I read this book after seeing a l l the buzz and a l l the hype for the past year on bookstagram and I was pleasantly surprised! I don’t think I was super drawn into the book, but I did enjoy seeing things unfold…like a tv show that you don’t necessarily seek out but you watch when it’s on.
Eelyn is a boss Viking warrior girl and she is here to kill, slaughter, destroy and ask questions NEVER….until she sees her brother in battle. On the opposite side. Her brother who had supposedly died 5 years earlier.
I even liked the romance in this one! It wasn’t overbearing or unreasonable. Just two warriors falling in love. We approve. The only thing that was hard for me was all the names! I read this book in about 3 days but the names…I need a pronunciation guide, or to listen again on audio.
Young’s prose is neither overly wordy nor under descriptive…I could clearly picture so many of the scenes she described. In just a few words, I could smell the scent of Eelyn’s father…woods and dirt and smoky.
I hadn’t read a book about Vikings or inspired by Vikings before but I may have to…
Warrior of the Wild – Levenseller
The Girl the Sea Gave Back – Young