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Montag, 12. Februar 2018

The Viking's Chosen by Quinn Loftis #TheVikingsChosen

  

Blurb:
His orders are clear: launch a raid against England and bring home the spoils of war. But the prophecy is also clear: General Torben will take a foreign bride—one who is a seer and healer just like his mother. The eldest princess of England is said to be just that…a beautiful, charming, and headstrong woman. But he's a Viking army general and she's an English princess—and one who is already promised to the king of Tara.

Two worlds collide in this epic historical fiction centered on an undeniable chemistry that smolders against the odds. Richly written and injected with moments of humor, this action-packed romantic tale will leave you breathless.
Alright, I must admit that very often Viking stories and I, well, let's just say that we don't mix well, as they tend to be rather brutal and I might have a problem with that high level of brutality. In this case though, I fell for the cobination of the author, the cover and the blurb and couldn't resist. After pushing it around a bit and starting, not really starting to read it, I finally put on my big girl panties and started. And didn't stop till the end.

There were some minor things that did strike me as not being completely conclusive but on the whole I really really enjoyed reading this book. Strong, feisty women, really bad villains (even though those tend to be mad as well) and strong, protective men who respect their women and don't smother them.
The chemistry between our hero Torben, the Viking and Princess Allete Auvray is convincing and you can feel that they belong together and not just because Cathal, her betrothed is a cruel brute. The villains like Cathal and the Viking King Magnus are defined by their brutality and their cruelty, there's nothing subtile or complex about them, the other characters are more complex though and I really loved all the dynamics. I laughed and chuckled a lot, giggled, was upset and laughed again.

A fast-paced story about love and magic and...love....of course and...a cliffhanger. If you are like me, you might want to wait a bit till at least the next book, The Viking's Captive is out because otherwise you might feel (like me) that November is simply too far away for the story to continue especially considering the circumstances in which we find our friends at the end of this book - but no matter what, read this book, it is definitely worth it!

★★

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