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

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

I have been in need of a good Viking tale, and this book exceeded expectations! I wasn’t sure what I was going to encounter when I started the book, but I was surprised throughout the entirety of it. It was a bit of a slow burn at first, but I was excited to find that it picked up speed pretty quickly. I can’t wait to read the rest of the forerunner series!

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On Viking Seas (The Forerunner, Book 3) by Jay Veloso Batista – Review by Lizzie Chapman Gough

On Viking Seas (Forerunner Series)On Viking Seas by Jay Veloso Batista
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this novel. Although a little slow paced at times it adds to the atmosphere and the fill in, slow chapters help to add to the overall story. There were several main characters to this story and I found myself rooting for them all wanting Kara to become the warrior that she dreams of, Sorven to avenge his father’s death and for Cub to find his freedom. i also found Finn a really interesting character to and it really helped to add an element of folklore and magic to the story. This is the first I have read in this series and although you can read as a standalone I am going to be catching up with the first two and look forward to the next installment.

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

On Viking Seas (Forerunner Series)On Viking Seas by Jay Veloso Batista
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

On Viking Seas (Forerunner Series Book 3) by Jay Veloso Batista receives 4 out of 5 stars. First of all, there is a lot going on in this book. It is the third installment in the author’s Forerunner Series, and not having read the first two books, I got a little lost from time to time. There are difficult names of characters and places of which to keep track. That being said, the tale itself is wonderfully woven together, and an entire world has been created using real historic legends and events. As any fantasy tale worth its salt, it contains plenty of adventure, magic, and even a dragon! The vibrant imagery and characters that jump right off the page rival that of J.R.R. Tolkien. As stated, there is a lot to keep track of, so reading the first two books would have been helpful as to what is going on. I kept getting hung up on the pronunciations of names and the point of view, but it was a page-turner and kept me interested. I recommend this book to any lover of mythologies and historical fantasies. I would also recommend reading books one and two first, as it can only make the experience better! This author is definitely one to watch!

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

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

On Viking Seas is the third book in The Forerunner Series. It is a historical, fantasy story. It was such a great story. It will take you on an exciting journey into a time where God’s rule over the people. I enjoyed the many different aspects in which separately take place but merge together. I love stories that share different characters point of views and this one does just that! Loved the time period and the characters. Very imaginative and detailed. The way the author describes it all, made for an amazing read. I do recommend you read the first the two books in its series, to gain better knowledge of the unfolding story. If you love epic, historical, fantasy stories then this book is a must read!

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On Viking Seas (Forerunner Series Book 3) by Jay Veloso Batista – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

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

This is the continuation of the story of the Agneson family, in this installment they have split up and are all over the northern reaches, Thorfinn in on the Verdandi Smiles snekke with Karl and his crew as they battle their way through a gruelling storm in the northern seas, Cub has been captured after the battle at Ethandun and is in chains, injured and on his way to a tin mine in Devonshire as a slave. Sorven is travelling with his family to Jorvik where they will be staying so that they can rest and recover from the devastating news of their most recent tragedies, whereas Kara is shocked and appalled by the idea that she is of marrying age and is soon to be paired with a suitor by her uncle as a way to improve the ties to his Mercian comrades, when all she wants is to become a shield maiden. Meanwhile Yeru is recovering from her arrow wound with her cousin Gurid and her family while catching up on the most recent news of the rest of the family.

As their individual trials unfold, will they make their way through and keep themselves alive, or will they succumb to them never to see the rest of their family again? With hidden enemies, secret schemes and adventures galore, this is a fantastic romp through a living myth with twists, turns, happiness and sadness as the adventures continue.

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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

On Viking Seas (Forerunner Series)On Viking Seas by Jay Veloso Batista
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

On Viking Seas from the Forerunner series By Jay Veloso Batista is a vivid, creative and well written novel by a truly talented Author. Every step of the story that the Author takes us on is carefully crafted to make us feel like we are truly IN the story with the characters. The story is told from various characters points of view which I think adds to the readers connectivity with the story.

I do feel however, that my experience would have definitely been further enhanced had I read the previous books in the series. So I suggest if you love well written characters and an action packed story told and therefore experienced from multiple points of view then this wonderful novel and series is definitely for you! Do yourself a favour and start at the beginning!

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

On Viking Seas (Forerunner Series)On Viking Seas by Jay Veloso Batista
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you like epic adventure and historic fiction, grab this book immediately. The detail is rich and I fell right in to the storyline, loving to explore the plot and characters. Everything felt very tangible and was just extremely well written. I look forward to reading more from this author. Loved this book!

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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On Viking Seas (The Forerunner, Book 3) by Jay Veloso Batista – Review by Betsy Melano

On Viking Seas (Forerunner Series)On Viking Seas by Jay Veloso Batista
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

On Viking Seas (The Forerunner Series Book 3) by Jay Veloso Batista is an awesome historical fiction story that hooked me right away! It’s the first book I’ve read by this author and I will be searching out more of his books. I enjoy reading historical fiction stories that make you imagine what life was like. Add in some old gods, witches, trolls, it sure gets interesting. Once I figured out some of the characters, it was fairly easy to follow the story which is written from several different character’s points of view.
Thank you Mr. Batista for reminding me of my love for reading historical fiction!

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

On Viking Seas (Forerunner, Book #3)On Viking Seas by Jay Veloso Batista
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

On Viking Seas (The Forerunner Series book 3) by Jay Veloso Batista is a historical fantasy story. Jay gives the reader a vivid and engaging look into the life of a Viking and his passion and knowledge flows through the words. It makes it so easy to believe you have been transported to this time and a day in the life of dangerous voyages and hardships, epic battles and sweet love, pain, and joy.

I did not realise that this is the third book in the series so found it a little hard in the beginning but soon realised that it was because I didn’t have the knowledge from the first two books. Having said that I soon settled in and did enjoy this book and will be going back to read from the beginning.

With shapeshifting witches and trolls, wyrms and dark elves, ghosts and a whole world of creatures and characters, you will be transported to another magical time and adventures that take us across Midgard and the 9 realms and more.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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

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

On Viking Seas is the third book in the Forerunner Series by Jay Veloso Batista set in the Viking Era around 880. It is a historical fantasy with all the trimmings. Suspense, magic, and mystical beings are melded perfectly into a historical period. Hold on to your seat cryptozoology fans, we have (drum rolls please)… dragons. Did I mention dark elves? History buffs and fellow pagans will truly enjoy the detail and historical notes given in this fantastic story when it comes to the Wild Hunt, legends, and other historical events.

The story follows the protagonist children of the Agneson clan: Cub, Kara, Sorven, Fin, Karl, and forerunner Thorfinn. Each alone in facing grueling troubles, events, and enemies. From plotting alderman, pet dragons, forced marriage, slavery, life at sea, and the ever-looming Jarl’s curse they seek to end. They remain determined despite the grim onslaught of troubles that face them as they continue their journey across Midgard (in summary: the Viking version of Earth).

The main characters stay at the forefront of this work while the subplots are tangled in perfectly. The care the author put into the historical details, the magic system, the mythology spills onto the pages of this book in an unforgettable way. Fans of historical fiction and fantasy alike will gravitate to this series and find themselves spun in. Recommended for any age YA to Adult.