Lord of Hawkfell Island (Viking Series #2)

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First in Catherine Coulter's bestselling Vikings series.

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.

The stunning new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Bride trilogy. Mirana's life changes one fateful day when Rorik and his men come to the Viking fortress Clontarf to kill her ...

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Overview


First in Catherine Coulter's bestselling Vikings series.

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.

The stunning new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Bride trilogy. Mirana's life changes one fateful day when Rorik and his men come to the Viking fortress Clontarf to kill her half-brother. Instead, she is taken hostage to use against him. But Rorik, the Lord of Hawkfell Island, doesn't count on Mirana's strong will. Original.

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Editorial Reviews

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780515112306
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/2000
  • Series: Viking Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 361,157
  • Product dimensions: 4.26 (w) x 6.72 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Catherine  Coulter
Catherine Coulter
Catherine Coulter is the author of numerous historical romances, including the Bride series, and contemporary romantic thrillers, including the popular FBI series.

Biography

The author of dozens of bestsellers, Catherine Coulter made her Romance debut with 1978's The Autumn Countess, a fast-moving story she describes as "a Gothic masquerading as a Regency." Six more Regency romances followed in quick succession; then, in 1982, she penned her first full-length historical novel, Devil's Embrace. She counts several trilogies among her most popular historicals, notably the Bride Trilogy -- which, in turn, spawned an ongoing story sequence featuring the beloved Sherbrooke family of Regency-era England.

In 1988, Coulter tried her hand at contemporary romance with a twisty little page-turner called False Pretenses. Her fans ate it up and begged for more. Since then, she has interspersed historicals with contemporary romantic thrillers (like the novels in her bestselling FBI series) in one of the most successful change-ups in the history of romance publishing.

Good To Know

Suspense writer Catherine Coulter tells us her top ten sleuths and her top ten heroes. We think you'll be as intrigued by her answers as we were ...

TOP TEN SLEUTHS:
Hercule Poirot
Jane Marple
Columbo
Inspector Morse
Jack Ryan
Indiana Jones
Pink Panther
Sherlock Holmes
Sid Halley

TOP TEN HEROS:
Harry Potter (Every Single Book)
Colin Firth as Darcy
S.C. Taylor from Beyond Eden
Lucas Davenport
Dillon Savich
James Bond (Sean Connery)
Jack Bauer
John McClain (All Die Hard)
Shrek (l & 2)
Arnold Schwarzenegger

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  • Posted January 16, 2010

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    Not as good as Season of the Sun

    I was so looking forward to reading the 2nd of Viking Series but was disappointed. I don't care for historical romance novels that "soften" the alpha males too much so I expect a Viking to be a Viking. Unfortunately, this Viking was not so likeable and I felt too abusive literally (**SPOILERS - rape, beatings of the heroine). I kept waiting for the main characters to truly connect but there was "conflict" or subplot overkill. I wanted some romance in my romance. I kept wondering why she cared about him because I sure didn't. I loved the first in this series "Season of the Sun" (which was my first reading of Coulter's). I cannot recommend this one and I am not sure I'll finish the series. I do recommend Season of the Sun highly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2003

    MUST READ COMPLETE SERIES

    I have read all three books and I wish that they was a fourth and etc. Once you start reading and getting involved with the characters you wouldn't want to quit, I didn't read all three in 2 1/2 days.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2001

    Great book. I loved it.

    This book is a very entertaining read. The story is exciting and well created. There are also twists and turns to surprise you. All the characters are great. I can't wait to read the other two in the Viking Trilogy.

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