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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. It's one of my favorite scenes, too.
Magnar took a step back. “Forgive me.” After giving her a curt nod, he turned and started for the path along the stream.
Elspeth thought she knew stubborn, boar-headed men. She was wrong. Her husband towered above them all.
She stomped her foot in protest. “Why does it matter what is in my heart? The advice I gave you was sound.”
He halted his stride and gave her a scathing look over his shoulder.
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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