“I was described as one female Northchild, but my name is Sigrid Thorolfsdottir. I am for sale…”
Set in late 10th century France and Wales, The Viking Hostage is a richly detailed historical fiction with great female characters: Sigrid, the pagan Norwegian sold into slavery, Aina, an heiress seeking adventure and Adalmode who pines for a man that her father has imprisoned in his dungeon.
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I got sucked into this book immediately, captivated by Tracey Warr’s recreation of early Medieval Europe and the contemporary feel of the women’s attitudes. Thirst for adventure, love and freedom? They’ll definitely have you rooting for them throughout this compelling read.
For people looking for historical fiction set further back in time, this is not one to miss! Beautifully written female friendships and love affairs set against a backdrop of viking raids and the brutal society of the time give me no choice but to give The Viking Hostage 5/5 sparkly stars.
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Thanks for reading everyone, who else is a fan of historical fiction?
“…My heart wears the thick ice of the fjord in deepest winter.”
– Tracey Warr, The Viking Hostage.