This review is of Savage Conquest , the 9th and final book although the 6th published in the Ecstasy Gray Eagle series by Janelle Taylor.The Story Savage Conquest begins in 1873, approximately 17 years after the previous book, Forever Ecstasy , ended It is not a happy time for Miranda Lawrence, the heroine of the book only the second half and her fraternal twin Amanda, the heroine of the first half, both 18 Their parents, Joe and Marie Morning Star Lawrence, are presumed dead in a b This review is of Savage Conquest , the 9th and final book although the 6th published in the Ecstasy Gray Eagle series by Janelle Taylor.The Story Savage Conquest begins in 1873, approximately 17 years after the previous book, Forever Ecstasy , ended It is not a happy time for Miranda Lawrence, the heroine of the book only the second half and her fraternal twin Amanda, the heroine of the first half, both 18 Their parents, Joe and Marie Morning Star Lawrence, are presumed dead in a boating accident Their bodies have not been recovered Amanda, who is seeing fellow shipping company owner Weber Richardson, decides to take over the family business She also later meets Reis Harrison, a man whom she is attracted to and starts to fall in love with There are, however, issues standing in their way Reis is not entirely truthful about why he came to Virginia, and he has a long standing beef with Weber, who feels similarly predisposed towards Reis Amanda and Reis become lovers and later marry surreptitiously, and Reis sets into motion a plan in which he hopes to trap Weber and expose him for what he really is Meanwhile, Miranda and the girls cousin, Lucas Reardon, a newspaper writer, travel to the Dakotas Lucas for business and Miranda to try to meet her mother s estranged family Miranda is saved from snakes the two legged and reptilian kind by a Oglala Lakota brave, Blazing Star, the hero of her part of the book Miranda and Blazing Star become lovers, although he is reluctant to commit to her due to concerns about the future of the Oglala people.A series of challenges are faced by Amanda, Reis, Miranda and Blazing Star, but they are conquered for the most part, and the two couples get a pleasant surprise and have their Happily Ever After Upside Mrs Taylor is an evocative writer, and as she usually does, she put me as a reader in her characters lives, allowing me to view them not as words on a page, but as real people Savage Conquest , like all the books in the Ecstasy Gray Eagle series, is well researched.Downside I felt that Mrs Taylor could have done a better job displaying her male characters emotions most of the emotional depth in the book comes from Miranda and Amanda This book was not originally intended to be part of the Ecstasy Gray Eagle series and it shows, as some of the storylines to me feel a little forced to fit the story arc of the series as opposed to the originally planned standalone.Sex Mrs Taylor s love scenes are known for their purple prose , and there s plenty of it here As always, Mrs Taylor s sex scenes areabout the emotions of the act than a description of the mechanics Violence Assault, attempted rape both Miranda and Amanda as well as human and animal murder Blazing Star kills a bear Bottom Line Savage Conquest isn t Mrs Taylor s best book, but it s still pretty good THE WHOLE STORY WAS NOT EVEN FOCUSED ON THE MAIN CHARACTERS ROMANCE AND DEVELOPMENT BUT THE ENTIRE FAMILY THE BLURB LIED WHEN IT INTRODUCED US MIRANDA IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN AMANDA MIRANDA, FRATERNAL TWINS AMANDA had her story started out first and covered about 60% of the book and it wasn t a short novel at all I didn t quite appreciate much of everything because it detracts from the main point of reading a 100% historical savage romance THE WHOLE STORY WAS NOT EVEN FOCUSED ON THE MAIN CHARACTERS ROMANCE AND DEVELOPMENT BUT THE ENTIRE FAMILY THE BLURB LIED WHEN IT INTRODUCED US MIRANDA IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN AMANDA MIRANDA, FRATERNAL TWINS AMANDA had her story started out first and covered about 60% of the book and it wasn t a short novel at all I didn t quite appreciate much of everything because it detracts from the main point of reading a 100% historical savage romance Thats right, bitch, it s the new me This book is AWESOME its the story of twin sisters, identical in everyway except one is blonde and one brunette One hates a guy then LOVES him and then the other hates a guy and then LOVES him One of them gets it on with an indian guy well kinda indian he has all these white ancestors, and it turns out SHES half indian too Talk about a mind fuck You can enjoy it because they are only partially dirty red skin We can be comfortable indian enough to m Thats right, bitch, it s the new me This book is AWESOME its the story of twin sisters, identical in everyway except one is blonde and one brunette One hates a guy then LOVES him and then the other hates a guy and then LOVES him One of them gets it on with an indian guy well kinda indian he has all these white ancestors, and it turns out SHES half indian too Talk about a mind fuck You can enjoy it because they are only partially dirty red skin We can be comfortable indian enough to make it FUNKY but white enough that they wont scalp you and nail your tresses to a tree.Its the feeling you get with Obama.Best book ever, my caucazuns I Read the Gray Eagle Series back in the 80swhen it was written, people And I loved it I have read some of what the other reviewers have said and there are some way out there opinions.When you read romance of any kind from the 70 80s Era you have to step back into that time.The ideas of this Era do not apply to back then and you are basing your reviews on romances of today.And by doing so you are leaving rather unfair reviews.Janelle was an amazing romance author of her time The Gray Eagle I Read the Gray Eagle Series back in the 80swhen it was written, people And I loved it I have read some of what the other reviewers have said and there are some way out there opinions.When you read romance of any kind from the 70 80s Era you have to step back into that time.The ideas of this Era do not apply to back then and you are basing your reviews on romances of today.And by doing so you are leaving rather unfair reviews.Janelle was an amazing romance author of her time The Gray Eagle series is one of the most memorable series I have read on my long journey through the romance genre.Thank you Janelle PSI wish you would not have changed the covers They were so beautiful BEAUTIFUL AND EDUCATING Great, reminded me of a combination of gone with the win, Jane Austen, Ralph Compton and others Love the two dialogs Could not put this book down Wish there was a sequel but I know it could not of ended good. Book 9 and the last book in the Gray Eagle series Book 3 is my favorite book in the series and this one is now my second favorite The book features the great granddaughters of Gray Eagle, who are the granddaughters of Sun Cloud and the half breed daughters of Joe Lawrence and Morning Star in book 8 This book has two relationships romances Amanda, the blonde twin, meets and falls in love with Reis, a secret agent for President Grant Miranda, the dark twin, meets and falls in love with Blazin Book 9 and the last book in the Gray Eagle series Book 3 is my favorite book in the series and this one is now my second favorite The book features the great granddaughters of Gray Eagle, who are the granddaughters of Sun Cloud and the half breed daughters of Joe Lawrence and Morning Star in book 8 This book has two relationships romances Amanda, the blonde twin, meets and falls in love with Reis, a secret agent for President Grant Miranda, the dark twin, meets and falls in love with Blazing Star, an Oglala Indian warrior from her mother s tribe What I like about both romances is the love at first sight factor Multiple villains in the book, both in Virginia and in the Dakota Territory later on, add frequent doses of drama and mild excitement My only real complaint with the story is the lack of definite ending future for the two couples A epilogue would have been nice, with a five or whatever years later type of deal There was no Virginia belle irresistible than ebon haired Miranda Lawrence Though the willful beauty had her pick of handsome beaux, she felt a wild need deep within her for the kind of man she d never meet in polite society Heeding the call of her destiny, Miranda stole away from her plantation home, back to the land of her mother s people But when she found the passion she sought in the arms of handsome Indian, Miranda had to make a final choice between the life she d left behind and the future that would giver her his love Love can never be endless. I have read the whole series and I love the twin girls in here this novel just flows I couldnt put it down