The Viking's Chosen
His orders are clear: launch a raid against England and bring home the spoils of war. But the prophecy is also clear: General Torben will take a foreign bride—one who is a seer and healer just like his mother. The eldest princess of England is said to be just that…a beautiful, charming, and headstrong woman. But he's a Viking army general and she's an English princess—and one who is already promised to the king of Tara.Two worlds collide in this epic historical fiction centered on an undeniable chemistry that smolders against the odds. Richly written and injected with moments of humor, this action-packed romantic tale will leave you breathless.Quinn Loftis is the author of twenty novels, including the USA Today Bestseller Fate and Fury.

The Viking's Chosen Details

TitleThe Viking's Chosen
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 12th, 2018
PublisherClean Teen Publishing
ISBN-139781634222747
Rating
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction

The Viking's Chosen Review

  • Sarah Swann
    January 1, 1970
    This is just what I needed right now! These characters have my whole heart. I loved the dynamic between Torben and Allete. Their circumstances broke my heart, I just need them to be together and happy. The side characters cracked me up as well, especially Dayna. And talk about a villain...woooo. It doesn’t get much worse than Cathal. Vikings, English royalty, a little magic thrown in...good stuff.Is it the best writing? No. Is it complex and incredibly thought out? No. But it was juicy and I con This is just what I needed right now! These characters have my whole heart. I loved the dynamic between Torben and Allete. Their circumstances broke my heart, I just need them to be together and happy. The side characters cracked me up as well, especially Dayna. And talk about a villain...woooo. It doesn’t get much worse than Cathal. Vikings, English royalty, a little magic thrown in...good stuff.Is it the best writing? No. Is it complex and incredibly thought out? No. But it was juicy and I connected with the characters and I care about them and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. And sometimes that’s just all you need. I also need the second book YESTERDAY!!!*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • Jeraca
    January 1, 1970
    I received this eARC novel from Red Coat Publishing. This is my honest review. Release date: February 12, 2018Being the oldest daughter of a king, out of three girls, Allete knows that she is destined to leave her home for an arranged marriage. So it is no surprise when her father tells her that King Cathal has made an agreement with her father, and that she will be married to him and go to his kingdom. What is a surprise, though, is how evil Cathal is. He has the attractive looks, but he is a t I received this eARC novel from Red Coat Publishing. This is my honest review. Release date: February 12, 2018Being the oldest daughter of a king, out of three girls, Allete knows that she is destined to leave her home for an arranged marriage. So it is no surprise when her father tells her that King Cathal has made an agreement with her father, and that she will be married to him and go to his kingdom. What is a surprise, though, is how evil Cathal is. He has the attractive looks, but he is a terrible man who does terrible things to women. Because Allete is his intended, Cathal is taking a lot of risks to put her in her place - as a woman should be. Allete is a strong willed girl, so bending to Cathal's demands is very hard for her. But she doesn't want to put her father in a bad position and risk putting their kingdom into war if he backs out of the arranged marriage. Torben is a Viking - a warrior. He is following his crazy jarl, and they are planning to attack the two kingdoms when King Cathal comes to claim his bride. When his mother, the Oracle, tells him that he will find his future bride and the love of his life in the palace, he is unsure how he feels about this. On the one hand, he believes his mother because she has the gift, but on the other hand, bringing a foreign bride to his tribe is not going to go over well. But when Torben meets Allete, he knows that she is the one. He is in disguise, but tries to tell Allete everything about him because he wants her to fall for him the way that he is falling for her. The biggest problem is that Torben has to watch Allete be mentally and physically abused by Cathal while he poses as her guard and he can't do anything to stop it. Torben and Allete have to wait for just a little longer, and then they can go through their their plans to be together. But there are a lot of factors that are going to happen, and things may not go as planned for them. Torben and Allete won't let anything get in the way between them, but some things are beyond their control. This was a great book! I haven't read any historical romances in awhile, so it was a nice, refreshing story for me!Allete is an awesome character and is a total boss! She knows how to be a princess and a Queen and she knows how the society works, even if she doesn't agree with it. She is so poised and mature, but she is so sneaky and devious when she wants to be. Seeing her with Torben cracked me up to much because they are definitely a match made in heaven and can give the other a run for their money. When she was dealing with Cathel, I just wanted to scream. I know she was doing well, but she should have gotten backup with her parents because no one should have to go through that - ever. She may be tough and can handle it, but her family loves her too much for her to go through that abuse. I loved Allete's little sister, Dayna! She is feisty and funny and so too much, but she is a hellion and she knows it and loves it. She makes the book so much better with her random statements and is definitely good for a good laugh. I really hope she gets her own story soon because I would love to see her battle it out with Brant!Torben is such a macho manly man and he is so easy to swoon over. I loved the way he was around Allete cause you could really see how much he cares for her and would do anything to make her happy. The only bad part about this book is that it has a CLIFFHANGER!!!! AAAHHHH!!!! I despise cliffhangers and that is usually why I won't read books in a series. But, alas, here I am wanting to know what happens to everyone and I have to wait until who knows when... :( sad face. I think a lot of readers will really enjoy this great novel! I can't wait to get my hands on the next one already, and I am so glad that I was able to read this through Red Coat Publishing :)
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  • Leslie M.
    January 1, 1970
    General Torben has heard the prophecy: He will take a foreign bride. She will be a seer and healer like his mother.Princess Allette is betrothed to King Cathal, and she is anything but excited, as he is an evil, abusive man. However, she is determined to do what she can to help her family and her country.Unexpected events will bring Torben and Allette together, and they will be asked to make sacrifices which could impact the future of many.This book is different than what I usually read. However General Torben has heard the prophecy: He will take a foreign bride. She will be a seer and healer like his mother.Princess Allette is betrothed to King Cathal, and she is anything but excited, as he is an evil, abusive man. However, she is determined to do what she can to help her family and her country.Unexpected events will bring Torben and Allette together, and they will be asked to make sacrifices which could impact the future of many.This book is different than what I usually read. However, I have read other books by Loftis, and that led me to give this book a try … and I’m glad I did. Quinn is a master at crafting compelling and intriguing stories. While her books are often geared toward the YA market, adults will no doubt enjoy them, as well. The Viking’s Chosen, an action-packed historical romance, is no exception. It quickly engages the reader, and the characters, especially the heroine, are relatable. The story is told in alternating POV’s, and the transitions flow smoothly. Allette is feisty, intelligent, and strong. Torben is loyal, protecting, trustworthy, and brave. You can’t help but root for good to win out over evil. The ending may well leave the reader saying, “There better be a sequel … soon!”Some of my favorite quotes are:• “Each of us must decide for ourselves what we want in this life. We have to choose to pursue our happiness, not just hope that what our mothers and fathers want for us will suddenly happen.• “You are the master of your own life. There will be bumps and detours along the way, but at every turn, there will be a choice. Do not let yourself become a victim of your circumstances. You are too special for that fate.”Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy, but I wasn’t required to leave a positive review.
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  • Ira
    January 1, 1970
    Alright, I must admit that very often Viking stories and I, well, let's just say that we don't mix well, as they tend to be rather brutal and I might have a problem with that high level of brutality. In this case though, I fell for the cobination of the author, the cover and the blurb and couldn't resist. After pushing it around a bit and starting, not really starting to read it, I finally put on my big girl panties and started. And didn't stop till the end.There were some minor things that did Alright, I must admit that very often Viking stories and I, well, let's just say that we don't mix well, as they tend to be rather brutal and I might have a problem with that high level of brutality. In this case though, I fell for the cobination of the author, the cover and the blurb and couldn't resist. After pushing it around a bit and starting, not really starting to read it, I finally put on my big girl panties and started. And didn't stop till the end.There were some minor things that did strike me as not being completely conclusive but on the whole I really really enjoyed reading this book. Strong, feisty women, really bad villains (even though those tend to be mad as well) and strong, protective men who respect their women and don't smother them. The chemistry between our hero Torben, the Viking and Princess Allete Auvray is convincing and you can feel that they belong together and not just because Cathal, her betrothed is a cruel brute. The villains like Cathal and the Viking King Magnus are defined by their brutality and their cruelty, there's nothing subtile or complex about them, the other characters are more complex though and I really loved all the dynamics. I laughed and chuckled a lot, giggled, was upset and laughed again.A fast-paced story about love and magic and...love....of course and...a cliffhanger. If you are like me, you might want to wait a bit till at least the next book, "The Viking's Captive" is out because otherwise you might feel (like me) that November is simply too far away for the story to continue especially considering the circumstances in which we find our friends at the end of this book - but no matter what, read this book, it is definitely worth it!
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  • Marissa
    January 1, 1970
    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks Red Coat PR!The Viking's Chosen is the first installment in a new historical fiction series with elements of romance and fantasy. The story follows Torben, a general for the Viking Clan Hakon who has been ordered by his jarl to lead his clan on a raid against England. Meanwhile, he has been prophesied to take a foreign bride who possesses special gifts. These two events cross in a surprising manner when Torben find I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks Red Coat PR!The Viking's Chosen is the first installment in a new historical fiction series with elements of romance and fantasy. The story follows Torben, a general for the Viking Clan Hakon who has been ordered by his jarl to lead his clan on a raid against England. Meanwhile, he has been prophesied to take a foreign bride who possesses special gifts. These two events cross in a surprising manner when Torben finds himself tied up in a plot to invade a kingdom in England. Allete, the eldest daughter of the king ruling said kingdom happens to have the gift of healing. She is also in the unfortunate situation of being in an arranged marriage with a physically and emotionally abusive monarch. Torben gets assigned as her guard, bears witness to the abuse, begins spending more time with her, and a romance evolves. This romance seems to have a lot working against it with the arranged marriage and the Vikings about to invade. The mix of events leads to some very creative storytelling. I really enjoyed the dialogue and the bantering between the no nonsense, strong willed female characters and the big, burly Viking warriors. It was very entertaining. The romance wasn't too over the top. There was a decent amount of action considering its Viking warriors invading a country. The book does end on a cliffhanger and I would be very interested in reading more.
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  • A.R. Hellbender
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Firstly, be warned that this book is not a standalone. The happily ever after comes in a following book. This book was awesome. I love all of the characters, the sister relationship, the action, and the romance. And the villain, of course. Boy did I love to hate him. Seriously the vilest, cruelest villain I've come across in a good long time. There were a couple of things that could have been improved, however. -each chapt I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Firstly, be warned that this book is not a standalone. The happily ever after comes in a following book. This book was awesome. I love all of the characters, the sister relationship, the action, and the romance. And the villain, of course. Boy did I love to hate him. Seriously the vilest, cruelest villain I've come across in a good long time. There were a couple of things that could have been improved, however. -each chapter opens with a quote from either of the two protagonists, and for the first half of the book, that serves to indicate whose POV we're reading. But halfway through, the quotes stop having anything to do with which character's POV it is. It's pretty confusing to read a quote from Alette and have the chapter actually be from Torben's POV all of a sudden. -also, part of the plot revolves around Torben and his men being made to look like Englishmen by magic. This was completely outside of the rest of the magic that goes on in this book, and thusly felt way too convenient.
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  • Heather Lovelace
    January 1, 1970
    Heaven help me. Just when I think I can’t love Quinn Loftis more and can not fathom another genre she will be able to cover...she blew my world apart. This book is epic and beautiful and real and riveting and amazing and... Yes I’m gushing. And you will understand why as soon as you pick up this treasure. You will not be able to put it down until you finish it’s last page. Beautifully done, once again. I only want to throw a fit because I have to wait for the story’s continuation.
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  • Amanda Floyd
    January 1, 1970
    First off, I love Quinn Loftis so I had pretty high hopes for this book. I was not disappointed at all. The combination of Vikings plus some romance was absolutely perfect. The romance wasn't over the top like alot of authors tend to do. It does end on a cliff hanger so I hope the next one will be out soon! loved this book!
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  • Andrea Vickers
    January 1, 1970
    This is one gripping story! I absolutely loved it, it has a little something for everyone. The relationship between the characters is palpable and draws you in so you feel a genuine need for the right outcome for each of the characters. I laughed, I cried and I cannot wait for the next instalment of this series! A must read!
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  • Alana
    January 1, 1970
    A Great book! Not my typical genre but I quickly found myself falling for and rooting for the 2 main characters! I loved watching their relationship evolve and the supporting characters made me laugh out loud at times!! The cliffhanger ending will leave you praying for a quick release of the second instalment!
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  • Courtney Huchton
    January 1, 1970
    Allete the oldest of her sisters,betrothed to save her father's kingdom. The king she is promised to is hungry for power. A viking with a prophecy and clan to save and leader who has become mad to gain riches and power. Both with much to gain and much to lose together they could save her father's kingdom and his people. Incredible read, I need the next asap!!
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  • Aimee Ingram
    January 1, 1970
    I loved loved loved this book! I cannot wait for the next one to find out what’s gonna happen,
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