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Warrior of the Wild

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  219 ratings  ·  151 reviews
How do you kill a god?

As her father's chosen heir, eighteen-year-old Rasmira has trained her whole life to become a warrior and lead her village. But when her coming-of-age trial is sabotaged and she fails the test, her father banishes her to the monster-filled wilderness with an impossible quest: to win back her honour, she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute
Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: February 26th 2019 by Feiwel & Friends
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Tricia Levenseller
Jul 20, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I have officially finished the last edits for this book! I’m very proud of how it turned out, and I’d like to clarify a few things. First, this book is Viking-INSPIRED. It is not straight up Viking. For the most part, the world building is entirely made up, but you will see some Viking similarities. I’ve also been asked a lot whether or not there is a romance in this book. There is. I honestly don’t think I could ever write a book without one. Also, this book is a stand-alone. No sequels or spin ...more
Jan 30, 2019 marked it as to-read

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Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
"Each scar marks me as a survivor.  A Warrior of the Wild."

Tricia Levenseller knocks it out of the part for me again.  I just adore her writing and her strong, intelligent female characters.  She also has her banter game on-point.

It's not secret that I'm a huge fan of Tricia's debut duology Daughter of the Pirate King and when I heard she was writing a viking inspired story, I was pretty excited to say the least.  Did it live up to my expectations? Of course it did! Rasmira, our protagonist,
Jodi Meadows
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars!!

From the author who brought us Daughter of the Pirate King- Warrior of the Wild has a well thought out plot and non-stop action from the very first page. With twists and turns, almost from the very start, I could not help but be captivated by this Viking-type story.

We follow MC Rasmira, youngest of 6 girls, all born to the village leader. Her father has raised her to be a warrior- and to be the one to take his place as ruler in the future. She is good at everything she does- and
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Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
COVER REVEAL!!! And I love it =D
Now reading the posted synopsis and I just have to say, Vikings!!? Hell yes!
Loved the author's debut! I am excited to read more of her work.
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Sabrina The Trash Queen


that’s all I had to know to want to read this book.
I really liked this take on Vikings. It’s definitely not a “Viking story” it’s just heavily influenced by Norse mythology and culture. But I do love me a good badass female protagonist, which is what Raz is. For being such a short standalone, there’s some good character growth and world development packed in there. Definitely a fun story.
The main character Rasmira and the two side characters Soren and Iric had distinct and well developped personalities. After Rasmira was betrayed I couldn't help, but become invested in her getting justice which made me feel connected to her. Her realisation that expressing emotions had no bearing on her skills as a warrior was a beautiful thing to witness. I absolutely adored the romance and Soren is now one of my favorite love interest. We need more men who love and support strong women. He was ...more
Joleen (starlightbooktales)
4.5 Stars
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WARRIOR OF THE WILD is the perfectly plotted, n0n-stop adventure that Tricia Levenseller's fans have been waiting for! With it's fast pace and warrior-girl main character this book is the perfect follow up to Levenseller's debut series DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING.

Rasmira is a leading lady that readers will not only look up to and want to emulate, but will also identify with. She's absolutely fierce but also has some wonderful moments of vulnerability. She's the kind of character you root for fro
Morrighan Rose
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**This is a Spoiler Free Review**

Tricia Levenseller’s Warrior of the Wild is a highly unputdownable adventure full of badass Vikings and mythological monsters! I fell so deeply into this world that the author creates, I finished the book in less than 24 hours.

Rasmira is our main character, born and raised in a small Viking village. From the moment she declared herself a warrior at the age of 10, she faced nothing but ridicule and bullying from her peers. Her mentors provided her with conflicting
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wishlist
More of a 3.5 stars
Lauren [DontGoBrekkerMyHeart]
I think this is the final nail in the coffin in that I am not a fan of Tricia's writing style. It just takes me forever to sort through it, and I never seem to build any connections with the characters.
Rasmira is going through a lot throughout this story and in her life. Her village and others around them are governed by this malevolent god who takes whatever he wants whether thats through crops, minerals, or women, and people are filled with fear. Rasmira stumbles upon this and is forever sc
Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
oh my God, give it to me now.
Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
I have to admit that this was my first time reading anything by Tricia Levenseller.  I know, I know.  What have I been waiting for?  I have her other books, but I haven't gotten to them yet.   They are now moving up on my massive TBR.

Rasmira is a badass.  She is the youngest daughter of the village leader.  He had no sons, but Rasmira's good with an axe, so he planned for her to become a warrior and take over.  There are trials that everyone warrior in training must participate in.  Rasmira is e
Empress Reads
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG THIS WAS EVERYTHING I WANTED!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tricia, you already had me with Daughter of a Pirate King but I am yours!! Lol 😂 #FanForLife I won this ARC in a #goodreads giveaway but I’ve had it preordered from the moment it was available. I cannot wait to put the hardcover on my shelf! If you haven’t read anything by Tricia Levenseller, go now! And preorder this beauty while you’re at it!
Tracy (Cornerfolds)
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T.L. Branson
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you thought Dolores Umbridge was cruel, let me tell you: Rowling has got nothing on Levenseller. Umbridge was by far, hands down, the meanest, vilest, most terrible antagonist I had ever come across… until today.

I mean what did Umbridge do, really? Make Harry write lines with a pen that literally etched the words into his skin. So she should have had CPS called on her, but otherwise what did she do?

I can’t tell you why the character in Warrior of the Wild is worse because that would be tellin
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, arc
I couldn’t put this book down! It’s fun and exciting and I was instantly drawn into Rasmira’s world - her strength and independence and determination. Plus, the premise of the book only got more interesting and complex as the story progressed!

Highly recommended!
gimme, gimme, gimme
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"A man who finds his masculinity threatened by a powerful woman is no man at all." -Warrior of the Wild (PREACH, TRICIA!)

I have loved Levenseller's two previous books (Daughter of the Pirate King and Daughter of the Siren Queen) and was eagerly anticipating her third on a wholly new fantasy topic. Warrior of the Wild features a strong woman warrior protagonist who is up against seemingly impossible odds. The novel gallops at breakneck speed toward its epic conclusion and includes a soft twist of
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’m all about a stand-alone fantasy these days and this book hit the right spot for me. I wanted all the best for Rasmira and was fully caught up in the injustice of her betrayal and task out in the wild. I also loved Soren and Iric - they were exactly what Rasmira needed and she was what they needed. Their banter was amusing and seeing them learn to work together, completely rewarding. This girl is such a fierce fighter, but seeing her find friends and gain confidence as a leader, was some of m ...more
Fast paced, action packed, and totally devourable. The romance was strong, the character growth was compelling, and the world building structure exciting and different. I'd love to read more books set in the same universe, even if they're not about Rasmira, Soren, Iric, and Aros!
Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always

also I loved Sky in the Deep so gimme more viking goodness
Idk about you but right now for me the biggest mystery is what the heck their coming of age test is because all I can imagine is the beep test
Jan 02, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, fantasy, cover-luv
"Viking inspired"
I'm cool with that
That cover tho 😃
2018 has barely even started and I already have 2019 books to wait for.
Denia  Books & Baubles
Amazing! This book was absolutely great

"An ax swings for my head."

That's the first line on this book--I was so here for it!

I've never read anything by Tricia before, but if her other books are anything like this one, then I'm pretty sure I'll be reading more of hers in the future. Such a great refreshing story that's based on Vikings (it is not a retelling perse, but more like a general idea of them) that will have you wanting to read this book in one sitting. It's also short enough for you to d
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 stars.

In Rasmira's society, everyone chooses a trade when they are young and trains until the year they turn 18, where they will take a trial that allows them to be full-fledged adult members of their villages. Those who fail the trial are sent out into the wild, cut off from all society and labelled pariahs. Accomplishing a seemingly-impossible task will allow them to return as heroes to their villages. But everyone knows being sent out into the wild is akin to a death sentence.

At the age of
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Initially from a small town in Oregon, Tricia now lives next to the Rocky Mountains with her bossy dog, Rosy. She received her degree in English Language and editing and is thrilled that she never has to read a textbook again. When she’s not writing or reading, Tricia enjoys putting together jigsaw puzzles, playing volleyball, playing OVERWATCH, and watching shows while eating extra-buttered popco ...more