By: Elin Peer
Published: September 4th 2018
Length: 308 Pages
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2
Sometimes the purest love can turn to the deepest hate.
I was twelve when I promised Solo that I would one day marry him. Maybe I would have if he hadn’t gotten impatient and ruined everything that summer when I was fifteen. For the last seven years I’ve replaced the love I once felt for him with anger over his almost getting me killed.
Willow, a talented Motlander dancer, goes on tour in the Northlands. What should have been a chance for a new beginning brings her face to face with her traumatic past when Solo, a mountain of a man and the fiercest warrior of his generation, is put in charge of her safety against her will. If she can’t get rid of him at least she can return the favor and make his job a nightmare too.
The Dancer is the 7th book in Elin Peer’s wildly successful Men of the North series that has readers gushing over the Nmen, unusual plotlines, and the strong set of characters.
Willow and Solo’s story has been the story I had been most anticipating since Magni and Laura settled in book 5 of the series.
And now that I got it all I can say is how much I enjoyed the quick easy read. I was impressed by the back and forth dynamics the duo offered us. Unlike Peers, other books these two had a previous relationship form at young and tender age. The fans were left hanging for some time with the how’s and what’s left up in the air.
The small previews offered within the previous works left readers with hints here and there on the downfall of what happen to the young pair. But even with those clues I was already given I was still left in shock when the story unraveled.
The utopia of the Motherland became the dystopian the Northlands has suffered with for so long.
While Willow wasn’t always a favorite character of mine and she causes me to be utterly disappointed that her forgiving Motlander ways didn’t shine through at first. But the further into the story we dove the more I realized this was out of her control. And poor Solomon (Solo) paid the price.
Uniquely written and easily read the story deliciously detailed futurist setting became more prominent (which was something I felt was lacking in Book 6).
My over status of this book as with any book written by Peer is that you don’t want to miss it.
One more added note I really don’t think this could be read at all as a stand-alone. While you wouldn’t have to start at book one also but could easily start this series at book 5 and still have all the angst I involved in talking making.