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Tara's SongChieftain Rorik Tara slowly overcomes her fear as Rorick introduces her to the joy of passionate lo. There are a lot of similarities in style between Barbara Ferry Johnson's Tara's Song and the historical romances of Bertrice Small but unfortunately this book did not captivate me as the best of Small always manages to so and it ended up being a DNF I have to admire the author's painstaking recreation of Viking customs and culture It was truly beautifully rendered and the most enjoyable aspect of the book for me It is obvious she has a deep love and passion for her subject matter and perhaps she should have written a straight historical fiction in this setting Overall the setting felt very realistically rendered from the Viking raid of the heroine's convent to the Viking village where she is taken and even the capture by pirates and near brush with slave trading There is even a flirtation with a harem though there is no actual joining of a harem by the heroine at least not until the part I readWhat made me DNF was the lack of emotional connection with either of the main characters Every time I wanted to sympathize with the heroine she went off and committed one spiteful stupid choice putting herself and those around her in dangerThere was nothing redeemable about her She started off as a vain spoiled entitled and weak girl and that is where I left her off The so called hero had little to commend him either A fail on the romance for me an interesting read from the historical pov Review initially posted in 2015 edited in 2016

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D when Viking invaders burn the convent and take her prisoner Wedded against her will to the pagan. The book had it's moments but over all I didn't care for it Also there was a good deal of the book maybe a third or or it could have been less just seemed that long where Hh were apart Reading about Tara and her eunuch slave Olav hanging out in the Middle East didn't really hold my interest although I did like his character felt sorry for him as he had a miserable life after being made a slave And in defense of Tara she did not think of him as a slave but as a friend treated him that way And there was something about Rorik that just didn't hit it with me At times he seemed whimpy to be a viking until near the end Oh well just my take

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Tara's Song Characters ñ 102 Ò ➺ [Download] ➶ Tara's Song By Barbara Ferry Johnson ➻ – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Beautiful devout young Tara a novice in a country abbey finds her cloistered life suddenly destroyed when Viking invaders burn the convent and take her prisoner Wedded against her will to the pagan ch Beautiful deBeautiful devout young Tara a novice in a country abbey finds her cloistered life suddenly destroye. “Tara’s Song” by Barbara Ferry Johnson is yet another middling Viking romance that disappoints Written in the late 70’s at the height of the bodice ripper era you’d expect this Viking Romance to rapacious and fun but I found it rather ho humHaving been betrayed by love the h is not a virgin stunning blonde Tara enters into a convent Despite what the book burb claims Tara is actually not a novice but a full fledged nun who has taken all her religious vows For some mysterious reason some of her fellow nuns ensure that Tara study the pagan Nordic runes Obviously the elder sisters knew their convent would be overtaken by a horde of ravenous Vikings and runic readings would come in handy for protection later onTara's new life begins when she is captured by Rorik He of the long curly reddish blond hair and two long mustaches that reach past his chin but no beard I imagine him as a young metal god like a cross between Dave Mustaine James Hetfield only with lots of muscles But alas even though Rorik is a marauder he’s BORING As in so many Viking books I‘ve read the hero is a bad ass warrior who kills and slays hundreds But we rarely see Rorik do any of this as it’s told in constrictive first person perspective The first person POV is really a hindrance here Tara tells rather than shows and there’s a lot of info dumping and information overload some so very inaccurate like eating potatoes in Norway in the 900’s Reminded me of the chocolate colored eyes of the OW in Johanna Lindsey’s “Hearts of Fire” Research people It’s a basic thing The Vikings were also portrayed as dirty and unkempt never bathed with un groomed beards and wore clichéd two horned helmets in battleAnyway Rorik doesn’t force himself on Tara like a pillaging Viking would; at first he romantically seduces her into his bed Meh Give me a Viking who’s a pillager FIRST then learns to be romantic and civilized later on to a certain extent Where’s the fun in the fantasy if the hunky Viking doesn’t take me er I mean the heroine over his shoulder and have his wickedly erotic way with her on sight Why does he have to charm her into bed That’s for Regency rakes not Vikings At least there is a naughty twist Rorik is a polygamist and he takes Tara home to his harem of wives That’s right Rorik has not one but two wives and Tara is number three As a pious Christian former nun she resents this So she prays for the day that Rorik will cast off his other wives divorce them and be with only her because that that would the honorable thing For her When Tara won’t give into Rorik’s lust he just goes to the other wives to satisfy him But it’s Tara he loves Eventually one of Rorik’s wives plots against them and Rorik and Tara are kidnapped and separately sold into slavery into the eastWhen the hero is boring and the hH are parted for a long time in the book I don’t mind as long as the heroine is up to fun adventures Regrettably Tara’s adventures fall a bit flat At least with lesser known bodice ripper authors like Melissa Hepburn or Janette Seymour there were some amusing exploits Here Tara’s escapades consist of getting the flu during the worst winter ever or getting her first taste of eating oranges There’s Tara in Norway shopping; now there’s Tara in Constantinople shoppingThe most interesting character in the book is Olav an older Viking who has also been captured as well as castrated and is Tara’s faithful companion He could have been a complex character but alas Ferry takes his personality heart and emotions away with his balls and his sole devotion to Tara is that of a slavish dog like protector not a man who can ever physically or even emotionally love It would have been intriguing to see just for the WTF factor like Bertrice Small’s “Enchantress Mine” but no nothing special in this bookActually that’s not 100% true as there is one mildly engaging scenario when Tara gets kidnapped and then is willingly seduced by a handsome and haughty overbearing lord Although she enjoys his lovemaking she finds him so arrogant; how dare he lust for her body so Just days later she is dismayed to see a sexy young male slave dance his way into her lover’s bed Guess Tara’s not as hot as she thinks Again a faintly similar situation was portrayed in “Enchantress Mine” although in a much shocking and entertaining fashion and I wasn’t crazy about EM because I hated the heroine so to me “Tara’s Song” is the lesser bookO ancient gods of the Norse At times this book was as dry as the turkey from “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” HoweverIt does get good in the last few pages where Rorik once and for all displays his brutal warrior skills instead of us just being told about it He cruelly dispatches his enemies in a slaughter demonstrating his true awesome Nordic might Too bad; too late Where was that Rorik 400 pages ago2 stars D