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  • Keywords
    • Viking history and mythology,
    • Viking historical fiction,
    • Medieval historical fiction,
    • Medieval literary fiction,
    • Norse mythology,
    • Irish historical fiction,
    • Danish historical fiction

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Viking Storm
by Susan K. Kehoe

When Vikings raid her Irish village, sixteen-year-old Fiona’s simple life of collecting plants for healing forever changes. Many of her family are killed or captured and she is taken away on a longship after slashing the throat of a Viking giant. What will the future hold for Fiona as a thrall (slave) who has mystical abilities she inherited from her mother? Gunnar, a seventeen-year-old Danish warrior is Fiona’s captor and becomes the centre of her world. It’s his decision whether to sell her off for the price of a cow or marry Fiona—bringing her into a very different way of life, where she’ll have to learn Danish and use her skills to survive. Yet, hundreds of years later, Professor Jon Jorgenssen discovers a burial site of a young warrior in Haithabu, Germany, formerly the ancient Danish trading town of Hedeby, where Gunnar and Fiona’s story unfolds. Jorgenssen and his team of archaeological students try to piece together the past. This historical novel brings the Viking Age to life in all its glory and grit, vividly depicting the seagoing raiders’ conquests, trading, and traditions. The author puts readers right in the action with these colourful and complicated characters, all interspersed with chapters set in present day.

Susan K. Kehoe stories are drawn from her life experiences, including helping people work through crises in her role as an ER nurse. In her younger years, she was crazy about horses, taking riding lessons and never missing the horse show jumping event at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. She’s also passionate about dance, archaeology, and history—themes she has explored in her novels. Kehoe has previously published two historical fiction books, Ireland: Snapshots in Time, a collection of short stories; Nuggets: A Tale of the Cariboo Gold Rush, and Tango, a mystery/romance novel. Susan K. Kehoe lives in Southeastern Ontario, in a renovated century schoolhouse.


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