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- Print Length: 238 pages
- Publisher: The Writer's Coffee Shop (January 22, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 22, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HZWLDVQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,348,114 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Éire's Viking (Éire's Viking Trilogy Book 2) Kindle Edition
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The Prologue is told in the first person (with occasional intrusions from the narrator) in the point of view of the heroine’s adoptive mother, Charis, who recounts some bits from the past. If this is the first book you read, this beginning will seem a bit bizarre. It took me some time to get used to the first person and narrative combination. I was glad when chapter one brought us to the third person and to the heroine.
As the story begins, Aislinn, who was sent off to live with monks for a year to study and practice her healing skills, waits for her adoptive father to fetch her home. Before he arrives, a wounded Viking/Norwegian is brought to the monastery with a head wound. He is Agnarr, felled by a blow inflicted during a raid. Of course, Aislinn tends him and when her adoptive father arrives, it is decided Agnarr, who has a history with her family, will come back to their home.
Layne has obviously done her research into the healing methods of the era, for which she deserves full marks. The book is replete with various cures. But the use of foreign and unfamiliar words was distracting. Even the glossary that is included in the beginning did not help as I was reading it on my Kindle and did not want to try and find it (you might want to read this in paper). The odd names and words, particularly in the beginning where they were the thickest took me out of the story.
This is book 2 in a trilogy and there are lots of references to the earlier story, which I had not read.Read more ›
The Inadvertent Thief (The Thief)
In Éire's Captive Moon, the first book of the trilogy, we are introduced to three different cultures that would eventually combine in Ireland as the Vikings (and others) began settling there. Éire's Viking gives us the story of Agnarr as he leaves his home to begin a new life in Éire.
Éire's Viking sees Agnarr give up his warring ways in favor of fulfilling his dream of finding a wife and having sons. We see him struggle as he learns a new language, works at winning a wife from this land he now calls home, and desires to hold onto the religion of his homeland even as he questions the power of his gods in this new land. His beliefs are shaken as he witnesses Aislinn, who he'd like to call wife, live her life as her One True God would wish - even forgiving the Northmen of their trespasses.
Although Éire's Viking is not as action-packed as Éire's Captive Moon - no sea voyages or the battle scenes of the Vikings' plunders - it is every bit as exciting and enjoyable. There is still the ever-present threat of invasion, not only from the Northman, but also the Danes. There is illness. And there is the concern over damage from the sharp tongues of Charis and Aislinn. :) The feel is different in this story. It's almost as though the first book was Agnarr as a brash youth, and this second part of his story shows his softer side.
I'll admit I was 'Team Agnarr' in Éire's Captive Moon.Read more ›
Charis is one of my favorite characters, and the book opens with her thoughts about her life now, ten years after the first book. Change is coming. She feels it. Charis is different. Some say she may be part fae. I always get that feeling about her. She's intriguing and a bit snarky. I like that, too!
She and Cowan (her husband and the man who was enslaved when she was and who returned to Éire with her) adopted one of the children from the rath that was destroyed in the first book. Aislinn is now a healer in her own right, taught by Charis, and they send her off to the monastery for a year to learn what they can teach her about healing. She believes in the One True God and feels being with the monks won't be a hardship
It's now early summer and the Vikings are on the prowl. Life is hard in the north and the Green Isle looks to be easy pickings. Agnarr has never forgotten the green, lush land...or the healer who he once stole. He's back and looking to make his life amid the Irish. He feels it's his wyrd (his fate) to bring the knowledge of Thor and Odin to this green land.
Well, until an unfortunate accident takes his voice away and leaves a huge lump on his head. Cowan, knowing who he is, takes him to his daughter for healing.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I thought that Eire's Viking by Sandi Layne was a very interesting portrayal of this period of time in history. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kimberly Sue
Loved it! Just the right amount of history, romance and battle!Published 12 months ago by Katie Payne
In this, the second in the Eire's Viking Trilogy, Agnarr has returned to the Emerald Isle with his heart set on finding himself a wife and making a life amongst the people he had... Read morePublished 13 months ago by LilyGreenEyes
I enjoyed the first in this series which travelled around historic Ireland and the continent.
This tale perhaps suffers by comparison because it is set in Ireland a few... Read more
After reading Captive Moon, I could not wait to read Eire’s Moon. Again I was completely engrossed and wanted to know what was going to happen in the story. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Michelle (Adventures in Bookland )
An all-encompassing story with great detail and research, this was an intriguing story that provided no end of opportunities to learn. Read morePublished on February 10, 2014 by Gaele