This is the FoxTales edition of Brothers Of The Wild North Sea. Other than the cover, it is the same as the edition previously published by Samhain Publishing.
Hundreds of years ago, on a wild sea coast, two bold-hearted men met in combat and love...
This is the story of Caius, a Christian monk struggling to reconcile his sensual nature with his newfound faith, and of Fenrir, a ferocious Viking raider abandoned by his comrades and left for dead. When Caius takes pity on the wounded man, his brethren are horrified: what kind of wolf has Cai brought into the fold?
But only when Cai and Fen join forces can the monastery of Fara be saved from the raiders from the east. And Fara holds a secret worth guarding, a legendary amulet with the power to bind even the might of the Vikings. Fen, his heart divided between old loyalties and a new love, must make a decision which could shatter his own heart and Cai’s into the bargain.
Will there ever be peace and a future for these brothers of the wild North Sea?
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About the Author
Harper Fox is the author of many critically acclaimed M/M Romance novels, including Stonewall Book Award-nominated Scrap Metal and Brothers Of The Wild North Sea, Publishers Weekly Best Book 2013. Her novels and novellas are powerfully sensual, with a dynamic of strongly developed characters finding love and a forever future – after an appropriate degree of turmoil. She loves to show the romance implicit in everyday life, and she writes a sharp action scene too.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
3.5 stars, rounded to 4 stars Brothers of the Wild North Sea (BWNS) was different from what I expected, but still pleasantly surprising. My only prior experience to Harper Fox was Scrap Metal, which I DNF (did not finish), but it's easy to recognize her lyrical prose - writing that is as elegant and colorful as a paintbrush on canvas. It was a treat in itself to ride on her words and experience the monastery, the dunes, the shore, the ocean and most importantly: the meeting of two different souls. So why was BWNS different from my expectations? For a book that involves multiple Viking raidings and includes scenes of battle (with a lot more potential for violence), the book was actually tame. Sure, you have deaths and bloody wounds, but none of it really elicit much emotions one would associate with violence. Also, I was very surprised with how quick Fen and Caius were able to overcome their differences. It wasn't insta-love, by any means, but it wasn't slow-burn either (in my opinion). The sex was also dull and very brief, but were meaningful [I assumed that a book involving Vikings would have a lot more (explicit) sex, so sue me :) ]. The biggest flaw I felt was the pacing. Fen wasn't even introduced until about 12-15% into the book. This may not seem like a long wait, but BWNS is a very long novel. Furthermore, there are many pockets of "dead time" between significant events that made this wait time for Fen seem painfully long. It may be argued that this dead time was necessary for establishing certain secondary characters and to give life to the world of Fara, but to me, it seemed excessive. It wasn't until about the last 30% of the book in which the pacing was not an issue anymore. So despite having some of my expectations crumpled into a tiny ball of paper and some pacing issues, this book was still captivating. There were Viking raidings, being caught out during a storm at sea, an island with a hermit, the paranormal (there are definite paranormal undertones in the forms of prophecies and certain characters, which play an important role), religious fanatics, and of course: true love! Oh, how I love Caius and Fen - they were so sweet with each other. Harper Fox is able to show how sacrifice and love is able to close the distance between two worlds separated by sea; a world where mismatched men can meet as enemies and and return as lovers to the song of rumbling ocean tides.