Ceriden and Sidroc have reached their haven. Gotland is a peaceful place not much suited to a warrior. So decisions have to be made. Aelfwyn is happy to let C and S go. She has always known of Sidroc's love for Ceridwen and doesn't begrudge it. She only wants them to live and be happy but Godwin is a different story. Once again Octavia Randolph has brought the world of the Danes and Anglo-Saxons alive. Her scholarship compares with the best in literature. I have read a review from a disgruntled reader who couldn't understand why her books received such high reviews. I can only say that you probably need to have a love of history as well as good literature. If you do then you'll love this series!
This was an educative, yet engaging saga of a young woman of the 9th century. The details of life in those times is well-rehearsed and delivered in a manner that keeps the reader thirsting for the next chapter.
I read the boxed set - 1-3 and not one disappointed. I was thrilled that there was a fourth and I have enjoyed this one as much as the first three. Have downloaded Book Five and after contacting Octavia to let her know just how wonderful her books are she delighted me by saying that she is already writing the 6th.
It had been quite a while since I could not put a book down - to read a series and resent bed time because it meant I had to actually leave the book until the morning goes to show just what a fabulous author Octavia is. I cannot recommend this series enough!
I am enjoying this book as much as the other three. There is no glitch between each book which can be found in many series of books. The subject matter is obviously well researched, and the author must love history as much as her readers. Looking forward to buying the next book in the series.
This book, number 4 in the series, is a joy to read, and captivates the reader from the outset as we find the protagonists setting up their,Ives and home inGotland. I thoroughly recommend it to all lovers of 9th century historical literature.