Friday, September 3, 2021

Danelaw by Susan Squires

 DNF @ 15%

This is actually my second time trying to read this book. The first time I tried to read it, I was feeling pretty depressed and when you're feeling that way, it can be hard to give books the energy required to enjoy them. I tried again and still didn't really care for it, to be honest. It's so weird. The heroine is this Celtic priestess-like character who has a special bond with horses. She does something called The Language of Touch which allows her to commune with them. She is, essentially, a horse whisperer. The hero is a viking named Val who is an outsider trying to prove himself to his new clan. One of the ways he does this is by sticking his arm in a fire. Go off, I guess. I actually found the hero and the politics of his viking clan way more interesting, but more time is spent on Epona, the heroine (nicknamed "Pony") and her Herd. I tried, y'all, but this is too weird for me. I'm jumping ship. Or maybe I should say, jumping horse.

2 out of 5 stars

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