Reading Gaelen Foley is like gambling for me. The probability of winning much smaller than that of losing, but occasionally I win.
Lord of Ice though, was another lost game.
The 3rd book in the series is the story of Damien, the older of the twins. I loved Lucien in [b: Lord of Fire|958537|Lord of Fire (Knight Miscellany, #2)|Gaelen Foley|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1440596443s/958537.jpg|943447] and hoped to love Damien too. Alas, I could not say that I loved Damien and Miranda as much as I did Lucien and Alice. Miranda did not interest me. I don't know who she is supposed to be. Her character is loosely defined in my eyes. I cannot say what kind of a woman she is. The relationship is kind of blah. Major conflicts being Damien's demons. I was kind of bored for most of the book and winced when Belinda and Robert from [b: The Duke|110391|The Duke and I (Bridgertons, #1)|Julia Quinn|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1379594717s/110391.jpg|846763] made an appearance. Their relationship seemed so cheap to me but I will leave off my Belinda/Robert bashing at that.
However the book surprised me in the last 10%. Just when I thought ok it is about time to wrap up and let's have the epilogue, a war twist happened. I find the final twist endearing and finally I felt that I saw Damien and Miranda as characters. Damien having to return to war (Battle of Waterloo) and Miranda insiting on going with him, I did not expect that so late in the game. The few paragraphs where Miranda told Damien about her pregnancy right before he had to leave for battle really captured me. It wasn't much, but was truly touching nonetheless.