By Sandra Hill
From Publishers Weekly "Two years with no lady, and the 1st one who arouses me is donning chain mail and scratching at her groin," Adam, the hero of this strange yet funny old, muses upon assembly Princess Tyra of Stoneheim, a Viking warrior who wishes not anything greater than to be considered as "one of the guys." because the dying of his sister, well known Saxon healer Adam refuses to determine new sufferers, yet this does not take a seat good with Tyra, who has come looking support for her comatose father, King Thorvald. The bold younger lady takes Adam through strength to her Norse place of birth, the place he concurs to attempt trepanning Thorvald's cranium in trade for an evening with Tyra. Tyra, in the meantime, has plans to give up her birthright and sign up for the Varangian shield in Byzantium; she's a major scuffling with computer who has no real interest in marriage, yet her 4 more youthful sisters are forbidden to marry till she has both wed or left the rustic. The verbal and actual sparring among Adam and Tyra is pleasant, and Hill's (The Blue Viking) secondary characters together with Adam's single-minded Arab good friend, Tyra's scheming sisters and an accident-prone orphan boy supply comedian reduction. a novel combination of humor and romance, this breezy learn will entice enthusiasts of Viking romances in addition to mainstream historicals. Copyright 2002 Cahners enterprise info, Inc.
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Adam squeezed Rashid's hand on his shoulder and motioned for him to move to the other side of the table where work awaited him. "I'm getting better, Rashid. Really, I am. I know I have been morbid overlong, but—" Rashid made a snorting sound of commentary on just how morbid he had been of late. "—but I have been thinking of establishing a small hospitium in that old weaving shed near the moat. " Rashid gave him a look that said, without words, that he would have been much more impressed if he'd said he was thinking of establishing a harem… even in the old weaving shed.
Adam should have been embarrassed at not offering the hospitality himself, but he was too confused by this woman and her mission. " 'Tis my father, King Thorvald of Stoneheim, who needs your help. He is gravely ill of an unknown malady. " Adam shook his head slowly. " "Aaaah. Now I recall. " Adam's stepuncle Tykir lived in Dragonstead, at the end of beyond in Norway. Men had body parts frozen off there if they were careless enough to venture outdoors overlong during the winter months. Stoneheim was even farther north, in the most primitive, mountainous area… a land nigh uninhabitable.
She nodded. " "I beg your pardon, m'lady… I mean…" He paused meaningfully, not knowing her name. If this woman, magnificent as she is, thinks I am going anywhere near the frigid mountains of that godforsaken section of Norway, she is sadly mistaken. "Tyra. Tyra Sigrundottir. Tyra, Cub of the Wolf. Tyra First Child. Tyra the Blonde. " She shrugged as if to say she would answer to any of those appellations. "Or Tyra Warrior Princess," he offered, half in jest. To his surprise, she agreed. " And she didn't even smile as she said it.
My Fair Viking by Sandra Hill