The Viking (Prequel to Marti Talbott's Highlander Series) [NOOK Book]

Overview

At not quite fifteen, Stefan's father finally let him board the longship Sja Vinna to take part in his first Viking raid. Yet, the battle was not at all what he expected and he soon found himself alone and stranded in Scotland.

Thirteen-year-old Kannak's problem was just as grave. Her father deserted them and the only way to survive, she decided, was to take a husband over her mother's objections. Suddenly she was helping a hated Viking ...
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The Viking (Prequel to Marti Talbott's Highlander Series)

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Overview

At not quite fifteen, Stefan's father finally let him board the longship Sja Vinna to take part in his first Viking raid. Yet, the battle was not at all what he expected and he soon found himself alone and stranded in Scotland.

Thirteen-year-old Kannak's problem was just as grave. Her father deserted them and the only way to survive, she decided, was to take a husband over her mother's objections. Suddenly she was helping a hated Viking escape. Could Kannak successfully hide a Viking in the middle of a Scottish Clan? And why was someone plotting to kill the clan's beloved laird?
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This book is a prequel to Marti Talbott's Highlander Series.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011939341
  • Publisher: Marti Talbott
  • Publication date: 10/16/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 83,837
  • File size: 169 KB

Meet the Author

Of Scottish and English descent, Marti Talbott lives in Seattle and has written several full length novels including Seattle Quake 9.2, The Promise, Broken Pledge and Suspects. She began writing the Highlander Series in August of 2009. The first five books are a collection of 20 short stories followed by Betrothed, The Golden Sword, Abducted, A time of Madness, Triplets, Secrets and now Marblestone Mansion. To be notified when new books are available, visit her website - Marti Talbott's Stories.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    Excellent read!

    This is actually book #1 in the Highlanders series .. even though it doesn't say that.. I have read the whole series and take my word for it they will be better understood if you will take the time to read this first! Love this book.. if you love romance and true love without the too hot live scenes these are the books for you to read! Great author.. love love love these books.. You will read of love so great even time does not cause it to fade <3

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 27, 2014

    This book is the first in a long series of books about the MacGr

    This book is the first in a long series of books about the MacGreagor Clan. Although they can be read independently, it is probably better to read this first book which sets the historic background and tone for all the others.

    The Viking, introduces the reader to fourteen year old Stefan Rosetti who is embarking on his first voyage as a Viking. His father Donor commands his ship Sja Vinna; which is headed for the shores of Scotland; but Stefan is unaware that his father has plans for both of them to remain in Scotland, the land of his mother’s birth. Unfortunately, they are attacked immediately after going ashore. Donor is killed; Stefan escapes and searches for a new beginning.

    Stefan becomes the protector of a woman named Jirvel and her daughter, Kannak. Jirvel’s husband Eogan has deserted them, and their lands are in disrepair. Stefan rapidly gains their trust; he feigns to be their relative from the lands to the North. The women belong to the Macoran clan and are under the protection of their Laird. Jirvel and Kannak plead with him to allow them to remain single as many suitors seek to marry them. The Laird experiences struggles with his wife Agnes and two wayward twin sons who plot against him. I do not want to give away too much of the story, but there are lots of twists and turns in the plot for all the characters. Stefan will lose his freedom and eventually uncover his true identity.

    The characters are well developed and the plot line moves swiftly. This is the kind of book you want to read in one sitting. The dialogue is authentic but not difficult to understand. Talbott combines history, romance and adventure in pleasing proportions. I recommend the book for ages fourteen and older. Let me give fair warning….. as soon as you finish reading, you will want to pick up the next in the series!

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2014

    Excellent... i received this free; however, I would have been wi

    Excellent... i received this free; however, I would have been willing to pay.  A must read.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2014

    Very good book

    This is only a 143 page book. However, Marti Talbut packs a lot of great reading into thses pages. This is the prequil to her Highlander series. I highly recommend this book. Now to start eading the Highlander series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2014

    Loved it!!!

    I thought this was a great little book! Nice love story, good Viking/Scottish history and a terrific ending which made me smile. I highly recommend it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2014

    Good

    Good read. Have enjoyednother books by this author and look forward to reading more of this authors work

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2015

    Excellent short story. 

    Excellent short story. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2015

    The Viking

    Book 1. Is a decent read. Held me to the end. Tells how the McGregor Clan came into being.

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  • Posted January 15, 2015

    Captivating...in a word.Love everything she writes.

    Captivating...in a word.Love everything she writes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2015

    Good book

    Well done

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2014

    Very good book

    I really liked this book.

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  • Posted December 15, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    If you like books that let you see and get a feel for life in the early years this is your book looking at Scotland. I enjoyed reading about farm life and the power a Load had over his people. The life or death that could be given for breaking some rule of the land and lord.

    How homes were made, what women faced as a young girl or a married women at the hands of there fathers, lords or husbands.How law breaks were treated.

    I found it a enjoyable book and plan to read the others in this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2014

    Really good read.

    Wasnt expecting such a good story from a free book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2014

    Lovely!

    Short and very sweet. It was a quick read but informative and fun! I love an author who doesn't feel the need to use pornographic words to describe the act of love/sex. Thank you Marti Talbott. I will search out more of your books in the future.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2014

    Good book not to much......... click to read more by:KILLERCAT1972

    Good book not to much romance. A nice combination of romance and action. Definitly is not like a Disney movie with first sight. A nice graduall increase in romance and action. The plot starts setting itself up very settly in the beginig. Definitly recomend this book and the rest of Marti Talbots highlanders siries. Review written by:KILLERCAT1972

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2014

    Anonymous

    Good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2014

    A A good beginning

    More of a young adult storyline but entertaining

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2014

    Great read

    This book is a very easy read that grabs your attention early. I found I was looking forward to the next time I would be able to continue the story and didn't want to put it down.

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  • Posted November 14, 2014

    It was a good read. Make sure you read this one first from the H

    It was a good read. Make sure you read this one first from the Highlanders Series. It shows how the clan came about. 

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  • Posted November 7, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    Good read

    Good read for free

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