Mirana's life changes one fateful day when Rorik and his men come to the Viking fortress Clontarf to kill her half-brother. 2 cassettes. ... Read more
Customer Reviews (29)
not to bad
I stare off by saying yes Rorik did hit Mirana but it was to knock her out so her could take her this book dont have alot of romance in it but it was a good book i enjoyed it even though the middle got a little lacking. if you dont like the real way woman was treated back then i would not recommend reading it
I am not one to tell anyone not to read any book, we are all very different in our likes and dislikes.To me the book was beyond terrible.The story line was boring and the characters were without much description.The killing and taking of woman and treatment of women may be right on target for the Viking age, but it was tasteless in our modern world.I made myself finish this book.The book made me feel dirty and sick, there was no romance, no pulling story line, it was a mess.I do have the last two books in the series, but I do not plan on reading them.If you are looking for a good hug to yourself get away book, this one to me is not it.I threw the book down in discust at least a dozen times.I love coming away from a book with the feeling of well being and a little of a lose for the characters.I love to reread those books and learn more that I missed the first time.
This book left me without those feelings.Everyone has bad days, in my opinion Ms.Coulter had a very bad day when this book was thought of. I hate to even trade these at the book store.....
i am so glad i looked at all the negative reviews every time i do i know i will like the book when there are a lot of negs. this book kept me up late at night i couldnt put it down i LOVE UN P C BOOKS !!!!!!!!!!!!
Not bad..not really good either..where was the romance??
Rorik is a viking warrior intent on getting his revenge for a despicable act done by Einar, the heroine's half brother. He is however wounded and captured and Mirana (the heroine) takes care of him. She practically saves his life but he thinks she did so in order to leave for her brother the pleasure of torturing him. So Rorik is not that grateful towards her...and how!
He manages to escape and kidnaps her. He is quite aggressive and violent towards her. He keeps her chained in his bed chamber and treats her like dirt sometimes. Throughout the whole book we barely hear him tell her any sweet word.Even when he marries her he still acts the savage. In some part of the book I thinkhegrows to love her but I didn't have any idea when this actually happened ashe treats her roughly almost up to the end of the book and does not defend her much (not even when his family is abusive towards her).
When her life is in danger (which is often)we see his concern, but it is not long lived. As soon as she is safe he returns to be an ogre. After the final dangerous scene the book ends abruptly. The epilogue is odd and has nothing to do with either Rorik or Mirana (we must assume however that they are both in love and will live happily ever after) it justs hints of another book to continue the saga.
It wasnt a bad book but it lacked soul. The romance was also lacking. I would rather call it a passion/hatred relationship between the hero and heroine. Mirana was likeable, Rorik not so. Even though he suffered a lot because of Einar he shouldnt have directed all his rage and anger at Mirana. I didn't care for the subplot either involing King Sirac. Contrived and useless in my opinion. My other complaint is that there were too many strange names to remember (and several starting with E, so it's easy to grow confused).
Not the best Coulter I have read (I loved The Rebel Bride)but not the worst either (I think that dubious honor fallsto Bad Jack). After reading this book I decided better not to continue reading the rest of the series...i prefer more love (rather than hatred) between the hero and heroine.
UGH!! i did not like this book at all!! i couldnt even finish it because i got so fed up with the 'hero' he was abusive, rude and i dont know how anyone could love him!! i was ready to throw this book out the window!! women were treated so badly in this book!! and there were very weird parts in this book. this was the first book i have read by this author and i dont plan to read any of her books again!!
dont waste your money on this book!!!
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