I am very excited to reveal the new cover for The Viking Hostage, which has been designed by Jessica Bell.
The Viking Hostage was an Amazon bestseller in Australia on its first publication, back in 2014, and has been out of print for two years. I am especially excited, therefore, to welcome it back to your bookshelves and e-readers with this vibrant new cover.
The book will be published in hardback, paperback and ebook on 20 June. The ebook can be preordered now, and hardback and paperback preorders are coming soon.
A Viking raid and an unwanted marriage.
972. Tallinn. Sigrid, a Norwegian girl, is sold in the slave market and separated from her brothers. As a slave in the French Limousin, she stubbornly clings to her pagan identity. Audebert is imprisoned in a grim dungeon for his brother’s crime. If Audebert is ever released, he has a life to lead, a great destiny to fulfil. Guy will soon be viscount of Limoges but fears exposure of his near-blindness and a challenge to his authority. Adalmode and Aina are great heiresses attempting to resist the unwelcome pressures of the marriage market. Their stories tangle with questions of nobility, freedom, friendship and courage in the highly stratified and often brutal society of early medieval Europe. Amid Viking raids, fears of The End of Time and turbulent power struggles, The Viking Hostage tells these interweaving stories in late 10th century France and Wales.
‘Three instantly likeable women fight the system from within.’ The Book Bag