- Explore more great deals on thousands of titles in our Deals in Books store.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
King of Storms Mass Market Paperback – Bargain Price, August 1, 2007
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Special Offers and Product Promotions
About the Author
More About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
As he rides to his meeting, Giff meets 19-year-old Lady Sidony Macleod, and in this new high-seas romance, it's true that opposites attract. Giff owns the ship, Storm Lass, and is known to be impulsive, impetuous and daring-while Sidony is quiet, unassuming and often finds herself "invisible" at family gatherings. Since her presence is overlooked during conversations, Sidony becomes privy to secret matters including the most recent, the treasure of the Templars. Those who threaten the treasure soon become a threat to Sidony.
Having secured a ship, albeit stolen, to transport the treasure to a safer place, Giff, along with Sidony, who was found as a hostage on the stolen ship, endure rough seas, billowing sails, storms and pursuing ships. As their relationship grows, Giff and Sidony begin to discover strengths in themselves and each in other, and when the anticipated danger becomes actual hand-to-hand combat with swords and bows, Sidony finds she is fully capable of decisive and reckless action. Self-confident and stubborn, Sidony becomes a challenge and a temptation for Giff, but their personalities begin to clash as the undercurrent of romance builds.
Amanda Scott gives her story a sound historical backdrop with some authority as she has a master's degree in history specializing in British history.
Armchair Interviews says: Amanda Scott fans will not be disappointed. She is as entertaining as ever.
The first half of this book, unfortunately, really drags. We learn very little about Sidony and Giff, we just listen in on various conversations and discussions about the treasure and about Sidony's youthful inability to make decisions. It was quite difficult to keep reading the book as there was so little action and very little of interest to hold the reader's attention. However, halfway through the book picked up when Sidony found herself kidnapped and stashed in a hold on a ship belonging to the Earl of Fife whose designs on becoming king of Scotland have been a constant throughout this series of books. Unfortunately for Fife and his assistant, the Chevalier de Gredin, the ship that Sidony is hidden on is almost immediately stolen by Giff who eventually discovers Sidony. She's now compromised, of course, by having spent time on the boat with him and so Giff has to kidnap a priest to smooth things over in the only way possible. The description of the sailing vessel sneaking around Scotland's harbours and coves in the dark is enjoyable and Sidony is definitely coming into her own now there's some action in her life. Rather like the overall story which definitely picked up at this point.Read more ›
So after page 60, I throroughly looked through the rest of the book, searching for the romance and some sign that the book changed direction. Every page I opened was more boring nonsense about war, etc. I'm sure it's in there somewhere, but it's not worth reading 408 pages of war to find 10 pages of 'romance'.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Last in the series and a great read. Like the history woven into the story.Published 8 months ago by Avid Reader
I'm reading it right nhow! I've only gotten through a few chapters, but, so far, I do think it's a very interesting book. I love Amanda Scott's writing.Published 12 months ago by M. Philipp
Amanda Scott writes such engaging books. It is so easy to get to know the characters and to live their experiences with them. I actually got to meet Ms. Read morePublished on May 2, 2013 by Marti Kelley