Unlimited [Fantasy Book] Õ Brothers Of The Wild North Sea - by Harper Fox Ç
Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM By Harper Fox

This is the FoxTales edition of the book previously published by Samhain Publishing Other than the cover art and description, the book is the same Hundreds of years ago, on a wild sea coast, two bold hearted men met in combat and love This is the story of Caius, a Christian monk struggling to reconcile his sensual nature with his newfound faith, and of Fenrir, a ferocThis is the FoxTales edition of the book previously published by Samhain Publishing Other than the cover art and description, the book is the same Hundreds of years ago, on a wild sea coast, two bold hearted men met in combat and love This is the story of Caius, a Christian monk struggling to reconcile his sensual nature with his newfound faith, and of Fenrir, a ferocious Viking raider abandoned by his comrades and left for dead When Caius takes pity on the wounded man, his brethren are horrified what kind of wolf has Cai brought into the fold But only when Cai and Fen join forces can the monastery of Fara be saved from the raiders from the east And Fara holds a secret worth guarding, a legendary amulet with the power to bind even the might of the Vikings Fen, his heart divided between old loyalties and a new love, must make a decision which could shatter his own heart and Cai s into the bargain Will there ever be peace and a future for these brothers of the wild North Sea
  • Title: Brothers Of The Wild North Sea
  • Author: Harper Fox
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Kindle Edition

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Julio Genao Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
oh, fuck my eye—that was so goddamned goodat's all i got.well—besides that this book is lush, deftly plotted, marvelously novel in setting and context, and full of profoundly beautiful writing absolutely radiating compassion and love and kindnessw that's all i gotso: ipads are not as easy to cry into as paperbacks.
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Baba Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
3.5 stars.****Review completed June 16, 2013Brothers of the Wild North Sea is set in the year 687 Christian Era, in Britannia, northeast coast. Our two main protagonists are Caius, the eldest son of a chieftain and Roman descendent, who had walked away from a rich inheritance of land and men to become a monk…Here, the very soil was sacred. Cai was an uncertain convert to the new faith, but he could feel that much, sense the rightness of the ancient name the tidal island bore, a name like the y [...]
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Ingela Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
Written March 9, 20154 1/2 Stars - A beautiful, violent, incredible romantic storyI've been looking forward to read a Viking romance in the M/M genre for a long time. And here we were, a big BR with Sofia, Irina, Therese, Maya, Mel and Bev. ~ Thanks Ladies!•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••“Ah.” She clapped her hands. “Yes. Yes. The vikingr are coming.”•••• [...]
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Kaje Harper Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
When I read a book by Harper Fox, I know I'll be swept out of my reality into a vivid world that engages my senses. This book opens to the tang of sea air, the sand and salt-grasses and open spaces of a barren northern peninsula. Here Cai has escaped the brutish life of his chieftain father's holding for a monastic Christian community with a difference. The abbot of this small group is a man of science and learning, and not in the least fixated on doctrine. The monks learn about the movement of [...]
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Vanessa North Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
I'm going to start by talking about what this book is not:There are books that manipulate you to tears--the author's hand is heavy, even clumsy, as you're punched in the face over and over again like a boxer with a speedbag. This is not one of those books.There are historical novels which are so mired in detail and accuracy, they forget to tell a story. This is not one of those books.There are stories about faith which proselytize endlessly, leaving you feeling restless, annoyed, and vaguely gui [...]
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Loederkoningin Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
Title, author, cover, book blurb, squeeing friends: everything pointed in the direction of me loving this book hard. But it wasn't to be. Not only didn't match Brothers of the Wild North Sea any of my personal preferences and expectations, it emphasized the aspects I dislike most in my reads: the same ol' same ol' hateful religious crap, cookie-cutter villains, MCs lacking chemistry and personality and a story line that misses the sense of urgency, tension and realism I'd absolutely expect based [...]
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Ilhem Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
Brothers of the Wild North Sea is a love story – I’ll get to it – but it’s first and foremost a piece of time and Earth in a changing world.We’re in the 7th century, when some of the great civilisations of the Antiquity are not so far behind in time but still burnt to ashes and safeguarded in scholars’ memories.In Europe, Christianism is taking root, evangelizing, converting and elaborating doctrines, associating with new kingdoms, building monasteries and a Church where there were o [...]
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Adam Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
4.5 starsLast winter, while I was laid up with a nasty cold, I decided to watch Vikings. I still pat myself on the back for that decision. Why? Let me explain:(view spoiler)[This is Ragnar, the Viking leaderThis is Athelstan, the Christian monk Ragnar enslavesAnd this is when Ragnar and Athelstan almost had a threesome with Ragnar's wife, Lagertha (hide spoiler)]Let's just say that my perverted mind gets a workout while watching that show. I'm entirely convinced that Ragnar and Athelstan have be [...]
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Vivian Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
Fen, the magnificent warrior takes part in the annual marauding, but is more than surprised to find his match in a squalid monastery on the very fringes. Cai, heir to a warlord and recently converted is more than ready to take arms when trouble visits their rocky shore. He is a charming mix of earthly and ethereal. His frank acceptance of his body's desires is amusing if blasphemous to some. A young man will face temptations, but God is forgiving.Once again, I am enthralled by Fox's lyricism. Th [...]
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Em Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
I'm usually a big fan of historical fiction, its one of my favourite genres, although I have to admit that I didn't really start to enjoy this book until I was about 70% in and I struggled to get to grips with it. Then all of a sudden the pace picked up, things started to happen and I couldn't put it down. I'm not ashamed to say that I cried throughout the last 10% or so, it was intense and heartbreaking in places and absolutely beautiful.
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Mark Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
It's a tall enough order to write a convincing historical novel, but add an m/m romance on top and the task could be seen as a highly risky undertaking.I'm delighted to say that Harper Fox has managed this incredibly well and made for a compelling and beautiful read.The north east coast of England in 687 AD where Christianity was still in its infancy and struggling against the ever increasing viking raids terrorising the villagers and monks alike. It is where we start with Cai who is the son of [...]
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Sofia Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
This came alone just at the right time for me. It was a slow enjoyable read. As usual I like Fox’s writing and style and any niggles I might have are usually small enough not to really matter.I consider this as a more of a fairytale and I am not going to check out against reality and how things were at the time as I think they were much darker. I enjoyed this take on things and I loved the dialogue between Cai and Fen. Fox did not limit herself to their relationship only, she put work in the r [...]
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Mandapanda Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
I don't think I've read a romance set in the 7th century before but I love documentaries about ancient Britain so the accuracy and evocative portrayal of the lives these characters led was a real joy for me. I found myself constantly sidetracked from the romance as the events from the novel made me want to read more history from that time period. The romance was lovely, an enemies to lovers tale. But I found Fen's change of loyalties and willingness to live in Britain a little hard to believe. A [...]
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Sunny Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
Wowose wordswonderful words put together just so. Beautiful, haunting imagery. Compelling characters, fantastic world building, and a solid, interesting story. I was in heaven.Cai, so practical and pragmatic yet saddled with a caring nature and soft heart. At times, his grief is palpable,Cai didn't feel as if he could bear another hole. He was a cobweb already.Other times, his desire heats up the pages. Always, his concern for others shines through.Fen, so imperious at first, with the arrogance [...]
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Keira Andrews Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
Harper Fox has such a flair for description. Her writing is simply gorgeous, and I loved this story of a viking raider and reluctant monk (well, a monk who doesn't exactly fit the mold) who go from enemies to lovers. That's one of my favourite tropes, and the slow build here was extremely satisfying. Cai and Fen were super sexy, and I was rooting for them so hard. The rough, rural setting on the sea was almost another character in the book, and Fox describes it so evocatively. I really recommend [...]
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Bev Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
This was very well done, and as much as I can see the narrator credited with the narration is Hamish Long, he is also known to me as Rusty Coles, the narrator of Harper's A Midwinter Prince and remarkably enough, was also known as Joe Jameson back in 2014 when he narrated The Charioteer by Mary Renault, which is up next in my audio library. Hamish [Rusty/Joe]'s speech surprised me in this one though; he's really very good at accents, but it was the way he said common or garden English words that [...]
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Ulysses Dietz Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
So, let me get this straight (as it were): a gay romance novel, set in the Dark Ages, on an isolated rocky peninsula at the northernmost part of the British isles, in an early Christian monastery. With Vikings.Yeah, right. What crazy writer could possibly pull this off? Apparently, the brilliant Harper Fox. I pre-ordered this book - because I am a Harper Fox fan. I am a connoisseur of her broken men, of her exquisitely painted settings, of her deftly woven plots, in which action and emotion and [...]
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Leanne Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
This is an unutterably beautiful love story set in an era that has always fascinated me. A time when folk lore and religion intermingledwhen people had very little else to get them through what was mostly a harsh and bleak life.Such a rich, intricately woven tale. like one of those old tapestries depicting Medieval life, embued with the colours of the sea and stone and the wildlife of a harsh coastline. Vivid,immersive, hearbreaking, heart-warming, lyrical, unique and oh god, so sexy. If you are [...]
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K.J. Charles Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
Good Lord, I love Harper Fox's writing.This is a lovely tale in a really unusual setting: the far north of Britain way back in the time of raids by the Norsemen. Cai is a young man torn between his natural tendency to sex and fighting and fun, and a vague longing for the learning and better life at that time only available through the Church. Fenrir is a savage Viking warrior, left wounded and dependent on Cai. Enough said.Nicely realised characters, well plotted, fascinating background. I'm not [...]
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Lauraadriana Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
Berserker and Monk getting it on? Ummm YES PLEASE! This book is a historical romance set in the 7th Century in what is now Scotland. First off I have to say that like with all her books Harper Fox set this story perfectly. The imagery was engrossing, I was swept away. I was there looking over those cliffs, and seeing those monstrous vikingr ships charging the nothern shores. Our eyes for this story are those Brother Caius who is a monk in the Fara Monastery. Caius is a highlander, the heir of a [...]
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Therese Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
*3.5*This was a very impressive romance novel! It felt like a lot of research went into it, and it definitely managed to convey that feeling of actually being there in this time (of course, being too lazy to do my own googling, I just have to trust the author)The “main” story was exciting (view spoiler)[ the treasure of Fara being the “Mcguffin”. It made for a very good thread to follow in this rather long and descriptive book. It never got boring. I also appreciated that the treasure ac [...]
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Karen Wellsbury Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
A beautifully, beautifully written homage to friendship, love, loyalty, faith and the British countryside.I found this a truly affecting and emotional.One of my favourite reads this year.2016 Update - still one of my favourites. I've read a few books since 2014, and this still stands tall. HF evokes places in a way you can taste and feel them, and relationships that feel so authentic, despite one never knowing an early Christian monk nor a viking. A glorious book that leaves me desirous for more [...]
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SheReadsALot Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
*high pitched squeals* Hell Yeah!!!!I want all kinds of sword fights!
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Maya Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
Yes, tales with the ink still wet on them, of a monk and a Viking who met in combat and defied two worlds to live in love.Set in the end of the 7th century, this is a beautifully told story about two men - brought up to be tough and fearless warriors in the wild North - who find love against all odds. And much more than that – this is a tale of brotherhood and loyalty, blood family and chosen family, superstitions and magic, and the prevailing theme of the Christian faith and the compassion it [...]
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Dreamer Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
A compelling, beautifully-written, historical m/m romance. The main protagonists are: Caius, a warrior turned monk and healer and Fenrir, a Viking raider that Cai nurses back to health. The setting is the monastery on the island of Fara Sancta off Northumberland in the 7th century AD. Also known as Holy Island or Lindisfarne."Yes. And yes, I will come back."Cai flinched. "I never asked that."Fen stepped up close to him. He brushed one fingertip across the tiny cut on Cai's throat, then passionat [...]
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Тамрико Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
Just some thoughts, not a real review:I did not find the book too descriptive (try reading A Midwinter Prince), despite many a reader complaining about it. Every word was carefully placed to create an amazing world that can be seen, heard, touched and inhaled. It was worth more to me than any hot sex or bloody battle scene in the story. Speaking of sex. Normally, I prefer not to read explicit scenes, whether it's m/m or m/f, but somehow they did not bother me in this book, being relatively short [...]
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Xing Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
3.5 stars, rounded to 4 starsBrothers of the Wild North Sea (BWNS) was different from what I expected, but still pleasantly surprising. My only prior experience to Harper Fox was Scrap Metal, which I DNF (*ducks from the tomatoes*), but it's easy to recognize her lyrical prose - writing that is as elegant and colorful as a paintbrush on canvas. It was a treat in itself to ride on her words and experience the monastery, the dunes, the shore, the ocean and most importantly: the meeting of two diff [...]
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Simon Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
I am in awe! Should I have not read this author's other works I must admit the thought of a love story between a Vikingr (intentional spelling) and a early Christian monk would have not appealed. But it works and what a great story. I think it's the language and the pure poetry of this author's writing which makes her stories so very enjoyable. Ms Fox can transport her reader into other times, distant places with the power of her pen or keyboard. Beautiful.just beautiful.
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MsMiz (Tina) Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
There is no way I thought I would appreciate a book set in the 7th century with a strong religious story line, but I was sorely wrong. This book was so well done from start to finish.
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Angela Bee Bee Mar 21, 2019 - 03:49 AM
This book sang to me. The cadence, prose, metaphors, themes. I've had an itch for a Nagron-like book and also have a fetish for the inner turmoil of hot monks/priests, as they are men afterall. It's a long dense poetic read, with lots of challenging vocab words. You've got to be in the mood to sink into it. This was my first Harper Fox and one of my first historicals.I've always been interested in the early Christians and the irony of the violence that accompanies men who speak of peace.I love e [...]
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Brothers Of The Wild North Sea By Harper Fox This is the FoxTales edition of the book previously published by Samhain Publishing Other than the cover art and description, the book is the same Hundreds of years ago, on a wild sea coast, two bold hearted men met in combat and love This is the story of Caius, a Christian monk struggling to reconcile his sensual nature with his newfound faith, and of Fenrir, a ferocThis is the FoxTales edition of the book previously published by Samhain Publishing Other than the cover art and description, the book is the same Hundreds of years ago, on a wild sea coast, two bold hearted men met in combat and love This is the story of Caius, a Christian monk struggling to reconcile his sensual nature with his newfound faith, and of Fenrir, a ferocious Viking raider abandoned by his comrades and left for dead When Caius takes pity on the wounded man, his brethren are horrified what kind of wolf has Cai brought into the fold But only when Cai and Fen join forces can the monastery of Fara be saved from the raiders from the east And Fara holds a secret worth guarding, a legendary amulet with the power to bind even the might of the Vikings Fen, his heart divided between old loyalties and a new love, must make a decision which could shatter his own heart and Cai s into the bargain Will there ever be peace and a future for these brothers of the wild North Sea

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