#Bookreview of A FLAME PUT OUT: Sons of Odin Series Book Two by Erin S. Riley

A Flame Put Out (Sons of Odin Series Book 2) by [Riley, Erin S.]

#Bookreview of A FLAME PUT OUT: Sons of Odin Series Book Two by Erin S. Riley


Selia’s saga continues in Book Two of the SONS OF ODIN series . . .

As Selia struggles with the harsh reality of existence as the wife of a Viking berserker, a devastating loss pulls Alrik deeper into madness, while a secret Selia desperately wants to keep hidden comes to light, threatening everything she holds dear.

Is Selia’s love for Alrik enough to keep her in Norway? Or will the protection offered by Alrik’s brother Ulfrik sway her to leave?


I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series, Odin’s Shadow, and I was looking forward to reading more about Selia and Alrik’s journey together.  At the end of Odin’s Shadow, Selia chose Alrik over his half-brother Ulfrik.  Did she make the right decision?

This story is just as beautifully written as the first one.  Erin Riley has the ability to transport her readers into the world she’s envisioned.  The characters are strong and multi-dimensional, and you can really relate to them.  We get to see more of Ingrid, Alrik’s spoiled, spiteful daughter.  I couldn’t help but feel sorry for her.  She has not had the best of childhoods and now her adult life isn’t looking anymore promising.   Will she find her HEA with Selia’s brother, Ainnileas?

As for Selia and Alrik, by the middle of the story I threw my kindle down in disgust with Selia.  I couldn’t feel sorry for her any longer.  Everything that happened to her in this story was her fault.  She lied, and schemed, then whined when Allrik went berserk on her.  I’m sorry, but she deserved what she got.  Yes, she was in an abusive relationship, but back in that time period. women didn’t have rights, and were nothing more than a possession.  Finding a marriage based on love was very uncommon back then.  Women were nothing more than cattle to be traded for their dowry’s.   

Regardless how I felt about Selia, though, this was still a riveting tale, especially when Ingrid and Selia fled Norway for their lives, along with their children.  Anyone who loves historical romances set during the Viking period will enjoy this series.  I give it 4 feathers, and look forward to reading the conclusion. 

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A Flame Put Out (Sons of Odin Series Book 2) by [Riley, Erin S.]

About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down. About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done. So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made. One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors. Anyway, enough about me. Here’s all my contact information: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/booksbysaharafoley Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaharaFoley Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/saharafoley/ Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SaharaFoley/posts Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Sahara-Foley/e/B00J9ST32U/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
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2 Responses to #Bookreview of A FLAME PUT OUT: Sons of Odin Series Book Two by Erin S. Riley

  1. Even when we get disgusted with a character that is good. It means the author has done their job in eliciting emotion from the reader. Great review!

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