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The Runes of Destiny by Christina Courtenay | #BlogTour #BookReview #Giveaway @PiaCCourtenay @headlinepg @rararesources #NetGalley #HistoricalRomance #Viking

An ancient brooch connects a modern woman to a Viking warrior. 

The Runes of Destiny by Christina Courtenay is a time-travel Viking historical romance full of adventure, traveling, and cultural information.

Our thanks to the author, Headline Publishing GroupRachel Random Resources, and NetGalley for the advanced reader’s copy. 


Book Details

ASIN : B084WZJ535
Publisher: 
Headline (December 10, 2020)
Language: 
English


Book Description

Separated by time. Brought together by fate.

Indulging her fascination for the Viking language and losing herself in an archaeological dig is just what Linnea Berger needs after her recent trauma. Uncovering an exquisite brooch, she blacks out reading the runic inscription, only to come to, surrounded by men in Viking costume, who seem to take re-enactment very seriously.

Lost and confused, Linnea finds herself in the power of Hrafn, a Viking warrior who claims her as his thrall and takes her on a treacherous journey across the seas to sell her for profit. Setting sail, she confronts the unthinkable: she has travelled back to the ninth century.

Linnea is determined to find a way back to her own time, but there’s a connection forming with Hrafn. Can she resist the call of the runes and accept her destiny lies here…

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Review 

Linnea Berger was helping her uncle Lars in an excavation of a Viking ground in Sweden. She was a specialist in the Viking language (Old Norse) at the University of York.

Using the metal detector to identify new places for digging, Linnea came across an ancient brooch. While trying to read the brooch’s scriptures, Linnea ended up hurting herself with the pin and was transported into Viking-age Sweden.

Captured as a thrall (slave), she was taken to the Middle East to be sold.

Hrafn, the village leader’s half-brother, wanted independence from his cruel sibling and decided to go to the East to sell some merchandise, including a few slaves.

Hrafn was not counting on getting close to the slaves, especially Linnea, and to start caring for them.

The story was full of historical information about the Vikings and their way of living.

There was a lot of adventure, travel, and the intriguing situation faced by a modern woman trapped in ancient and barbaric times.

The Runes of Destiny is a fascinating Viking historical romance perfect for fans of time travel stories. I can’t wait to read Hrafn’s younger brother Rurik’s book.

Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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About the Author

Half English/half Swedish, grew up in Sweden, then moved to Japan for a while.
Writes historical romance/adventure stories and time slip. Also YA romance as Pia Fenton.
Former Chairman of Romantic Novelist’s Association.

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