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Loki's Daughters

3.55 of 5 stars 3.55  ·  rating details  ·  1,086 ratings  ·  109 reviews

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

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Published (first published March 13th 2002)
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Melindeeloo
Loki's Daughters was an entertaining Kindle cheapie with Celts and Vikings (who are not the pillaging kind, but much harder to get rid of.)

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
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Chandra
AUTHOR: This is my 1st time reading one of Delle Jacob’s books. I’m not impressed with “LOKI’s DAUGHTERS”. I found the content to be repetitive. If romance books provided (3) separate layers of “something that you can sink your teeth into”, this book only made it to the first layer. I never give up on an author and “fully” intend and look forward to reading another book by Delle. I want to be fair.

SYNOPSIS -
Many years ago the Celtic village was attacked by Vikings. A handful of women, children a
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Niina
Jul 13, 2011 Niina rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: viking lovers, historical romance lovers
I found this free on Amazon.com for Kindle, and read it in less than 24 hours.

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
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Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
Loki's Daughters (Kindle Edition)
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
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Sarah
Fairly quickly into the book, there was one thing that went through my mind - that this was an awful lot like the musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Except that it was with Viking men and Celt women and there wasn't a lot of singing.

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,
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Debbie
I listened to the audiobook edition of this novel, and I think I might have enjoyed it more if I'd read the ebook edition. The narrator, Amanda Ronconi, read with a lot of expression and kept the pace going, but sometimes she was a little over the top. She read the characters with accents, and while the Celtic was fine, her Northman accent was awful - and kept changing throughout the book.

Others have covered the plot points, so I won't go there. The characters in the story had great potential,
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Becca
Okay so this book wasn't for me, i am not saying that is was a bad book or anything because i liked most of the characters but, really this is a character influnced book and there is nothing wrong with that unless you are like me and sort of hate Arienh - one of main ladies. I'm not going to go in depth about what this book was about because that is what the summary is for and i didn't finish reading it.... soo there is that. i got more than half way through and i just had to stop because my big ...more
A.R. Von
This is my first time reading a Delle Jacobs work's and I will say as of now it was the best historical romance I've ever read!

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
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Maddux
I got this title free on Amazon Kindle Unlimited.

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.
Jenny
6/10

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
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Caroline Greyling
'Loki’s daughters' is set against the beautiful backdrop of the Irish coast in an era that sees Viking Northmen destroying the proud Celtic race with their brutal raids.
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
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SandraE
I was searching for a cheap book to read on my kindle. I found this one and was surprised by how good it was. Usually the 99 cent books are short and disappointing but this one was neither. It is a fully fleshed out story of strong naive women trying to stand up to the Northmen who decided to live in their town. I realize the plot is ridiculous but I still enjoyed it and even laughed out loud a few times.
Angell
I gave this book three stars. in some places I glanced over paragraphs because it would drag on about how the character was feeling about things, but it was written well enough that I already knew. thus skimming allot. it was a good book, just not great.
Caitlin
Really liked this. There were a couple points were the suspension of disbelief required was a little excessive, but the characters were compelling and the story was interesting and well-written. It's been added to my list of books to re-read.
SheLove2Read
Feb 12, 2013 SheLove2Read marked it as dnf
Shelves: 2013
I wasn't crazy about the style this was written in. Somewhat difficult to follow. This dnf is simply a case of too many books laying about to struggle with one that doesn't grab me.
Madeline Solk
This seemed to be a book written for romantic teen agers. There was so much repetition in what the characters were thinking that the book could easily have been cut in half with no loss of story. Very few historical details such as what foods were eaten and how they were prepared, how their huts looked and what utensils were used. How people kept warm in winter, got their water, washed their clothes, did they use soap, etc? I love historical novels with lots of information but this was not it.

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Vivian Archer
Absolutely refreshing take on the fluctuating powers in play in British Isles around the first millennium.
Carrie Daws
The really mixed reviews on this book had me wondering, and it seems to be one of those books that people either love or hate. After reading several of the other reviews, here is where I fall:

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
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Lola4
I really wanted to rate this book higher, but I just couldn't. It was a fast, entertaining read if you didn't think about anything. I was really in a mood for a good romance, but this wasn't it. It had a lot of good elements and could have been rewritten into a good romance, but it was ruined by an idiot plot (def: a plot that requires everybody involved to be an idiot or everything would have worked out long before it did) and a heroine who started out interesting and sympathetic but didn't gro ...more
Shannon
I have a ton of books to read on my iPod. I'm obsessed with free stuff, so I went a bit overboard with getting every free book possible. I might as well start reading some of them. I have to say that I didn't have high expectations. The synopsis itself wasn't the most original, but it seemed interesting. Sorry to be mean, but the cover is a bit ugly and doesn't do the story justice. I sure hope that the guy on the cover isn't supposed to be Ronan because oh my god that guy isn't cute at all. The ...more
Taylor
I think it's important to say I downloaded this book for perhaps not the highest reasons--I wanted a historical romance novel for some light holiday reading and it was super cheap on my Kindle. But even so, it was terrible. For me, two stars is the lowest rating I can give a book that I finished reading.

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,
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Jessica
This was my first real romance that I ever read. I can't say that I didn't enjoy it. It was an easy read & I tore through it in about 2 days. It had enough of a plot, & the writing was good enough, that it held my attention. It also made me want to move to Norway or Sweden & get myself my own Viking ;)

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
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Regan Walker
Unusual Tale of Gentlemen Vikings and a Cranky Heroine

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
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Serena Myles
It was love, if ever she had seen it.

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.

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Radella
In some ways, it has the feel of a classic Greek play... or at least it reminded me of The Supplicants by Aeschylus in some ways. There's a village full of beautiful Celt women, struggling to survive the harsh lands. They've been all but destroyed by the Viking raiders, and have little love for that race. A boat of handsome Viking (strike that, Northerner) men land and set themselves up in the village, against the wishes of the women. The men want nothing to do with raiding, raping, and pillagin ...more
Re
A good tale about Viking and Celtic cultures, and the strife that has always existed between the two. Arienh and Birgit are two sister's who are Celts. Their family and friends were taken from their village; beaten, sold to slavery, killed, and raped by Vikings. The two sister's are called loki's Daughters for reasons the book will tell you. There are only women and one elderly father left in the village. The women have to learn how to take care of themselves; learn how to live without the help ...more
Arlis Groves
I grew impatient with the characters. It seemed like the stand-off between the Celtic women and the men they believed to be Vikings was contrived and extended much longer than necessary. I didn't believe either group would behave the way they did in this book. While I admire strong female characters, Arienh's stubborn refusal to work with the Northmen to settle the island just seemed like denial of the inevitable and made her seem ignorant.
Emily
In short, the Dark Ages were not a good time for anyone. It doesn’t exactly scream ‘romance!’ Jacobs, however, did a fantastic job creating an interesting storyline and characters placed in a difficult time period. She doesn’t shy away from difficult topics and doesn’t overly romanticize the Druid and Norse cultures. Set in 9th Century Cumbria after repeated Viking raids, the main female lead, Arienh, struggles to keep her people together and keep their culture from disappearing. She has to make ...more
Emily
Meh. This started strong, but only got weaker the longer it went on. Isn't communication a wonderful thing? Doesn't it suck when a book's plot largely hinges on conflict due to people communicating poorly? I would be willing to read another book by the author, but only after getting a good look at the page count.

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
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Suzi Rea
Got this on offer on a particular book selling site (which doesn't deserve a mention because recently found out it's not playing nice in the US or UK) - and I'm glad I did.

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
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“He had come looking for a docile, submissive, sweet-natured girl and found instead a Celtic warrior woman, ferocious in her protectiveness of those she loved. Yet he had expected she would become the girl of his dreams simply because he dreamed it.” 0 likes
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