His deadliest enemy will become his hearts desire.Caius doesnt feel like much of a Christian. He loves his life of learning as a monk in the far-flung stronghold of Fara, but the hot warrior blood of his chieftain father flows in his veins. Heat soothed only in the arms of his sweet-natured friend and lover, Leof.When Leof is killed during a Viking raid, Cais grieving heart thirsts for vengeanceand he has his chance with Fenrir, a wounded young Viking warrior left for dead. But instead of reaching for a weapon, Cai finds himself defying his abbots orders and using his healing skills to save Fens life.At first, Fen repays Cais kindness by attacking every Christian within reach. But as time passes, Cais persistent goodness touches his heart. And Cai, who had thought he would never love again, feels the stirring of a profound new attraction.Yet old loyalties call Fen back to his tribe and a relentless quest to find the ancient secret of Faraa powerful talisman that could render the Vikings indestructible, and tear the two lovers bonds beyond healing. Warning: contains battles, bloodshed, explicit M/M sex, and the proper Latin term for what lies beneath those cassocks....
|Title||:||Brothers of the Wild North Sea|
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Brothers of the Wild North Sea Reviews
So, let me get this straight (as it were): a gay romance novel, set in the Dark Ages, on an isolated rocky peninsula at the northernmost part of the British isles, in an early Christian monastery. With Vikings.
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 ...more
3.5 stars.****Review completed June 16, 2013
Brothers of the Wild North Sea is set in the year 687 Christian Era, in Britannia, northeast coast. Our two main protagonists are Caius, the eldest son of a chieftain and Roman descendent, who had walked away from a rich inheritance of land and men to become a monk…
Here, the very soil was sacred. Cai was an uncertain convert to the new faith, but he could feel that much, sense the rightness of the ancient name the tidal island bore, a name like the y...more
This is an unutterably beautiful love story set in an era that has always fascinated me. A time when folk lore and religion intermingled...when people had very little else to get them through what was mostly a harsh and bleak life.
Such a rich, intricately woven tale.... like one of those old tapestries depicting Medieval life, embued with the colours of the sea and stone and the wildlife of a harsh coastline.
Vivid,immersive, hearbreaking, heart-warming, lyrical, unique and oh god, so sexy.
*high pitched squeals* Hell Yeah!!!!
I want all kinds of sword fights!
It's a tall enough order to write a convincing historical novel, but add an m/m romance on top and the task could be seen as a highly risky undertaking....
I'm delighted to say that Harper Fox has managed this incredibly well and made for a compelling and beautiful read.
The north east coast of England in 687 AD where Christianity was still in its infancy and struggling against the ever increasing viking raids terrorising the villagers and monks alike. It is where we start with Cai who is the son ...more
Harper Fox has such a flair for description. Her writing is simply gorgeous, and I loved this story of a viking raider and reluctant monk (well, a monk who doesn't exactly fit the mold) who go from enemies to lovers. That's one of my favourite tropes, and the slow build here was extremely satisfying. Cai and Fen were super sexy, and I was rooting for them so hard. The rough, rural setting on the sea was almost another character in the book, and Fox describes it so evocatively. I really recommend ...more
Berserker and Monk getting it on? Ummm YES PLEASE! This book is a historical romance set in the 7th Century in what is now Scotland. First off I have to say that like with all her books Harper Fox set this story perfectly. The imagery was engrossing, I was swept away. I was there looking over those cliffs, and seeing those monstrous vikingr ships charging the nothern shores.
Our eyes for this story are those Brother Caius who is a monk in the Fara Monastery. Caius is a highlander, the heir of a ...more
Written March 9, 2015
4 1/2 Stars - A beautiful, violent, incredible romantic story
I've been looking forward to read a Viking romance in the M/M genre for a long time. And here we were, a big BR with Sofia, Irina, Therese, Maya, Mel and Bev. ~ Thanks Ladies!
“Ah.” She clapped her hands. “Yes. Yes.
The vikingr are coming.”
Wow, I love historicals! ~ I have read so many fantastic books this year ...more