So this review is a little different. Its not about a single book but the first two books in a series of short, sensual stories, the Tales of Freya.
From Sarah Dahl’s website:
The Tales of Freya are steamy, sometimes brutal, but always passionate Viking adventures that will leave you wanting more sexy Vikingness!
And they really are! I want more. Now. Are you listening Sarah?
So, here are my reviews of The Current and The Awakening.
Marked from the latest battle, Aldaith wants to recover by a stream. But instead of finding solitude, he stumbles on the fearless shield maiden Nyssa. The fierce beauty invites Aldaith into the water to engage in a very different kind of battle — one for which his training leaves him unprepared.
What happens after the battle?
This short tale is a glimpse into a rarely told part of the story.
I adore the confident and impish Nyssa. And just want to wrap myself around Aldaith.
My only complaint? I want more of their story!
Ingrid leads a quiet, joyless life with a husband who is oblivious to her needs. Every time the dragon boats carry him away, she resigns herself to the solitude of her modest hilltop farm by the fjord. But her uneventful world is shaken to the core when the shadows of her house reveal a secret that sets her passions afire.
Smoldering is the only way to describe this short story.
The slow burn of Ingrid’s awakening left me breathless.
My sigh when the smoldering burn finally ignited could probably be heard miles away.
Do yourselves a favour and put all The Tales of Freya on your wishlist. You won’t be disappoint.