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‘Wonderfully written and a real page turner. Christina tells a story equally as well as Barbara Erskine’ 5* reader review

This stunning and evocative new timeslip novel from the bestselling
author of Echoes of the Runes is available to preorder now!

Brimming with romance, adventure and vivid historical detail, Christina Courtenay does for the Vikings what Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander and Clanlans does for Scottish history.

Born centuries apart. Bound by a love that defied time.

Madison Berger is visiting Dublin with her family for a Viking re-enactment festival, when she chances upon a small knife embedded in the banks of the Liffey. Maddie recognises what the runes on the knife’s handle signify: the chance to have her own adventures in the past.

Maddie only intends to travel back in time briefly, but a skirmish in 9th century Dublin results in her waking up on a ship bound for Iceland, with the man who saved her from attack.

Geir Eskilsson has left his family in Sweden to boldly carve out a life of his own. He is immediately drawn to Maddie, but when he learns of her connection to his sisters-in-law, he begins to believe that Fate has played a part in bringing them together. Amidst the perils that await on their journey to a new land, the truest battle will be to win Maddie’s heart and convince her that the runes never lie…

Praise for Christina’s pacy, evocative and romantic Echoes of the Runes and The Runes of Destiny, out now:

Seals Christina Courtenay’s crown as the Queen of Viking Romance’ CATHERINE MILLER

‘This epic romance is sure to sweep you off your feet!’ TAKE A BREAK

‘An absorbing story, fast-paced and vividly imagined, which really brought the Viking world to life’ PAMELA HARTSHORNE

‘A love story and an adventure, all rolled up inside a huge amount of intricately-detailed, well-researched history. Thoroughly enjoyable’ KATHLEEN MCGURL

‘Prepare to be swept along in this treasure of an adventure! With a smart, courageous heroine and hunky, honourable hero at the helm, what’s not to like?’ KATE RYDER

‘Highly recommended for lovers of historical romance and timeslips, it’s another absorbing read. 5 stars’ GEORGIA HILL

‘An amazing page-turner filled with superb historical detail, it had me gripped from the first page to the last – I absolutely loved it!’ CLARE MARCHANT

‘Every story Christina Courtenay spins is better than the last and every world she creates is more real. I loved The Runes of Destiny!’ SUE MOORCROFT

‘This book has brought the 9th century world alive to me and made me desperate to read more about it’ GILL STEWART