Danegeld

Danegeld

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by Susan Squires
     
 

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It was the silver the Saxons would pay to keep Norse marauders from their shores.

It was the price for a half-Irish beauty to keep the murderer of her father and mother at bay, to keep the powerful magic of her forebears from overwhelming her, to keep her stirrings of womanhood in check.

It was all that one mighty Viking would give to remain a man, to be whole,

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It was the silver the Saxons would pay to keep Norse marauders from their shores.

It was the price for a half-Irish beauty to keep the murderer of her father and mother at bay, to keep the powerful magic of her forebears from overwhelming her, to keep her stirrings of womanhood in check.

It was all that one mighty Viking would give to remain a man, to be whole, to retain the respect of the jarls and the might of his sword arm.

It was...Danegeld.

And in England's Dark Ages, it was sometimes all that stood between what a person was and what he should be. And it was the only thing in the way of true love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780505524461
Publisher:
Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2009
Series:
Heartspell Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

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Danegeld 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
During the Dark Ages in Dunford, Britain, Britta earned a reputation as a healer though followers of the new religion felt she was a disciple of the devil. Everyone feared her that is except for the Saxon warrior leader Offa. Five years ago he learned about Britta¿s prowess and raped her to gain her powers. No one came to her aid and Britta fled to Devil's Island, a place everyone is afraid to step foot on. When Britta needs supplies, she visits Dunford to offer healing services in exchange for them.

On a trip to the village, Offa forces Britta to heal his wounded men having just fought against Viking raiders. Included among the injured is Karn, the Viking leader. Offa tortures Karn to obtain information, but Britta manages to free and take him to her island. Both have suffered at the hands of Offa, but that is not why love has sprung up between the healer and the Viking.

This Dark Ages romance needs to carry a label: not to be read by the faint of heart. The story line is loaded with action and a deep depiction of the era including that of torture and cruelty that will give readers the shivers. DANEGELD is graphically well written with strong characterizations representing a period of violence between Saxons and Viking, and Christians and Pagans. Skillful scribe Susan Squires shows her ability to paint a very interesting saga worth reading by those who relish a crimson Beowulf.

Harriet Klausner

Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As an avid reader of romance I really enjoyed something different. I'm not generally a big fan of paranormal romance i still really liked it. The final battle was a bit out there but it was still entertaining.
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