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Paperback The Queen in Winter Book

ISBN: 0425207722

ISBN13: 9780425207727

The Queen in Winter

(Part of the Nine Kingdoms Series)

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Book Overview

USA Today bestselling author Claire Delacroix's romances are "a treasure chest of words, rare and exquisite" ( Rendezvous ) USA Today bestselling author Lynn Kurland "surprises and enchants with each turn of phrase and page" ( Publishers Weekly )... Award-winning author Sharon Shinn's national bestselling fantasy novels are "taut, inventive, often mesmerizing" ( Kirkus Reviews ) and "rich with texture and diversity, and genuine characters." ( Anne...

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Great read

I bought the book for sharon shinn's story cause I am a big fan of her 12th house stories. The other authors are decent but not up to my standard

5 stars for Lynn Kurland, no rating for the others

I got this book for the first story, "A Whisper of Spring" by Lynn Kurland. I love her writing, while the other authors here just aren't my style. I love the way Lynn's stories are all clean... the romance is real love, rather than sexual "chemistry." This story didn't disappoint me. The emotion and tension is there, even though not even a kiss can be found in its pages. It is a BEAUTIFUL story of two people who discover that the chance that they never thought possible, has been given to them... to be together. Iolaire, an elfin priness, has been kidnapped by the evil Lothar of Wychwold. Her brother seeks out Symon, the mage king of Neroche, to help rescue her. The rescue is swiftly accomplished... but Iolaire cannot return to her home... and Symon finally dares to believe that maybe he can have her as his own.

Excellent Compilation

I bought this book for the Sharon Shinn story, as I am a big fan of her Mystic and Rider series, and this story ties up a few loose ends. I also enjoyed the other stories, but the real treasure was Sarah Monette's short story, A Gift of Wings. It's a beautiful story, and extraordinarily well-written, so I give this book 5 stars for not only living up to my expectations as far as Sharon Shinn's story, but also introducing me to an exceptional new author for me.

Good that doesn't quite cross over into Greatness

I bought this anthology for the Sharon Shinn story and adored that one. She picked up a thread I really wanted to see resolved and wove it in quite satisfactorily. Always ready for new authors in this genre, I read the rest of the book. The other three stories, by Sarah Monette, Claire Delacroix and Lynn Kurland, were good. Perfectly nice to wile away an hour or two but not so outstanding you want to go out and buy a book by them (although Ms. Kurland almost has me just because I also enjoyed her short story in "To Weave a Web of Magic"). Thus, my four stars. Good, great for Ms. Shinn's tale, just solid fairytale/romance/magic/fantasy. Enjoy.

four fine romantic fantasies

"A Whisper of Spring" by Lynn Kurland. Lothar kidnaps elfin Princess Iolaire. Human Symon attempts to rescue the female who haunts his dreams. "When Winter Comes" by Sharon Shinn. Sosie believes she needs to keep her numinous nephew Kinnon and his mother, her sister Annie, safe as many want to use the youngster for selfish gain. However, she soon needs help; Darryn provides that assistance though Sosie wonders about his motive. "The Kiss of the Snow Queen" by Claire Delacroix. Gerta the seer sets off on a quest to rescue Cai the sorcerer from the evil Cath Pulag. She receives mysterious aid from a spirit. "A Gift of Wings" by Sarah Monette. Agido the mercenary protects her former lover Maur, but soon needs his help when someone is killed at an inn as she is the prime suspect. These four romantic fantasies are fine tales with delightful lead protagonists who depend on one another to survive their respective quests. However, none of the fantasy realms are fully developed in spite of some characters having paranormal powers and using them. Still this is a fun time for fans who appreciate romances of a different sort. Harriet Klausner
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