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Posted April 5, 2011
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Dee takes the reader on a thrilling adventure through time with book four of the "Mists of Time" series, "Through a Viking Mist." Ofeig Nabboddrson is a Viking warrior at heart, but he meets his match with Valkyre Eva Samsdottir. Will time bring them together or force them apart? "Through A Viking Mist" plunges the reader into a battle royal between Ofeig and Eva as soon as they open the page. During the battle, Ofeig dares to "claim" Eva, however the time traveling pendants have other plans - throwing the warriors into the future to San Francisco 1991. The pendants have haunted Ofeig's brothers and now they have come to claim him. Ofeig accepts his fate and becomes a self-made man, yet despite all his modern Aviking, he is missing a piece of his heart. The Valkyre who he dared to claim, Eva, is nowhere to be found and he doesn't know where to look. Unfortunately for Eva, she lands in an alley and is immediately accused of a murder she didn't commit. Two thugs, Bennie and Louis, give testimony that sends her to the state prison. While there, Eva learns English and receives an education. With the help of a law student, Mike, Eva is freed from jail and returns to San Francisco. Ofeig spies Eva running near the pier and makes it his mission to find her, but when he does, will he have an honest shot of winning her love or has jail hardened Eva's heart? "Through a Viking Mist" is populated with an ensemble cast featuring Ofeig's brothers and their wives. It's a nice touch in that the reader gets a glimpse of the previous heroes in the series and their "happy ever after." The characterization is the richest part of the story. Ofeig only cares about battles and Aviking, but with his journey to the future, he realizes there's more to life than conquest. Through Eva's selflessness, he learns that kindness and generosity are traits to be admired. Eva is a strong heroine, true to her beliefs and convictions. Eva's had a hard life and feels strongly about helping those less fortunate, however, Ofeig has an uphill battle to win her heart. The story is "sensual" for romance readers, with several kisses and intimate caresses, but I would have liked to have seen a little more between Ofeig and Eva. There are spelling/grammatical errors, but not so much as to hamper my enjoyment of the novel. "Through a Viking Mist" is a heart-warming read which demonstrates that the power of love cannot be held captive by time.
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Posted July 13, 2011
This is a well-written story, that takes a departure from normal time travel books in that future events are changed, with no repercussions to the past. This is done on the premise that it was already done in the past, therefore the changes won't affect what has already happened. This is a hard concept to grasp - especially when most time-travel stories are of the "don't mess with the timeline" theory, but it makes for some interesting action.
While the plot revolves mainly around Ofeig and Eva, also known as "The Protector", there are many others who compliment the plot, and even time travel. Most of the story takes place in the late 1980's and early 10th century. However, some of the characters visit the 21st century.
There is plenty of sword play, and murder, mystery and intrigue. However, there is also plenty of good-old-fashioned romance and sexual attraction.
The main detraction from this lovely story is the grammar errors and misspellings. It made reading certain sections of the book difficult.
Because this is a series, characters who would otherwise be secondary in this story have a history and relevance to the current storyline. This seems to lend itself to a fuller, richer story.
Don't let the "Book Four" scare you. If you haven't read any of the other three (as I have not), you will still understand the plot, follow the characters, and really enjoy this book.
Originally posted at the Long and Short of It Romance Reviews
Posted June 2, 2011
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If you like time-travel, honorable men and the kick-butt women who love them, don't miss Tami Dee's Mists of Time series. The author has done a wonderful job with the fourth and final book of her Mists of Time series. I thoroughly enjoyed the sweet romance of Eva and Ofeig. It was great also to see the other couples from the previous 3 books and how their lives have changed "through the years." The challenges Eva and Ofeig face and overcome make me believe in love again. I look forward to reading more books by this great author!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.