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The Forest Lord (Fane, Bk 1)
The Forest Lord - Fane, Bk 1
Author: Susan Krinard
Hern is a Lord of the Fane, a race ancient before the coming of Man.  For a thousand years he has guarded his forest realm on the Lakeland estate of Hartsmere.  He longs to return to the Blessed Land of his own people, but he must bring with him a half-mortal heir, whose humanity will strengthen the weakened blood of the Fane. — He choo...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425186862
ISBN-10: 0425186865
Publication Date: 11/5/2002
Pages: 400
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 105 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Lenore avatar reviewed The Forest Lord (Fane, Bk 1) on + 193 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Predictable and strangely detached story. You never really feel connected to the characters. I've been entertained by Krinard's supernatural work before, but this one wasn't worth the time. Her werewolf novels are a bit better. She doesn't do as well trying to tackle the world of the fey.
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Helpful Score: 3
In an intriguing departure from her popular werewolf romances (Secret of the Wolf), Krinard takes readers to a realm where the Faerie and mortal worlds intersect and spins a darkly magical story of love, betrayal, and redemption. Based on ancient Celtic lore and set in the remote, forbidding forests of northern England, this well-written tale takes a powerful guardian spirit of the forest determined to save his race and a young woman whose innocence has unknowingly been bargained away by her father and gives them a dilemma that only love-and a little bit of magic-can resolve. A cast of exceptionally well-done secondary characters (most notably a villainous aunt and a wise, enchanting child), the excellent use of language, and an intricate, nicely unfolding plot add depth. Although the novel falls firmly within the fantasy romance subgenre, its compelling characters and the universal nature of their underlying conflicts should guarantee an across-the-board appeal to general fantasy fans and other readers. Krinard is a best-selling, highly regarded writer who is deservedly carving out a niche in the romance arena. She lives in Concord, CA.
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Helpful Score: 2
The prequel to Lord of the Beasts, another excellent book from Susan Krinard.
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Helpful Score: 2
Another marvelous contribution by Susan Krinard. Thoroughly enjoyable!
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Helpful Score: 2
Not really my cup of tea. The hero was a bit to austere, and the premise was a little strange.
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gypsybookworm avatar reviewed The Forest Lord (Fane, Bk 1) on + 27 more book reviews
I absolutely loved this book. It was total fantasy and full of twists and turns. There were some inevitable parts to it, but I was also surprised on others.
It's got just the right amount of romance build up, and the plot doesn't drag on. I found myself really routing for Hartley and Eden's love. I even dreaded when something bad popped up, just totally stuck in suspense and concern.
I will def check out the sequel. I hope it's as good!
The author has a smooth, believable style and the dialogue flows practically and nicely.

This will stay on my shelves as one of my new favorites!
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Susan Krinard writes great romances! Her characters usually have some depth, and there are a number of twists in this book that I totally did not see coming. If you are a fan of fantasy or of Regency/Jane Austen type books, you will probably find this worth a read. There is magic, mystery, faked death, baby switching and a host of other interesting things in this book. I give it five stars.
bahnsenwife avatar reviewed The Forest Lord (Fane, Bk 1) on
When I first started reading this book, it was a little weird. However, it turned out to be a really good book!!


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