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Son of the Morning (Pocket Books Romance) [Kindle Edition]

Linda Howard
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (279 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A scholar specializing in ancient manuscripts, Grace St. John never imagined that a cache of fragile, old documents she discovered was the missing link to a lost Celtic treasure. But as soon as she deciphers the intriguing legend of the Knights of the Templar -- long fabled to hold the key to unlimited power -- Grace becomes the target of a ruthless killer bent on abusing the coveted force. Determined to stop him, Grace needs the help of a celebrated warrior bound by duty to uphold the Templar's secret for all eternity. But to find him -- and to save herself -- she must go back in time.
Summoning the magic of an arcane ritual, Grace steps back to the barren hills of 14th-century Scotland, enduring the perils of an untamed land to confront Black Niall, a fierce man of dark fury and raw, unbridled desire. Driven by a mix of fear and passion, Grace enlists this brazen knight to join her in a modern-day search for a killer. In their quest to protect a timeless secret, they uncover a love for all time -- and a deadly duel of honor that risks everything they have.

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All of Linda Howard's novels are wonderful but this exceptional time-travel is her first foray into paranormal romance--and it's not to be missed. Grace St. John, a scholar, unwittingly discovers the Knights of Templar's secret treasure. Suddenly, her life is upturned when she spies her boss murdering her husband and brother. With no reason to live, except to extract vengeance, Grace becomes a fugitive of the law as she attempts to find an explanation for this horrible act. Grace simultaneously translates 14th century medieval documents written by Black Niall. This embittered knight reaches into Grace's subconscious and the two begin to share dreams 700 years apart.

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"Linda Howard offers a romantic time-travel thriller with a fascinating premise . . . gripping passages and steamy sex." -- Publishers Weekly

Product Details

  • File Size: 4082 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; Reissue edition (November 24, 2009)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002XQAAZO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,163 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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82 of 84 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FABULOUS COMBO OF INTELLIGENCE & SENSUALTIY!! October 4, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I read this book because of the time travel after reading another similar romance theme. WOW! My only disappointment was that there wasn't more book. Linda Howard amazed me with Grace's authentic struggles to stay one step ahead of her pursuers. Grace's character made me proud to be a woman. I loved her because she wasn't particularly beautiful or helpless, instead she more like us ordinary human females. What made her so extraordinary was her intelligence and willingness to do and learn anything necessary to survive and extract vengeance.
Black Niall was a terrific hero. He can haunt my dreams anytime. I liked him rough, very masculine, and just slightly barbaric. Linda Howard did an excellent job of creating in Niall a hidden sensitivity and vulnerability that made him irrisistible. You realize very quickly that he loved and needed Grace passionately when he chose not to kill her, as his duty demanded, for discovering the "treasure". I understand Niall's anger with God for the destruction of the Templars not only because they had been in God's service for so long, but also, because they had become Niall's friends and "brothers". I think it was important to Niall to have family because he couldn't claim his own. It was a bit ironic that as the "Guardian", Niall could travel through time but he couldn't see far enough into the future realized that his God had provided for him.
For the reader in San Diego, if you wanted something that dealt with only fact and truth, look for your next book in NON-FICTION. Don't pick out a book whose excerpt reads: heroine travels back in time to meet hero. You'll be sadly disapointed. I take my own religion quite seriously but I also realize that fiction is just that: fiction.
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56 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Suspence Thriller! April 11, 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Grace has everything to lose: a happy life with a loving husband, a wonderful brother and an amazing career. She loses it all in one moment. To save herself and avenge the murders of her husband and brother, she is on the run with the very documents that caused all this horror. The police, thinking she killed her husband and brother, and the killer, who wants the documents, are both after her, but she is a strong and an intelligent woman and she gets away...just barely . She learns "street smarts" and how to survive despite this agressive murderer on her tail.
When Grace discovers the mystery the documents hold, she knows she must travel through time as the documents explain to meet Black Niall, who she has been dreaming about since she first discovered the documents. He has shared her hot dreams and their lust for each other is so powerful all he has to do is kiss her to make her explode with passion.
With Niall's help, they travel back to 1998 to face the ruthless killer. Niall is almost God-like in his strength and the love he shares with Grace makes you wonder if they were made for each other.
I expected a romance novel but instead, this novel was filled with action, suspence and VERY little romance...but when she finally does meet Black Niall (65 pages away from the end of the book!) they share some amazingly HOT scenes!! The story reminded me of the movie "The Fugitive" mixed with the film "Mission Impossible," But I didn't find the lack of romance all that dissapointing because the story was so well-written and interesting.
This story should be classified as a suspence thriller. She doesn't even meet the hero until page 340 (The story ends at page 400). Most of the novel is about her running from the killers.
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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Time travel with that special Howard touch! April 14, 2001
By mirope
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Linda Howard is a great writer of contemporary and historic romances, and here she successfully tries another subgenre - the time travel romance. As a general rule, it's not my favorite genre, but Howard does a wonderful job. This is the story of Grace St. John, an academic who is translating a mysterious ancient Scottish manuscript. After her husband and brother are murdered in an effort to get the manuscript, she realizes that it contains valable and powerful secrets. She learns to live in hiding and continues her translation. She begins to have shockingly realistic dreams about Balck Niall, the Scottish warrior that features prominently in her translated text. Meanwhile, hundreds of years ago in Scotland...Niall is having the same dreams. Eventually Grace deciphers a formula for going back in time and shows up most unexpectedly in the midst of a bloody battle. Naturally Niall is fiercely attracted to her, but he has reason to be suspicious of her sudden appearance and her motives.
There are so many things about this book that I like. First, Grace is not one of those dingbat heroines who dashes headlong into dangerous situations just to show how spunky and independent she is. Grace recognizes and appreciates the risks she faces and diligently does her best to survive. Second, the time travel doesn't just "happen". That's always been my pet peeve with most time travel romances - suddenly one of the characters finds themselves traveling through time for no apparent reason. Howard's explanation may be somewhat fanciful, but at least it IS an explanation. Third, Howard doesn't tidy up 14th century Scotland. This isn't modern times with old fashioned clothes. This Scotland is dangerous and dirty and primitive.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great pacing of the tension throughout and I can't help ...
Great pacing of the tension throughout and I can't help going back for more visits. A great study in what could happen if your world gets turned upside down, as well as the... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Adrian
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Linda Howard and this is over of my faves
Love Linda Howard and this is over of my faves! You don't even realize the sci fi element, it's so well written.
Published 15 days ago by Ebony venters
5.0 out of 5 stars Get lost in Minnesota, Chicago and medieval Scotland
This well-conceived thriller/mystery/romance deserves 5 stars despite stringing the reader along about the issue of the "treasure" of the Knights Templar. Read more
Published 18 days ago by nonpareil
5.0 out of 5 stars The best
I have had this book in paperback for years and was delighted to be able to buy it for my kindle. I read it two or three times a year, because I love how the characters survive.
Published 24 days ago by Rae
5.0 out of 5 stars SON OF THE MORNING
LINDA HOWARD has written a masterpiece in this historical romance. As a rabid fan, I adore this novel as one of my many favorites, both written and digital. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Susan J. Ross
3.0 out of 5 stars Drawn out!
The main characters didn't meet until 75% into the book, I checked. Couldn't get into that drawn out process. Otherwise it was a good book. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best!!
I read an interview with Karen Marie Moning in which I she stated that this was one of her favorite books and that the sex scene "on the stairs" was incredible. Read more
Published 3 months ago by V. Bragg
5.0 out of 5 stars A Winner!
Another amazing book by Linda Howard. I really enjoyed it. I fell in love with the two main characters, Grace and Niall. Their connection and chemistry was magnifying. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jamara
5.0 out of 5 stars Escape with pleasure and excitement
Rated 5 stars because this is vintage Linda Howard.
Mystery,intrigue,love and fantasy. She is on mission with a wonderful life and the unspeakable happens. Read more
Published 5 months ago by buddio51
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Linda Howard is the award-winning author of many New York Times bestsellers, including Up Close and Dangerous, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Cover of Night, Killing Time, To Die For, Kiss Me While I Sleep, Cry No More, and Dying to Please. She lives in Alabama with her husband and two golden retrievers.


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This sounds vaguely familiar. Does the heroine have a little boy from a previous (bad) relationship in which she had to run and change her name? If so, I believe I know the book that you're talking about. It may take a while, but I can find the book title.
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I just finished Son of the Morning and would love to see a sequel. I could not put it down. But there is one thing that bothers me that maybe someone that read the book can clear up for me? When Grace and Niall come back, and they are with Parrish, the book said that she was where Creag Dhu was... Read More
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