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Medieval Monday | A Stormy or Steamy Afternoon in MAGNAR

Welcome back to Medieval Monday! We're on week nine of our theme of nature. Have you found any new authors on the Medieval Romance Lovers here? There you can find other links to medieval authors and their great stories!

If you missed any of my previous snippets, take a peek here:

Week 1 here.

Week 2 here.

Week 3 here.

Week 4 here.

Week 5 here.

Week 6 here.

Week 7 here.

Week 8 here.



Snippet from Magnar

Scene set-up: Magnar and Elspeth are in the forest discussing where their enemy and his men have fled. They deem there is still a threat. During their conversation, Elspeth realizes how much her counsel matters to her husband. With the threat of a storm approaching, Magnar judges it wise to return to the castle. It's one of my favorite scenes, too.

Clutching a hand to her stomach, she blurted out, “Does this mean our afternoon plans are cancelled?”

With one smoldering look, his eyes seemed to undress her.

Her husband swiftly got to his feet. Shouting an order for any of his men within hearing, he waited. Soon, all the men under his command—mostly wolves—appeared. He gave orders to them while thunder and lightning shattered the afternoon sky.


Known as the Barbarian, Magnar MacAlpin is a fierce ruler for those under his command. As leader of the Wolves of Clan Sutherland, his loyalty and obedience lies with Scotland. However, the king’s last demand is not something Magnar will tolerate.

After Elspeth Gunn’s brother the Chieftain of Castle Steinn is murdered, she flees with her nephew, and finds safety amongst a band of men who are rumored to be part wolf. When the king forces her to wed a heathen Northman, she fears losing her heart and soul not only to the man, but the beast as well.

In order to restore peace to a shattered clan, Magnar and Elspeth travel a treacherous path that challenges their beliefs. When evil seeks to destroy ancient traditions, will Magnar be compelled to restrain his wolf or allow him free to protect those he loves?

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