The Oath of Bjorn
by Tamara Goranson
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Pub Date 01 Dec 2023 | Archive Date 04 Dec 2023
HarperCollins UK, One More Chapter, One More Chapter
Anja has just settled into a new life on the silver shores of Vinland with her beloved, Bjorn.
But then a local warrior bursts onto the scene seeking revenge, swearing to spill Viking blood.
And so Bjorn must risk everything to save the woman he loves before she steps into the darkness and sets their world ablaze.
The Oath of Bjorn is an epic historical novel of gripping adventure and love everlasting – perfect for fans of Vikings and Outlander.Praise for The Voyage of Freydis:
‘Anyone who loves Vikings and historical fiction definitely should pick up this book’ Emily, NetGalley reviewer
‘Very lyrically written, I felt as if I was reading a song’ Tiffany, NetGalley reviewer
‘As a lover of mythology and historical fiction I knew immediately I was going to like this book – and I’m pleased to say I not only liked it but I LOVED it!’ Libby, NetGalley reviewer
‘Tamara Goranson’s writing really shines here. I felt the cold, heard the wind, flinched with the blows – that takes a lot of skill’ Dawn, NetGalley reviewer
‘Took me on a rollercoaster of emotions’ Charlotte, NetGalley reviewer
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This saga continues on the shores of Vinland, where Anja and Bjorn settle. Their love is disturbed by a local warrior who seeks revenge. Bjorn must find the best solution to protect the woman he loves. When Karl Karlsefni arrives on one of the Viking ships that survive the journey via Greenland, Bjorn sees an opportunity. Anja, on the other hand, sees danger. She made the escape from Greenland, and it brings the past she tried to escape so badly.
The first two books involve strong female characters, first Anja’s mother, then Anja. Book 3 is told through the eyes of a man who loves Anja, and is her protector. This love story is about two people who care deeply about each other and will do anything to protect each other in surroundings that are tough to endure.
Their story is set against the historical background of two tribes, the Norse and the Beothuk, with their interaction, mistreatment and survival in a harsh climate.
This gripping adventure has a fast pace. The lyrical prose gives dimensions to love which two people eagerly try to protect.
This book could be read as a stand-alone. As the story progresses, it weaves in the backstories of the main characters. I highly recommend the first two books if you enjoy strong female characters, which I missed in this story. As a result, I didn’t feel as strong connection to this story as the previous two.