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* Flashback Friday * Odin's Shadow (Sons of Odin Book 1) by Erin S. Riley

Friday, January 12, 2018
Flashback Friday, Odin's Shadow, Erin S. Riley, Sons of Odin, On My Kindle Book Reviews

Obsession. Treachery. Revenge. Redemption. Certain themes resonate across the centuries.
In ninth-century Ireland, Selia is a girl on the verge of womanhood, frustrated by the confines of her gender and resentful of the freedom her brother boasts of. Intelligent and resourceful in a time when neither is valued in a female, she longs for an escape from her sheltered existence. Fascinated by the tales of Viking raids told by her maidservant, Selia’s hunger for independence is fed through the stories of heathen ferocity she hears at the woman’s knee.

A decision to sneak to the city’s harbor to view the Viking longships leads to an encounter with Alrik Ragnarson, a charismatic Viking warlord whose outward beauty masks a dark and tortured mind. With the knowledge that her father is about to announce her betrothal to a man she doesn’t love, Selia marries Alrik and within a day is on the longship bound for Norway and a new life.

While Selia’s relationship with her new husband grows, her friendship with his brother Ulfrik grows as well. And as Alrik’s character flaws come to light and tension mounts between the two brothers, Selia begins to have misgivings about her hasty marriage . . . especially when a secret from the past is revealed, one that threatens to destroy them all.
Odin's Shadow by Erin S. Riley

Genre: Romance, Historical
Format: eBook, Print
Publication Date: April 2, 2015
Series: Sons of Odin

When I reviewed Odin's Shadow back in August 2015, what really impressed me about it was how the plot could have stood on its own without the romance. Thanks to Erin's generosity, I was able to read and review the entire series and I found the rest of the "Sons of Odin" series equally enjoyable!

Reviews for Odin's Shadow

I don't expect you to take my word about how great Odin's Shadow is! Here are some reviews from Amazon where it has received a rating of 4.6 stars:
I've been staying up the last three nights reading this book. All I can say is I'm so glad I decided to read this story. - Jalpa Pandya
This was one of the best romance novels I've ever read (and that's coming from someone who has over 2000 books on my Kindle). - Sabrina
I do not know why this series is in the Romance genre because it is so much more! - spiraltime
I wish I could give it more stars!! - irish9085

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About Erin S. Riley

Erin S. Riley, author
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Erin S. Riley has an undergraduate degree in psychology and a graduate degree in clinical counseling. She is also a board certified lactation consultant and has had extensive training in maternal-child health. Since Erin was a child, she has been fascinated with human nature and what motivates behavior. She enjoys writing stories that reflect real life: Erin’s books feature complicated, imperfect characters who love deeply, make reckless decisions, and try again until they get it right.

A lifelong lover of books, Erin taught herself to read at the age of four and hasn’t been without a book since. She is an equal-opportunity reader of fiction and non-fiction, and her shelves are filled with books on psychology, archeology, anthropology, and general history.

The social history of women and their place in society across the ages is a favorite reading topic of Erin’s. Erin has a bit of an obsession with all things Viking and owns an embarrassing number of reference books on the Viking age.

Erin is drawn to any creative pursuit, from making hand-stitched quilts to producing mini-movies for family and friends from home videos. But writing has always been her passion. When Erin isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with her two wonderful children, reading anything she can get her hands on, watching football, and renovating her house with her husband of 17 years who just happens to look like a Viking!

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Sons of Odin trilogy on Amazon

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