“We save each other. We are destined for it, I believe.”
God’s Eye is the first book in the Northwomen Sagas. Written by one of my favorite authors of all time, Susan Fanetti, this read offers complex characters, an intricate plot, and a passionate, yet tender, romance set in a realistic and raw Viking world. In short, Fanetti delivers another unforgettable read that is sure to please.
“She will have her revenge. And I mine.”
Brenna has always been different. Some say she is cursed and some say she is blessed with the “mark of Odin.” She has a unique eye and has lived her life as an outcast. Although some revere her, she is most feared by those around her. Learning to battle alongside her Viking brothers, she has become a ruthless fighter and protector. And although she has become a respected warrior, she is still alone.
Vali, a mighty Viking soldier, remembers meeting Brenna when he was a young child. When the gods bring them together again as adults, he will stop at nothing to have her by his side. Brenna is naive in the ways of the world and hesitant to let Vali in. Vali and Brenna come from different tribes, and their relationship is only secure as long as both of the tribes continue to live in harmony. As Brenna and Vali navigate their relationship through hardships and joy, both face terrible losses and yet experience beauty as they have never felt before.
“I want to see your breasts, wife. I want to see you make them tight with pleasure.”
Told in dual POV, God’s Eye is full of action, suspense, and a breathtaking love story. The journey these characters make together is full of pain and pleasure. The complicated relationships between friends and foes that exist in the Viking world offers a plethora of conflict for Brenna and Vali to overcome. The in-depth relationships between the characters was a constant reminder of the importance of loyalty in this world. There were certainly moments of despair and yet, as always, Fanetti manages to create utter beauty out of complete brokenness. I truly enjoyed every minute of Brenna and Vali’s journey.
Overall, God’s Eye would appeal to readers who enjoy action, romance, and VIKINGS!!!! There is certainly a great deal of blood and gore in this read so if you cannot handle the brutality of the Viking culture than I would say take a pass on this one. However, if you are looking for an epic romance that you will never want to end, then look no further. My only regret is that I didn’t start this series sooner! Thankfully, there are three more books in this series for me to explore. I applaud Fanetti’s brilliant writing skills and her willingness to offer more strong female heroines to inspire and take on the world. Bravo!