This was one of the best books I've ever read. The plot and the story line are amazing and the love story is trully touching. From the second I picked up this book I couldn't put it down and I found my self laying awake at night thinking about the characters and what will happen to them. The plot is truly a work of art, full of suspence and mystery, important hystorical facts as well as romance, girl power, love and life. This book has it all!!! It takes you to a time of pure magic but hardship and introduces you to genuine characters that you whish you could be or meet. One of the BEST. WOW. READ THIS BOOK!!!!
From the back cover:
THE PLUNDER: Young princess Aasa trembled as the magnificent Viking warrior drew near. Olaf, the dreaded Norse King's golden haired son, had come to claim her- not for himself, but to warm his widowed father's bed. Yet as their eyes met, Aasa vowed that she would never belong to any man but Olaf.
THE PRIZE: His mission was a bloody one: to abduct the fair Aasa and slay her brother. But he could not bear to hurt this beautiful maiden; he would deny his birthright if only he could win her love.
THE PRICE: But in this terrible time of swords and savagery,Olaf and Aasa would soon be torn from each other's arms- Aasa to become and unwilling bride and a powerful queen, Until she defied fate in a desperate act of rebellion that could lead to tragedy- or to as ecstasy no innocent girl had ever known- and no woman would ever forget.
not all that great, very long read, very anti-climatic ending.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a combo of romance and saga. I fell in love with the characters immediately--they were multi-faceted. I also really felt like I was learning about the Viking culture at the same time. It was a page-turner for me!