Miscellanea and Ephemeron
06/25/2008 Archived Entry: "e-Book Review: A-Viking"
Review by Linda Yau
Bijorn the Conquer is a Viking that got washed up on the beaches of Florida after trying to escape from his sworn enemy - Jorund the Vanquisher. The only problem, that battle took place in 975. The time now is modern times. Somehow these two Vikings found themselves propelled through time, possibly through a worm hole.
In contemporary times, Bijorn meets Chase - a hyperactive New York stock broker who is on a two week vacation to relax, courtesy on the advice of his doctor - so no cell phone, no laptop, nothing that is supposed to make his blood pressure spike. Just the beach and solitude; now confronted with this handsome stranger,
After a confusing introduction, that leaves Chase believing he was in Alice in Wonderland, he leads Bijorn to his hotel room. Bijorn like every time traveled characters I have read of, gets mystified by modern inventions and believes that hotel beds are fit for gods to sleep on. Chase orders room service to bring pizza and Bijorn gets his first dinner of pizza and beer.
Bijorn politely eat everything, (just kidding), he actually belches after drinking beer and wolf’s down nearly two whole pies. Since he reeks of mans’ odors, Bijornis ordered to take a shower by Chase. By the end of the night though, they become lovers and this is where similarities in all the erotica stories I have read comes in.
Bijorn meets up with his enemy Jorund toward the end of the story and they battle it out, but the ending is more different than what I assume would happen. This in part deals with reading paranormal stories. Time travel paranormal stories are interesting; however they bring about a paradox of conclusions.
I always wonder what exactly happens to the crew that Bijorn leaves behind, or how is it that Jorund really leaves Bijorn behind. Still this is a good read on one of those hot quiet days, enjoyable and humorous at times.
The Wapshott Press
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"Ontology on the Go!"
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