Lord of a Thousand Nights Book Summary and Study Guide

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Bantam, Dec 2001, 6.50, 384 pp.
ISBN: 0553583867

    In 1357 on the Scottish border, widow Lady Reyna Graham concocts a dangerous but necessary plan to try to save her people. The siege led by English mercenary Ian Guilford and his ally Morvan Fitzwaryn (star of THE PROTECTOR) is working so well that it jeopardizes her clan. Reyna dresses up as a courtesan to gain access to her enemy's camp so that she can kill Ian, known for his military and boudoir prowess as the LORD OF A THOUSAND NIGHTS.
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    However, Ian is not anything like Reyna's deceased much older spouse Robert and so she underestimates his intelligence while her efforts to protect her people intrigues him. However, he learns that her past is an enigma as rumors abound that she killed Robert. As Reyna and Ian bond in love, someone plans a different unhappy ending for this duo.

    Madeline Hunter continues to provide reader with some of the best medieval romances on the market today. Her latest tale, LORD OF A THOUSAND NIGHTS, is a strong story containing two deep characters agonizing between love and responsibility. The story line contains much of the elements found in most sub-genre tales, but several twists and turns keep the reader guessing as to what happens next and who Reyna really is. The return of characters from the Hunter pantheon of novels provide a myth like depth that proves once again that when it comes to fourteenth century romance, readers should hunt down novels by this wonderfully skilled writer.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Ancient scotland Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   loving someone from historic enemy Seduction/coercion/force    -   Yes Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   war bringing lovers together    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Who seduces whom?    -   woman seducing man

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   60% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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