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I would recommend this to readers of Barbara Erskine and if you enjoyed the TV series Vikings‘ 5* reader review

‘Once again, Christina Courtenay takes us to the heart of the Viking world with an epic romantic tale of love and adventure’ NICOLA CORNICK

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.

***Don’t miss Christina’s stunning timeslip novels, Echoes of the Runes and The Runes of Destiny, out now and Tempted by the Runes, available to preorder now! Search 9781472282729.***

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Time is no barrier for a love that is destined to be.


When jewellery designer Sara Mattsson is propelled back to the ninth century, after cutting herself on a Viking knife she uncovers at an archaeological dig, she is quick to accept what has happened to her. For this is not the first Sara has heard of time travel.

Although acutely aware of the danger she faces when she loses the knife – and with it her way to return to her own time – this is also the opportunity of a lifetime. What better way to add authenticity to the Viking and Anglo-Saxon motifs used in her designs?

As luck has it, the first person Sara encounters is Rurik Eskilsson, a fellow silversmith, who is also no stranger to the concept of time travel. Agreeing that Sara can accompany him to Jorvik, they embark on a journey even more perilous than one through time. But Fate has brought these two kindred spirits together across the ages for a reason…

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Just some of the rich praise for Christina Courtenay:

Whispers of the Runes is the best Christina Courtenay book yet. It held me captive as I read and stayed in my mind whenever I had to put it down’ SUE MOORCROFT

‘A wonderful dual timeline story with captivating characters and full of vivid historical detail bringing the Viking world alive, I didn’t want it to end!’ CLARE MARCHANT

‘I love how the historical detail is sure and authentic but never at the expense of a rollicking-good story and romance. If you like beautifully written timeslip, this is definitely one for you. Oh, and did I mention hot Vikings? What’s not to like!’ GEORGIA HILL

‘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


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