This is the story of Tykir, who is Thork's son from The Reluctant Viking" and younger brother to Eirik and Rain. This book is filled with wonderful characters that show up in previous and later books. The humor was wonderful and the passion was hot! I like the way that Sandra Hill makes the hero and heroine more true to life. The hero has a bad leg and the heroine, Ailnor, has freckles and she is not terribly busty and not super young either.
Alinor is sort of taken captive by Tykir because she is supposedly a witch who has put a curse on King Anlaf's privates. He is commanded to take her to the King to remove the curse/spell. She is very reluctant to go and fights but then soon realizes that time spent with Tykir is better than time spent with her brothers who are always marrying her off . She is a widow three times over and really would like for all men to leave her alone.
Tykir at first doesn't think she is attractive at all and can't hardly stand to be near her but he soon finds that he likes freckles and her hair drives him wild. Their passion soon flares and turns both of their worlds upside down.
The reader is not sure what is going to happen next and it was really hard to put this book down to go back to work after my breaks.
Great book, really funny. I just love Sandra Hill.
Sandra Hill takes the reader to magicial times through her humor and storytelling. I would like to say that this is her best book in her viking serious but I'd be lying they are all equally 5 stars!!!! Sincerely, Claire
Absolutely hilarious all the way through. The main characters shine, secondary characters delight and a great time is shared by all. I especially liked the "kissing lesson", the "eel skin tail" and all of Bolthor the skald's sagas. You must read Sandra Hill's Viking series if you enjoy laughing out loud humor and bold romance.
Dialogue so ridiculous I couldn't even get through it! Pu-leeeze! BAD BAD writing!
Poor Tykir Thorksson. His king has sent him off to capture the witch that put a spell on the king's manhood. He was prepared for danger, but he wasn't prepared for the hot-tempered red-head, her tiresome, bumbling brothers and her sheep! And to make matters worse, he's burdened with a crew of superstitious Vikings and a skald who composes some of the worst sagas ever sung. It's hard to know which is worse, being immortalized in sagas with titles like "Tykir the Great and the Flame-Haired Witch," or finding that he isn't immune to the witch's flaming hair and freckles after all.
I liked this book. It is funny and romantic.
This is such a FUNNY book! It will have you laughing outloud! The characters are wonderful and their antics will make you want to read it straight through! Sandra Hill is an exceptional author who must have the greatest sense of humor because it comes through in her books...This is a MUST read!!
Even fierce Norse warriors have bad days. Holy Thor! 'Twas enough to drive a sane Viking mad, the things Tykir Thorksson was forced to do - capturing a redheaded virago, putting up with the flock of sheep that followed her everywhere, chasing off her bumbling brothers. But what could a man expect from the sorceress who had put a kink in the King of Norway's most precious body part? If that wasn't bad enough, his own skald was putting Tykir's embarrassing escapades into sagas for all posterity to laugh about. And he was beginning to realize he wasn't at all immune to the enchantment of brash red hair and freckles. But he was not called Tykir the Great for nothing. Perhaps he could reverse the spell and hold her captive, not with his mighty sword, but with a Viking man's greatest magic: a wink and a smile.
Wonderfully funny. Laugh out loud at Tykir and his antics.
This was a great book. Very funny and I really felt for both characters. I can't wait to read the next in the series. I love this author!