I've been dancing around a Viking story for a while. The characters and relationships were there, but I couldn't quite piece them together . . . until the real Olaug took me on a very amusing Norwegian side trip. (More on that another time!) Once I finally figured out how everybody fit, their story just clicked. And I'm so excited to FINALLY share it with you!
The new Norse Crew is fun, and adventurous, and ridiculously resourceful, given what they're working with . . . and without. (Two words: No Nutella. Gasp!) I absolutely adore them, and I know you will, too. Without further ado, introducing the new Norse crew:
Erik held me until my shoulders stopped shaking—whether it was a minute or an hour, I couldn’t tell. The only things I knew for sure were:
I was trapped a thousand years in the past, with little hope of ever going home. And
I was wrapped in the arms of the most absurdly gorgeous Viking to have ever walked the face of the Earth.
Maybe my old life was overrated.
When seventeen-year-old Saga Skånstad discovers an antique dagger, she’s instantly sucked into a world where Vikings rule the seas and dragons roam the skies, and the only thing more dangerous than the chief who takes her captive is the rival who steals her away. The heir of Norway’s most feared tribe is fierce, cold, and absolutely unyielding. With intruders encroaching upon his borders, Erik Halvarsson has little patience for the girl whose ignorance threatens his very existence. He enlists Saga in the magical Valkyris Academy, where she learns the skills she’ll need to protect herself from foreign raiders and domestic terrors. But nothing can protect her from falling for the one guy in all the world she’s absolutely forbidden to choose . . . or from risking everything to unlock the secrets that haunt him.
When darkness threatens Saga’s new home, she must decide whether to return to the life she’s always known, or fight for a love she never could have imagined. Her decision will determine a legacy—not only for Saga, but for the world she never knew she was fated to lead.
How fun is that?? And the Academy Crew is every bit as awesome as their cover.
Viking Academy will be a three-book series, with titles scheduled to release May, July, and September of 2019. Book 1, Viking Academy, will release May 14th on iBooks, and May 21st on all other retailers. Check back soon for more updates!
Until then, I'll be at my laptop. Please send waffles . . . and Nutella!