"Romantic and sweet"

Now before I start with my review, I have never read a book about Vikings. Only saw one movie about Vikings, so this was something pretty much new to me. But I decided to give it a try because of the human during the day and animal at night factor!

It book starts with the Vikings invading Britain for treasure. Hmm...interesting so far. Well, the warriors came upon Cwen, a witch who lost her son during the fighting and then cursed the warriors to live as half human and half animal for all eternity. Ivar Graycloak was one of them, who had lived as an eagle; he became lonely, but was given the opportunity to take on a wife and one day she became pregnant. He feared that this child would have a fate much like his.

The story was romantic and the couple, Ivar and Alaida got off to a rocky start because she couldn't figure out why he would disappear during the day. But they soon fell in love naturally as they got to really know each other.

I thought this book was good. It quickly captured the characters and their personalities. Although there were secrets that Ivar felt needed to be kept for fear of losing everything, it made it all the more real to me. If we actually lived in a world like this one described in the book - I would want the people to be like the characters out of Ms. Hendrix's book!

Reviewed by Ruth Schaller
Posted December 5, 2008


He came to England in search of treasure. Two hundred years later, he’s found her...

Ivar Graycloak is a brave warrior, a man known for his strength and integrity. He is also a man with a terrible secret. Long ago he was part of a Viking crew cursed by an evil sorceress to live for eternity as were-creatures. An eagle by day and a man by night, Ivar has lived a solitary existence for over two centuries. Then the king orders him to marry.

Lady Alaida is everything a man could want in a bride—intelligent, spirited, and beautiful--and their wedding night is a balm to Ivar's lonely spirit. Then a seer brings him word of a dark vision, one that makes Ivar vow to stay away from his lovely wife forever. But now that Ivar has sampled Alaida’s passion, her humor and warmth, he is enthralled. His traitorous body—his very heart—longs for that which he can never possess.

Lady Alaida may surprise him yet, though, for she has a power of her own—a power that will either destroy everything they hold dear or ultimately set them free…

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Magic, Immortals, Shapeshifter

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Immortal Warrior
(Immortal Brotherhood: Book 1)
by Lisa Hendrix

Berkley Pub Group
November 1, 2008
Available: November 4, 2008
ISBN #0425224546
EAN #9780425224540
352 pages
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