Lord of Hawkfell Island (Viking Series #2)

Lord of Hawkfell Island (Viking Series #2)

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by Catherine Coulter
     
 

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On a Viking fortress raid, the Lord of Hawkfell Island plans to take the beautiful Mirana hostage. But she has other plans for the lord...See more details below

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On a Viking fortress raid, the Lord of Hawkfell Island plans to take the beautiful Mirana hostage. But she has other plans for the lord...

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this historical romance set in 915, English Viking Rorik Haraldsson seeks to avenge the slaughter of his wife and children by the Irish warrior Einar. Rorik's ambush of Einar's castle fails, but he kidnaps Einar's half-sister, Mirana, who proves a difficult hostage. Orphaned at 12, Mirana was raised by Einar to be self-reliant; she can keep house and fight like a man. To Rorik's surprise, she is not the only woman with notions of independence. Returning to his farmstead, he discovers the wives feeding their husbands inedible meals to punish them for bedding a slave. Mirana's pride becomes the justification for whipping, bondage and rape. Despite the power struggle that undermines their mutual attraction, they marry. But Einar's men kidnap Mirana and return her to her half-brother, who plans to sell her as a bride to a rich, old king. While Mirana awaits Rorik's rescue, Einar continues his evil ways, forcing his favorite mistress to reveal that she is a man and to become a sex slave. Coulter ( The Heiress Bride ) makes a big show of introducing feminism and gender-bending that paradoxically highlight the stereotypical representation of sex and gender in a plot overloaded with twists. (Nov.)
Denise Perry Donavin
Rorik Haraldsson is the Viking lord of Hawkfell Island who moved his warriors and their families to this fortified isle off the Irish coast following the plunder of his village and barbaric slaying of his family by Einer Thorsson. Seeking vengeance, Rorik raids Contarf, Einer's castle, to kill its ruler. Instead, he sails away with a captive, Einer's half sister Mirana. Not a placid prisoner, Mirana soon has the Viking wives and concubines fighting for their rights and captures Haraldsson's heart as well. Less of a historical tale than a romantic one, for although there are plenty of battles and love scenes, the historic details are sparse.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101214152
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/1993
Series:
Viking Series , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
67,112
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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