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Snippet from Magnar
Scene set-up: Magnar and Elspeth were 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. When Magnar slips in a puddle of mud and water, his plans are somewhat altered. Or are they?
Rolling to her side, Elspeth attempted to stand in her sodden gown. Strong arms circled around her waist, bringing her to stand upright. She lifted her gaze to her husband. “My thanks, but I believe I can manage on my own.”
Her words seem to amuse him. “Not without my help.”
Even with mud splattered on his face and in his hair, Magnar made her insides go weak. “Give me your plan.”
He held his palm outward to the rain. “We can stand here until we are cleansed from the mud.”
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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