A Flame Put Out is the second book in the Sons of Odin Series. This amazing tale begins with Selia returning to her dark Viking warlord husband. She knows that Alrik is hopelessly flawed, but because she loves him, and can see the good in him, she returns to Norway. Alrik is ecstatically happy when he finds Selia home with him again. He warns her, though, that he will never let her out of his sight again. Ever. Selia is okay with that because she is carrying his child and plans on staying with him, forever. However, everything changes, when Arik becomes unable to control his violent rages, and attacks the children. I lost all sympathy for this flawed Viking when he threw his son against the wall and put a metal slave collar on his wife.
Selia is terrified of Arik’s now out-of-control temper, and even though she is aware that she’ll pay a high price if caught fleeing, she knows she has to anyway.
A Flame Put Out kept my interest from the beginning until the end. I loved Odin’s Shadow, book one in this series, so I had high expectations for this book. I was not disappointed. A Flame Put Out is a fast-paced, intense and compelling read.
I read this superbly written book in one day. This series is a must-read, for anyone who loves historical fiction. It’s raw, it’s brutal, and it’s real.
~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover