On Viking Seas (The Forerunner, Book 3) by Jay Veloso Batista – Review by Erica Shoebridge

On Viking Seas (Forerunner Series)On Viking Seas by Jay Veloso Batista
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! I can’t say enough good things about this book. On Viking Seas is a colourful, action-packed, can’t-turn-the-pages-fast-enough tale that has everything I need in a Fantasy story: epic adventures, larger than life characters, explosive battles, supernatural forces, and brave teenagers facing unimaginable challenges with heart and integrity. You can’t help but root for the heroes of the Agneson clan as they they boldly live into (and up to) the legend of their parents. From following Finn and his supernatural friends on a snekke longboat in the dangerous icy waters of the North, to Cub’s struggle to escape slavery and return to his prestigious family home, to Kara proving herself to be a brave shield maiden and try to escape being sold into the bonds of marriage, I was completely drawn in. I found myself telling my family parts of the plot so they could appreciate how hard I was rooting for Kara to live a life she loved! It is one of those books that felt so real I had trouble remembering these weren’t people I knew in imaginary lands.

This third book gives a great synopsis at the beginning of where the clan is at in their journeys, so you could probably read this as a stand-alone, but I seriously urge you to read them all. I would say this book is probably best for older teens or adults, but a younger teen could probably manage it if this is a topic they are invested in. I had assumed this was a trilogy, but I discovered at the end that there is a Book 4, which is really the best thing to find out when you think you’re finishing a set of books you wished wouldn’t end. I will be in line to buy the next one!

Reviewed by @ericalorraine
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