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The Iron Princess (Sons of the North #2)

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A Sons of the North Romance novel from Sandra Lake, author of The Warlord’s Wife, who takes readers to 12th-century Scandinavia where two hearts clash in furious passion…

The daughter of a Northern warlord, Katia is known as the Iron Princess for her mettle in battle. Headstrong and defiant, she instigates sword duels on a whim with little regard for her own safety. Katia w
Kindle Edition, 252 pages
Published June 16th 2015 by InterMix
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Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
I would like to thank Netgalley and PENGUIN GROUP for an ARC of this book.

First off I love the cover of this book. I think it's just beautiful!

The beginning of the book was great with Katia, the princess, dressing up as a boy and fighting in the duels they had at the castle. I thought this was going to be a story about another strong woman.

Her stepfather, the King, Jarl Magnus didn't have a problem with her learning sword fighting and he and her mom didn't plan on pawning her off to the best
Jun 19, 2015 Kazy rated it really liked it
The iron princess literally ran straight to wherever the trouble was at every turn. So that provided for a lot of action and fighting. The romance was cute, although it wasn't until after more than half the book was done that Lothair finally realized he had true feelings for Katia. The sex scenes were hot, but didn't happen until more towards the end. Katia's need to be a hero and save everyone made me want to smack her silly more than a few times, but overall a good book.
Jul 26, 2016 Nanou rated it it was amazing
Rhaaaaa Lothaiiiiire *coeur coeur coeur*
Le pauvre aussi, Katia c'est pas un cadeau xD elle fonce tête la première dans tous les dangers possible et heureusement qu'il est là pour la sauver xD
Liz F
Jun 03, 2015 Liz F rated it it was ok
Review copy courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley.

**This is a DNF review**

Damn and blast. I loved the first book in the Sons of the North series, The Warlord's Wife, so much that I thought for sure I'd love this one. Although I still love this author's writing, this particular book wasn't for me.

I guess my main, overall issue with this book was that I was bored to tears reading it. I have no interest in Anglo-Saxon/Viking history and politics and I would say that the majority of was I read in
Sep 25, 2015 Jane rated it it was ok
I can safely say that I enjoyed the first book more than the second book. Our heroine the first time round was a sensible young woman, and in the first chapters our heroine this time round - Katia - seemed like a likable heroine as well. But unfortunately, everything went downhill from there on. By the time I reached the final pages, I was very certain that Katia was a very spoiled brat (even if she was 19 and should be considered an adult by that time's standards) and I wouldn't want anything ...more
Ronda  Tutt
Jul 08, 2015 Ronda Tutt rated it it was amazing
Brilliant and Creative Writing! Adventurous and Love Inspiring!

Wow, this has to be the best Viking Romances I have ever read. I am blown away. This author has definitely got talent with weaving a story. I was so enthralled with the story I couldn't put it down. It was so visually enhanced and emotionally thrilling. The character building is so addicting that you actually become enamored of all the action, adventures, and un-denying love between the main characters Katia and Lothair.

I loved the f
Jul 21, 2015 Keith rated it really liked it
After reading the first book in the series, I was looking forward to this second story entitled 'The Iron Princess'. Author Sandra Lake is in the mist of writing what could become a classic Viking romance. The writing here flowed well, as it is character driven. The drama were well done without being unbelievable. The only reason I didn't give it a solid 5 stars was because I felt it lagged a bit in the middle. In saying that, I must get my hands on the next book! Will their journey be worth it, ...more
Deborah Nixon
Jun 20, 2015 Deborah Nixon rated it it was amazing
Wonderful story

I read several books a week and usually it is a so so book. One I never cars to read again. This is full of adventure. Read Her mothers book first.
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Excellent plot, consistent characterization (yes even if the heroine will drive you batty often with her hell bent go forth without thinking attitude). There are a lot of historical facts thrown into the mix so if you are not really big on those you might find this book dragging. However the romance was very good with believable timelines and plotting.
Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
I did not read the first book in this series, but I went into this book with the hopes that it could be read as a stand alone book. I had no issues reading this book as a stand alone. I did not feel like I missed out on a lot. From my understanding, the main character in this book is the daughter of the woman in the first book. So, I do think this book can be read as a stand alone. However, readers might enjoy this book even more if they read the other book in this series first.

The first couple
Jennifer Guffey
The Iron Princess (Sons of the North #2)
By: Sandra Lake
5/5 stars

Katia is the daughter of Lida and the adopted daughter of Jarl Magnus. She has been the apple of both her mother & father’s eyes for many years. She was always indulged since Magnus could never say no to her. She was brought up learning how to protect herself and being able to wield a sword like a shield-maiden. Her mind also works in ways that men don’t believe that women are able to think. But this also causes her to be dissat
books are love
Sep 05, 2015 books are love rated it really liked it
This is a interesting book. You have a young princess who doesn’t really fit into her role. She wants to be more. She wants to help her family by being a warrior. Katia is a stubborn, strong young woman who believes that there is more to her than becoming a wife to a prince. She starts out not wanting to be married and in some ways she is a spoiled girl. She is hot tempered as well. Katia meets Lothair when she is deceptive so she may be join in the sword competition against the men of Saxony. ...more
Dec 01, 2015 Bridgett rated it really liked it
Katia - She's a fierce heroine, who often times thinks a few steps ahead of herself without thinking of the danger she puts herself or others in.She was a bit too fearless and had a huge hero complex. She wouldn't be satisfied until she saved the world. She ended up being a damsel in distress more times than she should have, but she entertained me. Like stories with "Anne Boleyn," she was a woman before her time. She had ideas of equality and refused to keep her mouth shut when it was for the ...more
Aug 24, 2015 Chanpreet rated it it was amazing
I love unconventional romances. There's something fresh and unique about them. I love it when it's a historical romance a little more, just because I read them so sparingly these days. The Iron Princess is definitely one that stands out for a number of reasons. The first is the time period in which it is set and the second is the location. Even better, the story features some characters from a book that precedes it, although you don't have to read it to keep up with what's going on.

Katia is the
C.A. Szarek
Oct 31, 2015 C.A. Szarek rated it really liked it
Great great book.

Iron princess review.

This book was even more awesome than the first. It didn't have the headhopping and in general the writing was better. However there were still numerous places where the author switched tenses.

But the middle "journey" part of the book went on too long without a lot of action. Not much to further the external or internal conflict. Barely any sexual tension and it was much needed. So much opportunity not take advantage of.

Middle draggggggged on. I kept wait
Jun 30, 2016 Joy rated it it was ok
Well, the crazysauce did not stop with this one and in fact kept going.

The good:
I liked how Katia turned out as an adult (mostly), and both her and Lothair were interesting main characters while Lars and Tosha were good supporting characters along with others from the first book in the series.

The development of the relationships between these four were interesting and dynamic.

The travel and reasons behind what they were doing was interesting and provided urgency and movement to the story.

Jul 20, 2015 Lorrie rated it really liked it
I won a free copy of this book by being one of the first responders to a post by this author. Normally I read Scottish/English medieval novels so this was a bit of a change for me.

I read some of the other reviews where they lashed out at the heroine in this book, Katia. I didn't see her as a twit running into danger requiring to be rescued. I saw a strong-minded, trained swordswoman who thought she could make a difference in the world by helping her father stay in power. She meets Lothair and f
My Book Addiction and More MBA
A "Sons of the North Romance" novel, #2, but can be read as a stand alone. See, "The Warlord's Wife". A continuing family saga set against the backdrop of 12th-century Scandinavia. Two hearts clash in passion and so much more.

The heroine, Katia, is impulsive, strong-willed and runs head long into trouble time and again, without thinking things though. The hero, Lothair, is the illegitimate son of the Duke of Saxony, whose looking for a place of his own, not a wife. What he falls into is, he and
Kat Green
Jul 27, 2015 Kat Green rated it it was amazing
The Iron Princess

I very much enjoyed reading The Iron Princess by Sandra Lake. I honestly had a difficult time putting the book down as Katia threw herself blindly into one adventure after another. Who wouldn't want to keep reading to see what she'd do next and find out how she planned, or didn't plan, to execute her next mission. The characters each had a depth to their personality making them seem real. The spirited Katia is such a believable character, that you almost couldn't help but feel f
Debbie Glenn Brown
Jul 10, 2015 Debbie Glenn Brown rated it it was amazing
Sandra Lake is a new and up and coming historical romance author. The Iron Princess is one of best Viking Romances I have read in a long time! It is adventurous and love inspiring! I was so enthralled with the story I couldn't put it down. The characters are, Lothair the illegitimate son of the Duke of Saxony, who’s looking for a place of his own. He feels there is no need for a wife so our heroine Katia has him struggling with his decision throughout the book. Katia is the adopted daughter of ...more
The Window Seat
Jun 17, 2015 The Window Seat rated it liked it
Everyone has a guilty pleasure or two. Things that always work to make you happy, but they are usually things that are outside your comfort zone and that is what makes them "guilty" pleasures. For me, this Sons of the North series is something of a guilty pleasure.

Katia is the adopted daughter of a powerful Jarl. She is the beloved adopted daughter and her parents love her dearly - but have given her a bit too much freedom. This freedom has created a headstrong, spunky princess, who is capable o
Aug 02, 2015 Kathy rated it it was amazing
Fight like a girl? This one for sure!

Katia is a headstrong princess...dubbed by Lothair "The Iron Princess". Katia raised in a family of all brothers learns to use the sword from her male siblings and father and is bound and determined to do something with her life, to make a difference, to be of use to her family. Trouble is she has positive intentions but not always does she think through the potential issues our problems that might arise from her approach.

I adored the characters in this book
Apr 10, 2016 RaeLatte rated it it was amazing
A fabulous second book in a must read Viking romance series!

Please check out my blog for a detailed review.
A must read author that nailed it!
Jun 12, 2016 Alison rated it it was amazing
really enjoying this series. Kat, although headstrong and extremely wilful , is a great leading lady and the chemistry with Lothair is just off the charts.
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Berkley Romance/InterMix published Sandra Lake's debut historical romance, The Warlord's Wife in March 2015. The Iron Princess, book 2 in the Sons of the North series, is set for release June 16, 2015.

Sandra Lake was raised in rural Canada and married her childhood sweetheart (who at times was more like her childhood nemesis). They are currently living happily-ever-after along with their sons and
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Other Books in the Series

Sons of the North (3 books)
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