Raven, Sword & Sail
(Encircled by Gold Book 2)
by Leah Grant
The saga continues for Riikka Toivonen as she finds life with her Viking husband is nothing short of a hot roller-coaster ride. Fitting into Viking culture has had its moments and some of them pretty scorching as Riikka discovers a whole new sensual side of herself. She has only one regret, but she knows she has to find a way to make peace with the fact that she was forced to leave without saying goodbye to her best friend, Lucy. Or does she?
When Riikka tries to get a message to Lucy in modern times, she has no idea what events she’s put in motion. When three messengers arrive with news of plague, war, and a demon, life gets tossed like a ship in a storm. There are many choices to be made, but she isn’t alone. With Thorstein’s love and strength they can sail through anything—together.
The story continues where it left off. Riikka is now back to her husband’s arms, the Viking Jarl Thornstein. But as memories of her origin surfaces, so are the problems that come from being a Kven. For the moment Riikka has assumed her role as Thornstein’s wife, the possibility of a plague is imminent, a disagreement between Jarls is brewing and a demon is said to cause havoc between kingdoms.
And during this tempestuous marriage, Riikka discovers she can do things she never thought she could do in her past/future life.. Like walking around naked. Like making love in public. Like being involved in another man.
And by the power of raven, sword and sail, I am telling you, dear reader, this book got lots of erotic scenes, you’ll find yourself sweating profusely in the end.
Leah Grant once again wrote a story about Vikings like you never heard before. I must admit, I am quite a novice in Viking mythology, heck, I’m not even fully aware of Thor and Odin’s stories except in the movies. But this book, this will give you a lot of info and perspective about what was life like living with hulking men, Vikings, warriors. The pace was so fast that I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!