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Lord of Vengeance [Kindle Edition]

Lara Adrian
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Available now in ebook! An award-winning medieval romance from New York Times and #1 internationally best-selling author Lara Adrian (originally published under the pen name Tina St. John).


Taken captive by Gunnar Rutledge, a dark knight sworn to destroy her father, Raina d’Bussy must teach forgiveness to a man who knows no mercy and lives only to exact revenge on his enemy. But time in Gunnar’s keep stirs an unwanted passion in Raina, and something far more perilous, when she finds herself falling in love with the one man she should never desire.

For Gunnar, vengeance is all that matters. He seeks the ultimate price from his enemy’s beautiful young daughter, claiming Raina as his hostage. But the proud beauty defies him at every turn, tempting him like no other. Setting out to break Raina’s glorious spirit, Gunnar instead finds himself bewitched by her goodness, her strength. Can he seize the justice he is due without losing Raina forever?

Winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Best Medieval Romance of the Year

HOLT Medallion Finalist for Best Historical Romance of the Year

“Between the hero and heroine, a secret that I was not prepared for (which is a definite plus) and the action building to a fevered pitch toward the end, there was little or nothing not to love in Lord of Vengeance. All in all, it is a truly wonderful read.” –All About Romance (Grade A / Desert Isle Keeper)


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From the Author

Dear Fellow Romantic,
I'm so excited to bring you LORD OF VENGEANCE, my firstnovel--a spirited tale set in a time of dark warriors and gentle ladies, besieged medieval castles and diabolical court intrigues.

Gunnar Rutledge is my favorite kind of hero. He's angry, haunted by his past failings, and certain that nothing but revenge against his hated enemy will fill the aching void in his heart. He is wrong, of course, but it will take the love and compassion of a very special lady to make him see that. For Raina d'Bussy--the headstrong daughter of Gunnar's nemesis--facing this formidable warrior will take more courage than she thought she possessed. To save her father, she must teach a man who has lived too long without love, to forgive. To save the enemy she comes to cherish, she must first save him from himself.

I hope you enjoy reading LORD OF VENGEANCE as much as I have enjoyed bringing it to you!

Sincerely, Tina St. John

p.s. If you'd like to learn more about me and my upcoming books, please visit my website.


**** 4 Stars (Excellent!) from Romantic Times: "LORD OF VENGEANCE...sizzles with sexual tension and rapier-sharp repartee--the kind of captive/captor tale readers cherish."

**** 4+ Stars from Bookbug on The Web: "LORD OF VENGEANCE...has adventure, hateful villains, steamy sensuality mixed with tenderness, and a hero and heroine to love...a book you'll savor and want to read again and again--definitely a keeper!"

**** Rendezvous said: "...a sensational tale with passion defining every page. I marvel at Ms. St. John's ability to keep everything on a high level of thrills."

**** Romance Reviews at BookBrowser called it: "A must-read novel for any romantic enjoying complex characters, a fascinating plot, and passionate love scenes."

Please check my website for an excerpt and a complete listing of reviews!

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 630 KB
  • Print Length: 356 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Lara Adrian, LLC (11 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007TL11B0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #49,555 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A touching medieval romance 27 Aug. 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
"Lord of Vengeance" is Tina St John's first novel and for a first one it's really good. I've read her second novel "Lady of Valor" first and I must say she is getting better and better.
The story is set in 12th century England before the rein of King Henry II. Those years were very disorganised and full of marauding band attacs, unlawful sieges and lots of cruel killings.The story is about Gunnar Rutledge and his vengeance against Luther D'Bussy who killed his parents, destroyed his home and future when he was a young boy.Gunnar grows into a powerful battle-hardened stone-faced knight who has no emotions only his hatred for his family's murderer. There is nothing in the world what interests him, nothing gives him hope , happiness and reason to live for until he meets Raina his enemy's daughter. Raina D'Bussy is beautiful, brave and strong but she is also shocked and alarmed by Gunnar's behavior. She refuses to accept Gunnar's accusations about her father because the father she knows has never killed anyone.In order to force D'Bussy to confront him, Gunnar takes Raina to his unkept castle and keeps her hostage for a while.They spend some together and they fight their growing attraction for each other. Gunnar is helpless against his feelings for Raina. He fights them and her all the time but at the end his love for her prevails. She is his soulmate, his other half and she fills up the void in his heart and soul what he thought never ever existed. Raina has a hard time to understand Gunnar and his reasoning. She is a compassionate woman and she understands him and she also falls in love with him because she sees behind his mask and she touches his heart.She also loves her father and realises that she would never be happy if Gunnar killed her father.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Medieval romance from the Heart!! 19 July 1999
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
I simply cannot say enough about how wonderful this book made me fee. It's a beautiful medieval tale in every sense in that the hero, Gunnar Rutledge, so brimming with hatred and vengeance and angst, especially in the beginning of LOV, changes his destructive path because of the gentle, sweet as well as fiery love of his heroine, Raina, his enemy's daughter. The writing is excellent and so is the story. I don't want to give away the plot, but if you're looking for a fun, exciting historical romance told with a fresh voice, LORD OF VENGEANCE will sweep you right off your feet, your toes, your whatever! Ten stars for Tina St. John! I can't wait for her next book!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It is totally amazing 6 Jan. 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I read this book in August 1999, and i still can't stop thinking about it. The two characters are so inthralling, it just makes you feel as if you know them. The settings are wonderful, the passion that the two felt for each other really makes you want to cheer and say wow that's a match made in heaven. I still can't stop thinking about this book. And i cannot wait for the one to follow. If you love true romance,a nail biting twist to the story, and beautiful settings, then this is a MUST READ. Tina St John is a wonderful writer. i have spoken to her on e-mail. And she is amazing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TRULY ONE OF THE BEST !!! 2 Sept. 1999
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
I consider myself a "medieval love story" expert, combing the bookstores for new and old, and I give this book a "10"!! The conflict between Gunnar and Raina is perfect! He doesn't roll over and become the "perfect knight" in the beginning showing the just the right amount of testosterone!! And for a change the "hostage is treated as such! But the emotional ties and sexual tension between the two is perfect!! Write faster Mrs. St John,,Lady of Valor is taking too long!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I fell in love with Gunnar Rutledge from page one. And when Raina d'Bussy entered the scene, proud and nobel, she captured my heart as well. Fast paced with page turning chapters kept me glued right up to its heart-warming end. This book left me with the knowledge that true love spans all times and truly avails.
Tina St. John has mastered the craft of writing and will be on the scene for a long time to come! She weaves wonderfully spun tales to escape with and leaves you with a smile on your face.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very sweet story. 21 July 1999
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
I enjoyed the book, but found some of the scenes contrived and difficult to believe. St. John's attempts at sexual tension are slightly amusing, but succumb to a lack of emotion. However, she unfolds her story masterfully and the ending is worth reading the rest of the book - it will reduce you to tears. That's why I gave it the 4 stars. You truly 'feel' the characters and you accompany them every step of the way.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 5 May 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
After reading the other reviews I thought it was worth a try, but if you word of advise: don't bother. A very predictable plot, and the language with the use of old english words seemed very unnatural and didn't flow well. Save your money for something else.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a fantastic read!! 16 Aug. 1999
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I loved this book! I haven't had a book capture me like thisin a very long time. For once, the heroine wasn't a bumbling idiot and the hero wasn't a swain. They can be at times. Raina and Gunnar were perfect together from beginning to end and every page was a thrill. I can't wait to read Ms. St John's next one! She goes on my list of favorite authors. And just for the record, I loved the names Raina and Gunnar.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really good read throughly enjoyed this book
Really good read throughly enjoyed this book. ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars could not put this book down
I really got into this book straight away very easy read but could not wait for the outcome. Lovely, although quite ruthless in places but a really good reason.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Always a pleasure!!!
Yet another example of Lara Adrian's fantastic writing ability..... gunner and Raina's story is one that will captivate you and leave you wanting to learn more ... Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Magical Time
Every so often I like to read a medieval love story. There's something about this particularly time in our history that I find magical. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars A triumph
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4.0 out of 5 stars interesting read
i do like a bit of history, and this medieval romance lwasn't a heavy read as some can be, i found it imaginative and good reading. Read more
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