Fires Of Winter [Roberta Gellis] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The windswept plains of medieval England were torn by the raging. Melusine of Ulle, daughter of Scottish nobility, is given in marriage to Bruno of Jernaeve, who secures her land for his sovereign, King David. Born enemies, the . Fires of Winter continues the story Gellis began in A Tapestry of Dreams, and tells the story of Lady Audris’ illegitimate half brother Bruno.

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Historical Fiction Online Skip to content. Kindle Unlmited Interesting but a little long. It’s set in the late s, during a time in England known as the Anarchy. Eventually the two manage to build a strong marriage and relationship amidst the backdrop of England’s Civil War between Stephen and Matilda.

Their respect and honesty is a balm for wedded bliss and for a Queen who doesn’t trust her captive servant. Gellis is really good at delivering interesting, true to their period, characters and in immersing her story in history.

Roberta Gellis had a great talent for immersing readers in a world that feels historically authentic and for building three-dimensional and fully fleshed out characters and relationships that avoid being formulaic.

It is the same formula of war, marriage from different worlds then love. Preview — Fires of Winter by Roberta Gellis. They both know they have duty and This book can be mistaken for historical romance, but personally I would not say it is that. For who knows what reason I never got itStephen decides to knight Bruno and marry him to Melusine, who is half mad with grief over the loss of her family and home, and when she recognizes her new husband as the man who took her from Ulle she attempts to kill him while he’s sleeping.


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Other books in the series. The chapters alternate between Bruno’s and Melusine’s first-person, past-tense points of view.

Geellis is a lot of history included in the story. As a note of caution there is one scene early in the book that contains a rape scene. The King and Queen Maud decide a marriage of convenience for them and one could say that this more romantic side of the story continues till they come to terms with each other. We don’t need to see it again with Melusine’s explicit explanation of her behavior! See if you have enough points for this item.

Melusine is headstrong and calculating. It’s a good book. The book is also part 2 in a series, but works wonderful on it’s own. The review must be at least 50 characters long. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The sibling love between them is touching.

Fires of Winter (Tales of Jernaeve, #2) by Roberta Gellis

Trivia About Fires of Winter Published June 1st by Jove first published June 1st Apr 24, Linda Morris rated it really liked it. The only real highlights of the book are the few times Bruno and Melusine are together, although they did get a bit corny and outdated at times, ROFL the constant references by Bruno to his “standing man” Sir Jehad and no I’m not going to explain what that means, if I did I’d get censored.

May 20, Elaine rated it it was ok. What reviewers are saying about Fires of Winter: Return to Book Page. In this series Book 1.

May 15, Pauline rated it it was ok. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. The romantic pacing is very slow – a third of the way through, they still haven’t had sex although the marriage was consummated through what both characters describe as rape, so be warned – and the political detail is lavishly explained.


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How Stephen alienated his brother’s support who went to Matilda and how after Matilda and Robert of Gloucester invaded Germany and eventually fought till they imprisoned King Stephen. I give this book 2. And her noble name made her a threat to the new king. Told fides alternating first-person perspectives, it starts slooooowly – birth, parentage, childhood, siblings; deaths of siblings, deaths of parents; assorted plagues, political disputes, and wars; etc.

The biggest issue I had was with the plot and writing. This book can be mistaken for historical romance, but personally I would robeeta say it is that. Gellis probably expected this and it definitely kept this reader hooked while slowly driving me towards insanity….

The heroine is given to him in an arranged marriage and has dubious loyalties to Stephen. Despite his dubious parentage, Bruno uses his skills with geklis and horses to make his way, eventually leading to service at the court of King Stephen who has usurped the English crown from his cousin Matilda.

Refresh and try again. Also, another thing is slightly disturbing.