Morgaine le Fay and the Viking by Kimbra Kasch


Morgaine le Fay and the Viking by Kimbra Kasch
Publisher: Crimson Frost
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Young Adult
Length: Full Length (274 pages)
Heat Level: Sweet
Age Recommendation: 12+
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Theirs was a romance that threatened two kingdoms. An attraction more powerful than any sword, stronger than any warrior and more magical than all the powers of Merlin: MORGAINE LE FAY AND THE VIKING.

Everyone has heard of King Arthur and his magical sword, Excalibur, but there’s another legendary hero who received a magical sword from the Norse Goddess known as The Lady of the Lake. Meet Holger Danske and his sword “Cortana”.

The Vikings, led by Holger Danske, invaded England. Yet somehow, even as enemies, Holger and King Arthur’s half-sister, Morgaine Le Fay, shared a forbidden love.

Morgaine le Fey, half-sister of King Arthur, is featured in this novel and is an interesting look at the character – very different from the Arthurian legends. In this take, Arthur and Morgaine are friendly and have a strong relationship. It was a bit disconcerting at first to view her as the heroine of the book as the legend I know doesn’t show her in a positive light. Once I was able to get past that and see Morgaine as a strong character (putting aside my preconceived ideas about her) I was able to enjoy the story a lot more.

It’s the romance between Morgaine and Holger, a Danish prince who captured her and then is captured by them, and the story of how their romance grew and developed despite the obstacles thrown in their paith.

It was a bit frustrating at times that just as it looked like they were going to get together, something else would pop up—it would be supper time or they were called to the King or various other things would happen. It was also a bit disconcerting how Arthur’s behavior seemed to swing one way and then the other (and this made it hard for me, too, a bit since in my mind Arthur was a hero, through and through, and sometimes he seemed less than heroic in this book).

Even with these small issues, however, the story was intriguing and held my attention from first to last. The author is greatly skilled and my quibbles weren’t with her abilities at all. I honestly believe readers who aren’t as wedded to the original tale of Arthur would very much enjoy this book.  And, I’d like to read more books from this author.

Comments

  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Lisa Brown says:

    Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  3. I have enjoyed the tour. The book sounds great.

  4. bernie wallace says:

    What is the best book that you have read recently? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.

  5. I’ve enjoyed following the tour for Morgaine le Fay and the Viking – thanks for sharing all of the excerpts and posts along the way 🙂

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