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Preview — Loki's Daughters by Delle Jacobs
For as long as Arienh can remember, her Celtic people have feared the deadly Viking raids. She knows their brutality first hand, having lost the men from her own family and village to their swords. When she encounters and wounds a Viking warrior one stormy night, she has every right to want him dead. Instead, she allows him shelter in her cottage. Although she fears him, h...more
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The pranks by the Celtic women whose village is taken over by huge hunky Vikings, were fun and are what earned the women the nickname of Loki's daughters. The way one of the pranks backfires on the women is particularly eye-opening. I liked that author Jacob's didn't rush the transition from fear and suspicion and that it took patience and a sense of humor f ...more
Many years ago the Celtic village was attacked by Vikings. A handful of women, children a ...more
The story begins with 9th Century Cumbria where a village is inhabited by Celt women only, after raid, after raid of Vikings who killed their men in their wake. Arienh is the rock of the whole village of women, but as hard as she tries they aren't doing good. What changes everything is when Arienh runs into a lone Viking in the hills, he tries to capture her only to be stabbed to his and her surprise by Arienh.
Her cons ...more
I really really hated Arienh and she brought the whole story down for me!! Arienh was saved by Ronan years earlier when his uncle forced him to help invade the village that Arienh and her family lived. Ronan saves her from being raped and killed or sold into slavery. He did this at the determent of his own life. Ronan suffers under is uncles so called care. Ronan returns years later to take Arienh as his wife thus the story begins. I understood at first why Arien ...more
I have to say that this book was a very enjoyable one. I always get put off by romance books, because most of the ones I've read don't develop the romance. At all. It goes from instant-attraction to love within a matter of pages.
That wasn't this book. In fact, ...more
Others have covered the plot points, so I won't go there. The characters in the story had great potential, ...more
So many thrills, laughs, excitement, a touch of mystery, love and more all rolled up into one unique work. Between the males (Vikings) and females (Celts) there is much mischief and games to keep you turning the pages, smiling and holding on to your seat.
Being through so much throughout their lives the woman are all weary of their visitors. Vikings do not have a great re ...more
Loki's Daughters came very close to being a 5 star read for me. I loved it.
Ugh! These heroes! So freaking sweet!
Give this one a try.
First off, this cover gave me nightmares. I didn't notice Ronan standing in the background until I glanced at the cover at around 3 am. It's like he's hiding in the shadows...always watching...*shiver*
Loki's Daughters is a historical romance set in the 9th century. This is the first Viking romance I have read. The basis of the story is that these Northmen (as they proclaim they are the happy, farming type of Vikings, not the angry marauding type) come to a Celtic town to claim wives and rebu ...more
Ariehn, leader of one of the last Celtic villages of surviving women knows what it is to suffer hardships. She’s watched loved ones die, be taken as slaves and brutalized at the hands of the Vikings. But she’s also been rescued by a young Viking and saved from a hellish fate.
Ten years later, Ronan, her boy savior, now fully grow ...more
Couldn't relate to the main character: I had no problem relating to Arienh. Perhaps it was because I could relate to the great battle within her, wanting to release the past and move on with great hope, yet fearful that the past will repeat itself. At one point in the book, she even acknowledges that she is ...more
My main problem with this book is how boring it is, which stems essentially from the lack of credible conflict driving the plot forward. Right from the beginning, a band of Vikings (or Northmen, ...more
The romance is an historical fiction based in old Celt country. Somehow a village of Celts lost all their men & ended up a village of single, lonely women who try to do everything o ...more
LOKI’S DAUGHTERS was Jacobs’s first book and a Golden Heart finalist. She says in her Author’s Note that she would write it differently today. That I can understand. Jacobs writes well and the description of Viking and medieval life seemed quite authentic. Her characters are well drawn. But I did tire of the heroine’s constant anger and her worry over the same thing time and time again. One wants to love the heroine and I just couldn’t do tha ...more
This was another one that had been sitting on my kindle for some time.
After finally deciding to read it, i am disappointed i didn't do so earlier.
At the beginning we meet the celtic woman Arienh. She has assumed the position a man would normally have in her small village after all the men have died. Most due to raids by the vikings, including her own brother, father, her sister was raped by a viking and her other brother was taken by the vikings as a slave.
Edit: 12/30/12 Okay, it turns out that's a lie. Fire Dance is a Kindle Daily Deal today. It's somehow longer than Loki's Daughters, and the plot tension is similar, as in "I have a secr ...more
Originally printed in 1998, it's rereleased with no changes, though the authoress felt there should have been but decided not to, and I'm glad she did.
I really enjoyed this book.
That's my review. ;P