Season of the Sun (Viking Series #1)

Season of the Sun (Viking Series #1)

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by Catherine Coulter
     
 

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When Zarabeth is chosen by Magnus, a Viking on a trading visit to York, to be his wife, she is stunned and fascinated. But her stepfather, Olav the Vain, has no intention of setting a bride price on Zarabeth because he is eaten up with desire for her, and will not see her wed to another.

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When Zarabeth is chosen by Magnus, a Viking on a trading visit to York, to be his wife, she is stunned and fascinated. But her stepfather, Olav the Vain, has no intention of setting a bride price on Zarabeth because he is eaten up with desire for her, and will not see her wed to another.

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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.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451206480
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Series:
Viking Novels Series , #1
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
523,240
Product dimensions:
4.42(w) x 6.64(h) x 1.09(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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

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Season of the Sun (Viking Series #1) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
decor103 More than 1 year ago
I love reading her books and this is another great one!!
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This book was incredible, i loved it. One ov the best books ive ever read <3
charly1 More than 1 year ago
This book was the one that turned me on to all her other series books. I LOVE IT!
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12_LB_Peanut More than 1 year ago
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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Diana Pearson More than 1 year ago
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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Rachel54 More than 1 year ago
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.
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