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Mac Liam (Vikings of Honor Series #2)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  90 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
A tortured soul….

Breandán Mac Liam, the strapping young hunter from Ireland’s lush forests, is in love with Mara, an ineligible beautiful princess. For seven long years, he has been vividly haunted by her memory, taunted by the throes of his heartache. And not even the thought of her marriage to a Northman can extinguish the fierce, burning desire running rampant through h
Kindle Edition, 344 pages
Published 2010 by Turquoise Morning Press
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Sep 01, 2011 rated it it was ok
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Shelves: kindle
AUTHOR: Renee Vincent writes in such a way that pictures from the plot flow in your mind as you read. She blew me out of the water when I read RÆLIKSENIN, Book 1 of the Emerald Isle Trilogy. Action passion adventure action passion adventure action passion adventure. MAC LIAM is Book 2. The plot in this book? Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Onward I go to Book 3 when it comes out.

Mara is torn. She, while raising her son Lochlann, has been alone for seven years. Breandan Mac Liam is in love with her. G
Regan Walker
Feb 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
If you loved RAELIKSEN, you must read this for the rest of the story!

At the end of RAELIKSEN, Mara (the Connacht princess and wife of the Northman, Raeliksen), was left a pregnant widow. Not exactly the happy ending you might have been seeking, I know. Now, seven years later, Mara is raising Daegan's son alone, and the man she thinks is her father, the king, is dying. Breandan Mac Liam, the Irish hunter who loved her in book one, is sent by the dying king to retrieve his daughter. For seven long
Aug 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
Great ending of the second book. The hero, who we met in the first, is great and the heroine has grown too.
I must say that I still don't understand what's so great about her, but the book is really very well written that it aboundantly compensates for that.
I'm curious to find out what shall happen in the third book, since it seems to me the story has ended with this book...
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
“Love is not a choice,… ‘Tis what happens.”

Breandan Mac Liam loves Mara, a princess. Since she was a child invading his hunting ground, her natural beauty, grace, free-spirit, kindness, and joy for life has thrilled him. Mara fills his heart, leaving no room for another. In tenth century Ireland, a commoner, even a prosperous one, was not considered good enough to wed one of royal birth.

Mara married Draegan Raeliksins, who died leaving Mara and her six-year-old son Lochlann to the loving care
Dahlia (yadkny)
Jan 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Historical Romance Lovers
Shelves: favorites
In this second installment to the Emerald Isle Trilogy, the story takes place several years after the first ended and we come to learn more of the fate of our characters. How did they overcome such seemingly insurmountable tragedy or have they? Can time really heal all wounds?

Although Dægan’s people still mourn over events long past, they have chosen to rise above and rebuild after the devastation that befell their lives. Many still have trouble coming to terms with the past and obtaining the mu
Oct 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: vikings
Suite directe du tome 1, cette histoire commence sept ans après, en 923.
Difficile toutefois de l'évoquer sans dévoiler tous les retournements du tome 1, ou même de ce tome-ci, tant la narration, serrée et précise comme un tir de flèche, ne laisse rien au hasard et nous emmène sur des sentiers pas du tout rebattus.
On retrouve ici les personnages familiers du tome précédent : le roi Nevan, charismatique, fiable, humain et prodigieux. L'ami fidèle de Daegan, Tait, force de la nature et pur viking e
Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks

The continuation of the Emerald Isle trilogy comes to us in Mac Liam, seven years after the Daegan Raeliksen saga, we find Breandan Mac Liam, who was introduced in the first book, still pining after his lost love. He honestly feels no remorse in his pining and only wishes for an opportunity to see the object of his affection again. That opportunity arises when he receives news that the King of Connacht, Mara's father is on his deathbed and wishes to see his only daughter before he passes on. The
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Book 2 (Mac Liam) 4 stars

This books takes places 7 years after the last. It is hard not to give spoilers about book one I will try not to.

I like that we still follow Mara and the secondary characters from book 1. We also meet a few new ones as well. My favorite being Aesa and (I forgot his name) Deagan's older brother. I really liked the two of them very much and wished there was a little more about them. The 4th book (which is actually #1 in a new series) I believe, is suppose to continue his s
Virginia Campbell
Breandan Mac Liam is a man who knows his heart belongs to only one woman, the beautiful Irish princess, Mara. For years he has loved her, dreamed of her, and held her close in his thoughts. However, Mara was the wife of a charming Northman chieftain, Daegan Raeliksen, and she was to remain unattainable to Breandan. When their paths unexpectedly cross years later, much has changed, and Breandan is once again a captive of his love for Mara. Sent to retrieve Mara by her dying father, Breandan must ...more
Romancing the Book
Oct 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, romance
Reviewed by Stephanie O: The twists and turns of book 1 continue along in this installment. Not once was anything given away, you know how when you read a book and say . . “ah, I saw that coming.” That isn’t going to happen here.

So, if you enjoy books that keep you guessing and haven’t read book 1, I suggest you go grab it. Then have on hand book 2, because you are going to want to dive right in.

Please do not read any further if you haven’t read book 1. I would hate to r
Nicole Laverdure
Dec 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I have just finished reading "Mac Liam", second book of the Emerald Isle Trilogy written by Renee Vincent. After having read "Raeliksen", the story of Daegan and Mara, I was happy to follow Mara's story with her son Lochlann. It's also the story of Breandan Mac Liam, a young hunter from Ireland, who had always loved in secret Mara. Both will get a second chance to love again. Again, Ms. Vincent's book is filled with love and passion, as her first book was! It is very well written, captivating an ...more
Trudy Miner
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In the second book Mara has been a widow for seven years and living on Ins Mor with her son who never knew his father. When Breandan arrives with a message that her father is dying and wants to see her one last time, she must decide whether to stay or go to him with Breandan whom she knew from before. When she does return to her father, with his dying breath, he gives her the most unsettling news that rocks her world. Now, not only is she a widow with a young son to raise, everything she thought ...more
Maddie James
May 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The second book of the trilogy. Did not disappoint. Love the twist, with the heroine of book 2, being the same heroine of book one. Breandan is an incredibly sensual character! Excellent job, Ms Vincent!
Paisley Kirkpatrick
Apr 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I enjoy Renee's description of the vikings. My ancestry is linked with vikings so I have a special connection to this time in history. It took me a while to finish because we moved across the country and I had to get my books unpacked and recover from the long drive. Good book!
Jun 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
An excellent follow-up to RAELIKSEN!
Stacy McKitrick
I loved it!
Vera mallard
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Emerald Glory, the story of Breandán Mac Liam and Mara, daugther of Callan, the King of Connacht, follows these two thru war-torn land towards love. The reader will remember Mara and Breandán from Sunset Fire by Vincent. Book 2 finds a widowed Mara seven years later raising a son. Mara's raising her son alone, and watched over by Tait her deceased husbands best friend. Breandán's given the task of returning Mara to the King.

Breandán loved Mara from the
"My love for you was born long before I was. 'Tis as much a part of me as my own soul."

As promised by the author, I got my HEA in this installment!

Breandan and Mara's tale is a beautiful viking romance that I highly recommend!
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Renee Vincent has done it again!!! From page one til "the end" I was swept away on a journey that had twists, turns and surprises. Loved every second of it.
Feb 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, historical
"My love for you was born long before I was. 'Tis as much a part of me as my own soul."

As promised by the author, I got my HEA in this installment!

Breandan and Mara's tale is a beautiful viking romance that I highly recommend!
Apr 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just like Raeliksen, I was drawn into this story from the very start. Renee Vincent weaves a tale that comes to life and holds you from start to finish. Speaking of finish, on to the last book of this awesome trilogy!!!
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RENEE VINCENT is a USA Today bestselling author of historical romance, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction with a smidgen of spunk. From her memorable Viking warriors to her charming Alpha male heroes of modern day, readers will be whisked away to a world filled with tender moments, gripping adventure, unpredictable plot twists, and undying love. Her books have earned numerous accolades, inc ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Vikings of Honor Series (4 books)
  • Sunset Fire (Vikings of Honor, Book 1)
  • Souls Reborn (Vikings of Honor, Book 3)
  • Tempered Steel (Vikings of Honor, Book 4)
“You are my next breath. You are the reason I breathe at all.
~ Breandán Mac Liam”
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