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ISBN:0553591843
Author: Madeline Hunter
ISBN13: 978-0553591842
Title: Lord of a Thousand Nights
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Category: Historical
Publisher: Bantam (March 25, 2008)

Lord of a Thousand Nights by Madeline Hunter



Lord of a Thousand Nights. They have absolutely nothing in common. She is Scottish widow, a scholar, and a virtuous woman who would die before she broke a promise or an oath. He is an English mercenary, a sensualist, and a rogue knight who can mesmerize women with his devastating smile. Called the Lord of a Thousand Nights, Ian of Guilford was famed as much for his feats in the bedroom as on the battlefield. But Lady Reyna Graham had no idea of this when, disguised as a courtesan, she passed behind enemy lines with a desperate plan to save her people. Now, sitting in the tent of the dizzyingly handsome warrior who commanded the army outside her gates, the beautiful widow suddenly realized that she had underestimated her foe.

About book: No woman alive could resist his tantalizing seduction. Celebrated as �one of the brightest new writers in the genre� (Publishers Weekly), Madeline Hunter has won the hearts of readers with the poignant passion of her love stories and the brilliance of her writing Called the Lord of a Thousand Nights, Ian of Guilford was famed as much for his feats in the bedroom as on the battlefield.

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Called the Lord of a Thousand Nights, Ian of Guilford was famed as much for his feats in the bedroom as on the battlefield. I loved how she paced the story, allowing her characters to really come alive, giving me an opportunity to appreciate Reyna and Ian more. They were both complex yet well developed characters. Celebrated as one of the brightest new writers in the genre (Publishers Weekly), Madeline Hunter has won the hearts of readers with the poignant passion of her love stories and the brilliance of her writing Called the Lord of a Thousand Nights, Ian of Guilford was famed as much for his feats in the bedroom as on the battlefield

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LORD OF A THOUSAND NIGHTS MADELINE HUNTER A Bantam Book PUBLISHING HISTORY A Bantam Book, January 2002 All rights reser. The Dream of a Thousand Nights. Dedication To Thea Nishimori, for all her hard work and encouragement The Thousand and One Nights. All Rights Reserved The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night (Vol. 1) (Thousand Nights & One Night)

No woman alive could resist his tantalizing seduction....Celebrated as “one of the brightest new writers in the genre” (Publishers Weekly), Madeline Hunter has won the hearts of readers with the poignant passion of her love stories and the brilliance of her writing. Now this nationally bestselling, award-winning author delivers her freshest, most tantalizing romance yet...Called the Lord of a Thousand Nights, Ian of Guilford was famed as much for his feats in the bedroom as on the battlefield. But Lady Reyna Graham had no idea of this when, disguised as a courtesan, she passed behind enemy lines with a desperate plan to save her people.Now, sitting in the tent of the dizzyingly handsome warrior who commanded the army outside her gates, the beautiful widow suddenly realized that she had underestimated her foe.For she found herself in the company of a man whose charms were said to be impossible to resist...and who would show no mercy in laying siege to her heart—and body—with every sensual weapon in his arsenal.For the sake of her people, she must not give in ... and she must somehow turn this legendary lover who never lost his heart into a man who would exchange all his thousand nights for one with her....
Reviews: 7
Painwind
Many of you may not know that Madeline Hunter has a Medieval series… but she does.

This one is set on the Scottish border in 1357. It tells the story of an English knight, Ian of Guilford, dubbed “Lord of a Thousand Nights” for his prowess with women, and Lady Reyna Graham, a widow who is desperate to save her people and her home, Black Lyne Keep, from Ian’s assault. One night, she sneaks out and into his tent, posing as a prostitute. She thinks to kill him, however, Ian knows women and he knows this one is not an experienced woman.

Following her retreat back into the keep, he finds the passage that allows his men to take the keep without a siege. Once captured, she and her people are under his control. There is a fair amount of suspense, witty banter, and sex, as well as some good secondary characters to keep you entertained.

Ian turns out to be nobler that one might think initially. And Reyna is a well-loved noble heroine of good intentions gone awry. There’s mystery in their backgrounds and Hunter does a great job of revealing those at the end.

This is the last of Hunter’s 14th Century London Medieval series and some of the couples in the other stories are characters in this one. All are highly recommended:

By Possession
By Design
Stealing Heaven
By Arrangement
The Protector
Lord of a Thousand Nights
Vozuru
I didn't know what I was expecting while reading this number named after the hero, the "Lord of a Thousand Nights."

Yes, that's what the ladies in like the 1400's or something or other call him. Because he's been with about a thousand women. Now, I'm not certain why this is attractive. I'm pretty sure there was a thing called syphilis back then, and I wouldn't touch the man with a ten-foot pole. But alas, he was attractive as sin, charismatic and all that jazz.

But STDs do not exist in romance novels, so I was happy to put that little non-issue aside, and just enjoy that he must be seriously experienced. And I guess he was. He was also a pretty decent hero; he only got a little controlling sometimes. But he'd surely pass the nice-hero test, which was a little unfortunate, but whatever.

I've read so many of these medieval romances, that there isn't one archaic word I don't know. I'm informed about medieval politics, society, and war, but the biggest problem I had with this story is that: I didn't know what the heck was happening. I was very much lost on the storyline, and it gave me a headache trying to figure it out.

I put the scissors in the fridge, so maybe it was just my jumbled mind this weekend, but still, it lacked enjoyment for me because of this issue.

The confusion kept me from loving it, and the love scenes felt a little too much like biting into a cheese sandwich.

The romance had decent conflict, and followed a particular trend that makes me continue reading medieval. Not a story I loved, but still one I enjoyed nonetheless.
Thomeena
I've been reading everything of hers lately. This is part of a trilogy and its EXCELLENT. All her characters are interesting, the stories are well done. You do not know how the story will play out until you've read it through. She is a very talented writer. I'm only sorry that I'm nearing the end of her books thus far. Look forward to new ones though!!!
Preve
Though I often enjoy previously met characters popping up in new reads, I didn't feel that it served well here, as opposed to in her Dueling Club series. So, a decent read, but forgettable and not as good as Stealing Heaven and others.
DART-SKRIMER
This is one of my favorite Madeline Hunter books. I think both Ian and Reyna are complex, rich characters and both have great lines. Fun read!
POFOD
This was a very good read, loved the characters and story line
WOGY
This book is everything a romance novel should be! Probably the best book written by Madeline Hunter! I had this book years ago in paperback form and had to buy it again on my kindle. Really worth the read!
Well the first line hooked me: "Be sure he drinks the wine before he gets your clothes off."

It's the summer of 1357, and though Scotland is officially under English rule, the English lords are still having trouble bringing their subjects to heel. Lady Reyna Graham's home, Black Lyne Keep, is under siege, and Reyna, a young widow stuck inside with people who believe she murdered her much older husband, is desperate to get out. She's concocted a plan to assassinate the English military commander, and in the process lift the siege on her home and make her escape to more friendly territory. Of course, her plan goes awry, and she inadvertantly ends up helping that commander, Ian of Guilford, storm the keep and take it over.

What follows is an entertaining game of cat and mouse in which Reyna tries to thwart Ian's rule of the keep, while Ian tries to subdue the swearing, spitting wildcat, and both try to banish their growing feelings for each other. But Ian sees the danger in Reyna's situation and becomes determined to prove her innocence, and in the process uncovers not only her late husband's secrets, but those of her own family, and discovers how much danger Reyna is really in. Ian is actually a really great hero, portrayed very realistically as a soldier of this time period, and he's got his own dark secrets. I was impressed with the well-developed plot that has some pretty good twists and angst-inspiring moments. And it's very sexy!

Overall, I liked this book, but I didn't love it. While it has more of a plot than other novels of the genre, it has less history. In fact, it pretty much has no history, and very little in the way of social commentary or custom, either, and I was disappointed in that. The story also has a couple of what I call "yeah, right" moments. For example, Ian invents the outdoor shower and Reyna invents leather lingerie. I will try this author again, though. There's no question she can write a good story; I liked the main characters in this one, and I like the descriptions of some of her other books. I'll just hope for a little more historical flavor!