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The Prince of Midnight (Casablanca Classics) Mass Market Paperback – October 1, 2008


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Product Details

  • Series: Casablanca Classics
  • Mass Market Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (October 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402213972
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402213977
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 4.1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,832,666 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Romance readers should be enchanted with Kinsale's ( Seize the Fire ) unlikely 18th-century duo: a staunchly unsentimental heroine and the has-been highwayman who joins her quest for vengeance. Leigh Strachan's parents and sisters are dead, and she's determined to murder the man responsible: The Right Reverend James Chilton. To this end, she tracks down S. T. Maitland, once the infamous robber called the Prince of Midnight but now a recluse--he can teach her how to handle a gun and a sword. But her "prince" is a disappointment: he's deaf in one ear, inclined to dizzy spells, a hopeless romantic starved for female company--and he fancies a wolf as a housepet. Just as Leigh concludes that S.T. is useless, he decides to become her champion. As they travel to Leigh's home to challenge Chilton, each emerges from a kind of cocoon: S.T. regains his skills, Leigh her capacity to feel affection. Unfortunately the unscrupulous reverend and his deluded followers are far less interesting than the bantering Leigh and S.T., and the prolonged confrontation seems more drab than dramatic. Major ad/promo.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Author

This Kindle edition has been thoroughly copy-edited by the author, correcting the errors noted by readers in the reviews.  My thanks to the readers who alerted me to the problems in the earlier Kindle edition.

Laura Kinsale

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Laura Kinsale is a New York Times bestselling author and both winner and multiple nominee for the Best Book of the Year award given by the Romance Writers of America. Her novel FLOWERS FROM THE STORM was chosen by readers of Glamour Magazine and the Washington Post as one of the Greatest Love Stories of All Time.

Laura believes that a romance novel can be more. More fascinating characters than you ever anticipated. More unexpected depth. Emotion to engage your heart and your mind. Stories that keep you awake and words you will remember long after you close the book.

Whenever readers list their "Desert Isle Keepers," the books they couldn't live without, Laura Kinsale's award-winning historical romances are included near the top.

Why a puppy for an author photo? There have been a few fake author pages on the web purporting to be Laura. So whenever you see a picture of Ventoux the Peter Pan of Great Pyrenees dogs, you know it's authentic Laura Kinsale.

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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful By K. Smiley on November 14, 1998
Format: Paperback
Is it possible to read a Laura Kinsale book without feeling captured, body and soul, and held prisoner for 400 pages? In this story, S.T. Maitland, a legendary English highwayman--dangerous and larger than life--has been brought to his knees by an explosion which renders him deaf in one ear and racked by sudden, debilitating bouts of vertigo that leave him staggering, nauseous and wretched. S.T. exiles himself to a decrepit French castle to lick his wounds and mark his days in monotonous anonymity with his only companion, a strange half-wild, half-tame wolf named Nemo. Into this suspended life comes Leigh Strachan, a damaged but beautiful young woman bent on avenging the deaths of her parents and sisters. She seeks the Prince of Midnight to aid her in her plans for revenge. What she finds is not her Seigneur de Minuit, but a shattered hero of the night, seemingly incapable of helping either her or himself. Their journey of discovery is told in some of the richest prose I have encountered since Pat Conroy's Prince of Tides. This is storytelling at its best and will leave you breathless to the end.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 17, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I am retired and have the time to read about 3 books a week. I found this book on our local library's free exchange rack. I had never read any of Ms. Kinsale's books and didn't realize till now what I have been missing. I have read a few 5 star rated books lately which can't hold a candle to her writing. So if I could I would rate this closer to a 10. The story covers so much of interest that I couldn't put this down and finished it in 2 days. S.T. is the sweetest hero ever. The story brings in training of horses like the famous Lippizan stallions, Marquis de Sade and the Hellfire Club, religious fanatics, inner ear damage leaving deafness and loss of equilibrium. A man hopelessly in love and a woman bent on revenge, quite the switch. As you can tell I loved this book and her spellbinding storytelling. I can't wait to find more of her books and this is going on my keeper shelf.{:o} But I will return another book to the library to keep me honest.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 12, 2003
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a wonderful story of a heart-hardened heroine and a flawed, romantic, optimistic hero who rises to the occasion. Not only is this beautifully written, but there is a nice flip of roles. He is aching to be in love and she is desperately afraid if it, not just with him but with his horses and his wolf sidekick as well. The only really disappointing thing about this particular printing is the lack of respect for the written word. Whoever is responsible for printing this edition (eread.com) should be ashamed of themselves. I have never seen so many typos in anything. There must be well over a hundred mistakes in this book. Sometimes two and three on a page. Some of these mistakes made it hard to understand the intent of the author. Really a mess. If you can find an old issue read that. The one pictured here should be burned. If I were the author I would sue.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By M. I. on August 15, 2004
Format: Paperback
God, I LOVED this. Leigh, a desperate English girl, has traveled alone across most of England and France in search of him... Monseigneur du Minuit: The Prince of Midnight. Leigh has lost her loved ones and is desperate and determined to track down and kill the man responsible for the murder of her family. She feels sure that this man known as the Prince of Midnight is the only one that can help her. However, when she does finally come upon him, he is nothing that she was lead to believe. She believed him to be dashing and dangerous, just as the legend of him claimed. What she truly finds is a troubled, lonely, dreamy exile.

Left with no other choice, she accepts his offer of help and together they make their way back to where Leigh once lived, but what is now a town under the control of a madman. The same man that killed her family.

Leigh and S.T.(her prince)face many obstacles and some of them were quite shocking, but when the book finally does come to an end, it is unbearably sweet.

I absolutely fell in love with S.T. He was just so sweet and romantic, and ridiculous, and strong, and brave and just really, really, wonderful. Leigh was harder for me to warm up to. It took me a while to understand her, but eventually I did and her behavior began to make a lot of sense.

The characters in The Prince of Midnight were very well developed and so real. I just loved this story. This is a keeper for me for sure.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. Cookson on June 1, 2003
Format: Paperback
This seemed like it was going to be a very strange book and, in some ways, very unlike any other romance I've read. There's a former swordsman named S. T. Maitland who's half-deaf and loves to love and be loved, S. T.'s pet wolf who's afraid of women, and Leigh Strachan, a woman who's disguised herself as a man and wants to learn to use a sword so she avenge her family. In an odd sort of role reversal, it's Leigh who wants nothing to do with love and emotions, and S. T. who wants love (although mostly he wants a willing bedpartner). One thing that I noticed about this book that was really different from any other romance I've read was the point of view from which it was told. Most romance novels I've read mainly show things from the woman's point of view, with occaisional passages or chapters from the man's. In this book, that was reversed. It isn't even until the fourth chapter that you get to see anything from Leigh's point of view, or know her actual thoughts. It was interesting, and, although I wasn't sure at first how I'd like it, S. T. was fascinating. The only real problem I had with this book was Leigh, who was often very frusterating. I could understand why she didn't want to open up to S. T. - I though the author got that across quite nicely. However, I got tired of how cruel and cold she could be, and started wishing she'd just learn to trust someone a little. It was a great story, but sometimes Leigh really made me want to scream in frusteration. If I could, I think I would give this book a 4.5.
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