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Vikings have invaded Normandy and have been granted land there. To reinforce their tenure of this land Brienne, the daughter of the Frankish baron who used to hold the land is forced to marry the new viking lord Atli. His son Rurik is enchanted by Brienne but his evil halfbrother Hastein and his jealous mistress Katla both plot thwart the alliance between Rurik and Brienne when Atli dies.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Vikings/norse era Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   loving someone from historic enemy Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   marriage of convenience spurring real love

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   blissful Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   a teen Effect of sexing    -   a better lover Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   80% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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