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Medieval Monday | Elspeth's Observations in MAGNAR

Welcome to the first week of November on Medieval Monday! We're on week seven of our ongoing theme of nature. Are you ready for more snippets from Magnar? In addition, don't forget to hop on over to the Medieval Romance Lovers facebook page here! There you can find other links to medieval authors and giveaways!

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.



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's wise to return to the castle. It's one of my favorite scenes, too.

Studying his rugged profile, she asked, “Where are you taking me?”

“To our chambers?”

“In the middle of the afternoon? I am not tired.”

His lips twitched. “You will be after I am done with you.”

Heat blossomed between her legs and rushed up her body to her face. She trailed a finger over the cool metal of his torc. “Do you ever take this off?”


“And the markings on your back? You have never spoken about them.”

He chuckled low. “You have never asked me.”


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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