Book Reviews of Son of the Morning

Son of the Morning
Son of the Morning
Author: Linda Howard
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780671799380
ISBN-10: 067179938X
Publication Date: 3/1/1997
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 290

3.8 stars, based on 290 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

44 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed Son of the Morning on + 50 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 16
I really, really liked this book. It ran my life for the time it took me to read it...laundry? dishes? Forget about them! Pick a rainy weekend to enjoy this one.

I expected a typical romance, but this had a lot of excitement. Almost as good as the Diana Gabaldon "Outlander" series, and I don't say that about much of anything since I've read those. Basically, this was Gabaldon mixed with the excitement/chase/danger of a really good Grisham book. It was GREAT. Highly recommended!
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 213 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
I don't think time travel books are her forte, although this is not a bad book. It is a good early Howard, strong characters and sex scenes. Too many loopholes in time travel books for me...
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 809 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
Time travel to decipher the legend of the Knights of the Templar treasure. Great story.
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 64 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
Very compelling storyline, and the author gets what scholars do, which is a bonus
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 81 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
I couldn't put it down! I read this while on vacation and did not want to leave the room (even though I was in Belize)!
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 23 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I was surprised at this book. It wasn't quite what I was expecting when I picked it up. But wow, it kept me on the edge of my seat. Even has some time travel in it, which was wonderfully done.
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 49 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Fantastic! Love the characters.
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Good historical romance, modern woman goes back in time! Very fun.
reviewed Son of the Morning on
Helpful Score: 1
I'm a Linda Howard fan anyway so I knew I'd enjoy this. Has a bit of the old Time Travel genre that I always enjoyed. Great read.
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Good read. This is different from the usual Linda Howard. The switches between time periods were handled very well.
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 38 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Favorite all time author. Hard to part ways with these books I have had for years.
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 72 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I really loved this book, read almost the whole thing on the plane from California to New York. Not what I expected, it's a Scottish time travel romance, yet also a thriller like The Pelican Brief with a Da Vinci Code twist to it and even some of Nurse Betty! A real page turner - hard to put down.
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 14 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I really liked the realness of the characters.
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 117 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Linda Howard writes a great book and this one fits right in.Grace specializes in ancient manuscrips and finds that she has the missing link to a lost Celtic treasure and needs to go back in time to the 14th century in Scotland..a good book.
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 95 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This book is on my keeper bookshelf and I only loan it to trusted friends. What a great storyline and a good example of the earlier time-travel genre. This is the one that had me looking for other Linda Howard reads
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 72 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Excellent read. One of her best time travel love stories.
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 26 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A romantic time-travel thriller with a fascinating premise, gripping passages and steamy sex.
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 25 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A time travel romance that is well done.
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 84 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is one of the best time-travels I've ever read. None of the cliché stuff you find in "every" TT book. This is not a comedy at all.
Linda Howard's knack for building the characters and relationships is followed through again. I have some personal reservations about a couple of pages near the end but this doesn't reflect on the quality of the book. For people who are secure in what they believe this is an excellent book!
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 127 more book reviews
I absolutely loved this book. In fact, I loved it so much, I let my co-worker borrow it. Sure enough, afterwards, she wanted her sister to borrow it. Well, you get the hint. I haven't seen it back as it is going from person to person. Everyone loves it. The characters are very well developed and you can tell Linda Howard put some thought into this book. There are some very steamy scenes in the book that don't seem out of place!
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 1076 more book reviews
A real slow starter but around page 50 something dramatic happens and kicks off the mystery. Grace St. John specializes in tranlating ancient documents and something spectacular comes across her desk...something someone is willing to kill for. Suddenly she is on the run and desperate to figure out what is going on. She comes across a reference to Niall of Scotland and stumbles into a time travel theory which carries most of the book. I found this exciting and since I greatly enjoy Scotland and time travel, found this book right up my alley.
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 25 more book reviews
I simply adored this book. I have read it twice, and loaned it out a couple of times, and everyone I talk to is a huge fan of this book. It's not your average time-travel AT ALL. It's so much more than that -- It's as much thriller as anything else. Very fast paced and totally engrossing, this book is a permanent keeper!!!!
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 4 more book reviews
I am a huge fan of Linda Howard and this was one of my favorite LH books. The beginning is sad as Grace watches her husband and brother being murdered, and then she has to go on the run from the killers who know she saw what happened. She was very clever the way she kept avoiding being caught. In the meanwhile, she is working on the transcripts to uncover ancient secrets from the past. When she finally travels through time to the 14th century and meets Niall of Scotland, the action really begins. Niall is one of the hottest, sexiest men ever put on paper! When it finally happens, the sex scenes between the two are amazing. If I were to have one negative comment to make, it would be that the characters do not actually meet until about two-thirds way through the book. But it is definitely worth the wait!
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 5 more book reviews
I liked the book, but I am not that much into time travel books. She still did a good job.
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 116 more book reviews
A scholar specializing in ancient manuscripts, Grace St. John never imagined that a cache of fragile, old documents she discovered was the missing link to a lost Celtic treasure. But as soon as she deciphers the intriguing legend of the Knights of the Templar -- long fabled to hold the key to unlimited power -- Grace becomes the target of a ruthless killer bent on abusing the coveted force. Determined to stop him, Grace needs the help of a celebrated warrior bound by duty to uphold the Templar\'s secret for all eternity. But to find him -- and to save herself -- she must go back in time.

Summoning the magic of an arcane ritual, Grace steps back to the barren hills of 14th-century Scotland, enduring the perils of an untamed land to confront Black Niall, a fierce man of dark fury and raw, unbridled desire. Driven by a mix of fear and passion, Grace enlists this brazen knight to join her in a modern-day search for a killer. In their quest to protect a timeless secret, they uncover a love for all time -- and a deadly duel of honor that risks everything they have.
reviewed Son of the Morning on
It's amazingly good. Linda Howard hasn't let me down yet! I was wary at first, due to the time travelung element, but Howard came out in top and even made me wish for more of the same. Her female protagonist goes through a whole lot more development in this book than the others, but it is a logical progression, from inexperience bookworm to confident woman. In short, one of my top ten by Linda Howard.
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 533 more book reviews
Wonderful, solid story from a pro.
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 419 more book reviews
It was a very good book. Read a couple of times.
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 166 more book reviews
Awesome!! I couldn't put it down!
Grace has been asked to decipher ancient papers. She does not realize that she has become a target, and someone will not stop until they get the papers back and have her in their grasp. As time goes on she realizes only one man can help her. She must go back in time to find him so she can end this nightmare.
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 126 more book reviews
Ick. I did not like this book and had trouble buying into the story.
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 15 more book reviews
Ok book. I didn't really like it.
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 6 more book reviews
This is my favorite Linda Howard book. She was writing about DaVinci Code before DaVinci Code was cool!
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 49 more book reviews
Grace St. John is a scholar specializing in ancient manuscripts. She has recently started working on a new cache of old documents. One fateful evening, her computer was acting up, so she went next door to the teenage computer geek to get him to fix her computer. When she walks home, she notices her boss in her house with her husband and brother. She watches in horror as her boss shoots these two men in cold blood and waits in ambush for her. Not only that, he arranges the scene to make it look like she did it. She cannot imagine why he would do such a thing. She takes off on the run with both her boss and the police after her. She guesses that the papers she has with her are the key to the mystery. While on the run, she slowly unravels the mystery of the papers and understands what it is that her boss is trying to get - the treasure of the Templars. In order to stop him, she must travel back in time to 14th century Scotland so that she can take over the power of the treasure in order to protect it. This was mostly a thriller with a little romance thrown in on the side!
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 301 more book reviews
A scholar specializing in ancient manuscripts, Grace St. John never imagined that a cache of fragile, old documents she discovered was the missing link to a lost Celtic treasure. But as soon as she deciphers the intriguing legend of the Knights of the Templar. Long fabled to hold the key to unlimited power.-Grace steps back to the barren hills of Scotland,enduring the perils of the untamed land and confronting the Black Niall.In a quest to protect the timeless secret, they uncover a love for all time and a deadly duel of honor to risk everything they have to stop a killer.
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 907 more book reviews
Howard is always a great read.
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 80 more book reviews
When her husband and brother are killed because of ancient manuscripts Grace is working on, she goes into hiding to elude the man who wants the papers and her dead. Translating the documents is more difficult that she thought, and their secret bound up with the Knights of the Templar. It will take stepping back into 14th century Scotland to face Black Niall, the Guardian warrior appearing in her very explicit dreams, for Grace to help protect the Templar's power from modern day corruption.
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 41 more book reviews
a womn scholar finds historic papers about the Knights Templars. Trouble ensues and she realises the only way to ramain safe is to contact the centeries dead man spoken of in the papers.
reviewed Son of the Morning on
A scholar specializing in ancient manuscripts, Grace St. John never imagined that a cache of fragile, old documents she dicovered was the missing link to a lost Celtic treasure.
But as soon as she deciphers the intriguing legend of the Knights of the Templer-- long fabled to hold the key to unlimited power--- Grace becomes the target of a ruthless killer bent on abusing the conveted force.
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 53 more book reviews
A scholar specializing in ancient manuscripts, Grace St. John never imagined that a cache of fragile, old documents she discovered was the missing link to a lost Celtic treasure. But as soon as she deciphers the intriguing legend of the Knights of the Templar long fabled to hold the key to unlimited power Grace becomes the target of a ruthless killer bent on abusing the coveted force. Determined to stop him, Grace needs the help of a celebrated warrior bound by duty to uphold the Templar's secret for all eternity. But to find him and to save herself she must go back in time.

Summoning the magic of an arcane ritual, Grace steps back to the barren hills of 14th-century Scotland, enduring the perils of an untamed land to confront Black Niall, a fierce man of dark fury and raw, unbridled desire. Driven by a mix of fear and passion, Grace enlists this brazen knight to join her in a modern-day search for a killer. In their quest to protect a timeless secret, they uncover a love for all time and a deadly duel of honor that risks everything they have.
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 44 more book reviews
Really good book! I initially posted an older version but lost it - so I bought a newer one, just to keep it listed! I'll read it again...
reviewed Son of the Morning on
A scholar specializing in ancient manuscripts, Grace St. John never imagined that a cache of fragile, old documents she discovered was the missing link to a lost Celtic treasure. But as soon as she deciphers the intriguing legend of the Knights of the Templar -- long fabled to hold the key to unlimited power -- Grace becomes the target of a ruthless killer bent on abusing the coveted force. Determined to stop him, Grace needs the help of a celebrated warrior bound by duty to uphold the Templar's secret for all eternity. But to find him -- and to save herself -- she must go back in time.

Summoning the magic of an arcane ritual, Grace steps back to the barren hills of 14th-century Scotland, enduring the perils of an untamed land to confront Black Niall, a fierce man of dark fury and raw, unbridled desire. Driven by a mix of fear and passion, Grace enlists this brazen knight to join her in a modern-day search for a killer. In their quest to protect a timeless secret, they uncover a love for all time -- and a deadly duel of honor that risks everything they have.
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 147 more book reviews
Grace St. John, a scholar, unwittingly discovers the Knights of Templar's secret treasure. Suddenly, her life is upturned when she spies her boss murdering her husband and brother. With no reason to live, except to extract vengeance, Grace becomes a fugitive of the law as she attempts to find an explanation for this horrible act. Grace simultaneously translates 14th century medieval documents written by Black Niall. This embittered knight reaches into Grace's subconscious and the two begin to share dreams 700 years apart.

This is a reissue - cover is different from original printing.
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 47 more book reviews
A scholar specializing in ancient manuscripts, Grace St. John never imagined that a cache of fragile, old documents she discovered was the missing link to a lost Celtic treasure. But as soon as she deciphers the intriguing legend of the Knights of the Templar, Grace becomes the target of a ruthless killer bent on abusing the coveted force. Determined to stop him, Grace needs the help of a celebrated warrior bound by duty to uphold the Templar's secret for all eternity. But to find him--and to save herself--she must go back in time.
reviewed Son of the Morning on + 475 more book reviews
A scholar specializing in ancient manuscripts, Grace St. John never imagined that a cache of old documents she discovered was the missing link to a lost Celtic treasure. But as soon as she deciphers the legend of the Knights of the Templar -- long fabled to hold the key to unlimited power - Grace becomes the target of a ruthless killer bent on abusing the coveted force. Determined to stop him, Grace needs the help of a warrior bound by duty to uphold the Templar's secret for all eternity. But to find him - and to save herself -- she must go back in time ... to the fourteenth-century Scotland ... and to Black Niall, a fierce man of dark fury and raw, unbridled desire ...