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Generated by ABC Amber LIT Converter, olhon.info Fires of Winter Johanna Lindsey CAPTIVATE. Author: Lindsey Johanna Roberta Gellis - Fires of Winter. Read more Modesitt, L.E. - Timedivers 01 - The Fires of Paratime. Read more. Lovely and dauntless, abducted by invaders from across an icy sea, Lady Breena vowed vengeance swearing no Viking brute would be her master no barbarian would enslave her noble Celtic heart, but then came Garrick Haardrad, the proud and powerful son of a ruthless Viking chieftain.
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Lovely and dauntless, abducted by invaders from across an icy sea, Lady Breena vowed vengeance swearing no Viking brute would be her master no barbarian. Fires of Winter (Haardrad Family) Johanna Lindsey This Fires of Winter ( Haardrad Family) is great book for you because the content which can be full of Online Fires of Winter (Haardrad Family) by Johanna Lindsey ebook PDF download. All About Romance fires of winter by johanna lindsey epub fires of winter johanna lindsey pdf free download fires of winter johanna lindsey.
Logic gap. HUGH: Shut up, baby bro.
I want to plow that bitchy girl Dad brought home. She's actually quite fragile inside. I hate this Viking homestead. I hate this Viking weather. I hate the smell of your stinky Viking breath. I hate the sound of your heathen Viking voices. I hate the color of your sleazy Viking skies. GAR: You will.
Rugs are womanly labor, damn you! GAR: But…you are a woman. GAR: This is highly irregular behavior for a slave. GAR: Oh, right. GAR: Huh? The Viking invaders came from across an icy sea, taking lady Brenna as their captive. But the dauntless Celtic beauty swears that no barbarian will ever be her master—not even the handsome and powerful brute Garrick Haardrad.
The son of a ruthless Viking chieftain, Garrick is accustomed to getting his way, as he claims his exquisite "prize" with a primitive abandon that leaves Brenna breathless. Yet it is Garrick's gentle soul that undoes the lady's resolve. For even as she plots the vengeance she vowed, Brenna cannot ignore the wonder of his kisses—or douse the flames of a newly lit passion that blazes like starfire through the cold Nordic nights.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article does not cite any sources. Get our baby, Garrick! Get out of the fjord, Brenna! Get in this damn boat, slave! Get off my leg, Cedric!
Leave off my woman, asshole! Stop kicking my face, bitch! Quit trying to kidnap me, idiot! Stop distracting me from our baby, woman! I will never be tamed, boys! And there goes the baby! And there goes the boat! Into the woods! After them!
Oops, too late. Nevermind that poor drowning man. We need our baby back. I have him! I love you too, Jar-Jar. Kissy-kissy, snuggle-woo. View all comments. A waste of time. View 2 comments. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This was my first romance novel ever! And twenty-four years later, it has a special place in my heart. Okay, this is a bodice ripper. It was written during the "I like, I take" era when heroes did rape heroines.
I am not defending that, I am just saying that is what was done. I was twelve when I read it, and I didn't understand the mechanics of sex at all. I couldn't figure out what went where yes I was that ignorant about sex. I loved the adventure in this book. Although Brenna does annoy som This was my first romance novel ever! Although Brenna does annoy some friends who have read this book, I liked her.
She was a warrior heroine, and I've always liked warrior women. She did what she could to protect her people. If she sometimes acted irrationally, she was only eighteen years old, and saw some pretty traumatic events like her nurse getting an ax to the head. The Vikings were pretty violent in their raids. I think this book awakened my interest in the Dark Ages and the Vikings.
I went on to read way too many Viking books until I got sick of the genre, and I rarely read them now. All thanks to this book. I do believe that Johanna Lindsey did careful research. In the years since, I have educated myself about the Vikings, and she was spot on about their practices in a lot of ways. I can attribute my love of historical romance to this book. I love historical romance because I love learning about days gone by, and one of the best ways to learn is with an interesting story to lead you down the path of learning.
Garrick is a beautiful man physically, and he was a decent person, but I can't say I thought he was the best hero. He was a bit of a golden boy type, very spoiled, although fairly good-natured. He forced himself on Brenna and then expected Brenna to declare undying loyalty to a man who had enslaved her and taken away her innocence by force.
Get a clue, dude. Brenna did end up falling in love with him, and made a promise she had every intention of keeping, but was stolen away by men hired by Garrick's father's bitter ex-mistress. Of course, instead of giving her the benefit of the doubt, he believes she's run away again. She treks halfway across Norway to get back to him, after surviving a violent near rape, half-frozen, poorly clothed, half-starved, and being pregnant the whole time, and he drops her like a hot pancake.
I was so glad when Brenna washed her hands of him. And I was glad that Garrick had to earn her trust. I do like a grovelling because he deserves it , repentant hero. This book has a really good secondary cast whose stories you care about. The interesting thing is you get both sides of the story, from the invaders and the enslaved. I thought it was really well-done of Lindsey to present that balanced perspective.
I haven't read this book in years, but I have forgotten very little about it. Although Lindsey newer books don't move me the same way they used to, she will always be one of my all-time favorites because fundamentally, she really is a great storyteller.
This book is proof of that. So if you want to read a non-PC, fairly accurate romantic tale of Vikings and the women they love, I suggest this book to you. Hearts Aflame is about Garrick and Brenna's daughter Kristen, and Surrender My Love is about the super-baby Selig who survived about every insult an unborn child can survive in his mother's womb and lived to tell about it.
They are both good, but my favorite is Fires of Winter. View all 35 comments. Instagram Twitter Facebook Amazon Pinterest If you peruse the bodice ripper lists on Goodreads, you will consistently see two names near the very top the list: Kathleen E.
Woodiwiss and Johanna Lindsey.
These two authors might not be the best writers in the genre, but they are prime examples of the most lasting and the most successful. I have a love-hate relationship with Woodiwiss's books - sometimes they're on on point, sometimes they miss the point - but I'd never actually read an Instagram Twitter Facebook Amazon Pinterest If you peruse the bodice ripper lists on Goodreads, you will consistently see two names near the very top the list: I have a love-hate relationship with Woodiwiss's books - sometimes they're on on point, sometimes they miss the point - but I'd never actually read anything by Lindsey.
I intended to rectify that.
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The heroine, Brenna, is a Celt, pledged to a Viking by her father. She's unenthusiastic about the marriage but is willing to go through with it for the sake of honor. Brenna likes honor. And swords no, that's not a sexual pun. The second most important thing that you need to know about Brenna is that she eschews anything feminine. When we first meet her, she's barging in to stop a rape, swinging her sword around while dressed in drag.
Unfortunately, she doesn't stop the rape before it happens She tried. You probably noticed I said that's the second most important thing about Brenna. That's because the most important thing is that she's beautiful. Anyway, the Vikings come and immediately start killing, raping, and pillaging, because the marriage was a lie.
Not only do they not honor their agreements with the Celts who they regard as their enemies because they once kidnapped the leader of their son and held him captive , but the man who was pledged to Brenna - Garrick - hates women and refuses to marry ever again. Brenna is the only woman who escapes being raped during the Viking raid because her glowering puts off the Vikings.
They take her and the other Celtic women - including Brenna's half-sister, Cordella - to the Viking home, and Brenna is informed that she is a slave.
She promptly throws the first of many temper tantrums, informing anyone who cares to listen that she doesn't do "woman's work. She gets lectured a lot instead, and at one point she gets thrown into a punishment cell - but the hero has second thoughts immediately afterward, so I'm not sure that really counts Speaking the hero, when Garrick comes back from his hunting trip, he's surprised to see Brenna in his bed.
Especially what with his complete disavowal of women. But he's attracted to her, despite her stubbornness and his hatred , and eventually rapes her after growing exasperated with her constant insults and refusal to do any sort of labor. Brenna is initially terrified because Cordella, who was jealous that her husband found Brenna way more attractive than she, has been feeding Brenna lies about how painful sex is, and how the act of intercourse is on par with torture or death.
So after the first rape, Brenna actually thanks her rapist. Because she's like, "Oh, yay, that wasn't bad at all! Brenna has them. I think my biggest problem with this book is how the relationship between Garrick and Brenna plays out. Brenna's character is incredibly annoying. I could see how she could be a strong female character in another light, but the tantrums, crying, and inane arguments really made me dislike her, as did her insta-love with the hero.
Garrick isn't much better. Because he got his heart broken by a woman, once, he's decided that all women, with the exception of his mother who can do no wrong must pay. The way rape is portrayed in this book is also problematic. I would consider what transpires between Brenna and Garrick rape, because most of the time, sex begins with her begging him or telling him not to.
Most people would probably call this "forced seduction" because Brenna usually decides by the end of it that she's game after all, but it's still difficult to stomach. Especially since rape in this book is kind of divided into two categories: Even Garrick himself admits it's rape, because at one point, Brenna asks him why he won't free her.
Then he tells her that as a freewoman, she would have the right to refuse him as a lover, and he doesn't want to give that up. Yeah, you read that right.
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It's there - in print. Another problem is that not much happens. Maybe I could have mustered up some interest if this were crazysauce OTT goodness in the "it's so bad it's good" way, a la Betrice Small , but there are very few scenes with any action. There's an escape attempt, a surprising twist with the Other Woman that I did not see coming which I appreciated , a couple fight scenes, and a birthing scene.
Most of the book, though, consists of Brenna and Garrick arguing with each other, Brenna throwing another tantrum, and then Garrick getting frustrated and either a threatening her with violence or rape, b storming off to rage-hunt in the woods, or c telling other men not to touch her. There are only so many times I can stand to see the heroine say, "Nay--nay! Brenna says "Nay! The overuse of "Nay" and "'tis" read more like written tics than they contribute to the historical accuracy of this book.
Trying to brush off the hero's rapes and portraying him as a "damaged" good guy caused the narrative to give off some unpleasantly mixed signals. Ditto Brenna's tomboyishness when juxtaposed with her completely irrational attraction to the man who treated her like dirt. But they weren't, so I didn't. I do love that cover, though. View all 10 comments. May 16, Danielle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Johanna Lindsey novels are always such guilty pleasures.
There's so much wrong with them, but I take them for exactly what they are: There's just something about the way Lindsey writes, that takes me back into time with warrior heroes and strong, spitfire heroines. I don't read them for relationship advice nor do I look to her heroes for qualities I want in a man. I read them for the angst, love, and heartache. I also love the realistic approaches she takes, and how rape was such an ind Johanna Lindsey novels are always such guilty pleasures.
I also love the realistic approaches she takes, and how rape was such an indifferent topic back then and she isn't scared to breach it. So again, these "bodice rippers" are not for everyone. The hero is almost irredeemable with his actions - rape included more than once , and he does hit the heroine once.
But Lindsey pairs her heroines with these terrible heroes so well. They aren't doormats, but strong independent women who always put up a good fight. And I love the way their relationship builds with conflict all the way through. Brenna is a tomboy and the daughter of a lord. She's great with a sword, and good at hunting. And she has a pretty awful temper. She's betrothed to a Viking, although she hates the whole idea.
When the vikings arrive, they pillage her village and kill someone she loves. The betrothal was only a ruse for Garrick's father to get revenge on the people who held his son kidnapped. Brenna is taken as captive and given to Garrick, who hates women. He promised he wouldn't fall in love again after his first betrayed him. The conflicting relationship between them was great and I loved every minute of it. Another fantastic one by JL. Fan of: Then check this one out.
View all 32 comments. Mar 18, Karla rated it it was ok Shelves: So I recently watched the incredibly awesome The 13th Warrior yet again, but for the first time since my dive into the old bodice rippers, and I saw the Norsemen heroes in a whole new light. In other words, my pervy freak-on for my male ancestors became highly relevant to my reading interests.
It got me thinking that I should probably come up with a personalized Viking BR hero yardstick. So I asked myself this: Does the hero in this Viking BR make me want to be the lucky female thrall who gets rit So I recently watched the incredibly awesome The 13th Warrior yet again, but for the first time since my dive into the old bodice rippers, and I saw the Norsemen heroes in a whole new light.
Is he that blond hot morally deserving of such a worthy, sacrificial prize? Admittedly this rhetorical question has quite a few rough edges. He revved me up about as much as this Viking does: Maybe my expectations are too high for an author who is in the pantheon of the genre with her backlist never out of print.
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Not asking for brilliance here. Maybe I'm irreversibly disappointed with my old high school self for thinking this was good writing. She wasn't strong, feisty, or even stubborn. She can reportedly use a crossbow and wield a sword, but has zero muscle mass when it would come in handy. Warrior chick? Um yeah, not so much. While Brenna got on my tits with her obnoxious, spiteful behavior and her screaming temper tantrums - Seriously, this girl is a warrior?
His tale of woe being jilted by a greedy chick, therefore making him hate and distrust all women and use them only for his pleasure is a page out of the Lord Rakey Needzhealinboobieshurst playbook. Does Garrick do anything Viking?
He wears swanky silks, has a posh house, and is more of a traveling salesman than a warrior.
Brenna really tended to drag him down to her squalling infant level, but he didn't have far to fall. Their battle of wills was prolonged and boring, with no charisma to offset my aggravation. It was like watching two brats in high chairs throw pudding cups at each other. The other captive women had realistic attitudes, the ones who had been whisked away from their homes and, over the course of years, have become reconciled if not entirely contented with their lives.
But these even-keeled women always got disrupted and harangued by Brenna the Drama Llama.
So for the long-suffering Heloise, Janie, and the stable master Erin, I give a huge thumbs up and an extra star for making this book bearable. Garrick's dad Anselm and the shepherd puppeh "Dog" also provided some much-needed "Oh look, something good!
View all 13 comments. Incoherente Incomprensible Intolerable No lo recomiendo. View all 12 comments. Jan 31, Ari Reavis rated it really liked it Shelves: What continued for quite some pages was rape, rape, rape, and wait for it But of course Brenna acted so crazy and was so admired by the chieftain that no one touched her. Now I've read plenty of books with rape, but I was just sitting there thinking, 'Is everyone supposed to live happily ever after after all this?
Brenna is still being given to Garrick, as a slave now instead of a wife, but after his father killed or enslaved basically everyone she knew, I was wondering how she would fall in love with him. But hey It's romance land. Anything can happen. So Garrick finally decides to grace everyone with his presence and boy oh boy. Not only is he a grade A douche, but some girl has broken his heart and has him thinking every woman is a conniving gold digger.
Just great. What proceeds is Brenna and Garrick's fight for dominance. It was quite tiresome at times. Even when Garrick would relent on one thing, Brenna would totally put her foot in her mouth and ruin it.
There were many times I wanted to strangle her. Then Garrick just hadddddd to use the word slave at every turn and piss her off or once again decide no woman can be trusted. Then they finally had sex. It was alright even if it was over with too quickly. So I'm like, 'Let the romance beginnnn' but nope. Almost everytime after that Brenna would refuse she couldn't willingly give herself to someone who wasn't her husband , but she secretly wanted him to 'use his force on her'.
I mean, hey whatever gets your motor running. But goodness, it's ok to just say get over here and drop em. A girl's got needs too. But eventually they kind of soften towards one another and Garrick dresses her with gifts and brings her to his father's feast.
There she realizes she loves Garrick. She tells him in the heat of the moment later of course she had refused to have sex with him this time too and he tells her he has no love to give back. She runs back to Garrick's house and is kidnapped by 2 men from a neighboring clan they were paid by someone unknown at this point. She's counting on Garrick to come to her rescue, but he assumes she ran away and bans people from even saying her name. She eventually escapes by 'killing' one of her captors and goes on a dangerous journey back to Garrick.
Just to get back there and have everyone hear her story of what happened and say I felt so bad for her. She went through hell and used love as her motivation to get back home and then Garrick turns his back on her, calls her a liar, and gives her to his father. You anger and disappoint me Garrick. But something good came out of the whole episode. Garrick's father freed Brenna. Butttttt she's pregnant and once old grandpa knows this, she wasn't going home until she's had his grandkid.
Garrick's been brooding on his ship while all this was going on and comes home to rescue Brenna after an assassination attempt and in labor.
She wakes up in Garrick's house in time to push out the baby. She has their son, Selig, and it appears as if Garricks doesn't see him much after the first time and I was back to hating him. But then you find out he's been sneaking to see Selig when Brenna wasn't around and was avoiding Brenna so he wouldn't upset her. He had realized he couldn't live without her. But there's still the little issue of Garrick not believing she was kidnapped.
Brenna won't reconcile unless he believes her and so is determined to sail back home. When she's all packed up to go, Garrick comes and confesses his love and vows to trust her from now on.
And has a little surprise One of her kidnappers. Of course the kidnapper acts like he doesn't even know Brenna and Garrick is disappointed until Brenna mentions a scar on the kidnapper only Garrick and the kidnapper know about. Said kidnapper hits Garrick on the head knocking him out and kidnapping Brenna It's revealed that one of Garrick's servant, Yarmille, is behind everything.
Brenna escapes and is reunited with Garrick to find out he left Selig with good old trusty Yarmille. But, quite anti-climactic-y, she just left him in the woods and they found him. Now that Brenna is a freewoman and all, she and Garrick get married and cut. So not a great beginning, but it had mostly won me over by the end.
The characters sometimes got on my nerves, but I was still reaching for this book every chance I got so View all 17 comments. Aug 02, Zeek rated it really liked it Shelves:Honestly, I had quite a conflicted and contradictory reaction to Fires of Winter. Many might even be cruel and mean.
I mean, hey whatever gets your motor running. We are defenseless! Brenna really tended to drag him down to her squalling infant level, but he didn't have far to fall.
I It's interesting how reading a work at one time in your life versus another can change your opinion. It will raise your hackles. BREN: Oh, the irony! But now that we're having this conversation It is the first book in the Haardrad Family Saga Series.