Viking Historical Romance Books
Whether you are enamored with history, fascinated by the runic alphabet of the Vikings, or you just want a new romance novel to read, these books Will Leave You Swooning.
1. The First Girl Child (The Chronicles of Saylok)
Author: by Amy Harmon
August 20, 2019
From the New York Times bestselling author comes a breathtaking fantasy of a cursed kingdom, warring clans, and unexpected salvation. Bayr of Saylok, bastard son of a powerful and jealous chieftain, is haunted by the curse once leveled by his dying mother.
Bartered, abandoned, and rarely loved, she plagued the land with her words: From this day forward, there will be no daughters in Saylok. Raised among the Keepers at Temple Hill, Bayr is gifted with inhuman strength. But he's also blessed with an all-too-human heart that beats with one purpose: to protect Alba, the first girl child born in nearly two decades and the salvation for a country at risk.
Now the fate of Saylok lies with Alba and Bayr, whose bond grows deeper with every whisper of coming chaos. Charged with battling the enemies of their people, both within and without, Bayr is fueled further by the love of a girl who has defied the scourge of Saylok.
What Bayr and Alba don't know is that they each threaten the king, a greedy man who built his throne on lies, murder, and betrayal. There is only one way to defend their land from the corruption that has overtaken it.
2. Called by a Viking series Box Set: Five steamy Time Travel Romances
Author: by Mariah Stone
February 19, 2020
Brodie 'The Bear' Fletcher is a ladies' man through and through. A legendary warrior on the battlefield, his conquests in the bedchamber are equally renowned.He is his own man. He belongs to no one. But a trauma from his past has him questioning his life trajectory.
As Head Guardsman of the War Band to Chieftain Beiste MacGregor (Book 1), Brodie is often in the company of an infuriating mixed-race bowyer named Orla who challenges him at every turn. With the threat of Viking raiders from the North, Brodie finds himself at the mercy of the very woman who threatens to steal his heart.
Orla 'the Orphan' has loved Brodie Fletcher for as long as she can remember, but he never once noticed her. Abandoned on the doorstep of Morag the Oracle' she was raised with the MacGregor clan. A master huntress and trusted advisor to the chieftain's wife, Orla is a constant thorn in Brodie's side, with her razor-sharp wit and waspish tongue.
Everything changes when Jarls from the North and an Abyssinian Warrior Queen stake their claim. They will all discover firsthand what happens when you poke the Bear. Warning: Brawny alpha males ahead and historical inaccuracies. If you prefer your fiction to be more factual then this book is not for you.
4. The Splendid Hour: The Executioner Knights Book 7
Author: by Kathryn Le Veque
June 24, 2021
Read the USA Today Bestseller!! It's Christopher de Lohr's bastard son, Peter, in a tale that could change the stars of the House of de Lohr forever When religion and politics don't meet, it's an explosion that could tear the Executioner Knights and England apart foreverPeter de Lohr is the illegitimate son of the greatest knight in the realm, though he has been accepted by his father.
Not only accepted embraced. Peter is well-loved by everyone, an enormous and powerful knight in the image of his famous sire. He is also an Executioner Knight, and one of the very best. A great marriage is expected of him, it is presumed, to the daughter of a high-placed warlord.
Until he meets Liora bat Thad. Petite, raven-haired and blue-eyed, Liora is the exquisite and glamorous daughter of a very prosperous goldsmith. She is also a Jewess, her father being a jeweler to the king. It is a time of great prosperity for the Jews of London, with King John being surprisingly fair to them, far more equitable than to some of his own barons.
5. Highland Raven (The Celtic Blood Series Book 1)
Author: by Melanie Karsak
December 3, 2014
Destined to become Queen of Scotland. Bound by blood to the Celtic gods. Scotland, 1026-Descendant of the line of MacAlpin, Gruoch should have been born into a life of ease.But fate is fickle. Her father's untimely death, rumored to have been plotted by King Malcolm, leaves her future uncertain and stained by the prophecy that she will avenge her family line.
Escaping to one of the last strongholds of the old Celtic gods, Gruoch becomes an adept in arcane craft. Her encounters with the otherworld, however, suggest that magic runs stronger in Scotland than she ever imagined. Haunted by dreams of a raven-haired man she's never met, Gruoch soon feels her fate is not her own.
She is duty-bound to wed a powerful lord, if not the Prince himself; however, she's not sure she can stop her heart when she meets Banquo, a gallant highlander and druid. Fans of Outlander and the Mists of Avalon will relish this sweeping Scottish Historical Fantasy that tells the tale of Gruoch, a woman struggling to escape her fate without blood on her hands.
6. Highland Queen (The Celtic Blood Series Book 4)
Author: by Melanie Karsak
December 27, 2018
THE COMPLETE CELTIC BLOOD SERIES NOW AVAILABLE!The king is dead. Long live the queen. With King Duncan defeated, Gruoch becomes Queen of Scotland. Now she must rule at Macbeth's side, a difficult prospect as the new King of Scots grows increasingly unstable.
To keep her son, her love, and her country safe, Gruoch must call upon the dark spirits of the ancient Celtic goddesses to guide her. Dive into the final installment of Lady Macbeth's epic tale in Highland Queen, a Scottish historical fantasy, book 4 in The Celtic Blood Series by New York Times bestselling author Melanie Karsak.
Read the complete Celtic Blood series:Highland RavenHighland BloodHighland VengeanceHighland Queen
7. Highland Blood (The Celtic Blood Series Book 2)
Author: by Melanie Karsak
February 17, 2016
Scotland, 1032When a marriage contract calls Gruoch away from Ynes Verleath, she leaves with the hope she'll be reunited with Banquo. But fate has different plans. Lies, betrayal, and violence await her. Set on a collision course with destiny, Gruoch soon finds herself thrust into the arms of another man.
Her dreams shattered and rattled by unexpected brutality, it becomes more than Gruoch can handle. The raven, however, is no stranger to carnage. Fierce power grows inside Gruoch, and more than anything, it craves bloody revenge. Fans of Outlander and The Mists of Avalon will relish this sweeping Scottish Historical Fantasy that tells the tale of Gruoch, a woman struggling to escape her fate without blood on her hands.
Continue the Celtic Blood Series with Book II, Highland Blood.
8. The Serpent King: A fast-paced, action-packed historical fiction novel (The Whale Road Chronicles Book 4)
Author: by Tim Hodkinson
June 10, 2021
The fight for vengeance has no victors... AD 936The great warrior, Einar Unnsson, wants revenge. His mother's assassin has stolen her severed head and Einar is hungry for his blood. Only one thing holds him back. He is a newly sworn in Wolf Coat, and must accompany them on their latest quest.
The Wolf Coats are a band of fearsome bloodthirsty warriors, who roam the seas, killing any enemies who get in their way. Now they're determined to destroy their biggest enemy, King Eirik, as he attempts to take the throne of Norway.
Yet, for Einar, the urge to return to Iceland is growing every day. Only there, in his homeland, can he avenge his mother and salve his grief. But what Einar doesn't know is that this is where an old enemy lurks, and his thirst for vengeance equals Einar's...
Read Tim Hodkinson's newest epic Viking adventure. PRAISE FOR TIM HODKINSON: 'A brilliantly written historical adventure which will appeal to fans of Bernard Cornwell, George R.R. Martin, and especially Theodore Brun' HISTORICAL NOVEL ASSOCIATION'A gripping action adventure like the sagas of old; and once finished, you just want to go back and read it all over again' MELISENDE'S LIBRARY'An excellently written page-turner, with a feel for the period which invites you into the era and keeps you there' HISTORICAL WRITERS ASSOCIATION