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Historical novel set in late 10th Century France and Wales. The story of three women living in turbulent times, a Norwegian slave girl, a French heiress, and a noblewoman who wants to marry against her family's wishes. ...more
Paperback, 392 pages
Published 2014 by Impress Books
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Tesalonica
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4*: I really liked it.
I started reading this book several months ago and I don't know why I stopped at 38%. Probably because I got hooked on a television show or series. After finishing "I am Pilgrim" by Terry Hayes 4 days ago, I didn't know what to read, so I checked my kindle's library looking for a new book and then I saw it. I picked it up again and got immersed in the story and I couldn't put it down until I finished it a couple of a hours ago.
I got to say, I am a bit hesitant about reading
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Liz Hesford
Sep 23, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a well-written historical that pulls the reader along . I particularly liked the author's creation of ambiance and use of detail to create the feel of life in a more unusual time-period and setting.
The reason I awarded 3 stars instead of 4 is because I felt the focus of the story and the characters blurred in places.
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Kathleen
Nov 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another very fine historical novel from Tracey Warr, this one had me nervously trying to figure out how it might end. The main storyline was provide by the monk Ademar of Chabannes in Limoges and Angouleme in 1028.

I am not sure who had the most vivid character in this novel, perhaps it was Guy of Limoges who seemed to rise to most occasions. In real life Emma of Segur was his betrothed, who was abducted by Olafr (later King Olaf ) and ransomed by Guy. His sister Adalmode also has depth as does
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Rachel
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
From the very first page I was gripped. For a book to grab me I need to be won over on the very first page, The Viking Hostage certainly took me hostage! This book accompanies me everywhere, and I am transported into the world of the characters, the smells, the views, the feelings, Tracey has the ability to pull you into the time and world of the book. I can't rave about this book enough, read it, you won't be disappointed ...more
Laura Degenhardt
Nov 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was gripped from the start of 'The Viking Hostage', a richly detailed and compelling read. Whilst the author remains true to the detail of the medieval setting, her subjects are refreshingly contemporary in their perceptions. I couldn't put this novel down, and finished it in 2 days. Highly recommended. Now, I am going to read 'Almodis'. ...more
Anna Keleher
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This author whisked me away to another time and place so successfully I didn't want to come home. It is as if the three heroines Sigrid, Adelmode and Aina have somehow written themselves into this book. Tracey Warr is a writer of historical fiction to watch out for! ...more
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Tracey Warr's historical novels, Almodis the Peaceweaver, The Viking Hostage, Conquest: Daughter of the Last King, and Conquest: The Drowned Court are published by Impress Books, and based on incidents in the lives of real medieval people. Her writing awards include Author’s Foundation Award, Literature Wales Writer’s Bursary, Rome Film Festival Book Initiative, Santander Research Award, and the I ...more

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