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The Blue Viking (Viking I #5)

4.1  ·  Rating Details ·  1,005 Ratings  ·  38 Reviews

What in the name of Thor could be making this Viking so blue?
- Eating haggis?
- Listening to those insufferable bagpipes?
- Traveling through Scotland with the world's worst poet?
- Searching for the infuriatingly inept witch who's cursed his face... and even more important parts?

For Rurik the Viking, life has not been worth living since he left Maire of the Moors. Oh, it's n

Mass Market Paperback, 395 pages
Published December 1st 2001 by Leisure Books (first published February 3rd 2001)
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Penny Watson
Nov 03, 2010 Penny Watson rated it really liked it
The Blue Viking by Sandra Hill

I needed some humor, so I turned to Sandra Hill. Well, I got the humor (Bolthor's poems continue to entertain), but I also got a touching love story. And a nice, lusty one, too. I am totally digging this author. She has an amazing way of blending humor, emotional depth of character, plot and conflict, and lusty loving. If I had a crystal ball, I would predict......more Vikings in my future. Oh yeah!
(My only beef with The Blue Viking was that it started out a little
Alexa Ayana
Setelah kemunculannya di Bewitched Viking, Ruric si Tykir BFF lumayan menarik perhatian karena kebenciannya dengan sosok penyihir. Dan seperti pada umumnya dia kena karma. Setelah menyakiti hati salah satu gadisnya yang ternyata seorang penyihir, gadis itu mengecat wajahnya dengan garis biru yang sudah pasti menodai ketampanannya. Putri Viking yang di lamarnya memberi syarat garis itu harus dihilangkan sebelum mereka bisa menikah. Dan di mulailah perjalanan panjang Ruric ke tanah Scotlandia untu ...more
Oct 04, 2011 Melanie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I reviewed this book for Romance Reader At Heart website.


I'm truly dreading to voice my thoughts on this book. I know that I'm going to offend a lot of Sandra Hill fans, but here it goes.

As I read this tale, I couldn't help but think of the movie `Robin Hood; Men in Tights'. That movie was a spoof on the Robin Hood legend, and this book, in my opinion, is a spoof on `Spartacus' in general, Vikings in particular.

The plot is simple. Rurik the Vein had a short lia
Feb 22, 2012 Melissa rated it it was ok
I was stripping mass markets last week and came across this one - once I read the jacket copy I knew I had to read it: hot Viking bags Scotswoman (a witch, of course), leaves her and receives a blue zig-zag on his face in retaliation; searches for like three years for her to make her remove the mark, finds her, decides to punish her by having lots of mind-blowing sex with her (if that's a punishment, sign me up!), and [spoiler] not only saves her clan from a murderous rival clan (in a fight you' ...more
Jennifer The Forgetful Fairy Queen
This book makes me wish I could go A-Viking. LOL I enjoyed Maire's character a lot. She bungled up her spells so all her witchery came out wonky. A girl after my own heart. Rurik, was amazing to me, again another sexy Viking. Sandra Hill writes funny, so well in her romances. Some recurring characters from other books of hers made appearances. I love Bolthor the Skald. His poetry is the best! My favorite part in this book was all the men having a ribbon tied on one of there fingers. LOL I won't ...more
Aug 22, 2014 Heather rated it really liked it
This was a good historical romance with vikings, scottish Campbell clan, a very unskilled witch, that all comes together in the quest of freeing the Campbells from the MacNabs in exchange for a certain blue mark.

Well that's how it started at least. Rurik wants the blue mark the witch put upon his face removed so his betrothed will agree to marry him. Soon his gets dragged into helping the very witch Maire to free her clan from the MacNabs. However he only agrees to help her if she will remove t
Oct 18, 2010 Amber rated it it was amazing
The Blue Viking only added to my growing love for Viking novels, especially by the great Sandra Hill! I had to piece together why he was called the Blue Viking, and I absolutly love the reason! Great book, 10000 stars!
Jul 19, 2007 Brandie rated it really liked it
There are some things you read just to escape, and this one fits the bill perfectly. Hilarious, like most of her books are, and set in the days of the Vikings (as you may have figured). Made me laugh right out loud!
Oct 20, 2014 Nikolina marked it as never-finished
This might be a good book but for now I don't feel like reading it anymore. The Viking I series started out very fun with women going back to past and spreading their knowledge of the future but those were just the first two books. I feel like the author mislead us with making first 2 books about women going from future to past and then making the other books all about past and in the past. Two books of the same genre are an established pattern and there is expectancy for her to continue going i ...more
Sep 28, 2011 Abi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I finished reading "The Bewitched Viking" I was very curious with Rurik's story. I was honestly wondering what was up with the Blue line. So, after i finished with Tyrik's tale, I immediately went down to my favorite bookshop and bought this book.

As for my review, I give it a 3. The story didn't exactly reach up to my expectations but i enjoyed it nonetheless. Rurik i think lacks depth. He is vain, and I know it was because of how he was treated before and everything, But i don't know if h
Aug 13, 2012 Judith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reissued after over a decade from its first publishing, this re-done Viking novel is another fine example of Sandra Hill's good writing, her attention to detail, her never-failing sense of humor that she interjects into her characters and their interaction with one another, as well as her evident desire to help contemporary fiction readers also learn some new and surprising information about the Viking culture and lifestyle in the 10th century. Her the Vikings re-visit a familiar location in Sco ...more
May 27, 2016 D.R.Slater rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Blue Viking

Sandra Hill stories are like Ben and Jerry full of nuts and a lot of heavy cream making it a worthy indulging read. I look forward to the humor and bantering of the familiar characters in each novel brought forward onto her finish manuscript. I fine even if the novels can be read as a stand alone it warns to start with the first novel.
I didn't expect much from the book and in the end I didn't get much. But I still liked it

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I enjoyed this book rurik the blue Viking was sometimes funny and Marie was also funny when her spells didn't work quite right the who lot of charectures where we'll described 3 stars x
Jul 28, 2011 Sally added it
Another fluffy train trash read. I enjoyed it. I certainly didn't find it hilarious. I think cultural differences in humour clearly come into play here. It did make me smile though and the story was good enough and the characters charismatic enough, that I kept interested to the predictable end.

I do wish Sandra Hill would learn how to use derivatives of the swear word "bloody" or leave it well alone. It was misused in the same way multiple time in this book and it drove me quite mad. A quick ch
Aug 13, 2014 Jan rated it it was ok
I am having a hard time with these vikings.
Oct 17, 2014 Julie rated it really liked it
fantastic loved it
Dec 29, 2013 Amanda rated it really liked it
I love, love, LOVE Sandra Hill books...she captivates me with her writing every book and this one was no different.
I also love how when you read all of her Viking books they all intertwine with one another. The characters reoccur throughout the books even though the book has a completely different set of main characters.
My tastes are simple when it comes to a book. I want to be involved and entertained.With this book I was. I had fun reading it. The read went quickly. Ms. Hill does not disappoint.

This book or another could be yours for just the price of S&H at Just find me on there friend me and we will swap.
As I've said elsewhere, I find Sandra Hill's Viking stories rather hit and miss. This one was more of a miss. There were fun parts, but the characters weren't very engaging or even that likable. The romance wasnt particularly believable or hot.

Basically, it was amusing at times but not that great.
Rachel Cron
Apr 08, 2011 Rachel Cron rated it it was amazing
I loved this book...Funny, sweet, sexy. It kept me turning the pages n I'm a lil' sad it's ended. The characters are lovable and the story flowed nicely.
Feb 08, 2012 Karry rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Now tied for 1st place favorite book of the series with Selik's book! Sexy, heartwarming, hilariously funny, and just well done!!
Aug 07, 2008 Cher rated it it was amazing
This is the BEST romance novel I have ever read. I'd liken it to one of the hilarious Xena episodes, totally zany and fun.
Feb 16, 2008 Diana rated it liked it
Rurik the Viking seeks out the Scottish witch who put a blue stripe on his face.

OK book. Interesting mix.
May 16, 2010 Andrea rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I found this book funny and romanctic with just a tad of danger thrown in. This book is a keeper.
I enjoyed this one immensely! Rurik is officially my favorite Viking man!
Danette Steward
Jul 19, 2012 Danette Steward rated it really liked it
Shelves: hill-sandra
If you want a humorous Viking/Highlander read then this is for you.
Aug 12, 2012 Samantha rated it it was amazing
Utter fluffy bodice ripper and rather graphic. Bit of a laugh.
Sep 10, 2016 TINA USHER rated it really liked it
I loved all the princess's books 5 very tough ladies
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Viking I (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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