Son of the Morning

Son of the Morning An Outlawed Order A Chosen Warrior A Perilous Centuries Old Secret New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard magnificently combines chilling danger and a deeply passionate romance in her classic

  • Title: Son of the Morning
  • Author: Linda Howard
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • An Outlawed Order A Chosen Warrior A Perilous Centuries Old Secret.New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard magnificently combines chilling danger and a deeply passionate romance in her classic story of a modern young woman and a Templar Knight brought together across the depths of time by an ancient promise.Seven hundred years after Niall of Scotland swore tAn Outlawed Order A Chosen Warrior A Perilous Centuries Old Secret.New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard magnificently combines chilling danger and a deeply passionate romance in her classic story of a modern young woman and a Templar Knight brought together across the depths of time by an ancient promise.Seven hundred years after Niall of Scotland swore to protect the Treasure of the Templars with his life, Grace St John discovers a cache of old documents and an elusive mention of Niall He holds the missing link to a lost treasurebut there are still men who will kill to find it Her happy marriage abruptly overturned, Grace must run for her life, with nobody to whom she can turn for help Nobody except for the ruthless warrior, Niall, whose image haunts her dreams When Grace realizes the importance of her discovery, she vows to do anything it takes to keep it from the men who seek to abuse its power, even if she must go back in time to fourteenth century Scotland to find Black Niall, a man of dark fury and raw desire.

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    1. In the rest room next door there was a long, explosive sound of gas releasing, then a contented 'Ahhh.' Grace clapped a hand over her mouth to hold back the hysterical giggle that rose in her throat. She had to finish before he did, or he might hear her. The competition was the strangest in which she'd ever engaged.Ladies and Gentlemen, I present you with : Fear Peeing. The next time I see a movie in which someone is on the run and afraid for their life, I want this scene in it. Son of Morning w [...]

    2. Re-read 11/7/12A medieval Templar assigned to protect a secret treasureA modern woman alone against a powerful sectAn ancient text ties them together before they even meet…And then Grace came to Creag Dhu.Read and re-read since the 90’s, for some reason, this romance novel always draws me in. Probably because it blends different sub-genres of romance so expertly- and dang, is the hero hot. A chick book for sure, I will admit I can see it being a hard one to get into because it's so not roman [...]

    3. Not even sure if it makes 3 stars.Most of the Linda Howard books I have read have been solid 4 or 5 stars. This one did not make the grade. Found it a bit too like the Outlander books which cannot be trumped in my opinion. Same premise. Time travel, Highlands of Scotland.I really cannot muster up much enthusiasm to write a full review.The human heart had the capacity to love many people

    4. Note, Nov. 13, 2015: I just discovered and corrected a typo I missed earlier; where I meant to say "genre conventions," I'd written "gene conventions." Maybe those are meetings of DNA researchers. :-) While I'm not changing my assessment, I've also edited it to tone down some language that I've decided, in retrospect, was unkind.Time travel! A smart, strong-inside heroine who learns to kick some butt! Secrets buried in long-lost documents! Medieval knights, and a castle in the Highlands! Action! [...]

    5. 2.5 starsI think I went into this with too high expectations. I was in the mood for a nice romance novel and add in the fact that I love time travel novels I was super interested. I’m also a huge fan of anything relating to the Templar’s; however, I was not expecting it to be the focal point of this novel. I wasn’t even going to try to compare it to Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander time travel novels, because that’s just setting any book up for failure as far as I’m concerned. But imagine [...]

    6. Grace St John is archaeological scholar. Fluent in five ancient languages, married to another archaeologist and the love of her life. She never imagined that a cache of old documents would soon set her on a path of no return, one in which everything she holds dear and everything she has ever believed in will be put to the test. I was enthralled from page one. Well, let me back up - page one of the first chapter. Someone really needs to tell Ms Howard that prologues aren't normally 13 pages long. [...]

    7. Wonderful. Exciting. I loved the heroine Grace.I read the paperback several years ago and recently listened to the audiobook. I think the audiobook was even better. The narrator Natalie Ross did a wonderful job.Grace was living a normal happily married life working as an archaeologist/translator. Then her husband and brother were killed and she became a fugitive fleeing from the powerful people who killed them. How she fled, what she did to get away, stay away, live under other identities and ou [...]

    8. 3.5 stars, rounded down because Cringe-Worthy Terms in Romance Books but hey, time-travel, historical romance and an interesting heroine? With an actual plot?I could even forgive Grace melting into a besotted puddle when the hero shows all his chauvinistic-ish manliness (let's not forget this was published in 1997).Seriously, this is a very good romantic suspense novel, so much that I actually read the whole book in one day, keeping my suspension of disbelief in high gear, granted, but one-sitti [...]

    9. I recently finished another reread of Son of the Morning. This is one of those books that I just have to reread every other year. I give it 5*+, and would rate it 10* if that were possible.Grace St. John is a twentieth-century research scholar who has recently begun deciphering some 14th century documents involving the Knights Templar. Then her husband & brother are brutally murdered, and she is on the run, protecting her life and the documents that someone desperately wants. It was interest [...]

    10. #rereadSon of the Morning is the one Howard’s book that has stayed with me ever since I first read it six years ago. It crosses genre lines like a suspense/mystery/highlander with time travel. Grace character makes a convincing transformation from a book smart , shy woman to a street smart heroine with sheer determination to avenge the death of her loved ones. Drawn by dreams and bonded by fate, the love story of Grace and Niall of Scotland is atypical of the standard romance out there. This n [...]

    11. Alternate history, fantastical, spiritual, and quite erotic (odd mix). It's Raiders of the Lost Ark meets Da Vinci Code meetsSizzling Hot Scot. This time-travel tale is set in USA 1996 and Scotland 1322, and told in 3rd person. Howard weaves a tall tale involving the Knights Templar, Nazi Germany, Napoleon Bonaparte, and the ominous Foundation, led by a present day fictional villain dubbed Parish. The historical basis: On October 13, 1307, King Philip of France — coffers nearly empty — order [...]

    12. It seems to me that Son of the Morning was Linda Howard's attempt to write a book à la Outlander: modern woman with some useful knowledge time travels and find husky Scottish warrior. Like Outlander, there's also a husband in the modern times and a big measure of guilt because she shouldn't feel this attraction to the Scottish hunk.The plot of this book was all over the place, with a lot of mumbo jumbo about not understanding God, etc. This was just a device so we didn't question the nature of [...]

    13. I wasn't sure how I would feel about this book. It's been awhile since I have read any 14th century romance books or as I call them Bodice Rippers :). I admit I skimmed over a few parts. Mostly the Gaelic and Scottish history. I read enough to get the jest of it. It took me a bit to grab onto the highlander language and how it is written out, but it all came back to me. I actually really enjoyed this book. The deep connection between the H&h was felt all through the book. The storyline was g [...]

    14. 3.5 stars, but rounded up to 4 for a fantastic first 2/3 of the novel.This was supposed to be a time-travel romance. But what I actually read was completely unexpected--and so much better! Barring some awkward plot twists towards the end, this was a good read. The description of the book above is fairly accurate. Grace, an archeologist specializing in medieval languages, stumbles upon a set of documents relating to the great treasure of the Knights of the Templar. Soon after, a mysterious organi [...]

    15. 4.5 starsSon of the Morning caught me by surprise. I didn't expect this kind of emotional roller coaster mixed with time travel. A studious girl on the run who not only doesn't fall down in a crying heap of mush but takes the bull by the horns and survives. I was impressed. Strong female lead, hot highlander, layered mystery and non stop action = great read!

    16. So, as I was reading this book, I couldn't decide if I loved it, or if I was annoyed with it! Now that I have finally finished it though, I'm going to have to go with loved it. Even though it took oh, around 250 pages for the main characters to finally meet, (I kept thinking, OK, get ON with it already! Time travel so you can meet him already! *wink*)however, the build up was interesting in itself and kept me intrigued. And when they DO finally meet, it makes up for the slow, seemingly never-end [...]

    17. 3 1/2Funny little book, plenty of problems, but powerfully gripping too. If you are looking for a solid world building or logic or even romance, I'm not sure this is the book for you. Still, it was difficult to put it down.

    18. What a surprise! Can't compare this to anything else I have ever read. It was very different but in a good way. Previous to this, I only read one book by Linda Howardand it had quite a bit of humor. There was no humor in this one - in fact, it was very suspenseful and even a bit violent (nothing too bad, though) So there's a whole lot of stuff that goes on and I can't even give it an adequate summary. If you like time travel, large doses of crazy villains, lots of history, a super sexy Scotsman [...]

    19. This was a very interesting story that kept me curious in its direction throughout. It had a little bit of Outlander with the time travel to medieval times and also the adventure part reminded me of Raiders of the Lost Ark because of the Hitler references and protector of the "power". My only complaint was I wish the H&h would have connected earlier and not just through dreaming because they were amazing together, but even with them not meeting until very, very late in the book I still reall [...]

    20. Okay. Well, this is different. Not quite what I expected. I was expecting more romance but this was more suspense with a bit of history thrown in. Both characters didn't get together, as in appeared in the same scene together until way past the 60% mark or was it 70%? Nonetheless, the things that Grace went through kept me interested until Grace and Niall finally met and whew, what a meeting it was. This is not your usual Linda Howard romantic suspense. As I have said, this is more suspense or m [...]

    21. I read this book when it was first published years ago and I remember enjoying it. I guess times have changed because this time around I was disappointed. (view spoiler)[Lots of sex, real or dreamed, with other women or the heroine. Plenty of lust but little actual chemistry. Trust issues, anger, loneliness,but not the connection I usually feel when I read one of LH's romances. Maybe it is just me. (hide spoiler)]

    22. I was kind of going out on the limb with this one. Time travel really isn't something I thought I would be into, but as a read the blurb about this book and the highly popular Outlander books I thought I would give it a try. I figured I would start with this books since I was already familiar with, and have enjoyed, Linda Howard's writing. In turn I am glad I did because I really enjoyed it. Although slightly different, this book reminded me of the old Highlander TV series I used to watch as a k [...]

    23. This is one of those book that will keep you at the edge of the seat, wishing for the two leads to meet already, while hoping the author would postpone the meeting for a little while longer.I have to admit at first I didn't particularly like it, though time-travel is one of my favorite genre, but unfortunately the actual time-travel happened in the last fifty pages or so.The prologue was too long, then, the pacing was a tad too slow for my liking, the heroine was too wimpy for a romantic suspens [...]

    24. Buy the secondhand edition from my friend :) Re-read today, and write the review in my own languange, Indonesia Cerita tentang Time Travel, and believe or not, menurutku ini kali pertama Linda Howard nulis genre yang ada unsur paranormalnya/time travel.Abad Pertengahan (sekitar 700an tahun lalu)Niall of Scotland, dulunya adalah Kesatria Templar, saat Ksatria Templar banyak diburu, Niall kembali ke kastilnya di Skotlandia Dru Creagh, untuk menjaga harta kaum Kristiani yang juga telah dijaga Kesat [...]

    25. So, realized I never wrote a review for this, my first foray into romance, nearly 15 years ago! And what a doozy it is. You've got your suspense, your time travel, your Highlander, your nearly star-crossed lovers beating the odds and getting their HEA after all. Some of it is truly clunky: the villain is over-the-top pervy, and he gets his in a weirdly lewd way. The hero does in fact speak in that annoying spelled out broooooogue. And the heroine skirts dangerously close to Mary Sue territory. P [...]

    26. Another Howard favorite. This is a darker novel and a departure form her others as it is a contemporary suspense, historical and time travel all rolled into one. I tend to think of it more as Grace's story and less as a romance, but it works either way.

    27. j’ai beaucoup aimé Obscure prémonition même s’il n’est pas mon roman préféré de l’américaine Linda Howard. Nous avons le plaisir d’y retrouver tous les thèmes chers à l’auteure tels que le suspense et la romance mais il y a aussi cette fois-ci un peu de touche fantastique avec le voyage dans le temps (l’héroïne va aller faire un petit tour au 14ème siècle) et aussi une touche culturelle et historique puisque le héros, Niall, est un templier. Cette période de l’hist [...]

    28. Wow. 4.5 stars for this one. This book was so good! It drew me in right from the beginning, and just by the nature of this story, I seriously couldn't put it down. Such a great read!! I loved seeing Grace's transformation through the book, not by choice but by force. Her journey was pretty incredible. I could have used a little more when she finally got to Niall, but I'm still not disappointed. This is one that I'm not going to forget. This story just stays with you. SO good. Highly recommended! [...]

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