A Viking raiding party brings the sacking of Elswyth’s home on the coast of Northumbria, and the murder of her husband. Released from the man she has long hated, she becomes the captive of Eirik, a warrior who lets nothing stand in his way.
Despite her humiliation at her forced seduction, Elswyth cannot deny her longing for his hard-muscled body and her desire to submit to his fierce arousal. With Eirik, she finds the satisfaction she has always craved, but can she ever be more than his plaything?
If she returns with the Northmen to their distant lands, what future awaits?
Part one in the Viking Thunder series.
The stirring sequel, Viking Wolf, is due for release later in 2018.
The British coastal townships had endured many Viking invasions, leaving women raped and men slaughtered. This recounting of one such invasion, includes the attitude of one of the women, who was a result of a raid years earlier, and whose Nordic features had always segregated her from the other woman.
I enjoyed the audio rendition of this book, which greatly enhanced my appreciation of this story.
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My second (short) read/listen from author Emmanuelle de Maupassant, although I own a number of her works it was the audio that enticed me to read this one since I own both the Kindle and the Audible editions. As much as I don't care for short stories, I really liked this one. It takes something special to write a short story and in this, my second read from this author it all comes together. The only way it could be better would be to expand to a longer story and since it serves as an intro to a series it works. The accent of the narrator adds to the listening enjoyment.
Absolutely loved it! Can't wait for the next book in the series! A must read!
What did you like about this audiobook?
The work doesn't shy from mentioning rape, but it doesn't interfere with the relationship between the central characters
Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?
The characters were well differentiated with consistent voices.
What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?
I felt the narrator lost some of the natural rhythm of the writing.
Do you have any additional comments?
The sex was pretty hot, though I would have liked more!
Thoroughly enjoyable listen. Short, saucy and very erotic story - not for the shy reader!
I'd read and enjoyed this story some time ago, so was interested to hear the audiobook version.
And I was not in the least disappointed. It's a powerful and evocative story, a plausible imagining of what history would simply describe as "a Viking raid" on a village. Lots of little details brought it to life for me.
Emma Parry did an excellent job narrating it, conveying the sense of repression the central character had all her life, almost a "surfacing from a depression", feel, as well as her developing interest in the big bad (and rather hunky) viking warrior.
Elsywth has her village ransacked by Vikings. One viking more then the other's catches her eye. Which leads her to a journey of Sexual discovery. This was a good story the only thing I didn't like was the mention of Rape. Through out the story at some points. Which is why I'm going to be honest and give this three stars. But I do really want to see what happens to Elsywth and her viking as the story finishes in a cliffhanger. I would like to read the follow up to this book when it's out.