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The Norse King's Daughter

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

This is similar in tone to many of her Viking romances

His father orders Sidroc Guntersson to throw the female baby into the thrall. However, the widower decides he needs a wife to raise his daughter. Sidroc woos long in the tooth hybrid Princess Drifa, daughter of King Thorvald. They marry, but she becomes irate with hi...
His father orders Sidroc Guntersson to throw the female baby into the thrall. However, the widower decides he needs a wife to raise his daughter. Sidroc woos long in the tooth hybrid Princess Drifa, daughter of King Thorvald. They marry, but she becomes irate with his boasting of gaining wealth as a third born and a mom for his child; Drifa hammers her new spouse with a pitcher to his head before walking away. When he awakens after days of unconsciousness, he learns his wife has left him and his baby is gone.

Five years later, Sidroc and Drifa meet in Byzantium. He is irate to learn she has a daughter Runa. Needing revenge, he courts and beds his virgin wife. Stunned Sidroc realizes his spouse is raising his daughter. When Drifa is kidnapped, Sidroc vows to rescue her so they and their child can forge a loving family.

This is similar in tone to many of her Viking romances (see The Viking's Captive) with modern day humor imbued into a Dark Ages gender war. The lead couple is a delightful pairing of two strong individuals who both melt in each other's arms though sometimes caustically and with their child. Readers will appreciate the battle between two powerful adversaries in love as even their trysts are jocular (don't tell Sidroc I said that).

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on September 16, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Complete disappointment

I had read the back covers on a few of sandra hill's viking series and thought they looked interesting. This was the first one i tried and it was awful. Truly bad dialogue, the heroine was borderline stupid, and the hero was a nasty man whore. I realize that "act like t...
I had read the back covers on a few of sandra hill's viking series and thought they looked interesting. This was the first one i tried and it was awful. Truly bad dialogue, the heroine was borderline stupid, and the hero was a nasty man whore. I realize that "act like they hate each other but they really are madly in love/lust" is a common (very occasionally successful) plot element in romance novels, but the constant irrational bickering was really overdone. Honestly mystefied as to how anyone likes this book.

posted by 17664958 on January 2, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Not a fan

    Hated it. Not bad writing, but the story was boring and unappealing. I had to force my way through it.

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