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Spring's Fury [Kindle Edition]

Denise Domning
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Book Description

SPRING'S FURY from award-winning, Amazon internationally best-selling author Denise Domning

A WOMAN trained to wield a sword, plotting revenge against the man who killed her sire. A KNIGHT, claiming her land as his own.  If they are to survive the hungry season
it will take every bit of his talent for taming wild creatures. SPRING'S FURY

Five out of Five Stars
"Wonderful detail of life during the Middle Ages in England. I enjoyed this book because it was more interested in fighting, betrayal, deception, and honor than romance. I plan on reading everything this lady writes."

SPRING'S FURY is an enthralling captive/captor style romance with that special Denise
Domning touch. ---Romantic Times Magazine

"This book has it all intrigue, deception, a woman warrior, growing love and a strong woman character."

Five out of Five Stars
SPRING'S FURY ... keeps its readers enthralled with dynamic dialog and a tempestuous story line page after page, to the very end.-- Literary Times, Inc.

"What happens when two strong, independent characters are thrown together? Read Ms.Domning's SPRING'S FURY and find out."

This book is only for readers who love their history accurate, their knights Medieval and their women strong. 

Editorial Reviews


"Ms. Domning's mastery of the time is evident in this sparkling medieval jewel. Denise Domning directs a riveting presentation of rollicking action with a marvelous cast of characters in a superb plot line, headlining two unforgettable lovers that are sure to find a lasting place in your heart. Denise Domning's impressive talent for mesmerizing her readers leaves them dreaming long after the last page."---Lori Wright -- Copyright © 1994-97 Literary Times, Inc. All rights reserved -- From Literary Times

From the Author

After writing about life in a Medieval castle (Winter's Heat), then life in a Medieval town (Summer's Storm) it only made sense to take a look at a Medieval manor. These small holdings were the backbone of the country. Lucky for me that after two books my publisher still wanted more. Even luckier, I still had two more FitzHenry brothers to explore. Thus Spring's Fury was born.

I chose to write about Gilliam first because I hadn't yet even seen Geoffrey in my imagination although I was aware of him. Although I hadn't done it on purpose, Gilliam reminded me of my second son Justin. Like Gilliam, Justin was then a curly-haired blond (his hair has darkened since but is still just as curly), and a very big man. Let me just say that when Justin went to freshman orientation at high school, the football coach made a beeline for him and nearly got down on his knees to beg Justin to join the team. Justin, who now wears a 53 jacket, refused.

What I had yet to discover back then was that Justin has Asperger's Syndrome, or high functioning Autism. Oh, we knew something was quite right, like how he walked as a child: step, step, step, turn; step, step, step, turn. Or the way he'd take a silver pen and move it back and forth in front of his eyes for minutes at a time to calm himself. But, he was verbal and very, very, very bright. He started his first business at fourteen, teaching people how to use their computers. No surprise that he is now a highly successful computer programmer.

I didn't know any of that back when Gilliam's story occurred to me so I let myself imagine what Justin's life might have been like if he'd lived in the Twelfth Century. 

I hope you enjoy it!

Product Details

  • File Size: 737 KB
  • Print Length: 342 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1495479048
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Steel Magnolia Press (March 10, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004RK0FPO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,455 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Overall Rating: 3.85 February 14, 2011
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Overall Rating: 3.85 // Action: 3.75 / Emotion: 4 / Romance: 4.5 / Sensuous: 2 / Intrigue: 3 / Medieval Flavor: 5 // Humor: 8 / Tears: 0

"Spring's Fury," Denise Domning's third book in her five-book series, "The Graistan Chronicles," is another adventure in true medieval-flavored reading. Although the book can easily be read as a stand-alone book, "Spring's Fury" features a hero and heroine that were introduced in book one of the series, "Winter's Heat." Would recommend reading at least the first book of the series before reading this third book to get a better feel for the events and emotions occurring herein.

Gilliam FitzHenry, the fourth son of Henry of Graistan, has been handed his life's dream -- a keep of his own. Gilliam is having to rebuild Ashby because it had been partially burned down during a siege (that occurred in "Winter's Heat"). Gilliam wants to marry the wild, unruly, daughter of the previous ruler of Ashby, Nicola, because {1} the people of Ashby love her, and {2) she knows how to manage Ashby into prosperity.

Nicola, however, has no desire whatsoever to marry any man, much less the man she saw kill her father (during said siege). Nicola has been spoiled by her father, John of Ashby, who allowed her to train with his men. In true youthful visions of grandeur, Nicola believes she is capable of ruling and protecting Ashby on her own -- if only her overlord, Rannulf of Graistan, would see the light.

Rannulf, however, is more than willing to marry off Nicola to get the willful, trouble-making, escape-attempting ward off his hands. "Spring's Fury" is an exciting account of how Nicola tries to escape her marriage and Gilliam's efforts to catch and subdue his new bride.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Hero and a Heroine you just have to like December 18, 2011
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Read the book in one sitting and I loved it! There were just enough conflicts that made it really interesting and it was quite refreshing to have a heroine who was tough, not always angry, not a simpering fool and very like-able. There was enough historical detail of where they lived and how they lived without going overboard.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A sdtrong woman character and a likeable knight :) September 10, 2002
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Let me start by saying I loved this book. I had to buy it used as I could not find a copy that was new.
This is a fantastic story. First the main hero of the story does not belittle or mistreat the heroine (Nicola) as they do in many of the period pieces. He lets her warm up to him and even seems to enjoy sparing with her. In fact it is he who requests that his brother let him marry her. He knows that to see his people (which was more than he could hope for)through the winter he needs her to make sure that all the winter preparations are taken care of. Therefore amazing her in the fact that someone needs her! Also the fact that he finds her beautiful (as non one else has) and not the giantesse of Ashby makes her come to love him.
There is also a side plot where Gilliam is training a new quire (Jos) who does not know how to be a little boy let alone a squire. It is fun to see him grow up and gain responsibility throughout the book.
This book has it all intrigue, deception, a woman warrior, growing love and a strong woman character.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional! April 7, 2012
By Adia
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I have read each of the stories of the 4 brothers and I warmly recommend all of them. However, Spring's Fury is my preferred one...First of all because the heroine is not the usual type of woman so beautiful that nothing else counts. She is a warrior and saves herself many times in the book without the help of the male character. Secondly because it paints a world different from what other stories in the same historical period do. I have to admit I felt many times in the first chapters enraged on the trap Nicola found herself and the way her people forcefully married her. I never realized that women could have been considered less than slaves then, like they had no value, no mind, no soul! The way Gilliam treated her was brilliant and for once a convincing way to concur a woman's heart! He was looking for a partner to fulfill his obligation to the people depending on them and was not ashamed to recognize Nicola's value in everything she did, including her ability with a sword.

This was a wonderful couple and well matched in all aspects. Their story was a great read and to be honest made me much less satisfied with almost anything else I read afterwards up to the point I had to switch to a different time period to stop comparing all the books with Denise's series!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best in the series! April 19, 2012
By Mary72
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Don't let the Kindle price fool you...this series is great!! Get all 5 books and read them in order!

This book is book 3 of 5, and my favorite one of this series. The story line has everything - love, hate, action, and it's a really fun, sexy and a great read. I could not put this book down and loved the characters!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome August 8, 2012
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This book was written very well. Great characters, well thought out plot, and the author did her homework in regards to her historical research. Nothing frustrates me more when a book is released that wasn't proofread. No problems here! Well done
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spring's Fury July 22, 2012
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Enjoyed the story line and its historical events. Loved the characters, the love story and the way the author described each person and made the story come alive. Any movies coming from this series. Think it would be great if there were.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read!
Spring's Fury, a really well written book with great historical content. I got this book as a free read and thoroughly enjoyed it, I will be going back and getting the rest of the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by tracey
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Wonderful book, I love the characters.
Published 3 months ago by Mary Meserve
5.0 out of 5 stars Love these books
I love this author's stories. The first book was free. Liked it so much, I am purchasing the series. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Merry G
5.0 out of 5 stars Love for all types
This story demonstrates that you can move on after messing up and that love can come to anyone, any size, any age.
Published 6 months ago by Melly ann
5.0 out of 5 stars Kept my attention
I really liked this book, though I didn't expect to as much. Don't expect a very deep book, but the relationship and the tension in the relationship between the two main characters... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Miss E L
5.0 out of 5 stars I liked it
I have enjoyed the series. I look forward to the next book that I hope will be coming. Thank you
Published 9 months ago by Cindy Prather
5.0 out of 5 stars Springs fury
Great characters in this book.,Gillian reminds me of my son,as far as height and size. It amazes me how people lived in the 12th century. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Donna Scott
4.0 out of 5 stars My favorite from the series
I think what made this story stand out from many others that I have read is that the heroine is a stubborn, ridiculously insolent character and it's *not played as if it were a... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Yotafura
4.0 out of 5 stars the ending was great.
Enjoyed how the plans and plots came together but had always a slight different outcome than the original one. It made for a great ending.
Published 11 months ago by Dyan S
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
I love the Middle Ages and all tales about them.. This one did not disappoint me in the least. Absolutely loved the main characters Gilliam and Nicola.. Read more
Published 11 months ago by D. Cressy
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June 10, 2014

It's time to get serious about my writing again. That's been hard to do with my life framed by milking cows, making cheese and raising vegetables. But Faucon and Edmund, the sleuths from my new mystery series, are chattering away in my head, demanding that I at least start taking notes. Even more motivating is the fact that the temperatures here in Arizona have now climbed over the 100 degree mark. Air conditioning is a wonderful thing.

And now, back to your regular programming.

Denise Domning is the award-winning, best-selling author of one historical mystery novel--Season of the Raven--and eleven historical novels as well as the co-author with Monica Sarli of one gritty, hard-bitten memoir of addiction and recovery. Of the three genres she frankly prefers the rats, grime and fleas of the Twelfth Century over the ghettos and drug use of modern Kansas City. For Denise, writing means using words as her time machine and painting an accurate portrait of a past. Open any of her novels, whether Twelfth, Thirteenth, Sixteenth or Nineteenth Century, and step into a bygone era. As one reviewer put it " live the life and the language, smell the odors of unwashed humanity, and hear the sucking sounds as your flimsy shoes slog through mud and muck." Now doesn't that sound romantic?

Denise and her husband Ed live on a farm in Cornville (yes, Cornville), Arizona, where they plant veggies, milk cows and have an Easter egg hunt every day.

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