Friday, January 21, 2011

Immortal Warrior

He came to England in search of treasure. Two hundred years later, he’s found her...

Ivar Graycloak is a brave warrior, a man known for his strength and integrity. He is also a man with a terrible secret. Long ago he was part of a Viking crew cursed by an evil sorceress to live for eternity as were-creatures. An eagle by day and a man by night, Ivar has lived a solitary existence for over two centuries. Then the king orders him to marry.

Lady Alaida is everything a man could want in a bride—intelligent, spirited, and beautiful--and their wedding night is a balm to Ivar's lonely spirit. Then a seer brings him word of a dark vision, one that makes Ivar vow to stay away from his lovely wife forever. But now that Ivar has sampled Alaida’s passion, her humor and warmth, he is enthralled. His traitorous body—his very heart—longs for that which he can never possess.

Lady Alaida may surprise him yet, though, for she has a power of her own—a power that will either destroy everything they hold dear or ultimately set them free…

Hello, I'm Leya, and I'm a sucker for cursed themed stories. Yes, I'm happy and (at times) proud of that. My pocket book, or (really) credit card aren't though. I came across this series by blog hopping. I read a review of the latest book of the series somewhere - bad me - I cannot remember where though, but anyway, I thank you!

The curse itself I found to be very interesting, and that the powerful sorceress cursed the invading Vikings was different. Different, to me. I don't think I read any recent books with that premise. Loved it!

Right from the start I was swept into the medieval paranormal world. And enjoyed it very much. Ivo, is a wonderful hero, proud, strong and just. Not to mention sexy. Just one little problem, he turns into an eagle at sunrise and turns back to human form at sunset. Alaida, the heroine, is a strong willed woman, who doesn't have issues speaking her mind. She is instantly attracted to Ivo even though she can't understand the pull. She cannot understand why Ivo is so fond of hunting, and repeatedly questions him on where he goes. I found the dialogue wonderful and very witty. It had me laughing out loud several times. And the sensuality between the hero and heroine is very satisfying.

Like I said before I truly enjoyed the story, but was a little disappointed at the end. I wanted just a little more. Now, I cannot say that it was the author's finishing touches that didn't do it for me, but.... I just wanted more!

But I guess I'll just have to get my hands on the next book, Immortal Outlaw.

Immortal Warrior by Lisa Hendrix (4/5) Historical Romance: Paranormal Medieval; Published: Berkley (2008); Format: Ebook for Kindle; New Author; Series: # 1, Immortal Brotherhood; Books 2011 (4);

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