This book was a pleasant surprise. In general, I don't care for the romance genre, but this was a nice blend of historical and fantasy fiction, which happened to also be a love story. It had suspense, adventure, and humor, and was about a real historical (though little known) character. Fans of the movie Ladyhawke will love it! I read it in three days, and I ran out yesterday to buy the next in the series, (which just came out,) rather than submitting a purchase request to the library.
From Publishers Weekly
Hendrix (Runaway Bay) launches a paranormal medieval romance series featuring immortal Vikings cursed by the sorceress Cwen to live half of each day as animals. Sir Ivo de Vassy, an eagle by day, looks forward to the Northumberland title, land and wife that Norman King William just granted him, though he fears discovery and the possibility of passing the curse on to his children. His bride, Lady Alaida of Alnwick, is a political match, but she impresses Ivo with her beauty, strength and intelligence. Ivo's kindness warms her heart, and they slowly grow closer despite his daily absences and the schemes of Cwen and a jealous neighbor. Ivo's fellow immortals Brand (a daytime bear) and Ari (a nighttime raven) add color and charm to this story of martial and marital conquest. (Nov.)
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Immortal Brotherhood series
1. Immortal warrior - read
2. Immortal outlaw - own
3. Immortal champion