Title: Eire’s Captive Moon
Author: Sandi Layne
Published: 2013 by The Writer’s Coffee Shop
Genre: Historical Fiction
Chagris was found, well she was found inside her mother. A local medicine man found her mother about to give birth in a cave and he helped her. Chagris’s mother passed away right after, and the medicine man helped raise Chagris and taught her his ways. Fast forward to Chagris’s adulthood. She is married to not one, but two men; twins. Her town is ransacked, her husbands slaughtered, and she is taken captive by a man named Agnarr. She not only becomes his slave in the proverbial sense, but also his to use for sex. Agnarr is kind in the way that he doesn’t beat her and treats her gently. Will she find love with him or kill him in revenge for her husbands’ deaths?
I won this book in a giveaway and brought it with me to pass time while I waited for my son in speech class one day. I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I did. I came home and read it that night, then finished it two days later.
This book outraged me, or rather Chagris being a slave did. It baffles me that her owners just wanted her to serve them with no complaints but they just killed her family and took her to a foreign land. Don’t they see that? I know that this is probably how things were with slavery, but wow, did it make my blood boil. And the fact that it made me mad just shows that it’s a well written book.
Although she’s being put through hell, Chagris has someone that she can talk to, another slave taken at the same time as her, Cowan. Cowan is valued for his knowledge of many languages and translating abilities. He wants Chagris to keep her head up and stay safe, because although he isn’t acting like it, he can’t wait to be free himself.
Will there be romance between Chagris and Cowan? Or Chagris and Agnarr? Neither, or perhaps both? I guess you’ll have to read it to find out. All I’ll say is I’m glad I picked it up because I was pleasantly surprised.
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
*****I won this book in a giveaway from the publisher, The Writers Coffee Shop.*****