The bold Viking warrior Rurik traveled alone on a mission of conquest. But along the way a golden-haired captive inflamed him with longing. He took up his sword to defend her…then swore to claim her for his own.
A beautiful Russian princess betrayed by treachery, Zora spurned the powerful man who held her prisoner—and vowed never to yield. He had been sent as a spy to pave the way for her people’s surrender. But his furious hunger for her heated touch—and her aching need for his burning caress—led to a fiery passion that was a greater prize than any kingdom.
**Best Medieval Historical Romance of the Year Award from Romantic Times**
"Another fine example of Ms. Minger's amazing talent. I thoroughly enjoyed it!" - New York Times bestselling author Johanna Lindsey
"Brilliantly imaginative! The Pagan's Prize will totally engross the reader." - I'll Take Romance
"Five stars...It is filled with rich detail that takes the reader on a rare trip to Russia in the eleventh century and is told so skillfully that the reader feels as if they have been there. The Pagan's Prize should be at the top of your shopping list!" - Affaire de Coeur
"Outstanding! This is a well-written, moving story that shows the tremendous skill of the author. Marvelous barely describes my feelings." - Rendezvous
Enjoy all three books in Miriam Minger’s bestselling Captive Brides Collection:
Book 1: TWIN PASSIONS (Hakon and Gwendolyn/Wulfgar and Anora)
Book 2: CAPTIVE ROSE (Guy and Leila)
Book 3: THE PAGAN'S PRIZE (Rurik and Zora)
The Raw Power of Love
An epic tale of raw power. Rurik is a fierce warrior who expects his every directive to be immediately obeyed. When he meets the strong willed and fiery tempered Zora he is in for the ride of his life. The battle that rages between the two is passionate and filled with fury. The author has a magical way of weaving history into a story that immerses you wholly into the plot. There is political and personal intrigue as the characters battle for survival and improving their lot in life. I never tire of or cease to be amazed at the depth of the author’s imagination. It’s a fascinating thing. The story ends with a happy couple like all good love stories.