The Wolves of Clan Sutherland
by Mary Morgan
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Pub Date 30 Jun 2021 | Archive Date 15 Jul 2021
The Dark Seducer is known throughout Scotland as a man who charms many women into his bed. Pleasure is his motto as he obtains information for his king. Yet Rorik MacNeil harbors one secret buried beneath his heart of steel. An unfulfilled conquest plagues both man and his inner wolf, and Rorik would rather suffer death's sharp blade than confront his greatest fear.
As the Seer for the Orkneyjar Isles, Ragna Maddadsson confronts an unknown destiny when she travels across the North Sea to Scotland. In her quest to deliver a message from a powerful vision, she fears the warrior will not listen. If Rorik ignores her warning, Ragna must find a way to forestall his impending death. If unsuccessful, she risks having her heart cleaved in two.
To unravel their true fates, Rorik and Ragna must trust in the power of the wolf.
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Mary Morgan weaves another brilliant story for us to enjoy! I loved the first book in the series, Magnar, but I think I loved this one even more. These warriors/wolves are the types of heroes we all wish we had:) Rorik and Ragna's story is filled with danger, magic, and a love that will make your heart beat that much faster! From enemies to lovers, this couple go through so much to reach their HEA, sometimes it seems like it will never happen. For the future to happen, the past must be forgiven and forgotten but sometimes that is easier said than done. Very well written and I now look forward to the next book in the series!! I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
Vikings and Scots and Wolves, oh my! Rorik does not disappoint, it's a fast read with a great story line and lovable characters. It was all too easy and wonderful immersing myself in this world. I really enjoyed the way Mary Morgan blended together the historical and paranormal romance genres. Thank you NetGalley and Backlit PR for providing me with an ARC in exchange for my honest review. ***Link provided for full review***
What a really Nice story! Rorik and Ragna keep each page exciting. Ragna takes a journey to warn the warrior wolf in order to save his life. A journey that she never thought she'd take. Rorik can't believe the seer is here to see him. When he learns why she is there he struggles with his wolf. A phenomenal story.
Mary Morgan's stories are candy to me. Her vivid imagination combining Nordic, Scottish and touches of paranormal romance into stories is so delightful. These are the shifter wolves loyal to the Scottish King William and their Nordic gods. It is also a second chance story of a sort & I adore second chance romance. I can't wait for the next story to come which is probably Steinar's the Pirate Wolf. Rorik MacNeil, the Dark Seducer of the Wolves of Clan Sutherland was forced into his womanizing ways by his evil & selfish father. He had no choice of how he would gather information for King William. His mate is Ragna Maddadsson, the Sear Orkneyhar Isles. He will deny his love because of his role within the Wolves not being able to be loyal to his mate. His father pushed a wager on Rorik as a young man about Ragna that damaged their potential relationship. That caused them avoid each other whenever possible. When Ragna has a vision about Rorik's death she travels to Scotland from the Isles to warn him. She had to override her fear of traveling over the North Sea. He ignores her advice until it's almost too late. This starts the path of them discovering what life truly holds for them and how they can together fulfill their roles. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced readers copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Step back into the wonderful world of Mary Morgan with the creation of another mesmerizing tale, full of magic, paranormal and unforgettable characters! Rorik, better known as the Dark Seducer, and Ragna, a seer have met before and now they will meet again with Ragna needing to warn Rorik of the danger he is in. She enlists the help of Magnar (oh yes!) but it seemed she was on her own to get him to shift to his wolf which would save his life. A wonderful journey to a happy ever after, hard one but worth the trip!
There are two forces bestowed on us through the magic of this author’s pen—her world building and fabulous, flawed, yet inspiring protagonists. With each book in a series, I fall in love all over again with the world she builds. She gripped me as I read The Order of the Dragon Knights Series, followed on its heels, Legend of the Fenian Warriors. I hate to see her series end. In my mind they linger, and I hope Mary Morgan will again be inspired to continue these series. Her third series, The Wolves of Clan Sutherland takes on Norse and Picts mythology, and equally captivating. Rorik, book two of this new series, captures my imagination. Morgan’s sensuous love scenes are appropriately written, using terminology of old. The reader feels the love Rorik and Ragna have in their hearts. With detailed descriptive scenes, her choice of words embeds scenes and their surrounds in my mind. I can even smell and feel the land beneath my feet. I am a shadow within the scene, privy to one thought or another. Her main characters are many faceted. Rorik deals with deep emotional conflicts, bordering on psychological imbalance, brought on by a despicable father, and a complex personality, developed by how he reacts to his past and consequently, how he must play his part cast by his commander, the King of Scotland. He is forced to make love, but never to be in love. Rorik is a wild card in this story because his inner angst is changing the relationship between man and beast. Will he, the man, stay in control of the wolf who dwells within? Ragna protects her heart from Rorik’s deed of accepting a wager to take her to bed, something her loving and giving heart was ready to do. Once knowing of the wager, even though he didn’t go through with it, she vowed never to let that man into her heart. Rorik hears her barbed tongue when she speaks to him. He tries to avoid seeing her, but destiny will have its way to complete the story she must tell. Ragna not only was a Seer, but she has other magic and talents which the author slowly unfolds with the telling. I believe Ragna will be active through the series because of her relationship to the Wolves themselves. She may have magic on her side, but she must learn that life is more than magic. She must learn that life is magic when shared with the person who completes her. If you enjoy reading stories with strong women protagonists, and bold alpha men with honor and passion directing their paths, then you must stalk the category Medieval Historical Romance/Paranomal Romance/Fantasy, locating Mary Morgan’s magical world building. Book three. Bring it on! #Rorik #NetGalley
I feel like I need to read the first book of the series to understand a little more of what was going on. I understood enough of the story, but there was a past between the main characters that are mentioned and hinted at. Ragna is a Seer and wise woman who has had a vision about the death of a warrior wolf, apparently the antagonist in the first book and hero in this one. She crosses the northern sea to find the warrior wolf and finds him at Steiner Castle. At first, he refuses to acknowledge that there might be a possibility that he is suffering, and like every good male alpha, completely disregards the warnings and goes on to his next mission/match. He is injured and is soon fading into the other world, but Ragna refuses to let him go. With her help and that of the wolf, he is restored to health where he confesses his love for her and becomes a mate. Aside from the main storyline, there is a second one filled with intrigue and action... close to the end, Ragna is taken by the enemy, and Rorik and the other wolf of Clan Sutherland come to the rescue and dispose of the threat. I think there is a hint of the following book that will feature the Pirate Wolf. Overall 4 stars, I thought the story was stretched a little and rushed at the end.
NetGalley ARC Educator 550974 Rorik and Ragna, two forces that are bound to each other. Though they both hesitate and do their best to ignore the pull, their magnetism can't be denied. We were introduced to these two in book 1. You can read this as a standalone if you choose. The banter between them is hilarious and the romance even more exhilarating. Ms. Morgan has outdone herself.