856 CE, Ireland is a land of myth, magic, and blood. Viking raiders have fought the Irish for over half a century. Rival Irish clans promise only betrayal and carnage.Kaireen, daughter of Laird Liannon, is suddenly forced into an arranged marriage with her sworn enemy, a Viking. She refuses to submit. With no mention of love, only land and the protection of her clan, she endeavors to get her betrothed banished from her country. Will love find its way around her stubborn heart?Bram, the Viking, finds himself without future or inheritance as a younger son in his family. A marriage to the Laird’s daughter would grant him land if he swears fidelity and if his men will fight along with the Liannons against any foe—Irish or Viking. However, the Laird’s feisty daughter only holds animosity for him and his kind. Is marriage worth the battle scars of such a relentless opponent?With the blame for a rival laird’s death treacherously set against the Liannons, Kaireen and Bram must find a way to lay aside their differences as an unforeseen darkness sends death snapping at their heels.
Viking Fire, the fist book I have read by this author, was a very delightful and thoroughly entertaining read. I was drawn into the story since reading the synopsis and the book did not disappoint!
The novel is very similar to some of Monica McCarty's works- falling more under the young adult category rather than adult- and I absolutely love those novels, so this story was a great fit for me. The mixture of romance, history, action, suspense and a fiery heroine makes for a classic story. While a tad on the short side, characters are very intriguing and the story is wonderfully written. It takes you back to a time long ago and keeps you hooked the entire time.
Viking Fire includes an epic battle scene, betrayal, and a little spice to top off the sweetness. It is a great novel in a genre that is often times hit and miss with me.
If you're a fan of historical romance with a twist, try this one!
I am anxious to read more from this author!