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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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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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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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:
9781101209578
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/03/1991
Series:
Viking Series , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
55,094
File size:
519 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Catherine Coulter is the author of sixty-five novels, almost all of them New York Times bestsellers. She earned her reputation writing historical romances, but in recent years turned her hand to penningwith great successcontemporary suspense novels. The Cove spent nine weeks on The New York Times paperback bestseller list and sold more than one million copies. The Maze was Coulter's first book to land on The New York Times hardcover bestseller list.A review of The Maze in Publisher's Weekly stated that it "was gripping enough to establish Coulter firmly in this genre." Coulter continues to live up to that promise with twelve more New York Times bestselling FBI thrillers, including her most recent title Whiplash. Coulter's 15th FBI thriller Split Second will be released in 2011.



Catherine Coulter's first novel, The Autumn Countess, was published at the end of 1978 when she had just reached puberty. It was a Regency romance because, as she says, "as any publisher will tell you, it's best to limit the unknowns in a first book, and not only had I grown up reading Georgette Heyer, but I earned my M.A. degree in 19th century European history."



Following The Autumn Countess (a Gothic masquerading as a Regency, she says), Catherine wrote six more Regency romances. In 1982, she published her first long historical, Devil's Embrace. She has continued to write long historicals, interspersing them with hardcover contemporary novels, beginning with False Pretenses in 1988.



She pioneered the trilogy in historical romance, each of them very popular. They include: Song, Star, Magic, Night, Bride, Viking, and Legacy trilogies. She enjoys trilogies because she doesn't have to say good-bye to the characters and neither do the readers.



Catherine grew up on a horse ranch in Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas and received her masters at Boston College. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, she worked on Wall Street as a speechwriter for a company president. She loves to travel and ski, reads voraciously, and has a reputation for telling jokesbelieving the publishing business is too crazy not to laugh. Catherine lives in Marin County, California with her physician husband and her three cats.



Catherine Coulter loves to hear from readers. You can e-mail her at ReadMoi@aol.com.





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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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