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Fires of Destiny

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Love endures, even in the face of danger and death.

As a child, Alexandra Douglas adored her wild friend Roger Trevor, a troubled lad who turned his back on his family. Ten years as a sellsword and pirate have transformed Roger into an enigmatic stranger. His return to his father's castle in the wake of his brother's mysterious death ignites a passionate uproar in the bookish, sensible Alix.

Dangerous to know...

Surprised by his unlikely desire for his childhood friend, Roger is determined to encase his heart in ice. Haunted by his past and trapped in a lethal web of intrigue at the Catholic court of Queen Mary Tudor, he fears entangling Alix in a plot that could doom them both.

But destiny has set them on colliding paths, and Roger can no more resist the fire in Alix than she can turn away from his increasingly ardent touch.

New, revised edition of a classic, award-winning novel

When the original version was published in 1986, Linda Barlow received the Romantic Times award as New Historical Romance Author of the Year. Fires of Destiny was also a finalist for the Rita Award from Romance Writers of America. This special new edition has been revised and edited by the author, but her beloved characters and their sensuous, suspenseful adventures remain the same.


"Linda Barlow's sexy, suspenseful page-turners are pure pleasure to read." Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

"Linda is a wonderful story-teller. She grabs you on the first page and plunges you straight into the tumultuous lives of her fascinating characters." Jayne Ann Krentz.

"Fires of Destiny is a bold and clever tapestry, provocative and seductive." Catherine Coulter.

Romantic Times said in their 1986 review: "Weaving together a strong historical background, an intriguing mystery subplot, along with a touch of mysticism, Ms. Barlow crafts a marvelously textured novel that mesmerizes the reader on every level. The timeless magic of this outstanding romance will guarantee recognition of Linda Barlow as a powerful writer with the talent to surpass all genre boundaries."


Used availability for Linda Barlow's Fires of Destiny

Paperback Editions

September 2013 : USA Paperback

Title: Fires of Destiny
Author(s): Linda Barlow
ISBN: 0-9893070-1-8 / 978-0-9893070-1-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Linda Barlow
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January 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Fires of Destiny
Author(s): Linda Barlow
ISBN: 0-451-40001-1 / 978-0-451-40001-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Onyx
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Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Fires of Destiny
Author(s): Linda Barlow
Publisher: Linda Barlow Books
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