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Medieval Monday | The Truth Battles with the Heart in MAGNAR

Welcome to the second week of Medieval Monday. We're continuing with our theme of nature in our medieval stories. As I mentioned last week, we're only sharing our own snippets. Again, I encourage you to follow along with all the other Medieval Monday authors on the facebook page Medieval Romance Lovers here. There you can find the links to their blogs. Psst, did you catch the first week's giveaway?

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Snippet from MAGNAR

Scene: 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.

She watched him steadily approach. While Elspeth hated where her thoughts were leading, she spoke them out loud. “You must leave in the morn and go north to the coast.”

Her husband loomed over her. He placed a hand above her head on the bark of the tree, trapping her with his body. “This is your advice?”

Elspeth sighed, resigned to a life where her husband made short appearances. He would never be content here. Magnar was a warrior.

Lowering his head, he nipped along her neck. “Speak from your heart, kærr.”


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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