First of a trilogy each written by a different romance writer. Each story centers around one of the members of the Raintree royal family. The Raintree clan is a group of people with supernatural powers (which are strongest in the royals). In this book, the eldest Raintree royal - Dante, who has power over fire, owns a Reno Casino and has just caught someone he thinks is stealing. Lorna Clay is this person - and she may have her own psychic powers, but she is strangely unable to fully acknowledge them. When they meet there is an immediate reaction from both on the psychic plane, but before they can get to the bottom of what it means or Lorna's ability is, the casino is set on fire. This is one of a few assassination attempts and Dante spends a lot of time in the book from that point on overriding Lorna's protests. He makes her stay by his side and do what he wants - literally. He finds that she is untrained and cannot block him from commanding her to do as he says. The story flowed at a fast pace, the Raintree vs Ansara (ancient enemies bent on Raintree destruction) storyline and characters were interesting, but I felt like many things could have been explored with more depth and I had trouble believing in the romance between the two main characters. The biggest difficulty I had was how Dante's treatment of Lorna was handled. Didn't really gel with me, but there is promise, and I'm interested in how the story will continue in the next 2 books.
Ha! Thought I could just read this book by itself. Now I have to go find the other books in this series, Raintree : Haunted by Linda Winstead Jones and Raintree : Sanctuary by Beverly Barton. Linda Howard is one of my favorite authors and she delivers the goods again in this book. I was actually chuckling out loud while reading. The only thing I want to know is, can't she write faster?
Wow, what a disappointment! I LOVe Linda Howard, mainly her older books for Silhouette Intimate Moments, and I was hoping this one was a throwback. I should have thrown it back on the rack. It makes absolutely no sense. I could not have cared less for either lead character. The setting was wrong, the plot (?) was stupid. This has to be her worst book. Read it only if you have to.
I love Linda Howard's books. When I first started reading I had no idea it was part of a series. I thought I would be able to get away with just reading her part. No such luck though. The end is left up in the air. However, even if it wasn't, the book was so good I would have run out to get book 2 anyway.
This book is a little different than Howards usual. It is a shorter book and I finished with it fast. It seemed somewhat skimpy on the story like it was edited down. Not my favorite book of hers but interesting enough to finish the trilogy.
I just bought the book and was unable to "finish" it. I tried and tried to get into it. Especially since Linda Howard is my favorite author ever! I think because this book was fantasy and I'm not into that genre.
Intriguing..great to read on airplane or airport while you wait. Makes the time go by fast...and once agin keeps you hooked. Cannot put it down even when I read it the second time! Involves the paranaormal powers of the Raintree Clan and their enemies Ansara. Enjoyable. Will get book 2 and 3.
Decent start to a trilogy, but I am not holding my breath until the next one comes out.
Considering this is Linda Howard....it could have been a whole lot better. What ever happened to her stories such as "Open Season", "Dying to Please", and the like? Did she lose her "voice"? Would the real Linda Howard please stand up?
#15 in the Silhouette Nocturne series, I found this book to be a good read. The suspense was good and the book is fast paced and interesting. I had trouble putting it down. I have read all 3 in the trilogy series and they are all good reads. Even though they are by different authors, it works good. Each family member has a special gift, this was has an infinity for fire, that would come in handy once in awhile.
Make sure you have all 3 books of this trilogy before reading! I really liked this trilogy because it had one unusual aspect I have never read in other trilogies. It is about 2 brothers and a sister. It is one story from 3 points of view! All 3 books happen at the same time. The first 2 books leave you hanging and you don't learn the ending until the end of the third book! Truly genius!
Paranormal Romance. Book I of the Raintree Trilogy. The Raintree clan defending against the Ansara wizards. Please see the other two book included in this series. Raintree: Haunted and Raintree: Sanctuary.
200 years after the Raintree clan defeated them, the Ansara wizards are rising again to take on their bitterest foes. As king, it's up to Dante Raintree to protect his clan, but his heart- and maybe his loyalties- may be fatally divided when Lorna Clay walks into his life.Sudenly fire, always his to control, defeats him, taking with it his livelihood. Unsure weather Lorna is to blame yet unable to walk away from her, Dante faces the fight of his lifetime, a fight even his strength and that of the Raintree clan may not be enough to win.
Two hundred years after the Raintree clan defeated them, the Ansara wizards are rising again to take on their bitterest foes. As king, it's up to Dante Raintree to protect his clan, but his heart-and maybe his loyalties-may be fatally divided when Lorna Clay walks into his life. Suddenly fire, always his to control, defeats him, taking with it his livelihood. Unsure whether Lorna is to blame yet unable to walk away from her, Dante faces the fight of his lifetime, a fight even his strength and that of the Raintree clan may not be enough to win.