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i really enjoyed reading this book, the characters were great and I really enjoyed the time period. I look forward to more in this series.
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I was unable to give an accurate review as this is the second book in the series. I did not realise this when I requested it.
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Thoron is the second book in the Daughters of Freya series. While this title can stand alone, it is much more enjoyable if you read Freydis, Book 
One in the trilogy, first.

Born during a furious storm, Thoron is named for Thor, the god of thunder and lightning. Her mother is murdered on the night of her birth, and her father allows her to be raised by her grandmother in Ireland.

Although illegitimate, as the daughter of a king, she is brought back to Norway to make an advantageous marriage. This book is the amazing saga of her adult life.

Although this book could use another edit for grammar and punctuation, it was a one-sitting read for me. I would like to Thoron to anyone who loves historical fiction.

In the interest of full disclosure, I received a free digital copy of this title to review from Net Galley.

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My thanks to the Author publishers and NetGalley for providing me with a Kindle version of this book to read and honestly review. Apparently the genre classification of this book is historical and Women's fiction, well as a sixth two year old grumpy Yorkshireman i thoroughly enjoyed it. Well written and researched with a clever mix of real and fictional characters this is a family saga which sees our engaging ahead of her time heroine live in Norway Ireland and Iceland in 1200bc. Whilst lacking the all action graphic violence of my usual Viking tales of 'Uhtred' 'Oathsworn' and the 'Raven' series this is nevertheless an interesting and entertaining read. Atmospheric with a real sense of time and place, with descriptions that make you feel as if your actually there.
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Thoron by Gunhild Haugnes 

Finally, a strong independent woman who is fierce enough to endure censure from her father who happens to be the King of Norway. Thoron is a child out of wedlock. The King acknowledges his children out of wedlock and attempts to make diplomatic matches which Thoron challenges. 

The author has done an intriguing storyline about paganism mixed with Christianity. Her riveting characters take you to a land of adventure with women who command armies and networks of justice that allow women to fight back at the complete control men have in the Viking Age. 
The author has accomplished a spellbinding novel that will keep you turning the page! 

Thank you to the author and publisher for the hard work that it takes to produce books for us the readers!
I received an advanced copy from NetGalley and this is my willingly given thoughts and opinions.
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Wowee, wow, wow! What a follow up to "Freydis"! "Thoron" takes us so much deeper into the world of the "Daughters of Freya" and is absolutely superb. The story feels like a bubble that expands as you read and, before you know it, you are deeply inside that bubble. The writing is refined and polished. The characters are solid and relatable. The story is just perfect. I absolutely loved this.

My thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for an advance copy to review. This review is entirely my own, unbiased, opinion.
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