Draddor wanted revenge for his family. Unfortunately someone else cheated him of that honor. Now he will take what he wants... the title, lands and daughter of his enemy as his wife.
He doesn't trust his new wife and senses that she is hiding something. His intuition is right because Xara has secrets aplenty and she's slow to share them. Her voice has been stolen by a witch and she fears that her husband will set her aside because of her flaw. Draddor slowly earned her trust and her secrets were revealed as the writer sinks even further into mythology.
I liked how the writer brought the series full circle by involving all three of the Viking brothers in the ending while keeping the focus on Draddor and Xara's love story. I enjoyed the love scenes as they were steamy and erotic. I liked the mythological aspect of the story and felt it made it more interesting. Most of all I liked the relationship between Draddor and Xara and how it developed. It took time for them to trust each other fully so that made it more believable to me. The suspense part was good to as the villain’s wreaked havoc all around.
This book was an exciting read and I enjoyed it very much.
Can a Viking forgive the woman who cheated him of his vengeance?
All Dráddor has to do is kill the Earl of Caithness, wed the man's daughter, and vengeance would be his and the oath to his father would be fulfilled. But when he arrives at Caithness, the earl is already dead, poisoned by own wife. And when he finds the earl’s daughter, the Lady Xára, he find she’s unable to speak. Unwilling to be thwarted, Dráddor marries her anyway to claim the earl’s lands and title, knowing King Kenneth could not fault him for later casting her aside.
Desperate to protect her family, Xára willingly weds the Viking. She must win Dráddor to her side before he discovers the secret that will destroy all. But the Saracen warrior, Niketas, has other plans. He needs the blood of two virgin half-immortals to win eternal life and the powers of the gods. Until the god Heimdallr, Xára's true sire, makes it clear he has other plans for his beloved daughter…