Lord Heliodor's Retirement

Lord Heliodor's Retirement

by Amy Rae Durreson

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Unlikely hero Lord Adem Heliodor saved his queen’s life during the Screaming, a magical attack on his city, but his broken nerves have forced him into an unwanted early retirement to his country estate. Adem thinks his life is over, but retirement holds some surprises. First, there’s his new librarian, who turns out to be not just the first love he thought was dead, but also someone surprisingly knowledgeable about political intrigue. Then there’s the assassin in the orchard and the discovery that the Screaming was just the first attack on the city.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Daily Dose package "Never Too Late."

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ISBN-13: 9781634764216
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: 06/01/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 52
File size: 259 KB

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Lord Heliodor's Retirement 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters, the suspense , and the world. All were well crafted, complete, and rich in ambience. Adored that the M.C.s were mature. Short , but who cares when it's this well written. Please write a sequel and expand their adventures!
MaraJ73 More than 1 year ago
Even though this is a tale of fantasy and magic, it's also a tale of recovery and second chances. Lord Heliodor is dealing with what we now call PTSD and when he is sent home from what he sees as disgrace, a second chance at a new beginning finds him. This is a great little read that combines fantasy with historical wrapped up together in a nice romantic bow. Lord Heliodor's Retirement may be a novella but it is jam packed with reading goodness.
CrystalMarie218 More than 1 year ago
This is another one of those books where I was caught between a 3 and a 4 rating. If I had rated it up until the last 10% of the book, I would have given it a 3, but the ending was satisfying enough to end up a 4. I’ll admit, I’m not sure I would classify it as a ‘romance’ though. Historical suspense sorta kinda. The romance between Adem and Cory was an aside to the actual storyline, in my opinion, which ended up working out. Adem saved his queen from the Screaming, a strange plague that once touched by someone who has it, a person will start screaming and then bleeding from every orifice, dying soon after. Then, a short while later, he ended up screaming at her, thus precipitating his early retirement. Sent to his home in the country, which feels more like a banishment than anything, he becomes reacquainted with a man he thought long dead. But before they can have their HEA, an assassin comes after Adem. Now, time is against them as he and his man work to thwart a man intent on destroying their country in any way he can through sorcery. I have to admit, for such a short story, the author did an incredible job at putting this all together without making it feel rushed. While historical isn’t usually my thing, I enjoyed the fantasy-esque, historical slant. It added a nice touch of realism to it. Definitely 4 stars. Reviewed by a-nony-mouse for Crystal’s Many Reviewers *Copy provided for review*