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The Protector (Men of the North #1) by Elin Peer

The Protector Book Cover The Protector
Men of the North Series #1
Elin Peer
Fiction, Sci-Fi Romance, Dystopia
July 3, 2017

400 years in the future, men are few and women rule the world.
Except for the area formerly known as Canada and Alaska, which is inhabited by the Men of the Northlands, a group of strong men, who refuse to be ruled by women.

Christina Sanders, an archeologist and professor in history, is fascinated with the past. As a modern woman of year 2437 she knows that women are better off without men, but longing for an adventure, she makes a spontaneous decision and volunteers for a job no one else wants. Now she’s going to lead an archeological excavation in the Northlands, the most secluded place on earth where the mythical males live who are rumored to be as brutal and dangerous as the men Christina has read about in her history books.

What will happen when Christina crosses into the men’s territory? Will they allow her to do her job and is there any way they’ll let her leave again – unharmed?

The Protector is the first book in Elin Peer’s new romantic drama series Men of the North.

Don’t pick up this book unless you’re prepared to be sucked in and forget about time and place. In her last two series, Elin has proven that she is a master of bringing her characters to life with strong dialogue and plot twists that will have you turning pages all night.

Get The Protector and get transported to the future in this exciting new series today!

Val’s Review

4 Original Stars

First of all, this cover gets ALL the stars.

Because you know what?


Hubba hubba, my friends.

I LOVE me some chisel-y faced Viking-esque hotties, and this cover is my new personal favorite.

*licks lips*

Sexy cover hotness aside, this was also a really damn good story.

This was my first Elin Peer and, I must say, I don’t think it will be my last. (Actually, I know it won’t be my last, because I’m already 75% through book two).

But anyway.

I won’t rehash the plot, but let’s just it’s a new spin on the ole post-apocalyptic theme. And least, not one I’ve ever seen done quite this way.

I won’t get into a discussion of the underlying moral, pacifist vs. non-pacifist, hunter vs. vegan, political themes in this book…that would only get me rant-y on a level you’ve never seen before and I’d probably lose friends over it.

Not that I care about that per se, but I just don’t feel like getting into ridiculous arguments about my personal values in the comments section of a review on a fucking romance book.


In addition to a solid plot, Peer’s world building was also pretty solid.

I also really liked the main characters.

Sometimes, I really wanted to smack some of them upside the head (how non-pacifist of me, I know), but overall, I really liked the character development and story arc.

I’ve already started the next book in the series, as I mentioned above, and I really think this author and series has the potential to go the distance.

Book three isn’t out yet, but the author said at the end of this book that she has something like seven books or more planned. So here is hoping it stays, well, good.