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Ailinn is taken in a viking raid on her Irish home and her captor intends to take her to Byzantium to sell her as a concubine. On their way the vikings stop at Hedeby, the centre of Danish trade, where Lyting Atlison sees Ailinn and decides to protect and rescue her. He joins the viking band on the trip to Byzantium where he is also pledged to investigate a plot to kill the boy emperor.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Vikings/norse era Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confused    -   guilty Unusual characteristics?    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin    -   Bulging Muscles    -   Very naive/shy - Doesn't know where to put weiner

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   a teen Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Scandinavia    -   Turkey Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   warship Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   80% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts

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