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Preview — The Blue Viking by Sandra Hill
The Blue Viking (Viking I #5)
What in the name of Thor could be making this Viking so blue?
- Eating haggis?
- Listening to those insufferable bagpipes?
- Traveling through Scotland with the world's worst poet?
- Searching for the infuriatingly inept witch who's cursed his face... and even more important parts?
For Rurik the Viking, life has not been worth living since he left Maire of the Moors. Oh, it's n
I needed some humor, so I turned to Sandra Hill. Well, I got the humor (Bolthor's poems continue to entertain), but I also got a touching love story. And a nice, lusty one, too. I am totally digging this author. She has an amazing way of blending humor, emotional depth of character, plot and conflict, and lusty loving. If I had a crystal ball, I would predict......more Vikings in my future. Oh yeah!
(My only beef with The Blue Viking was that it started out a little ...more
RRAH's THOUGHTS AND PONDERINGS:
I'm truly dreading to voice my thoughts on this book. I know that I'm going to offend a lot of Sandra Hill fans, but here it goes.
As I read this tale, I couldn't help but think of the movie `Robin Hood; Men in Tights'. That movie was a spoof on the Robin Hood legend, and this book, in my opinion, is a spoof on `Spartacus' in general, Vikings in particular.
The plot is simple. Rurik the Vein had a short lia ...more
Well that's how it started at least. Rurik wants the blue mark the witch put upon his face removed so his betrothed will agree to marry him. Soon his gets dragged into helping the very witch Maire to free her clan from the MacNabs. However he only agrees to help her if she will remove t ...more
As for my review, I give it a 3. The story didn't exactly reach up to my expectations but i enjoyed it nonetheless. Rurik i think lacks depth. He is vain, and I know it was because of how he was treated before and everything, But i don't know if h ...more
Sandra Hill stories are like Ben and Jerry full of nuts and a lot of heavy cream making it a worthy indulging read. I look forward to the humor and bantering of the familiar characters in each novel brought forward onto her finish manuscript. I fine even if the novels can be read as a stand alone it warns to start with the first novel.
I do wish Sandra Hill would learn how to use derivatives of the swear word "bloody" or leave it well alone. It was misused in the same way multiple time in this book and it drove me quite mad. A quick ch ...more
I also love how when you read all of her Viking books they all intertwine with one another. The characters reoccur throughout the books even though the book has a completely different set of main characters.
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Basically, it was amusing at times but not that great.
Sandra Hill is a graduate of Penn State and worked for more than 10 years as a features writer and education editor for publications in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Writing about serious issues taught her the merits of seeking the lighter side of even the darkest stories. Sh ...more