Lord of the Privateers (Adventurers Quartet Series #4)

Lord of the Privateers (Adventurers Quartet Series #4)

by Stephanie Laurens

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens delivers the thrilling conclusion to her acclaimed series THE ADVENTURERS QUARTET, a passionate Regency-era drama where intrigue and danger play out on the high seas and in exotic tropical jungles, ultimately reaching a dazzling climax in the glittering ballrooms of London.

Unstoppable determination

Widely known as the lord of the privateers, Royd Frobisher expects to execute the final stage of the rescue mission his brothers have begun. What he does not expect is to be pressured into taking Isobel Carmichael—his childhood sweetheart, former handfasted bride and current business partner—with him. A force of nature, Isobel has a mission of her own: to find and bring a young cousin safely home. And along the way, she hopes to rid herself of the dreams of a life with Royd that still haunt her.

Unfinished business

Neither expects the shock that awaits them as they set sail, much less the new horizons that open before them as they embark on a full-scale rescue-assault on the compound deep in the jungle. Yet despite the support of his brothers and their ladies, Royd and Isobel discover that freeing the captives is only half the battle. To identify and convict the conspirators behind the illicit enterprise—and save England from political disaster—they must return to the ballrooms of the haut ton and hunt the villains on their home ground.

Unforgettable love

But having found each other again, having glimpsed the heaven that could yet be theirs, how much are Royd and Isobel willing to risk in the name of duty?

Revel in the action, drama, intrigue and passion as the Frobishers—with help from Wolverstone, the Cynsters and many familiar others—steer the adventure to a glorious end.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778319733
Publisher: MIRA Books
Publication date: 12/27/2016
Series: Adventurers Quartet Series , #4
Edition description: Original
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 141,081
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens originally began writing as an escape from the dry world of professional science. Her hobby quickly became a career; she has been writing historical romance novels for more than 20 years. Currently living outside Melbourne, Australia with her husband and two cats, she spends most of her days writing new stories in her signature 'Errol Flynn meets Jane Austen" style. Visit her online at www.stephanielaurens.com.

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Lord of the Privateers 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book as well as the series. It grabs you from page one and never stops. I loved reconnecting with the Cynsters and the others from former novels. Stephanie never disappoints.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An exhilarating end to this exciting series. Isobel and Royd's love story against the backdrop of a riveting adventure on the sea and into the jungles of Africa is Stephanie Lauren's at her best. Loved it! Will be a future re-read.
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Donatella More than 1 year ago
I loved this book as well as the other Adventurers books. It is fantastic - I couldn't put it down.
julieford More than 1 year ago
Stephanie Laurens writes with style, class and a technique that draws the reader into the story and keeps you enthralled until the very end. Lord of the Privateers is the culmination of the Adventurers Quartet series and is definitely the icing on the cake of this story. Royd is tasked with completing the mission of rescuing the hostages and capturing all those involved in the diamond mine. Isobel is determined to find her missing cousin and approaches Royd to take her to Freetown. Royd and Isobel were hand-fasted 8 years ago but never married because she called it off without giving Royd a reason. Now that they will be travelling together they must face the difficulties and insecurities that tore them apart and try to find a way forward. This is an amazing story filled with adventure, danger and love.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
LORD OF THE PRIVATEERS is the fourth and final installment in Stephanie Laurens’s THE ADVENTURER’S QUARTER historical, romantic adventure series focusing on the Frobisher brothers and their search for several missing women, children and military personnel in Freetown, South Africa. This is eldest brother Captain Royd Frobisher, and his childhood sweetheart Isobel Carmichael’s story line. LORD OF THE PRIVATEERS an be read as a stand alone although I recommend reading the series in order as each installment builds upon the events of the previous story lines, and the ongoing ARC throughout. Told from several third person perspectives including Royd and Isobel, LORD OF THE PRIVATEERS is the culmination of four story lines that followed a trail of missing and kidnapped children, women and men in Freetown, South Africa, and the realization that some very powerful people with money and connections were backing the exhumation of illegal diamonds in the minds of South Africa. With their youngest brother enslaved in the mining camp Royd, Declan and Caleb Froubisher, along with their crews embark on a journey to free the prisoners and uncover the identity of those behind the mines. Enter Isobel Carmichael, Royd’s former sweetheart, who demands passage on the journey , in search of her cousin Miss Katherine Fortescue. What ensues is the rekindling relationship between Royd and Isobel; the detailed rescue mission to free the slaves; and a secret revealed that will change Royd’s relationship with the woman he has always loved. LORD OF THE PRIVATEERS is a detailed and complex story line with a multi-layered premise with a large number of secondary and supporting characters that cross over between series and story lines. A mission to rescue loved ones finds Royd and Isobel rediscovering what once was, and what is meant to be. But freeing the captives is only part of their mission; returning home it was time to reveal the people involved. LORD OF THE PRIVATEERS is a grand finale that brings together family and friends in a multi-faceted conclusion where happily ever afters make way for future adventurers on the high seas.
def618 More than 1 year ago
Wow! What a great ending to a wonderful series. I couldn't put this book down. While it can be read on its own, I think you will enjoy it more if you've read the previous 3 in this series. I say that because each book delves further into the mystery that the Frobisher brothers are investigating. This book is primarily Royd, the eldest Frobisher son, and Isobel Carmichael's story. They have been in love since he was 11 and she 8. An occurrence that happened about 8 years before this story caused a rift between them. (no spoilers from me) The Frobisher family are privateers who also do some work, quietly, for the government. The Carmichael family builds and improves ships. Royd has been asked to go to Freetown to finish the investigation into the missing men, women and children. Isobel insists Royd takes her along as her cousin, Katherine, is one of the missing. Before leaving, they receive news from Caleb, his youngest brother. He has sent his ship back with information they will need to rescue the captives, find and prosecute the backers. Of course Declan and his wide Edwina, Robert and his fiancée Aileen, and 2 other Frobisher ships are meeting him in Freetown. After taking care of the situation in Freetown they return to London to discover and prosecute the backers of the mine. I truly enjoyed all 4 of these books, especially this one. I have tried to entice you to read this without ruining all that's going on. I appreciate that the author has a Cast of Characters in the front of the book if you need it, as it's hard to remember all of the minor characters from the earlier books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago