Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Protecting His Own
Author: Stormy Glenn
Series: Viking Lore #2
Genre: MM Paranormal/Fantasy
Length: 114 Pages
Release Date: November 26, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: As a berserkr warrior, protecting others came naturally to Ulfr. After watching his family get cut down before his eyes, Ulfr vowed revenge. Decades later, he is still looking for the jarl that slaughtered his family. When he discovers a sexy redhead being held prisoner by the very man he seeks, Ulfr has to decide between vengeance and protecting his mate.
Sold into slavery by his brother, Eitri despairs that he will ever be free. When rescue comes in the form of the biggest warrior Eitri has ever seen, his fascination with Ulfr quickly outweighs his fear of the powerful berserkr.
There are forces at work that threaten to take away all they have found in each other’s arms. A brother bent on seeing Eitri a slave, a mischievous god out to cause trouble, and a murderous jarl willing to kill anyone in his path to immortality are just a few of the obstacles Ulfr and Eitri need to overcome if they want to protect their own.
Review: I like this world, but the language barrier is beginning to wear on me. What I loved at first is what got to me this round. The Viking lore, and Norse Gods, and all the strange words that come with this story kind of bogs it down. I really love Ulfr, and I thought EItri was adorable, but I really wanted more Ein, from the first book. I wanted to know what happens when they reach their sanctuary, and what about the babies. This sequel is basically a parallel story to the first book, only with a different couple. We start and end at the same place, with no advancement to the story line.
I finished reading completely uninspired, and I’m unsure if I even want to read on, even though I was totally hyped after the first book. I personally think the author made a mistake by backtracking instead of moving the action onward, but that’s just my opinion. Too many similarities, too many weird and unpronounceable words, and a stalled story line kind of ruined my high. Depending on what the blurb states in the 3rd book will determine if I see this one through. Recommended for the shifter, Gods, Norse and mpreg lovers out there, but beware that the first two books are too close to same story different names for me to recommend book two.
Overall Impression: It was good
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*