The Norse King's Daughter (Viking I, Bk 10)
The Norse King's Daughter - Viking I, Bk 10 Author:Sandra Hill HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE A PRINCESS SCORNED! — Princess Drifa can certainly see why Sidroc Guntersson is a living legend -- on battlefield and in bedchamber both. But the King of Stoneheim's willful daughter pitches a royal fit when she learns of the true reason for the virile Viking's passionate attentions. A third-born son wit... more »h no hope of inheriting the family jarldom, scheming Sidroc must marry and is interested in Drifa only for her father's land and money. The barbarian is lucky she just cracks him on his fool head with a pottery pitcher!
Five years later, Drifa needs Sidroc's protection -- in Byzantium, no less! -- though revenge holds more appeal for this man she left for dead. 'Tis a pity two such perfect enemies match each other so well, passion for passion. So much so that the bold Viking berserker is soon thinking marriage again... only this time it will be on his terms!« less
Laura T. reviewed The Norse King's Daughter (Viking I, Bk 10) on
Helpful Score: 1
I've read several (but certainly not all) of Sandra Hill's historical romances. This was the first time I felt she was really trying too hard to be clever.
She inserted little "subtitles" within the chapters that were disruptive to the flow of the story. For example, "Sex in the Golden City" or "He was a regular Marco Polo" and my least favorite: "It Wasn't the Wedding of Kate and Prince William, but Still..." These random references to other historical or current times do not fit in a Viking story, in my opinion.
That being said, I tried to ignore the cutesy little titles and focus on the story. From that perspective, I really enjoyed this book. Out hero and heroine were strong and likeable, flawed but honorable and ultimately dealt with several obstacles in a satisfying way.
For the story, I would give Ms. Hill 4 stars but the attempts at wit fell flat and caused me to lower the rating to 3 stars overall.