Beauty and the Beast theme being interwoven through this fantasy. It's a classic element and I enjoyed the author's unique way of breathing new life into an old but treasured storytelling idea. Certainly it's romantic and emotional and it touched me right where the author intended. It was well written and effective and again proved just how special Cecily was. Read the full review at the Long and Short of It Romance Reviews
harstan More than 1 year ago
The humans rebel against the malevolent Elven lords who control much of England. The hope of the rebels lies with hybrid Cecily Sutton, daughter of Imperial Lord Breden Elven Lord of Dewhame and a human female. At nines years of age she was placed in hiding with fifteen year Giles Beaumont assigned to keep Cecily safe. By 1734, the Elven learns who she is, where she hides in Devon, and what she means to the resistance. She is a threat to the Elven who must die. Cecily knows she loves her guardian who is a dunderhead when it comes to his feelings for her though any time he has sex with a woman he dreams of her. As they head to the center of the storm, she must learn to control her magic to use as the critical weapon against the oppressors. The latest Kathryne Kennedy Georgian romantic fantasy (see The Fire Lord's Lover) is a fabulous tale that deftly provides an alternative historical England in which Elven Lords brutally rule. The story line is leisurely paced as the relationship between the lead couple evolves while they flee from a persistent lethal adversary. Sub-genre readers will enjoy a trek into the Kennedy realm. Harriet Klausner
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Full of romance and magic!!
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Ive read many of her books and am never disappointed.
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I really enjoyed this book. I loved all the fantasy mystical creatures, a book I could not put down. Definitely worth reading!
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emberbun13 More than 1 year ago
The plot has similar ideas as the Keven Costner/Witney Huston Movie Much more entertaining than Lord of Illusion.
Its2Snappy More than 1 year ago
Rating: 3.5 I enjoyed the interactions between the two main characters, Giles and Cecily, but I did not connect with the larger the story about the Rebellion and her father as much as I did in the first book. I loved that Cecily was a strong heroine and Giles a worthy match for her. I wish only that the overarching storyline kept my interest as much. Regardless, I still like this unique world and will be reading the next book.
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kmTX More than 1 year ago
Read the first two in this series, kept my attention and it is a different take on the typical fantasy romance. Will continue with the rest of the series. A worthwhile read
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The beat book ive read the first page only
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