- File Size: 962 KB
- Print Length: 314 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1619219077
- Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (June 11, 2013)
- Publication Date: June 11, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BFQM4VG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70,317 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Yeah, right. What crazy writer could possibly pull this off?
Apparently, the brilliant Harper Fox.
I pre-ordered this book - because I am a Harper Fox fan. I am a connoisseur of her broken men, of her exquisitely painted settings, of her deftly woven plots, in which action and emotion and character come together to create a vivid and memorable experience for the reader. She does not pander to us romantics: she honors us with her books.
And, in "Brothers of the wild North Sea," she gives us a startling, enormously daring triumph of historical romance, and manages to touch our intelligence as much as our hearts.
Caius, a young monk, eldest son of a local Saxon chieftan, has turned his back on the rough, mindless world of his father's clan. Not quite sure of where his faith lies, he has joined a small brotherhood of monks on the rocky outcrop of Fara, and has found something like contentment.
Then the Viking raiders come, and Caius finds his little world shattered violently by these brutal monsters from the East. Until one of them is left for dead on the monastery's beach, wounded by Caius's own sword.
"Brothers of the Wild North Sea" is an improbably moving and gorgeously written story of great power and beauty. As always, Fox gives us the best writing of anyone in her genre - I can't overemphasize how good a writer she is. There are passages in this book that moved me to tears just with their poetic elegance.Read more ›
Dear Harper Fox:
I saw the hints of "from enemies to lovers" , and I can never get enough of that trope, and I love historicals, so I was very happy to grab this book for the review. I was a little afraid of excessive angst (I love the writing style but some of your books had been too much for me) but now that I've finished I think that I would not characterize this book as a very angsty one. I mean, sure the characters here are going through some horrible things, but they do not have time to spend to sit down and do internal monologues about how bad their life is. They have their moments, but it did not seem manufactured to me and I did not feel that the situations they are angsting about could be resolved by them sitting down and listening to each other in five minutes' conversation. The book is dark and as the blurb states, it has bloodshed and deaths, but I felt that the book was dark because life was dark and I was surprised by how Fox also managed to put in some lighter moments. I cannot talk much about the authenticity of the settings because I do not know much about that period in history (the first chapter starts in year 687), it did feel believable for the most part (see my comments at the end), but besides that I would not know.
A lot of this book was centered on religion, specifically what it means to be and behave as a true servant of God. This is not surprising since monks are featured heavily in the story and Cai is a monk. But we see how different people - abbots and monks - understand differently their role and God's role in people's lives.Read more ›
I can't say I know much about the time period. I do remember some of my lessons, mainly Synod of Whitby who in 664 left the Celtic Christian Church for the Roman faith. And of course, there's Saint Cuthbert. Is it too much to hope that I saw some of his fascinating life peeking though in Cai's story? I suppose I'll never know. Records of the Viking raids during that time period are few and far between, but they do exist. The rest of the plot, as far as historical accuracy is concerned, is by no means lacking in events that ring true. The action is stark and full of suspense. You can easily imagine yourself sliding on the treacherous sands, smelling the blood and tasting the copper. I had gotten accustomed to the beauty of the worlds this author creates, yet each time I find something new, something that takes me by surprise. In this book it was the images of the waves breaking against the hull of a ship, the moonlight reflected on the steel, the black of blood marring the surface of the sea. Beauty found in an unexpected place and more precious for this fact alone.
Both Cai and Fen are boys in the beginning; if not in body then very much in mind.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolutely wonderful story by Harper Fox. Everything she writes is golden and this one is no different. I do believe this is my very favorite of hers, though. A must read!Published 3 months ago by Stephanie N. Gomez
Haunting. Lyrical. Mystical. Magical. Harper Fox's Brothers of the Wild North Sea, set in 687 on Fara in the Orkney Islands, is an amazing melange of history, fantasy, early... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Crabbypatty
This is different from Harper Fox. First, it takes place in the Dark Ages, 687. Secondly, it's set in an isolated monastery. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Nikki
Not my favorite Harper Fox. I found myself setting it down and leaving it for chunks of time before returning to it, but Fox is still far and away miles ahead of most of her peers... Read morePublished 8 months ago by J.D. Romann, 'Whet' author
Harper Fox is a goddess! I stumbled upon this extraordinary historical opus with some kind of caution because it takes place in an era which I have not studied in depth, and... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Bo
It was time well-spent. Loved this story, such passion, mystery and realistic as far as, the Vikings invading the defenseless monasteries.Published 16 months ago by Jean Partlow
5 of 5 Stars
For original review see The Prism Book Alliance Blog online
Brothers of the Wild North Sea intrigued me and yet intimidated me at the same time. Read more
Other than "A royal affair" by John Wiltshire, this is be FAR the most exciting historical romance I've ever read - and I've read many hundreds. Read morePublished 17 months ago by P. Stratton
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