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Seize the Fire Mass Market Paperback – Oct 2008

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 583 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (Oct. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402213964
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402213960
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 10.7 x 4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,753,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Laura Kinsale is the award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author of The Shadow and the Star, Seize the Fire, The Prince of Midnight, Flowers From the Storm, For My Lady's Heart, and The Dream Hunter. She and her husband divide their time between Santa Fe and Dallas. Shadowheart won the Romance Writers of America Rita Award for best long historical romance of 2004. Kinsale also won best romance novel of 1990 for Prince of Midnight. Kinsale was 1987-1988 Career Achievement Award Winner from Romantic Times Magazine. She was also Regency Historical Romance 2004 Career Achievement Award Winner from Romantic Times Magazine and the Innovative Historical Romance 1994 RRA Awards Nominee for Best Historical Romance Author. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Rikke Petersen on 12 July 2005
Format: Paperback
I read this novel 10 years ago, and it remains one of the best, and most unusual, romances I've come across.

Olympia is a real-blood princess of some obscure Eastern-Europe country, which she has never seen, but she dreams of returning home and "liberate" the people from her uncle's opression. In short, she's a somewhat naive idealist, but very endearing. However she's a ward of Queen Victoria, and has little influence over her own destiny. In order to sneak out of London and start her personal crusade she enlists the help of Sir Sheridan Drake, acclaimed hero, and her greatest idol. Sheridan turns out to be a man with MANY secrets, and his own motives for helping her.
He's one of the most conflicted romantic heroes I've come across, and his closet is just brimming with skeletons. As an example, he was previously a killer/strangler for the Kali sect in India. Not that he had a choice, but still not an acceptable occupation for a gentleman.
During their travels this unlikely couple gradually get to know each other for real, and form a relationship.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Arianna on 25 Oct. 2013
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I didn't think it was possible to find another book that would equal Flowers from the Storm - but this one does. Admittedly, I love a tortured hero - and Sheridan Drake is half-crippled by his past, although at first he hides it quite well. The story moves at a fairly brisk pace and through numerous foreign locations - I particularly enjoyed the sequence on the Falkland Islands and was also very interested in the time spent at the palace of Isak Pasha having been there myself. My only criticism [and it's very minor] is that I didn't feel Sheridan's father was ever properly explained. Did he merely enjoy life-wrecking jokes or was he truly trying to ruin his son - and if so, why? Either way, it's pretty clear his demise was no loss to mankind in general or Sheridan in particular. I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading it again in the future.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kristin on 12 Mar. 2010
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Yet another wonderful book by Laura Kinsale! I agree with all that has been said about this book as I have just finished it. Having collected most of LK's books since I discovered her through these reviews I have been awed by her capacity to create such extraordinary heroes and heroines, historical detail and complicated and interesting plots. She is wonderful!

The journey through these pages will have your eyes watering and your inside feeling as it has never done before. My breath was held so many times whilst reading this book because I forgot to breath! Sheridan was out of his time and Olympia grew into hers and they found each other at last. Lovely reading, as I have found ALL of her books to be.

She is a little like Dorothy Dunnett but on a much smaller scale.
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By Judge Tabor TOP 500 REVIEWER on 26 Sept. 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
I regret that I chose to read this book. When I realized that Laura Kinsale's books were available on Kindle Unlimited, I was thrilled. This book had some very favorable reviews and I thought... "It's Kinsale - how could I go wrong?" I have written a lengthy "book report" type of review so that you, the potential buyer of this book and one who will spend a fair portion of time reading it, may better decide if this is the book for you. It is the type of book that sticks in your soul but may not be the book for your reading pleasure.

**Spoilers From Here On**

We have a very seriously damaged hero in Sheridan. He is Captain Sheridan Drake, descendant of Sir Francis, decorated veteran of the Napoleonic and Burmese wars, of battles in Canada and the Caribbean, celebrated naval tactician, and most recently created Knight of the most Honorable Order of Bath for his valor and selfless heroism in the Battle of Navarino. To understand Sheridan a little, you need to be aware of the following facts:

He was/is a musical genius but has never been able to follow his heart's desire to develop his passion. For some reason not fully explained in this book, when he was ten years old, his father told him he would take him to Vienna to study music, but instead packed him off to sea along with 10,000 other midshipmen. During the 28 "very unwilling years" Sheridan served in the Navy, he has had very unusual experiences which, in my opinion, when used within the context of the storyline serve to only confuse and hinder the reader because these experiences are never fully explained. For example, Sheridan spent time traveling with Thuggees, saw things too horrible to relate, he escaped, but it's possible they're still after him in order to kill him.
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By avidreader on 23 Sept. 2014
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I have recently discovered Laura Kinsale and like other readers, I'm hooked! My first read was 'Flowers from the Storm' which I think is extraordinarily good - and now 'Seize the Fire' is up there with it. I have read two other books by LK, which I enjoyed but which didn't grip me like the two mentioned here. Her amazing capacity is to take situations which today are dealt with with a combination of medicine, hospitalisation, therapy, physio, etc - at the time she writes about, someone who had suffered a stroke [FFTS] or post-traumatic stress disorder [STF] was dealt with harshly or not at all; certainly there was no understanding. In our society, we can't even come close to understanding how it must have been for the sufferers.

Other reviewers have spoken about the plot of Seize the Fire and there is nothing useful for me to add. I do agree, though, that an epilogue would have been entirely superfluous. I was left with the feeling that, despite the support and love the main characters would be able to give to one another, there would be no instant resolution to their relationship, which one suspects would be difficult
throughout their lives - but that is reality speaking, and of course if there were a follow-up [didn't understand how or where the Baron fitted in, and I will reread this book because I think there is much more to get out of it than I absorbed first time round] then it would be lovely to see our hero and heroine settling down together. A wonderful, if difficult, read, and I will continue to read all her books.
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