Viking Era

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Season of the Sun - Catherine Coulter

Season of the Sun

Reading Order: 1

Dear Reader:
Zarabeth, with hair as red as an Irish sunset, is chosen by Magnus Haraldsson, a Viking on a trading visit to York, to be his wife. She is both stunned and fascinated by his bluntness, but is soon won over by this man who makes her laugh, brings her desire, and ultimately makes her trust him with her future and that of her little sister, Lotti. But her stepfather, Olav the Vain, has no intention of setting a bride price on Zarabeth.
Zarabeth does eventually return with Magnus to his farmstead in Norway, but as his slave, not as his wife. She wears the slave collar around her neck for all to see, but bears his distrust of her and her own pain deep within her.
It is the season of the sun in Norway, the clear midnight light of summer. It is a season of growth and flowering, of treachery and malice, of love and learning.
In July 2002 Season of The Sun will be reissued with a new cover, appropriately, as part of The Viking series.
God lesning! - Good reading!

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Lord of Hawkfell Island - Catherine Coulter

Lord of Hawkfell Island

Reading Order: 2

Dear Reader:
Rorik is a Viking warrior, as fierce and savage as the North Sea during the winter solstice. Mirana is a Viking woman who loves birds, is more ingenious than most men, and loyal down to her toes. Her life changes utterly one fateful day when Rorik and his men come to Clontarf, a Viking fortress on the eastern coast of Ireland, to kill her half-brother. But she is the one taken as a hostage to use as a pawn against him.
Rorik is the Lord of Hawkfell, an island off the east coast of Britain. The moment he brings his captive home, it seems that everything begins to fly out of his control. The women are out to teach the men a lesson with the result that the food is rank, Rorik's family is out for Mirana's blood, a murderer is on the loose, and a huge mongrel, Kerzog, dotes not only on his master but also on his master's captive.
Rorik and Mirana are two strong-willed people, ardent in their opinions, who will have you rooting for both of them equally.
You will also discover who really rules Hawkfell Island. Please enjoy.

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Lord of Raven's Peak - Catherine Coulter

Lord of Raven's Peak

Reading Order: 3

Dear Reader:
I love the Vikings. For hundreds of years they were viewed by the world as vicious plunderers and ruthless savages. But in fact, these fierce people were also great explorers. They were romantic, too, their feats those of heroes, of grit, and of valor. They were strong, proud, loyal - the stuff of legends and of fiction.
So come back with me again to Viking times with the Lord of Raven's Peak, Merrik Haraldsson, the younger brother of Rorik, the Lord of Hawkfell Island, whose journey begins in Kiev where he comes away with two slaves, but they're not who or what he thinks they are, not by a long shot.
Then the question arises: Can a woman be a skald, a troubadour of Viking times? Laren, one of Merrik's slaves, is just that, and she's quite good. She wants to tell stories to earn enough silver and gold to buy her and her little brother from Merrik, only he refuses to sell her. And now that she's his, he must protect her when she's accused of murder, then save her yet again when he discovers her secrets.
I challenge you to guess the truth behind both mysteries. Be honest now, write me and tell me if and how I fooled you...and I will.

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Lord of Falcon Ridge - Catherine Coulter

Lord of Falcon Ridge

Reading Order: 4

Dear Reader:
When Chessa is kidnapped by Ragnor of York, Cleve sets out to rescue her. After all, he's the one who negotiated her marriage to William of Normandy, and his word is on the line. When a storm blows Chessa and her kidnappers onto Hawkfell Island, outrageous complications set in.
In the third novel of this Viking trilogy, Cleve of Lord of Raven's Peak and Chessa of Lord of Hawkfell Island first meet when Chessa is the princess of Ireland and Cleve has no memory of the time before he was a slave. When vivid dreams kindle memories of his native Scotland, Cleve's goal becomes to return to Lock Ness to claim his inheritance.
But first, there is Chessa to be rescued and handed over to her rightful groom. When Cleve arrives at Hawkfell Island, he learns that Chessa not only refuses to marry Ragnor of York, she won't consider William of Normandy either. She wants to marry him! Her strategies to bring this about anticipate Machiavelli by 600 years.
Chessa and Cleve may be bullheaded, but they're no match for Ragnor of York, who will have you laughing at his abominable antics. One thing about Ragnor, he never knows when to say when.
All the characters from the first two Viking novels are back, all five years older now - but not necessarily wiser - and ready to stick their oars into Cleve's and Chessa's problems. And you'll have these questions answered: Is Cleve's father really a master sorcerer? Is there truly a Loch Ness monster?
Do enjoy. Let me know which of the four Viking novels you like best.

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