Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Immortal Warrior

This is the first book in a new series by Lisa Hendrix and the story of Ivar and Alaida.

Book Blurb:

He came to England in search of treasure. Two hundred years later, he's found her.

Ivar Graycloak is a brave warrior, a man known for his strength and integrity. He is also a man with a terrible secret. Long ago he was part of a Viking crew cursed by an evil sorceress to live for eternity as were-creatures. An eagle by day and a man by night, Ivar has lived a solitary existence for over two centuries. Then the king orders him to marry.

Lady Alaida is everything a man could want in a bride-intelligent, spirited, and beautiful-and their wedding night is a balm to Ivar's lonely spirit. Then a seer brings him word of a dark vision, one that makes Ivar vow to stay away from his lovely wife forever. But now that Ivar has sampled Alaida's passion, her humor and warmth, he is enthralled. His traitorous body-his very heart-longs for that which he can never possess.

Lady Alaida may surprise him yet, though, for she has a power of her own- a power that will either destroy everything they hold dear or ultimately set them free.

Now I have not read a historical romance in 15 years - and I probably would not have bought this one if it didn't have the 'paranormal' aspect that it does. LOL That being said, I enjoyed this book.

At first it was slow going - but I think that was just me, because my normal reads have more action. Once I reprogrammed my brain - I was able to enjoy the story that unfolded. By the end of the book I really wanted to know how it was going to end. :)

I give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars and look forward to the next in the series. :)

Immortal Warrior (2008)
Immortal Outlaw (2009)



VampFanGirl said...

I've read a lot of reviews on 'Immortal Warrior' and I still can't figure out if it's the book for me. I've seen it at Wal-Mart and I'm just not inclined to pick it up.

Doesn't it have a lot of conviluted names for people and places? That always turns me off. I want to be able to pronounce what I'm reading.


Michelle G said...

The names weren't too bad. LOL I'm the same way - especially with the Dark Hunters - I give them a nick name. LOL :)

VampFanGirl said...

You know I'm reading this book right now called 'Addicted' which I'm liking but the heroine's name is Anais. WTH and how do I pronounce it?? Ann-is? Ann-ayes? And seriously everytime I run across her name I stop in the middle of the sentence and try out different pronounciations. It's distracting as hell.

Amy C said...

I wasn't going to buy this book, but it was gifted to me by a friend and I read it and it's one of my favorites for 2009.

I do read alot of historicals and I tend to like less action so I can see how it may not have been so great for you. But I am glad to hear that you are going to read the next one!