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The Very Virile Viking (Viking II #3)

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Magnus Ericsson is a simple man. He loves the smell of fresh-turned dirt after springtime planting. He loves the feel of a soft woman under him in the bed furs. He loves the heft of a good sword in his fighting arm.

But, Holy Thor, what he does not relish is the bothersome brood of children he's been saddled with. Or the mysterious happenstance that strands him in a strange
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ebook, 248 pages
Published June 8th 2010 by HarperCollins e-books (first published December 31st 1999)
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Chy
Nov 11, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Dude. I really have no idea how to rate this. It reminds me of a contest on Writing.com that asks members to write a one-star piece. And the ones who write badly very well are the winners. That's how this books reads to me.

I mean, it's awesome in its awfulness. So I feel like I should give it one star---like that's what it wants me to do. But I'm not sure, for sure, it's supposed to be awful, so it gets two.

In any case, it entertained the hell out of me, even if for all the wrong reasons.
Galla
Dec 08, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The plots in this series are ridiculous, really--but they're unapologetically ridiculous. I don't think I've ever read a romance series that has taken itself less seriously; these books are just plain fun, hilarious, and steamy.

Recommended for: reading in between Holocaust novels, heavy angst, epic strolls through Mordor, or books in which you otherwise find yourself emotionally junkpunched.
Romance Reader
Sep 09, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
This book's ridiculousness is what made it great. It's totally unbelievable all around but also manages to be endearing.

One thing Hill really has going for her is that she knows how to write kids. So often in books children are written as idealized that they end up flat and indistinguishable. (I mean, kids in romance novels are almost always the product of a single-parent home, but those kids are all so well-adjusted it's a wonder their parents want to get married). But even with eleven children
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Julianna
Mar 07, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes romantic comedies
This third installment in Sandra Hill's Viking Series II is a fun-filled romp through time. I wasn't sure I would like Magnus because the impression I had gotten of him from the previous two books was that of an arrogant womanizer whose numerous conquests had left him with eleven children, not to mention he didn't seem like the sharpest knife in the drawer. Well, Sandra Hill managed to skillfully turn him into an endearing hero whose earthiness gave him a charming simplicity. He was also a lovin ...more
Sarah Winters
I finally got a chance to finish this one and I have to admit I loved it. By the author's own admission, Magnus was never actaully supposed to have a book. He was meant to be just an amusing secondary character in his brothers stories. I for one am glad she gave him one anyway. Magnus is an honest and lovable character and even when he's being dense you can't help but smile. Angela was a great female lead and Magnus's children were a riot. This one wasn't as much of a heartwrencher as his brothe ...more
Alba Turunen
Un broche excelente para ésta trilogía tan singular. El libro es tanto o más disparatado que los dos anteriores, y la autora se lo ha currado bastante para que podamos simpatizar con el protagonista, un hombre muy viril que ha tenido nada más ni menos que 13 hijos de madres distintas, cosa nada fácil de aceptar. En el fondo ambos protagonistas se han complementado perfectamente, y Ángela ha sido justo lo que Magnus necesitaba. El libro ha sido también el más ameno y rápido de leer de la serie, q ...more
Kathryn
Jun 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Don't laugh...and yes the title makes me cringe too. But this book did a great job of using time-travel to illustrate the old-fashioned value of devoting one's life to bringing up children and farming as a way of life. The portrayal of the hero is one of the best written illustrations of a steward for the future that I have ever read. This was a library read but I'll start looking for a cheap copy to buy because it will definitely be a humorous comfort read for me.
Violeta
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Que el libro iba a ser una bobada era algo con lo que contaba. No solo eso, sino que lo elegí por las risas. No esperaba en absoluto una obra buena, ni siquiera pasable, solo quería reírme. Y vaya si lo conseguí durante parte del libro. Pero llega un momento, todavía me pregunto cómo lo ha conseguido Sandra Hill, en el que todo se vuelve verdaderamente insultante. Insultante para las mujeres, las feministas, los emigrantes, los discapacitados, los médicos y los vikingos. Y seguro que me dejo alg ...more
Ann aka Iftcan
Sep 29, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok, I admit it, I just love vikings--and cajuns. And Sandra writes about both. However, I haven't been able to get into her second Viking series (she has 2, one of which is humourous) but that might be because I started the second series with "The Reluctant Viking" and frankly, that is one serious downer of a book. I didn't like the hero, heroine or any of the other characters, and its one of the few books that I was unable to finish. I think I made it to page 50. But I wasn't willing to give up ...more
Darcy
Mar 14, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, romance, time-travel
This one is my favorite out of the three, and just what I needed, a fun and campy book to give me a break from what I had been reading. I think the appeal of these books comes from the confusion of the Vikings coming to the New World, it is an old joke, but it makes me giggle.

Magnus is no exception to the confusion only this time he has managed to have 9 kids along with him. His brood brings along their own fun as they learn about things. I also loved how Magnus knew that all the kids weren't hi
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E. Jamie
Jan 24, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Never thought I'd give a Sandra Hill book a bad rating because I LOVE her books but I could not get past the 3 or 4th page in this one because the hero Magnus was such a jackass! Complaining about his kids and even going so far as to deny the newest baby girl and not wanting anything to do with her. Most definitely NOT hero behaviour. Whether there were things that happened later that explained this asshat behaviour or not I don't know because I couldn't get past what a jerk he was in the first ...more
Jamie
This book was borrowed to me by a *very* blushing friend who typically doesn't read romance novels (cause she saw the title and was just too intrigued). I laughed so hard I nearly wet myself when I first read it. It doesn't take itself too seriously and has some really raunchy sex scenes and just a wee bit of time travel. Basically lots of fun, and made me want to read more of her books.
Pam
Jun 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOL moments all the way through the book. This is the 2nd book about these Viking Brothers. He has 9 children and he doesn't want any more! He and his children get thrown into this present day and it just gets better and better. Wonderful book!
lisa elita
Dec 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pengen baca ulang lagi kapan kapan. Soalnya ceritanya lucu. Aku suka banget ama crita2 vikings dan time travel spt gini.
Estefanía Hernández Puerto
Es una pena que se desaprovechen oportunidades como las que ofrece una novela en la que un vikingo viaja al futuro, directamente a Hollywood.

En lugar de explorar una trama que podría haber sido muy interesante, nos quedamos con un vikingo bastante cortito y orejón y su nueva novia... de la que es mejor no hablar. Y que sería mejor que no hablara, porque cuando deja ver su auténtica forma de ser resulta bastante intragable.

Al menos el vikingo mantiene su "entusiasmo" durante todo el libro, aunqu
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Caro
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I absolutely loved the characters and their personalities. There's humor, emotions, strength and courage, a drop of suspense, and the perfect HEA. This was written well and had me turning pages very fervently. This is definitely something I would read again and would like to read the rest of the family's adventures. Gonna keep an eye out. It was good to read something that's a little different too. Vikings in the future...but in a good way. Definitely peaks the intere ...more
Kassy Nicholson
Time travel, Viking romance, humor...this book has it all. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Ren
May 26, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sandra Hill fans, story with humor aspect fans,
Review in Indonesian Languange

Full of ha ha ha ha moment :))

Dulu sebenarnya sudah pernah baca, terus nemu edisi sekennya di OS FB, asyik2 ^^Lalu re-read deh... Dan masih saja katawa ngakaks sama seperti pertama kali baca ini *hmpfh*

Menceritakan tentang Magnus Ericsson, seorang Viking yang hidup pada abad ke 11.

Magnus ini sepertinya terlalu vital "anu"nya, sampai - sampai punya anak 11! Mulai dari si cerewet Madrene, putri tertuanya, lalu dua putra tertua yang beda lahir seminggu, Ragnor dan To
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Alexa Ayana
Sep 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Setelah trauma berat baca buku ke-2nya aku bisa dibilang ogah-ogahan baca seri Viking II dari SH.
okelah, bisa dibilang aku over menghakimi buku ini sebelum baca. Tapi setelah aku membaca narasi-narasi awal, SH mengubah pikiranku. Magnus mungkin tampak dangkal, besar mulut dan super ngeselin di buku 2, tapi dia lucu dan ternyata super ngenes karena kelebihannya yaitu kelewat subur hihihi.. ya ampun, inget aja uda ngikik lagi.

Bisa dibilang Magnus jadi bahan bully temen-temennya. Tapi di luar kesan
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Jess
Mar 27, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009, sandra-hill
Definitely a cute book... what else is new, I read it in the wrong order!! These series books need to be numbered on the outside.

Anyway, this book stars Magnus who is a viking from the year 999 AD. It seems that he can't help the fact that he is very virile and tends to have a kid every time he has sex. As a result, he has 11 kids. All varying ages and from different women. Well Mangus decides he wants to travel and leave his homeland. So he sets off on a trip with his children.

Angela works in H
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Britt
I decided to read this because I wanted something fluffy, and for years I have known of this book (I work in a library) and found the title hilarious, so I thought maybe it's time to pick it up. It was pretty ridiculous, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is supposed to be amusing. The attempt at archaic language used by the Vikings was annoying as was the way they all so easily understood a language that has not only evolved 1,000 years but is also not their native language. The mai ...more
Jacqueline
Aug 18, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I don't normally read romance novels, but I had been reading a lot of quite dark books and this once seemed light hearted and humerous. It as both. Though this type of novel (time traveling romance) begs quite a suspension of reality for the reader (the hero is gorgeous, intelligent, kind, and great with children, the heroine is the same). Their relationship never seems to suffer from the mundanity that effects the rest of us mere mortals, and the females get pregnant an ease that must irk the m ...more
K
Jul 14, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Yeah I checked this book out. My boss found a torn out page on the library floor with a listing of Sandra Hill's viking series, and the irresistible alliteration of this one's title compelled me to request it. I read the first 10 pages, then the middle "good parts," didn't bother with the rest because I figured it would end in the usual happy way. Based on this book, am inclined to think well of Sandra Hill, who clearly has a sense of humor. The first line is "In the days of old, when men were.. ...more
The Tick
I understand that it's probably too much to expect realism from a romance novel entitled "The Very Virile Viking," but it did bother me that Magnus and his kids had such an easy time understanding modern English. There have been at least two major shifts in the English language since Magnus lived, one involving vocabulary and one involving pronunciation. And there might be more I'm forgetting. Totally not the point of the story, I know, but it bugged me.

I also don't really think the feminist-bas
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Heather
13 children....should I say more? I think the title is very fitting.

Magnus can't keep a wife or concubine and the kids keep showing up at his farm with claims to be his. Being the butt of every joke along with the mystery of his missing brothers soon have Magnus and nine children sailing into the future.

I mean literally the future. If you've read the previous Ericsson brother books you know its the whale, if you haven't then umm sorry I guess I spoiled that one.

Anyway Angela and her family is lo
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Indah Threez Lestari
Feb 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-english
129 - 2012

Dilihat dari covernya, ga nyangka deh Viking yang satu ini ayah dari 13 anak (11 masih hidup). Gara-gara terlalu subur dan rempong diganduli banyak anak, ia bersumpah untuk selibat dan membawa sembilan anaknya untuk mencari tanah baru di Vinland, er... Amerika.

Cita-citanya kesampaian sih, tapi kejauhan juga, karena berangkat tahun 998 sampainya di Hollywood tahun 2003.

Luar biasa. Nggak cukup mindahin Viking satu-satu ke masa depan kayak di novel sebelumnya, sekarang langsung 10 orang s
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Bill
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Picked for a read aloud with my wife. We cast the characters if we would make it into a movie. That was the only thing that got us through to the end. Unfortunately, all of the explanation and scene description gets in the way of conversations between characters. The author treats her audience poorly by explaining everything repeatedly. I would have greatly enjoyed the book if the characters weren't caricatures. She seemed to have plenty of pages to repeat herself. Use those pages in the next bo ...more
Betty
Aug 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Very Verile Viking, Magnus Ericsson, had been maried four times, had six concubines, numerous "passing fancies", and one maid. From these women he had eleven children. The last of his wives had left him saying that she felt like a slave for all his children. Magnus, along with nine of his children find themselves in California and in the 21st Century. His adventures are humerous and I found myself actually laughing out loud and then looking around to see if anyone was watching me. I have enj ...more
Judy
May 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a 3rd book in the series but I have not read the previous books.

This book is very funny. Poor Magnus is Viking from the year 1000. On a trip with 9 of his 11 offspring to find his missing brothers they end up in Holly Wood. It is some time later when he finds out it is no longer the year 1000 but 2003.

He has had many wives, concubines and passing fancies but the minute he sets his eyes on Angela he knows she is his destiny. And she accepts and seems to like his children.

Magnus is a farme
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Felicia
Nov 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have enjoyed reading this time travel series. I found that the men (vikings) were just like you would think that men in there time would be like.
I found that even though Magnus had 13 kids and the possibility that not all where his. He loved them just the same. Books written like this make me have hope that there still might be men that have the same values as Magnus has.
The series can some to be the same as the rest of the series but is that not how a series is to be.
I liked the series any wa
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