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  • Paperback
  • The Ice King
  • Dinah Dean
  • English
  • 08 May 2019
  • 0263103927

The Ice King❮Download❯ ➽ The Ice King ➸ Author Dinah Dean – Essayreview.co.uk She d resigned herself to her dismal fate Tanya had no money, and now with the death of her uncle, no home The solution was a virtual prison sentence she must take a job as companion to a reclusive an She d resigned herself to her dismal fate Tanya had no money, and now with the death of her uncle, no home The solution was a virtual prison sentence she The Ice Kindle - must take a job as companion to a reclusive and ailing old woman in a remote Russian Village But fate granted her a reprieve Kindly relatives offered her a season in St Petersburg, and Tanya was thrilled and grateful St Petersburg was the city of her dreams She was determined to pack a lifetime into that one all too short visit And the disturbing Prince Nikolai was there to see that she did He was acting like a jealous man But the moment the thought entered her head, Tanya dismissed it as utterly impossible A person had to have feelings in order to be jealous, and Prince Nikolai hadn t earned the name Ice King for nothing He seemed devoid of all emotion, particularly love What had happened to him, wondered Tanya, to turn his heart so cold that no woman had been able to thaw it The answer to the question was shocking, and it turned Tanya s feelings into a confused mixture of pityand love.


About the Author: Dinah Dean

Dinah Dean is known mainly for the historical romances she wrote in the s for the Mills Boon Masquerade Historical Romance imprint Historical romances then, as now, included a wide The Ice Kindle - range of both writing quality and historical accuracy Dinah Dean is at the top end of the scale for both While she does not confine herself to any one period or place, most of her books are set during the early th century, in either Waltham Abbey, Essex, England, or in Russia As a resident of Waltham Abbey and the secretary of the Waltham Abbey Historical Society Dinah Dean is well informed about the history of the town and she uses this in her books which are set between and She is also knowledgeable about Russia and, as well as her romances about the early th century, she set one book there in the late th century Dinah Dean also published under the names Jane Hunt and Marjorie May.


10 thoughts on “The Ice King

  1. says:

    After the death of her guardian, Tanya Kirova was doomed to spend the rest of her life stuck in the Russian countryside when fate smiled on her with the arrival of her distant relatives Alexei and Marie Kirova graciously allowed her into their home for a few weeks in order to experience the wonders of St Petersburg before she was sent to live with yet another elderly relative just doing their Christian duty Tanya was delighted to explore Russia s most wondrous city and was eagerly determined After the death of her guardian, Tanya Kirova was doomed to spend the rest of her life stuck in the Russian countryside when fate smiled on her with the arrival of her distant relatives Alexei and Marie Kirova graciously allowed her into their home for a few weeks in order to experience the wonders of St Petersburg before she was sent to live with yet another elderly relative just doing their Christian duty Tanya was delighted to explore Russia s most wondrous city and was eagerly determined to bottle up every new experience It was at her first ball where she caught the eye of Prince Nikolai Volkhov, and her innocent eagerness to explore her hosts staircase was the first step in thawing out the man known as the Ice King Prince Nikolai s deadened demeanor was known to everyone within the Russian aristocracy and so it was with wonder and awe that they watched the little nobody from Yaroslavl melt the Ice King Nikolai wonders if he might let go of his ghosts with Tanya by his side, but he also wonders if his past misdeeds may be too much for her to understand It is with a heavy heart that the Ice King bares his soul and prays, as does all of Russia, that his Tanya finds it within herself to set him free Foolish man He had nothing in his past that needed to be forgiven If anything, the only thing he needed was a great big hug Nikolai was a wonderful hero While known as the Ice King, this hero was far from icy He was actually sweet, kind, yes, I said kind so deal with it Nikolai considerate, witty and so full of heart that I wanted to gather him up in my arms and rain kisses and hugs upon him While Nikolai definitely showed moments of dry wit I m afraid I was showing off to impress you But you might have fallen Tanya said faintly, gazing at him with a mixture of horror and incredulity In which case, presumably you would not have been impressed after all he is not a humorous man And while I definitely saw moments of unhappiness in his character, I never saw moments of ice, either His outlook on life was certainly dour, thanks to his Rebecca esque witch of a wife, but from the moment we meet him, he was so, so nice He was one of the nicest character s I ve ever read I know that probably sounds boring, or boringly beta, but it was muchinteresting than that And Tanya was also one of the nicest heroine s ever She was quick witted, level headed, gracious, and I will forever love her for loving Nikolai.This was a truly lovely book At first it started off slow and the middle section of the book seemed to go nowhere But that is part of this books charm The best way I can describe this book is that it s smooth There are no peaks or valleys in this book No raging emotions or passionate scenes of lovemaking Instead it s smooth Tranquil Gentle It s peppered with interesting facts about Russian architecture and the Russian scenary was vividly described The character s were all warm hearted and so, so..nice There are no evil Russian characters in this book, a la J.Lindsey s Secret Fire instead everyone was welcoming to Tanya Even the Czar was rooting for them Best of all, there were no Big Misunderstandings The conflict in this book was maturely acknowledged and dealt with While the circumstances surrounding Nikolai s past misdeeds was quite odd, as well as a little eyebrow raising, he manned up and confronted it I loved that And I loved this book On a side note, I had no idea that these books were such rare finds I found most of Dinah Dean s Russian collection at my library store and I thought, why not After shelling out my measly pocket change for them, I was later stunned to find that I had fallen ass backwards into a literal treasure trove At first I was not sure why, but after finishing it I understood While The Ice King is not a tempestuous, passionate read, it is proof that romance lives and once found it is to be held on to with everything you have And that makes it very rare

  2. says:

    If you re in the mood for something heavy, this ain t it Average, light reading A little over the top at the end with the sugary sweetness and neat and tidy bow wrapping things up, but tolerable through most of it Enjoyed the emo hero s slow melt Ha Didn t mean to make a pun to match the title LOTS of skimming unless you re really interested in an in depth education of Russian architecture and furnishings.

  3. says:

    The book blurb pretty much says it all, and I m five or six book reviews behind plus some Vine swag , so I m cutting this short A quick easy read, setting is St Petersburg around 1819 or thereabouts A slightly angsty hero with issues from his past that led him to shut himself up and earned a reputation as the Ice King Poor heroine comes to town and she slowly melts him down Not a lot of action, the heroine and the family she stays with spend lots of time getting escorted around St Pete an The book blurb pretty much says it all, and I m five or six book reviews behind plus some Vine swag , so I m cutting this short A quick easy read, setting is St Petersburg around 1819 or thereabouts A slightly angsty hero with issues from his past that led him to shut himself up and earned a reputation as the Ice King Poor heroine comes to town and she slowly melts him down Not a lot of action, the heroine and the family she stays with spend lots of time getting escorted around St Pete and seeing the sights in between spots of drama leading up to the HEA Not great, not bad either

  4. says:

    My second book by this author, the first being the Cockermouth Mail, which was surprisingly well put together This book is set in the same time period of Regency Period, but in Russia, which was a new and interesting setting to me I had read very few historical fiction set in Russia before this book, and this one was full and by full, do I mean chock full of historical facts It is loaded with details of every sort of architectural tidbits about the buildings and people of the time I saw t My second book by this author, the first being the Cockermouth Mail, which was surprisingly well put together This book is set in the same time period of Regency Period, but in Russia, which was a new and interesting setting to me I had read very few historical fiction set in Russia before this book, and this one was full and by full, do I mean chock full of historical facts It is loaded with details of every sort of architectural tidbits about the buildings and people of the time I saw that the author spent a lot of time traveling to Russia and it shows in this book That kind of historical detail is to be commended and wascommon for the older traditional historical fiction novels.But perhaps because I am not as used to Russian society and its rules, the book failed to enchant me It was well written for the most part There are almost no villains, aside from the Ice King s late wife and her brother, and everyone behaved scrupulously well Men were gentlemen to a fault, and Tanya had pleasant relationships with all the women around her The only conflict mystery to the book was what had happened to the Ice King in the past, and it is revealed that view spoiler his late wife was a beautiful and horrible woman, who flaunted her affairs in front of his face and even died pregnant with one of her lovers She had apparently approached Nikolai for recognition of the child as his and he had refused She then was petulant and angry and miscarried her child falling down stairs, an accident which immobilized her Thereafter she killed herself by swallowing some of her medicine He had then been so downcast and downtrodden from that wreck of a marriage that he had had his own affair with one of his serfs and had a son from that affair that he recognized hide spoiler Perhaps it is the complete difference in culture that threw me I can t really tell, but I couldn t tell if Nikolai was heroic or overly dark and dramatic Yes, his marriage was horrific, but was that sufficient reason to be SO gloomy He was so gloomy that he never cracked a smile Somehow he was bedazzled by Tanya in his gloomy way and would dance with her multiple times in one evening but never smiling She, on the other hand, was a poor relation with a time limit to her fun and games in St Petersburg and so she reined in on any hopes, even though he even kissed her from time to time without declaring himself I get that he s gentleman in waiting to the Czar and has to ask for permission before he can ask Tanya to marry her, but it seemed weird in this traditional romance that he would do such things so freely without declaring himself And yet he angsted again so much over telling Tanya he had a bastard son with his serf She later reassured him that he was an honorable man because her older male relatives thought nothing of demanding droit du seigneur on the serf girls 14th birthdays.It was all very HUH to me, and I couldn t pin down whether it was because of the setting or because the way his character was made out was inconsistent What a cultural shock, and I only just read a book I had thought that I had readthan the above average historical fiction reader s share of regencies, but it was quite odd to me Society was so rigid on the one hand, with people talking because he had danced with heroften than with other females, and yet they could venture alone into a dark arbor by themselveswherein he did proceed to kiss her silly I couldn t quite make out the rules of propriety in this book and that was frustrating.And he did nothing for me He was boring and as some reviewers put it, totally emo But I was happy for Tanya, because she had a deprived life and shouldn t be going to some incredibly cold, remote manor with no town to sit next to an old relative until that relative died For her sake, I m glad she ended up with a really rich Prince, although I did worry that her son wouldn t inherit

  5. says:

    This has, for whatever reason, been one of my all time favorite romances.

  6. says:

    Following a lovely thread on twitter when people discussed their favourite romances that left them with a very sweet feeling after putting the book down the author Lucy Parker mentioned this story as one of them I was lucky to find a copy.I gobbled this up Its very sweet, well plotted, a little angsty but the heroine is dreamy She s extremely likeable and caring There are large portions of Russian architecture and interiors this was fine by me, it fits with my day job which I loved but i Following a lovely thread on twitter when people discussed their favourite romances that left them with a very sweet feeling after putting the book down the author Lucy Parker mentioned this story as one of them I was lucky to find a copy.I gobbled this up Its very sweet, well plotted, a little angsty but the heroine is dreamy She s extremely likeable and caring There are large portions of Russian architecture and interiors this was fine by me, it fits with my day job which I loved but it might not suit everyone I loved it being set in Russia and now thinking of looking into other works set in this period The hero is angsty He is the title named Ice King so dead to the world, he s emotionless, cold and uncaring This is said not in a way that he s cruel just doesn t engage at all That when a beautiful prince ess comes to wake him from his sleep there are comparisons to sleeping beauty throughout that the kiss awakens him finally Now I just made a comparison to kissing but the actual kissing doesn t happen till late but her caring, touching nature is what helps awaken him It is a clean romance It gets a little angsty at the end but it was very sweet with a wonderful conclusion This hero is my catnip I like grumpy heroes and it was nice to have a cold one that wasent horrible as in had plotted evil things in the past and gets a redemption or was horrible verbally to the heroine Often cold heroes are written with meanness and this was a perfect example of not writing that but keeping the character cold Additionally, cold heroes get often the enemies to lovers trope and this avoids this completely, this was perfect for me as this is one of my least favourite tropes I hate constant conflict on the page This was a lovely read, and one that I know I will reread.4 stars

  7. says:

    I bought this back in 1980 and have read this many times since It is part of her Russian Series I fell in love with the characters she developed over this series of books as well as her descriptions of the Russian landscape and culture under the Romanovs Set in 1819 1820 St Petersburg I loved this story of Anna and Prince Nikolai Volkhov and the other secondary characters are well developed too.Synopsis Tanya had resigned herself to her dismal fate she had no money, and now with the death o I bought this back in 1980 and have read this many times since It is part of her Russian Series I fell in love with the characters she developed over this series of books as well as her descriptions of the Russian landscape and culture under the Romanovs Set in 1819 1820 St Petersburg I loved this story of Anna and Prince Nikolai Volkhov and the other secondary characters are well developed too.Synopsis Tanya had resigned herself to her dismal fate she had no money, and now with the death of her uncle, no home The solution was a virtual prison sentence she must take a job as companion to a reclusive and ailing old woman in a remote Russian Village But fate granted her a reprieve Kindly relatives offered her a season in St Petersburg, and Tanya was thrilled and grateful St Petersburg was the city of her dreams She was determined to pack a lifetime into that one all too short visit And the disturbing Prince Nikolai was there to see that she did He was acting like a jealous man But the moment the thought entered her head, Tanya dismissed it as utterly impossible A person had to have feelings in order to be jealous, and Prince Nikolai hadn t earned the name Ice King for nothing He seemed devoid of all emotion, particularly love What had happened to him, wondered Tanya, to turn his heart so cold that no woman had been able to thaw it The answer to the question was shocking, and it turned Tanya s feelings into a confused mixture of pityand love

  8. says:

    A beautifully written story with a hero that seemed rakish and cold but was really a completely sweet beta melts I did have a problem with some of the things that happened or were revealed in the end view spoiler like the fact that his crazy servants made him get a girl pregnant while in a laudanum haze Having a child was supposed to make him pull trough of his daze, but really.they took away his choice HE was the one that should have chosen to have or not to have a child and for sure he A beautifully written story with a hero that seemed rakish and cold but was really a completely sweet beta melts I did have a problem with some of the things that happened or were revealed in the end view spoiler like the fact that his crazy servants made him get a girl pregnant while in a laudanum haze Having a child was supposed to make him pull trough of his daze, but really.they took away his choice HE was the one that should have chosen to have or not to have a child and for sure he should have at least had the right to see the mothers face, let alone pick the child bearer Maybe they had his well being at heart but it was just NOT OK Also, the heroine went way overboard with asking the hero to legitimize his bastard He himself told her that would make the kid his heir this is all fine and dandy, but at least see how the kid is getting used to you before you give him advantage over all your future kids Really, I am unable to go all aaaaaaw over every bastard out there, like these martyr heroines do hide spoiler.Still my overall feeling about this book are very positive And I will be checking outreads from this author She knows how to write for sure 3.5 stars

  9. says:

    I love the old traditional regencies from the 1980s and early 1990s I wasn t reading them then but luckily have gotten some great recommendations online about authors and publishers to pursue in the used book market and newly published backlists.I especially love theunusual ones such as the Russian regencies by Dinah Dean A discussion in the comments at Dear Author mentioned these and I was lucky enough to get one from interlibrary loan and really enjoyed it This one I had to watch for I love the old traditional regencies from the 1980s and early 1990s I wasn t reading them then but luckily have gotten some great recommendations online about authors and publishers to pursue in the used book market and newly published backlists.I especially love theunusual ones such as the Russian regencies by Dinah Dean A discussion in the comments at Dear Author mentioned these and I was lucky enough to get one from interlibrary loan and really enjoyed it This one I had to watch for a good price on the used book and I am glad I got it I can see it being one I will reread often Others have described the story so I will just say I was pleased with it especially since I hope to travel to St Petersburg next year and want to see some of the same sights Tanya did

  10. says:

    This is not particularly well written sentences and chapters ending in odd places but it s a favorite that I re read often There s just something sweet and romantic about it that makes me feel good Nikolai is a passionate, heroic, yet gentle man who wants to loved Who can resist that

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