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- Print Length: 341 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (March 7, 2017)
- Publication Date: March 7, 2017
- Sold by: Macmillan
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MQ0SW5T
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Edge of Power: (Viking Dystopian Romance) Kindle Edition
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enjoyed reading a lot. I am on the fence about reading Edge of Temptation because I read reviews that Gunnar basically ordered Maud to orally pleasure another brother. I do not like my heroes being willing to share their woman and so I am still undecided.
Fidelity is something I always need in a romance book and so I loved it that Wulf like Ty (but unlike Riordan) did not have smex with OW after meeting Kathryn. He was faithful to her even during a separation. Also both Wulf and Kathlyn were likable characters.
The main issue I had with it is that some parts dragged and I became bored. There were way too many pages of hearing the characters internal dialogue. Wulf and Kathlyn would have pages of thoughts until they said anything to each other or anyone else. It was telling and not showing and it was boring. I skipped over many pages of internal thoughts to get to actual dialogue.
I was disappointing in the smex scenes. I thought the smex scenes in Edge of Obsession between Ty and Helena were hot. Not the case here. Like Wulf's personality in this story, they were muted, not hot but more lukewarm.
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Another thing is that Wulf disappointed me. Wulf usually comes off very alpha. He is usually a guy he takes what he wants and goes for it. However he seemed very passive in his relationship with Kathlyn. She chased him as opposed to him chasing her. I wanted him to be crazy about Kathlyn not wiling to be without her. Instead he left her without ever expecting to see her again. If she did not come to him I doubt that he would have ever come to her and eventually would have given in and been with the camp girls, moving on. That saddened me. I wanted him to be like Ty who was willing to put Helena even before his brothers. Ty would have died for Helena and I felt it when reading the story. That was not the case here. I think that at the end Wulf threw out the "l" word but I am not even sure as the ending and their relationship was so anticlimactic. I never felt the claimed love from either of them.
Raiders Vikings against kings, and, in fact, the King Athenian was not at all pleasant. He wanted power always and at any cost.
Wulf, the Viking, is the anti-hero. Raw, dark, he has the focus on what must be done. So when he stumbles upon princess Kathlyn, the new feeling runs over him.
The book looks like a mixt of historical, dark and dystopia genres
At first, I thought I would like it, but with the passing of the reading it didn't take me. But I think you should take a chance and read it, and draw your own conclusions.
Wulf has been a character in all of them, a hard edged Raider King who gives no quarter. He and his clan are determined to deal with the sadistic mainland King Athenian once and for all. He's set himself up as bait, showing up alone at the gates to King Athenian's mountain compound with a truce proposal that in reality is meant to draw attention away from reports of Raiders' appearances on the mainland. In three weeks time, at the spring equinox, his men will join him and his plans will come to fruition – if he can just be patient and wait (not his best trait).
Princess Kathlyn is ready to do something about her virginity. A commodity that her father the King has held over her head for so long, she desperately longs to be in control of just one thing in her life, and she's chosen this. Her mother was murdered in front of her eyes by her father and she knows that fate will also befall her sometime soon. When she shows up in Wulf's room dressed as a courtesan, Wulf is amused. He can see through her act to the innocent she really is and though he finds her very attractive (and the idea of claiming her innocence is quite intriguing) they are interrupted before the deed is done. But it leads to a chain of events that neither saw coming. For Wulf, his attraction to Kathlyn leads to decisions and actions that put him in danger of forgetting his ultimate mission. For Kathlyn, Wulf's attitude and clearly leashed strength challenge her to not give in to the status quo and to fight for a different future. Time is not on their side. Will they survive King Athenian's vicious plans and see their way through to a happy ending?
This dystopian future is not for the faint of heart. Women are commodities forced into 'winter marriages' planned by their rulers in hopes they'll get pregnant, as the low birth rate is a danger to the survival of the human race. If they don't they are paired up with a new partner the following winter. Virginity is prized and bartered. Men are in charge, whether in a religious compound where the priests and bishops force women to be their sex slaves, or in enclaves ruled by Kings who treat women basically the same. The exception is Raider compounds where sex is much more satisfying and fully participated in by the women (colloquially known as 'camp pussy'). These dichotomous views on sex are ones Kathlyn is just learning. Preparing her whole life for a painful and/or drab sex life, she finds pleasure and passion with Wulf – and once experienced, she isn't willing to give that up without a fight. I loved seeing her find her inner strength and bravery, showing herself to be a true Princess. In the face of a cruel and sadistic father she has survived, but now she is truly thriving.
'He was already a King. She made him feel like a God.'
Wulf finds himself truly in a predicament. This innocent beguiling woman captures something in his heart that he refuses to acknowledge. It threatens to wreck his plans of revenge – not because he feels guilty about wanting to kill her father the King, as it's clear he treats his daughter as cruelly as he does everyone else. But she's a distraction, and he finds himself sometimes diverted from his true task of surveillance and reconnaissance because he can't help seeking her out. Of course it doesn't help that there are multiple assassination attempts on his life to contend with too. Wulf provides a lot of the humor in this story, with his sarcasm and wit. And never let it be said he's not a generous lover. He and Kathlyn share some very steamy scenes together.
Wulf finds in Kathlyn an equal and worthy partner, something he never thought he needed. She may have started out as innocent but never naive as to her worth and place in her father's compound. She longed for a winter marriage just to escape. Now, with Wulf she finds herself no longer willing to settle. She'll fight for her future or die trying. As the story progresses the action heats up until it comes to an explosive finale. I won't give away the ending except to say that the story arc of the series comes to a fitting conclusion. At the same time some interesting secondary characters are introduced, so with any luck there will be a spin off series! Edge of Power is a fitting end to The Edge series with a sexy, exciting and action packed tale of lust, revenge, brotherhood and true love.
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