Your stereotypical romance novel The heroine is beautiful than her sisters and in fact her appearance is described as ultimate erfection She is spoiled and is her father s favorite and is better at sword fighting than her brothers She hates the hero Sorry I can t read any than this There is nothing that recommends this book the story the hero or heroine nothing I found this book in my collection and decided to give it a try I bet I ve had it for at least 10 years no kidding I have no idea how it got into my collection but it s going in my Get Rid Of ile I can t believe I held on to this book for so long what a waste of spaceI can t recommend this book but if you REALLY like historical romance novels and must read it better you than me This is a very hard book for me to rate First of all Heather GrahamShannon Drake writes some of my favorite vampire and historical romance novels So I had to give this book three stars I took into account that this book is Heather GrahamShannon Drake s first historical romance book she wrote This is a Viking romance book so you know going into it that it is a harsh war torn life the hh are leading Given that in this book the hh Olaf and Eri Thrilling 1st in a Great Viking Trilogy This is the first in Graham s Viking trilogy GOLDEN SURRENDER THE VIKING S WOMAN and LORD OF THE WOLVES Set in 9th century Ireland Eire England and the north coast of France these are the stories of Prince Olaf of Norway the first Lord of the Wolves his bride Princess Erin daughter of the Irish High King the Ard Righ of Tara and their descendants I ll warn you the men are strong willed arrogant and domineering Vikings even if the last two are half Irish Who wants a gentleman Viking Their loves are independent stubborn and courageous women who can fight with the best of the men and have no intention of being dominated by a Viking But then wolves and the cubs of wolves mate for life or so says the druid who is advisor to the Irish king s family Each of the marriages is arranged over the objection of the female who fights the husband who has laid claim to both her lands and to her This first story of Olaf and Erin in GOLDEN SURRENDER is a good one and tells us much of what the Norsemen contributed to Ireland s history For in conuering they also gave to the land and gave of themselves Olaf came in his dragon ship to build a kingdom and to stay He welcomes the Irish king s truce sealed by his daughter s hand even if he has no desire for the Irish wench Erin who has met the Wolf before and hates him feels betrayed by the father she loves Though the marriage begins on very bad terms love does Change Things In The EndGraham S Writing things in the endGraham s writing as always very well done with superbly woven in historical details and with a love story that befits the cultures of the hero and heroine The sexual tension is high and the love between Olaf and Erin believable I highly recommend this trilogy For you Irish romance lovers it s a story of the early days in a great country Erin Mac Aed daughter of the Irish king Erin is the one of the few of
Her Siblings That Has Remained siblings that has remained Erin is also a favorite of her father who has spoiled her throughout the years Erin has learned how to fight with swords and the like from her brothers whom she loves dearly When the Lord of Wolves invades Ireland she encounters him and her hatred for the man deepens for all those on her side that have been killed a couple that were dear to her and she blames Olaf for it Now a year later her father demands that she marry Olaf of Norway so they can have a owerful alliance against the Danes However Erin hates having to join with her enemy but the A Kiss of Shadows (Merry Gentry passion the Olaf ingnites in Erin weakens her resolve and steals into her heartGolden Surrender is the first installment in the Viking Saga written by Heather Graham I have read only historicals from this author and I love them and Golden Surrender is my favorite so far from her books that she has written I have read Golden Surrender before but it has been a while and since I saw this on the library shelf I decided toick it up since I was in the *mood for this type of story Its a owerfully written love story back in the medieval age around *for this type of story Its a owerfully written love story back in the medieval age around AD I find that there aren t that many books that are written in this era and so I love to read every one that I can get my hands on because I find it so fascinating especially the Viking Awareness people Throughout this story we learn what kind ofeople they were even though they could very well be barbarians they had a Cat Out of Hell passion for life and for their beliefsThere was only oneroblem I had with the story was Erin her character it just seemed to me that she was too strong and had so much hatred within her and treated Olaf Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work pretty horribly but as the storyrogressed I loved seeing the change within her Both of these characters are stubborn loyal and strong Mother India personalities so they definitely clash especially at the beginning of the story But as the love between them depends so does thisassionate love story Golden Surrender is on my list. TWO BOLD WARRIORS TWO PROUD LANDS UNITED BY PASSION AND REVENGE PRINCE OLAF OF NORWAY Lord of the Wolves the golden Viking warrior who came in his dragon ship to forge a great kingdom in the Emerald IslePRINCESS ERIN Daughter of the Irish .
Of favorite romances and one well worth reading for any romance lover This is the first book by this author and I really enjoyed it Erin h has hated the Vikings ever since she saw the Vikings attack her aunts home and her aunt commit suicide so that she wouldn t be rapped Erin knew it was the Viking call The Wolf that was the cause of all of this and he had become her hated enemyOlaf H had known he belonged in Ireland and he means to make his mark to conuer her and her eople After being badly wounded Olaf had the unpleasant task of meeting Erin for the first time She couldn t believe she had her hated enemy right in the My Curvy Valentine (Perfect Fit, palm of her hands and she s going to make himay However things don t really go according to lan And now a year later she learns that her father has given her *hand in marriage no to other than that same Viking I loved the idea of this story however I *in marriage no to other than that same Viking I loved the idea of this story however I women warriors in books and I really dont want my h to be one I might have marked it higher if it didn t have this theme in it I REALLY enjoyed this book and it could have easily been a 5 star read The story line was really good but I just got tired of the Hh not telling each other how they felt about each other This lead to many of misunderstandings throughout this read Other than that I LOVED both of the Hh s characters The heat level for me was a 3 sensual but nothing too descriptive At curtain spots my emotions were grabbed and I cried other times I got mad and wanted to hit someone LOL There was also some action scenes that kept me glued to the ages The ending was very good but NO epilogueI was wanting a Viking read and that is exactly what I got There was uite a bit of violence so if that bother you this would not be a read for you Well I have nobody to blame but myself for reading this drivel I wanted to rekindle my teenage love for Viking bodice rippers and Golden Surrender seemed like an excellent book to fit the reuirements Too bad at some Hatred in the belly point I wanted to throw this book across the room or even worse burn itLet me make it clear my expectations for such literature are not very high I know how this kind of stories are done hero and heroine hate each from the get go for one reason or another they are forced to get married swiftly they fall in love mainly via lots of flirting fighting and foreplay a virgin heroine s maidenhead is ravished in a most glorious and satisfying manner naturally followed by numerous instances ofassionate copulating then some misunderstanding occurs that draws our love birds apart but everything culminates in HEA after the difficulties are resolved and a child is born What I do not expect from historical bodice are resolved and a child is born What I do not expect from historical bodice however is for heroine to be madly in love with her husband after she is Always Be Ready physically assaulted by him and the main character does just that in Golden Surrender But let me start from the beginningOlaf of Norway is a golden haired Viking Lord whose ambition is to conuer Ireland and to become its wise and noble ruler Erin is a beautifulroud and strong green eyed Irish Encyclopedia of International Development princess who after witnessing Olaf s army ravage an Irish village cause the deaths of her aunt and uncle and viciously rape her friend vows to kill the Norwegian Lord To her horror about 100ages into the story Erin s father Gender Inequality in Our Changing World pledges her hand in marriage to Olaf her mortal enemy The Irishrincess is drugged to get through the wedding ceremony and finally comes back to her senses in their bedroom Erin Rooming in the Masters House plans to kill her new husband with aair of scissors but is stopped by Olaf who Media, Home and Family punishes her not by savagely taking her virginal body as Erin fears but by tying her hands to the bed at night The bride is full of fear and hate for her new husband but it doesn t stop her from admiring his body and uivering from desire for it as he dangles his family jewels in front of her face while tying her up And that manly smell Erin can hardly control herassion after getting a whiff of his scent a sight of his chest hair and being repeatedly called a bitchAs the time goes by Erin is getting used to her role as a Viking Lord s wife her husband comes to like her but doesn t attempt to earn her love rather he taunts her by making her scrub his back or massage his body always remembering to give her a good view of his shaft Of course Erin is very close to the ecstasy at the sight of it The things start to finally move along when one fateful morning during an argument Olaf slaps Erin s face for mentioning his dead lover s name Erin is furious but not for too long this very night their marriage is finally consummated as Olaf is so darn irresistible and has such a great skill with working bath soap and massage oil Multicultural Partnerships page 200 The union isassionate and satisfactory to both but Erin ends the night by crying and giving her husband a cold shoulder But fear not next morning things are different The Irish rincess finds herself almost in love with her enemyspouse She is now a toe sucking vixen as well Oh what a difference can one night of Viking loving can makeTheir marital bliss is very short lived however The. Igh King the ebony haired beauty who swore bitter vengeance on the legendary Norseman who had brought death and destruction to her beloved homelandYet in the great Norse and Irish alliance against the invading Danes it was her own father wh. .
Same day Olaf is called upon to rotect his lands and is forced to leave his wife alone for almost 3 months THE misunderstanding occurs when Olaf is on the way from the campaign Not to go into much detail Erin is accused of attempting to kill her husband when in fact her intention is to Contemporary Issues in California Archaeology protect him Olaf doesn t care to hear her explanations andunishes her immediately by Ethics for Police Translators and Interpreters putting shackles on her and dragging her behind his horse And this is where Golden Surrender takes a nose dive IMO Erin is not only seriously hurt she isregnant as well as innocent of the crime But Olaf doesn t care he is never apologetic and Erin in spite of her vow never to forget this assault uivers in desire for her husband the next morningI say give me a break I sure don t expect a masterpiece reading a book named Golden Surrender but is it too much to ask for characters in a bodice ripper to be marginally likable and make sense Erin in this book is weak and almost a doormat she never shows any strength of character and even she seems to have a borderline Immigration Nation personality disorder she hates Olaf one minute and loves him the next The only other character I ve encountered who acts in the same way is Nora from a widelyopular YA novel Hush Hush And Olaf well he is good with massage oil but otherwise is a jerkI Vilfredo Pareto personallyrefer my historical bodice rippers with a little sense chemistry between the hero and heroine and some humor Golden Surrender is just a sad dull story which relies heavily on forced is that the right term seduction I ve stayed up all night to read this book and what a fine tale it was This is my favorite type of historical romance tale Kings and Knights their ueens and their ladies What I really enjoyed most about this tale was the fact both hero and heroine were in fact real life historical figures that Ms Graham usedThe setting of the story is in Dublin Ireland during the Viking Invasion of Ireland Olaf the White the Norwegian Wolf did in fact go a viking and became King of Dublin and he ruled for fifty years He also married The High King of Tara s real life daughter A rincess of Erie This is what their love story might have been like and the coming together of two great cultures that formed what we know of the Emerald Isle and her myths and legends If you like historical romance with knights and chivalry then this is a must read Very well done I couldn t stop reading I also read her American Woman series and her civil war series that came out of the same family Ms Graham s first books were in the historic romance genre and she did them very well and all of them are a fantastic read I read the second book in this series along time ago I never got to read the entire series together which *I M Going To Do *m going to do now my very first romance novel Thank you Ms Graham for making me fall in love with romance Summary Olaf the White a Prince of Norway has set sail to Ireland with his Viking clansmen Olaf isn t in this new land to illage and raid in typical Viking fashion he is there to build a home and establish a new legacy of leadership in the country He intends to battle for control of Dublin but that is where it will end for him He isn t a ower hungry man nor does he want to spend the rest of his life in war Although Olaf is not interested in taking spoils of battle in the form of women and roperty some of his warriors choose to stick with this old custom The first Irish village they reach upon landing on Ireland s shore is the home of several relatives of the Irish High King His youngest daughter Erin is there visiting and manages to escape but she witnesses the death of her aunt and uncle and the rape of her friend before getting away From this moment on Erin s sole goal in life is to kill getting away From this moment on Erin s sole goal in life is to kill the White to avenge the death of her familyYears later Princess Erin has not lost her craving for revenge But it isn t only the Vikings who are threatening her world The Danes have also arrived in Ireland and they are enemies of both the Irish and the Vikings In the bloodiest battle of his life Olaf loses his lover a large God and the Multiverse portion of his army and almost his own life On the verge of death he makes his way to the edge of a river andasses out It is Erin who discovers his body He is so covered in dirt and blood that she doesn It is Erin who discovers his body He is so covered in dirt and blood that she doesn recognize him at first She knows only that he is a Viking and she intends to take him to her father as a English Warfare, 1511-1642 prisoner They are both warriors but Erin wouldn t have stood a chance if Olaf had been at full strength They both manage to gain the upper hand at differentoints of the day but eventually they Trauma and Cognitive Science part ways without a winner And now Erin isn t the only one who wants revenge Olaf swears toay her back for her ruthless attack on him during his weakest momentEventually the Irish and the Vikings decide to form an alliance in order to defeat their common enemy the Danes As High King it is up to Erin s father to finalize this treaty He does it in the form of giving Erin s hand in marriage to the Viking King Olaf the White Since Olaf never knew his attacker s name he had no. O gave her in marriage to her most hated enemy Bewitched by Olaf's massive strength seduced by his After World Religions power still Erin vowed that neither the wrath of his sword nor the fire of his kiss would sway the allegiance of herroud and assionate hea. ,