The Unbroken Line of the Moon (The Valhalla Series Book 1) By: Johanne Hildebrandt
"In this savage saga of love, war, lust, and magic set in the tenth century, young Sigrid is destined to be the mother of the king of the Nordic lands that would become Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and England.
A devout believer in the old Nordic gods, Sigrid is visited regularly in her dreams by the goddess Freya, who whispers to her of the future. Though Sigrid is beautiful, rich, arrogant, and matchlessly clever, her uncanny ability to foresee the future and manipulate the present guides her through dangerous politics as a bloody war between Vikings and Christians rages on.
Sigrid’s father wants her to marry Erik, a local king, to secure the peace between the Goths and the Swedes. Thinking she is doing Freya’s will, she accepts the marriage offer, only to find that her destiny lies not with Erik but with Sweyn, a warrior who dreams of dethroning Harald Bluetooth, the legendary ruler of Denmark. Will Sigrid sacrifice her will for the greatest Viking kingdom of all time, or will she follow her heart at the risk of losing everything?"
Title: The Unbroken Line of the Moon
Author: Johanne Hildebrandt
Series: The Valhalla Book 4
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"The Unbroken Line of the Moon" by Johanne Hildebrandt
This was a different kind of genre for me being a historical [Norse] mythology fiction read of the 'Vikings' [folk lore] however, I did find it a rather interesting read that did keep my attention of following Sigrid's Viking life. Be ready for a little bit of it all from 'power, politics, religion, friends, enemies, love, allegiances, slaves, religious conflicts [Norns Gods], magic, violence's, battles, sex scenes, rapes, incest, marriages' and I am sure I have left something out...oh yes 'gory glory.' I found that this author does a very good job in the thought and translation as she delivers to her readers quite a 'powerful read' to the very end that definitely showed a lots of research. I did also enjoy reading through the 'appendix of important people and the glossary' that was located at the end of the read.
Prime Read First for September, 2016