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The Winter Serpent
The Winter Serpent
Author: M.H. Davis
Out of barbaric Viking history comes the story of Doireann, proud and beautiful daughter of a Scots chieftain, forced to become the wife of Thorsten, wild and frenzied leader of the Viking Bear-Cult. — Pagan rituals, humiliating ordeals, violent battles, and a haunting love story fire this epic of a vigorous, passionate people and a turbulent age...  more »
ISBN: 29237
Pages: 287
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Publisher: Avon 1967
Book Type: Paperback
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The Winter Serpent is heavy on history and it is absolutely amazing!! It is a gritty story of a Scot's lass, beautiful and strong-willed, who will let no man break her pride. Dorieann is the beauty daughter of a Scots Chieftain and Pict mother. Her foster brother kills her father and assumes control of the Scots Clan. He desires Dorieann, but she refuses his advances. In his fury, he sells her to the Viking settles, fierce warriors of the Norse Bear Cult, believing she will kill herself rather than submit to them. Dorieann is surprised to learn she has been bought for Thorsten, their leader. She survives, adjusts, and earns Thorsten's approval so much that he takes her as his wife. This is not the way her stepbrother wanted her fate to go, so he begins to ferment trouble for her and the Vikings.

Maggie Davis pulls no punches as she gives you a true historical romance, full of details and realistic portrayals of a woman surviving, yet keeping her pride and spirit, making life the best she can in a world that was very harsh to woman.