To escape the Red Death and search for her sister, radiantly beautiful and ever-gentle, Brenna the Healer, of the line of the Norse goddess Solveig, is sent to the human world from the realm of Highgard. Brenna finds it difficult to adjust to this peculiar land and its ruthless people. She longs to return home, but because of a mysterious seer’s vision, she knows it’s her destiny to find love in the arms of a Viking warrior.
Notorious steersman, Mikkel the Black, is not Brenna’s dream hero by any measure for she is aware of his past and his reputation, but Brenna must board his Viking longship to rescue a friend kidnapped by unscrupulous sailors. Brenna is drawn to the dangerous captain with his strikingly handsome face, his nearly irresistible captivating blue eyes and sensual presence. But when she discovers he possesses uncommon powers, she is undeniably wary. Still, Brenna feels compelled to follow where Mikkel leads.
Is this love or a tryst… or is Brenna simply meant to uncover the dark secrets of the alluring man?
Titles in the Vikings of Highgard series include – The Norse Protector – The Norse Sorcerer –
Title: The Norse Sorcerer
Series: Vikings of Highgard #2
Author: Leigh Ann Edwards
Genre: Paranormal / Fantasy Romance
Published: October 2, 2019
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4 stars
THE NORSE SORCERER is the second story of the Vikings of Highgard series. This is a series that really, truly should be read in order. There is world-building in the first story, THE NORSE PROTECTOR, that puts you into this world yet we are making new discoveries all the time – some related to the earlier book others to this one and perhaps some to the next story to come. To completely immerse yourself in this fantasy world, I would strongly suggest reading in order – but, you do what works for you.
We met Mikkel in the first story and it was, well, fascinating to discover his story for he definitely was not painted as a good guy in any sense of the word before. Now with his own tale being told, along with Brenna who is intertwined in his dreams, his life we get a better understanding of why he’s acted as he did. Brenna is an empath, a healer and totally out of her element right now – and it shows in her actions and her decisions. She knows that she is to meet her destiny now, she just never expected that to mean this man.
I’ve sat here for several minutes trying to come up with a way to talk about THE NORSE SORCERER without giving away, what I consider, spoilers – and I can’t. So, I’m simply going to say that Mikkel and Brenna’s story caught and held my attention from beginning to end with a story full of twists and turns, betrayal and secrets, and learning that there are always two sides to any tale told. I enjoyed myself in this world and I’m definitely looking forward to returning. If you love Fantasy, Paranormal, Historical Romance then you’ll want to check out this series. Again, I do believe it’s a series best read in order, but that’s my personal opinion.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, Tule Publishing. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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