Born a Viking and an immortal warrior of the People, Sigrid Glyvynsdatter has spent her entire life chasing wars and men, not necessarily in that order. Now one of the People's leading geneticists, she longs for the thrill of battle and the spoils of war. Even her work on the recently discovered Bones of the Just isn't enough to break the routine boredom she's fallen into.
Until Will Corbin snags her attention with a stolen kiss.
Will has been watching Sigrid from behind the bar of his parents' pub since she walked through its doors two years ago. In a fit of exasperation, he dares to kiss the woman he's wanted for so long, risking her wrath and his life.
But will that one kiss lead to something more, or will the forces aligned against them destroy the fragile attraction stretching between Will and Sigrid before they can fall in love? (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
Please note: I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the author and I voluntarily chose to write a review
In this much-awaited book we finally get to find out (some!) what happens next in the world of the People and what is yet to come with the Shadow. Will is one of the characters I was hoping would end up with a happy ending and I was happy to hear that he was the focus of this book along with Sigrid. Sigrid is an interesting character who has been a daughter much longer than many and in an interesting way has a both more and less flexibility because of it.
I found this book to be a little less intense than some of the previous books, but that is partially in the nature of the topic being based locally for the People. This was a book that had a lot of setup for the next books to come so it will be particularly interesting to see what happens as they start to bring the different stakeholders together. All in all it was wonderful to be thrown back into the series and I cannot wait to hear what happens next!
Warning: Contains violence and repeated sexual content.
Rating: 4 stars!
Who should read it? Fans of kickass women and the series – start at the beginning though!
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