Title: A Hawk Enslaved
Ragnar Ulfsson must find his king a concubine. His solution is Isolde, captured whilst climbing the sea-cliffs for falcons. Enslaved in his own way, Ragnar has few qualms about binding another to his lord for the greater good. After all, it is an honor to share the bed of a king.
Isolde does not view slavery so complacently. Like a hawk caged, she is frantic to escape. But the king’s hall is a bubbling stew of political intrigue and Isolde is an essential ingredient in the mix. Her only hope out is Ragnar, who captured her but also promises to free her—eventually. But there is something strange about this dark Viking, oddly withdrawn and controlled, and their growing bond will lead her into greater danger still.
For Ragnar doesn’t touch women. For good reason.
Author: Venetia Green
Published: May 23, 2013
Genres: Fantasy Romance
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Isolde is your not so typical hawk tamer. Raised by her father to be independent and stand up for herself she gets thrown into a completely different world when se is captured and forced into slavery as an old kings concubine. Ragnar, enslaved in his own way has mixed feelings about offering this raven haired beauty to his liege.
Let’s start by saying I fell completely in love with ALL the characters straight from the start. Even the old king. Ms Green created such a fun cast of characters that drew you into the story. I really enjoyed the use of language as a scene builder. It assisted in creating the feeling that I was indeed within the walls of a Viking King’s compound.
I thoroughly enjoyed watching Isolde and Ragnar’s love story unfold. Her tentative explorations into a world completely unknown to her was at times funny and entertaining.
My only complaint if it could be called that is that I felt the story could have ended better. I would have liked a more detailed ending to an otherwise fantastic book.