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Ragnar the Murderer (Ragnar the Dane #1)

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Star crossed lovers in tenth century Britain- but who is sentenced to death?

914 A.D. East Anglia under the Danelaw.

Half breed Dane, Ragnar Longreach, does his best to fit in with his kinfolk, but always feels like an outcast. When he meets the English Aelfwyn, also spurned by her clan, sparks fly and they begin a passionate affair. But she is promised to another man and fo
Kindle Edition, 107 pages
Published July 6th 2011 by Night Publishing (first published July 4th 2011)
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Jennifer Hampton
Oct 14, 2011 Jennifer Hampton rated it it was amazing
Okay…Is this a romance book, an adventure, a suspense, a thriller, historical? I don’t know. Just when you want to pigeonhole this thing into a neat and easy package, it switches gears. This is the first of anything I’d read by Lily Byrne, and I’m impressed. The book is essentially about two hostile groups of people who live in an uneasy truth. Ragnar and Aelfwyn fall in love, and of course, they’re on opposite sides. Okay, you’ve heard it all before, right? Didn’t Shakespeare write something li ...more
Dec 10, 2012 Marina marked it as dead-frozen-self
Shelves: historic, 2012
Don't know what got me and I started reading this book but I'm alright now I've come to my senses!
Samantha Towle
Jul 26, 2011 Samantha Towle rated it it was amazing
If you want an escape from reality this summer then this is the book for you. It’s filled with lust, betrayal, passion and of course Vikings! Good-looking young, strapping Vikings – what more do you need! It’s obviously well research, making it all the more authentic. I hope for another in the series. Highly recommended!
Jun 06, 2012 Heather rated it really liked it
This was a good read. You have a couple of forbidden loves in this story and lots of secrets and treachery. There wasn't any dull moments and there was a good deal of action in it. I really enjoyed reading it but it doesn't really stand out or makes me want to read it again but still a good read that I'm glad I read!
Mar 26, 2015 Douglas rated it did not like it
I'm not sure what I was expecting, but this was not it. The story doesn't get rolling until about midway, but context clues from the title pretty much tell you where it's going. Nothing surprising or exciting here.
Jul 20, 2014 Petula rated it liked it
3*** This is a good love story. With very interesting historical elements showing how people lived in the time. One part where there is a big fight going on and something happens that changes how the two villages feel about each other.
Mar 22, 2013 Happy rated it it was ok
Slow, boring, didn't like the characters or the plot. Did feel I learned about this time period and its people though.
May 13, 2012 SheLove2Read rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf, 2012
I'm obviously not reading the same book other GR members are reviewing!
Larissa Brown
Jan 15, 2014 Larissa Brown rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, vikings, norse
I can't articulate why in a review, really, I just enjoyed reading this book.
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