Friday, December 27, 2013

Viking Fire by Andrea R. Cooper

Title:  Viking Fire
Author:  Andrea R. Cooper
Published:  July 29th 2013 by Crimson Romance
Length:  172pgs
Format:  ebooks
Genre:  historical romance
Shelf:  review
Rating:  ★★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

856 CE, Ireland is a land of myth, magic, and blood. Viking raiders have fought the Irish for over half a century. Rival Irish clans promise only betrayal and carnage.

Kaireen, daughter of Laird Liannon, is suddenly forced into an arranged marriage with her sworn enemy, a Viking. She refuses to submit. With no mention of love, only land and the protection of her clan, she endeavors to get her betrothed banished from her country. Will love find its way around her stubborn heart?

Bram, the Viking, finds himself without future or inheritance as a younger son in his family. A marriage to the Laird’s daughter would grant him land if he swears fidelity and if his men will fight along with the Liannons against any foe—Irish or Viking. However, the Laird’s feisty daughter only holds animosity for him and his kind. Is marriage worth the battle scars of such a relentless opponent?

With the blame for a rival laird’s death treacherously set against the Liannons, Kaireen and Bram must find a way to lay aside their differences as an unforeseen darkness sends death snapping at their heels.

Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.

My Review:

Cooper’s novel is historically accurate while remaining approachable to modern day readers. The mixing of Celt & Norse mythology gives a very unique feel to this tale as well. The storyline is solidly put together and presented to the audience in an enchanting way that will leave you wanting to become part of the tale rather than simply read it. Cooper melds vivid battle scenes with heartfelt interactions to complete this.

Cooper’s characters are well developed, but in a very natural way. You don’t feel like you’ve read about them in a history textbook, but rather that they are individuals that you’ve met and interacted with. This goes for the main characters as well as the supporting cast.

This is the type of story that draws you in completely and doesn’t let you go. I was left with a sense of wonder and completeness while still wanting to continue on further with these phenomenal individuals.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm playing catch-up from the holidays. Thank you for your amazing review. I'm so glad you enjoyed my novel.