Brothers of the Wild North Sea by Harper Fox ~ Book Review by Teresa

brothers-of-the-wild-north-sea Title: Brothers of the Wild North Sea

Author: Harper Fox

Publisher: Samhain

Cover Artist: Kanaxa

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Blurb:

His deadliest enemy will become his heart’s desire.

Caius doesn’t feel like much of a Christian. He loves his life of learning as a monk in the far-flung stronghold of Fara, but the hot warrior blood of his chieftain father flows in his veins. Heat soothed only in the arms of his sweet-natured friend and lover, Leof.

When Leof is killed during a Viking raid, Cai’s grieving heart thirsts for vengeance—and he has his chance with Fenrir, a wounded young Viking warrior left for dead. But instead of reaching for a weapon, Cai finds himself defying his abbot’s orders and using his healing skills to save Fen’s life.

At first, Fen repays Cai’s kindness by attacking every Christian within reach. But as time passes, Cai’s persistent goodness touches his heart. And Cai, who had thought he would never love again, feels the stirring of a profound new attraction.

Yet old loyalties call Fen back to his tribe and a relentless quest to find the ancient secret of Fara—a powerful talisman that could render the Vikings indestructible, and tear the two lovers’ bonds beyond healing.

Teresa’s View:

Brothers of the Wild North Sea intrigued me and yet intimidated me at the same time. It is quite lengthy and a historical, which can sometimes be cumbersome. However, I found it engaging and breathtaking.

Caius was so real to me. His struggle with his new found faith and his place in the world was genuine. I enjoyed experiencing his ups and downs with him. Fenrir was fierce and beautiful and perfect for Cai. I loved how these two came to be with each other and how they worked together.

I also loved the spirituality of the story. I am not religious by nature and I was afraid the fact that Cai was a Christian monk would detract from the story, but I loved the way the teachings were portrayed and the mysticism that was found in the book. It made me question about what I thought about faith and God without being preachy.

The language of the book was beautiful and I could feel the wind off the water. I could hardly put the book down. It is well worth the time to read!

Buy Links

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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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9 thoughts on “Brothers of the Wild North Sea by Harper Fox ~ Book Review by Teresa

  1. Thanks for the review! This has been sitting on my TBR list for a while since the size and subject are daunting.

  2. Another HF read I don’t have, think I have also been put off by the religious aspect but does sound like I need this to go my buy list!

    • The religion part of it wasn’t at all like I feared. I was less “believe the bible” and more “believe your heart”. I hope you find it to your liking!

  3. Nobody should be put off by the religious aspect – it comes over far more as spiritualism and the wonderful feeling of the coast and rocks and rough landscape and lives and love….This is my favourite HF book so far and I’ve read them all 😀

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