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Brothers of the Wild North SeaUlet with the power to bind even the might of the Vikings Fen his heart divided between old loyalties and a new love must make a decision which could shatter his own heart and Cai's into the bargainWill there ever be peace and a future for these brothers of the wild North Sea I think I can best sum up the power of Brothers of the Wild North Sea by simply telling you what it felt like to listen to Hamish Long’s narration of Harper Fox’s moving graceful and often sublime novel Hamish Long’s voice does not seem to be of our time and place but of the time and place of the novel itself 687 AD Fara The Orkney Islands His voice is frank and sometimes gruff but at the same time somehow muffled or restrained; its comforting gravely tones seem to have risen up from a deep place like a well or the bottom of the sea It is stonelike in its suggestion of stoical endurance but the stone is a standing stone and it is enchanted It is a voice that will draw tears down your cheeks before the book is done Listening to this book reuires patience It moves slowly and its narrative rhythms as Kaje Harper notes in her superb review are cyclical In fact it seems likely that Fox adopts this narrative style deliberately as a way of carrying the reader into a storyspace that predates the appearance of the novel with its linear pattern of rising and falling action The result of this stylistic choice is a kind of dreamlike immersion in religiously heterogenous 7th century Britain where denizens of old faiths and new clash and argue and fuck by the sea It’s the kind of novel in which the wavelike cycles of event and action imperceptibly intensify until suddenly you notice that your pillow is wet because your eyes have been leaking tears for the last 40 minutes The main characters of Fox’s romance are a Christian monk and a Viking warrior who fall in love against all probability when the wounded Dane Fenrir is left behind by his fellows at the monastery on Fara during a Viking raid There he is spared and nursed back to health by Brother Caius a Christian convert who is beginning to learn the new gospel not just of Jesus but of science at the feet of the eccentric abbott a displaced heretical Christian whose gnosticism jars with the official doctrine of the ascendant church of Rome In the permissive even wild intellectual atmosphere of Fara scientific knowledge that anticipates a Renaissance still centuries in the future seems poetically of a piece with the uieter but similarly subversive revolution in sexual permissiveness that also blossoms at night in the cells of the restless monks Meanwhile other religions in the region make their presence felt represented by the pagan “witch” who provides Caius with healing herbs and Ciaus’s estranged father and his clansmen who wonder suspiciously at Caius’s new faith I can only hint at the austere sumptuousness of this complex exuisitely evoked setting and the characters who pulse with life within it None are caricatures And the narrative’s commitment to unfolding the lifespace of this alien yet uncannily familiar world is deliberate and exacting The stark realism of the novel is often touched too by enchantment It is sometimes hard to tell in the moment of its occurrence when that sense of enchantment is simply an effect of Fox’s animistic lyricism and when it indicates a profound disruption of the world’s uotidian surface In both cases the effect is heart lifting and magical Despite the starkness of the world it evokes this is a novel about love’s power to transcend history The ideal lovers are drawn from rival traditions whose members were historically at violent odds There is something brilliant and amazing that Fox does near the end of the novel to concretize this transcendence in a symbol and when you consider the journey of this symbol not just through the pages of the book but throughout the long history to which it is attached that the book can indicate but not dramatize the radicalism of Fox’s treatment of love begins to take shape For many reasons it is a book that I will reread In part because I fell in love with the romance between the two main characters whose growing love for each other is beautifully recounted with surprising plausibility humor and heart On a purely visceral level it wrecked me and restored me in the best possible way But I will reread Brothers of the Wild North Sea also because it is an ambitious genre transcending work by an extremely talented author whose vision I greatly admire It is stylistically impressive dense and many layered I have no doubt it will repay multiple readings and I recommend it very warmly

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Book Æ Brothers of the Wild North Sea Download ↠ Naturaltreatment  Hundreds of years ago on a wild sea coast two bold hearted men met in combat and loveThis is the story of Caius a Christian monk struggling to reconcile his sensual nature with his newfound faith and of Fenrir a ferocious Viking raidHundreds of years ago on a wild sea coast two bold hearted men met in combat and loveThis is the story of Caius a Christian monk struggling to reconcile his sensual nature with his newfound faith and of Fenrir a ferocious Viking raider abandoned by his comrades and left for d 35 starsReview completed June 16 2013Brothers of the Wild North Sea is set in the year 687 Christian Era in Britannia northeast coast Our two main protagonists are Caius the eldest son of a chieftain and Roman descendent who had walked away from a rich inheritance of land and men to become a monk Here the very soil was sacred Cai was an uncertain convert to the new faith but he could feel that much sense the rightness of the ancient name the tidal island bore a name like the yearning cry of a bird It rose up in his heart Fara Sancta The island of the holy tide Fara and Fenrir a proud Viking warrior and view spoilera prince of the Torleik Danes hide spoiler

Harper Fox ´ Brothers of the Wild North Sea Mobi

Ead When Caius takes pity on the wounded man his brethren are horrified what kind of wolf has Cai brought into the foldBut only when Cai and Fen join forces can the monastery of Fara be saved from the raiders from the east And Fara holds a secret worth guarding a legendary am Written March 9 20154 12 Stars A beautiful violent incredible romantic storyI've been looking forward to read a Viking romance in the MM genre for a long time And here we were a big BR with Sofia Irina Therese Maya Mel and Bev Thanks Ladies•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••“Ah” She clapped her hands “Yes Yes The vikingr are coming”•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••Wow I love historicals I have read so many fantastic books this year so far this was yet another Brothers of the Wild North Sea is most of all an incredible saga about a strong monk and his larger than life man They first met in anger felt emotions and loved intensely for than thousand years ago That's just freaking beautiful to think about Year 687 Christian Era Britannia northeast coast It's that almost unknown ancient time when the mighty Roman Empire had fallen and before the new right path with Christianity had made the overall mighty conuest of the still wild British Isles It is also the time when those always so happy to fight steal and murder —pagan wild blonde stately— Vikings 'poured' in from those Scandinavian nordic still unknown places ‘There was a sail on the horizon A great suare sail pregnant with that breeze In front of it—impossibly clear to him just for an instant—rode a dragon’s head’ Brothers of the Wild North Sea is a tale about the newly christened brethren Monk Caius Cai our dark eyed hero who also become the Fara Monastery's informal doctor in the two years since his conversion This young monk 24 years and still a moderate One and Only Mighty Father God believer is the local warlord Broccus's firstborn son Broc the chieftain is a descended from the Roman army Cai himself choosed to leave his fathers in his opinion disgustful way of living revelries drinking plenty of fornication with all kind of girls women and slaves added with a like for fights death and war Cai is a happy lively and an exuberant man A young monk who loves the feel of other men and thankfully isn't he denying or hiding it So far has Cain been able to satisfy that lust need in this uite tolerant and isolated located monastery lead by the very kind and freethinking Abbot TheodosiusBut as like everyone else in these times is Cai fearing cruel Vikings from the north sea‘He could hear bells Disconnected thoughts flicked through his head He would never know the voice of God not if it depended on chastity He’d better get the mattress ticking off rinse it under the pump Perhaps he should just leave Fara A wolf from the sea’‘He crashed to a halt face to face with a young man whose surpassing beauty was visible even behind the nose guard of his iron helmet The noble face registered—what—surprise A strange recognition Red bronze hair streamed in the wind Golden wolf’s eyes flickered wide’Then everthing changes There is grief and pain new rules new monks and most important there is Fenrir Fen Fen the Torleik Dane is swords injured he is beautiful and appealing but still very dangerous A true proud viking warrior view spoiler “Fenrir after Fenrisulfr the great wolf of our legends You must make me well again monk and then you have to set me free I am a prince in my own land—second heir to Lord Sigurd’s Torleik realm and Sigurd and my brothers and my comrades will be back for me hide spoiler