Book Review-Lord of Hawkfell Island

Posted November 6, 2010 by Loverofromance in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Book Review-Lord of Hawkfell IslandLord of Hawkfell Island by Catherine Coulter
Also in this series: Season of the Sun
Series: Viking Era #2
Published by Penguin on November 1st 1993
Genres: Historical Romance, Vikings, Medieval Era
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 9781101214152
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Dear Reader:

Rorik is a Viking warrior, as fierce and savage as the North Sea during the winter solstice. Mirana is a Viking woman who loves birds, is more ingenious than most men, and loyal down to her toes. Her life changes utterly one fateful day when Rorik and his men come to Clontarf, a Viking fortress on the eastern coast of Ireland, to kill her half-brother. But she is the one taken as hostage to use as a pawn against him.

Rorik is the Lord of Hawkfell, an island off the east cost of Britain. The moment he brings his captive home, it seems that everything begins to fly out his control. The women are out to teach the men a lesson with the result that food is rank, Rorik's family is out for Mirana's blood, a murderer is on a loose, and a huge mongrel, Kerzog, dotes not only on his master but also on his master's captive.

Rorik and Mirana are two strong-willed people, ardent in their opinions, who will have you rooting for both of them equally.

You will discover who really rules Hawkfell Island. Please enjoy.

BOOK REVIEW

Summary:
Rorik, a Viking Warrior, seeks revenge against Einar, who brutally killed most of his people. So when he comes to kill him, he decides to take Einar’s sister Mirana. So he takes her to his home, Hawkfell Island. Mirana, after tending to Rorik’s injury, finds herself kidnapped by the very devil himself. Now she has been taken to his home on a island. Mirana, a viking woman herself,has lived under her half brother’s reign, whom she knows deep inside how crazy he can get, and as she starts to spend time on Hawkfell Island, she starts to realize who her step brother truly is, and the desire that she feels with Rorik, flares up through her stay on the Island. But just when things start to come into sync, Rorik’s family arrives, and even want her gone from Rorik’s life, no matter the means by which it is done. So despite the love that Rorik and Mirana have built, it is threatened by forces all around them. Now will what they have shared, and the love they have built be enough to stand through the coming storm of opposition.


The Hero
Rorik, after losing his wife, children, and many of his people in a raid led by Miran’s brother, has bitterness in his heart. So even though Mirana has helped heal him when he attacked her home, takes her as his captive on Hawkfell Isaldn. But her sweet spirit and the passion between them starts to slowly break through the hardness of his heart, and he finds himself in love once again. However upon the return of his family, all the bitterness and hatred come flying back.


The Heroine 
Mirana, is very loyal, lover animals- especially birds, and is a healer. After Rorik attacks her home, intent on killing her step brother Einar, she ends up being the one to start healing him up. However, then he kidnaps her and takes her captive to his Island. At first she is enraged and bent on escaping his hold on her, but then his passionate embraces starts to weaken her resolve in exquisite pleasure. And she doesn’t know where her resistance has gone, especially when she is welcomed so warmly by those around her, especially the women. When she starts to fall in love with Rorik, and feel that they have a chance at a future together, his family arrives, and she feel more like a outsider than ever before, and her life is threatened, as well as the love she has built with Rorik.


My Thoughts:
Lord Of Hawkfell Island, is the Second in the Viking Series by Catherine Coulter. This begins as a story of revenge and hatred, then slowly turns into the exact opposite of passion and love that is built between two people that in the beginning despised one another. Throughout this story, these characters come alive for the reader, and each page filled with passion, danger and excitement, and a tender love story. I love the journey that Coulter takes the reader on, filled with excitement and adventure on every page, and a story that will become such a page turner that you will have a hard time putting this one down on the table. Definitely a historical romance you don’t want to miss out on!!

About Catherine Coulter

Catherine Coulter is the author of 70 novels, including 66 New York Times bestsellers, occasionally, after exhaustive prayers, hitting #1. She earned her reputation writing historical romances to pass the time while aboard the ark. Over a decade ago she added suspense thrillers to her repertoire-- with great success. The Cove, the first book in her bestselling "FBI Suspense Thriller Series" spent nine weeks on the New York Times list and has to date sold over 2 million copies. Since then, she has written 16 more bestselling thrillers in the series, including The Maze, The Target, The Edge, Riptide, Hemlock Bay, Eleventh Hour, Blindside, Blowout, Point Blank, Double Take, Tailspin, Knockout, Whiplash, Split Second, and Backfire. Her 17th FBI thriller Bombshell will be out in all formats July 9, 2013. Coulter is now working on a new suspense thriller series -- A Brit in the FBI -- co-writing with bestselling author JT Ellison. The first book in this series, A Final Cut, will be released in September 2013.

For Coulter's first novel, The Autumn Countess, she chose a Regency setting for her debut because, says Coulter, "as any published author will tell you, it's best to limit the unknowns in a first book, and not only had I grown up reading Georgette Heyer, whom I worship, but I earned my M.A. degree in early 19th century European History and could fight in Napoleon's army, or join the Allies and beat his butt with Wellington."

Following The Autumn Countess, Coulter wrote six more Regency romances. She then turned to long historicals and eventually interspersed them with contemporary suspense novels, beginning with False Pretenses in 1988, her very first hardcover.

Coulter grew up on a horse ranch in Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas, receiving her graduate degree from Boston College. She became a speechwriter on Wall Street, then, to her joy, she was able to quit her day job and become a full-time writer.

She lives with her physician husband and three cats in Marin County, California, right over the Golden Gate Bridge. She loves to travel, loves to kamikaze down the ski slopes, and reads voraciously while recuperating. She likes to laugh, loves a good joke, and believes the publishing business is too crazy to take seriously.

If you read just one of Coulter's FBI thrillers, she's got you, so prepare for eye strain and jumping at things that go bump in the night.

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