Season of the Sun (Viking Series #1)

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A viking romance IS ALWAY S IN SEASON

First published in 1991, Season of the Sun is the glorious story of a Viking man whose love for one woman is nearly destroyed by her stubborn stepfather.

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Overview

A viking romance IS ALWAY S IN SEASON

First published in 1991, Season of the Sun is the glorious story of a Viking man whose love for one woman is nearly destroyed by her stubborn stepfather.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
There's little pleasure in watching Coulter ( Earth Song ) torment and degrade her heroine throughout this tale set late in the first century. Magnus is a Viking farmer-merchant who does a bit of pillaging ``from time to time.'' On a trip to York he spies the beautiful Zarabeth and introduces himself with a proposal of marriage. The girl decides to accept, but her stepfather, Olav the Vain, who wants her in his own bed, blackmails her into rejecting Magnus's suit. No sooner does Olav wed her himself than he is poisoned by Toki, his daughter-in-law, who wants his riches. On learning that they were left to Zarabeth, Toki pins the crime on her. Magnus arrives in time to add his damaging testimony and persuade the court to make Zarabeth his slave instead of killing her. As Magnus sees it, ``Shepk had wronged him. She deserved to suffer for it, and she would.'' Accompanied by her young, deaf half-sister Lotti, Zarabeth sails for Norway to make a new life as Magnus's slave--the only one of the bunch to wear a slave collar--and mistress, plagued by his vicious and deceitful sister Ingunn. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451206480
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Series: Viking Series , #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 369,574
  • Product dimensions: 4.42 (w) x 6.64 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Catherine  Coulter

Catherine Coulter lives in Northern California with her husband Anton and her cat Gilly, who's as old as her marriage.

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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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2006

    It was still a good book

    Yes,the rape scenes were frequent as the hero continued his assault to conquer the heroin. But I found the book to have a more realistic twist than your average sappy romance. I believe that the other reviewers were shocked at the way she was treated and missed the struggles between the heroin and hero. In the era which the book is written men over powered women. Slaves especially were treated as property as would a dog have been treated. All in all I found the story a good one and most of the character's believable.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 1, 2011

    A good story

    Some of Catherine's story leave me a little bit angry with the heroes, but I enjoyed this one. I wished there was a sequel that featured the two children though. It would make a great story to see how their relationship progressed as adults. Overall I recommend this book to any Catherine Coulter fan.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    Good story

    I want to read a story about the children !

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 20, 2013

    I love reading her books and this is another great one!!

    I love reading her books and this is another great one!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    Amazing!!! Read this book!!! :) <3

    This book was incredible, i loved it. One ov the best books ive ever read <3

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  • Posted April 3, 2012

    This book was the one that turned me on to all her other series

    This book was the one that turned me on to all her other series books. I LOVE IT!

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  • Posted January 19, 2012

    Easy story line

    Sometimes you need a break from the critical thinking reading and this had an easy story line although somewhat predicatable. I would recommend it ot someone who is looking for a quick easy read.

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  • Posted March 10, 2011

    A great read!

    This is the book that got me started reading! I hated to read years ago til a friend gave me this book. I had never had a book that gave me such wonderful emotions! I actually cried! Ever since this book, I have read hundreds and I am soo grateful to my friend for turning me on to reading!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2004

    Love this book!!!

    I love this book. Couldn't put it down. Season of the Sun was one of my favorite book from Catherine Coulter. I read all her books, but this was the best. I hope she write another story like this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2003

    Season of the Sun (Viking Series #1)

    After reading this book it was hard for me to believe that a woman could have written it. It's hard to believe that ANYONE could have written about rape as if it were somehow okay. I'd not recommend this book to anyone who has any respect for woman.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2003

    Season of the Sun (Viking Series #1)

    This book made me furious. How can anyone, especially a woman, write a book about 'rape' and somehow try to pass it off as love? This book is an insult to how far the world has come in recognizing rape and punishing rapists. I can't believe I wasted five hours of my life reading about a man taking pleasure in brutalizing a defensless woman.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2003

    Season of the Sun (Viking Series #1)

    I cried through this whole book not because it was heartbreakingly happy, but because of the way the woman was treated in it. I can't believe someone could wright about 'rape' and pretend it is somehow love. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone who has any respect for women.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2003

    Season of the Sun (Viking Series #1)

    I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. I could barely even get through it. The way 'love' was portrayed in it was appalling.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2003

    A WOMAN WITH TALENT WROTE THIS BOOK

    THIS IS A GREAT BOOK ABOUT A LOVE STORY WITH A TWIST. IT WAS THE FIRST BOOK I READ BY HER AND IT GOT ME HOOKED AND I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO STOP READING HER BOOKS, SINCE THIS IS MY FAVORITE BOOK OUT OF THEM ALL.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2001

    Best Book EVER!!!!!

    For those of you who are new to Coulter's books, i recommend this book. Once you read this book you would want to read all of her books.

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