What are the best Viking historical fiction books?

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    #1The Last Kingdom (Saxon Tales)

    The Last Kingdom (Saxon Tales)

    The Last Kingdom is the first book in the series The Saxon Chronicles. It tells the story of Uhtred Ragnarson, a boy who was born a Saxon and then kidnapped by Danes as a child. Since then they raised Uhtred to become a warrior. 

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    Cheryl Nguyen
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This is a great historical fiction series. I couldn't stop reading it. I'm not usually a person who read history books but when you add a little fiction to it, it is impossible to resist. Great storytelling and the narrator even intercedes in the tale to clarify thing. "
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    #2Odinn's Child: The Heroes of the North Live On (Viking Trilogy)

    Odinn's Child: The Heroes of the North Live On (Viking Trilogy)
    The first book of the 'Viking Trilogy' starts in 1001, when a young child named Thorgils Leiffson is brought up in foster care to a young woman. This kid will grow up raised by many mentors, who will teach him everything he needs to know to defend their land from the 'White Gods'




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    Liliana Cervantes
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "If you get to come across a book on Amazon with a rating below 4 out of 5 stars, just don't get it, for example maybe this one, I would not recommend this one based on the reviews it received. A three and a half rating maybe acceptable for some people but I would still not recommend this solution, I am very sure there are more options very appropriate for the problem given."
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    #3The Pagan Lord (Saxon Tales)

    The Pagan Lord (Saxon Tales)

    Alfred the Great is now dead, and his son Edward is the king of England, but peace won't last long, as the Danes in the north are planning their attack: led by Viking Cnut, they won't rest until the emerald crown is theirs. 

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    Walter Perry
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Very nice and it must be good to read the fiction book of it"
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    #4The Burning Land (Saxon Tales)

    The Burning Land (Saxon Tales)

    King Alfred of Wessex is too ill to command his armies, so it is up to Alfred to defeat the invading Danes lead by Harald Bloodhair, who has teamed up with long-lost friends to try to conquer England. 

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    Zachary Wood
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Reading this book, you realize how much has changed regarding warfare between Viking times and now. Yes, you still have foot soldiers in both cases, but the notion that the commander needing to be with his army no longer applies today. As such, it is interesting to see the Viking king needing to delegate command of his armies, and the consequences that doing so entails. One could compare this to a more grounded Game of Thrones, without all the dragons and magic. As such, the book may appeal to realists, despite the story being fictional, though fantasy junkies may find the story bland."
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    #5Death of Kings (Saxon Tales)

    Death of Kings (Saxon Tales)

    The sixth book of the 'Saxon Tales' series starts with the death of Alfred the Great, whose successor is not yet clear. England's unity is at stake, and even though his son Edward was named his successor, there are many Saxons claiming the throne, and many Vikings are ready to attack from the North.

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    Stephanie Jackson
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "My fiancee is a big fan of Norse and Viking culture and mythology. She also likes reading, and since she's picky about what she reads, I thought mixing this interest with a good historical fiction novel would be a good gift for her. However, closer inspection shows this might not be the case. First of all, it's the sixth book in a series, so she'd have to catch up before reading. Second, the Viking aspect is a threat to the north, not a main focus of the novel, that takes place in England instead."
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    #6Sworn Brother (Viking Trilogy)

    Sworn Brother (Viking Trilogy)
    Few months after being freed from the Irish Church, Thorgils found himself in a love affaire wirh the ruler of England. This passionate relationship with this woman named Aelfgifu will bring him nothing but problems, which will lead him to be on the run once again very soon. 



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    Charles Arnold
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I like this book. The book was interesting. "
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    #7The Sea Road

    The Sea Road

    This historical novel narrates the Viking exploration adventures from the eyes of a woman, Gudrid, in which we can know a lot of things about the adventures of this group of northerners, taking the accidental discovery of America as the focal point. 

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    Santiago Peralta
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "This solution is good because it is about Viking history. It has good reviews and seems like an interesting read."
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    #8The Last Light of the Sun

    The Last Light of the Sun

    The Last Light of the Sun by Guy Gavriel Kay is a speculative fiction and fantasy novel originally published in December 2003. This book was preceded by The Sarantine Mosaic and it was followed by The Lions of Al-Rassan.

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    Daniel Hall
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I like to consider myself a great follower of the Game of Thrones series. I have been bought tons of merchandise, DVD sets, figurines, and clothing relating to that television show. Then a friend bought me The Last Light of the Sun. I was a little confused by the gift, because I am not a constant reader of fiction. Then he told me to give it a try, because there were a lot of Game of Thrones-type elements and themes. In the end, he was right, and I have a new favorite book on my shelf."
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    #9The Whale Road (Oathsworn)

    The Whale Road (Oathsworn)
    The Whale Road is a historical fantasy adventure fiction and the first book in Oathsworn series written by Robert Low.  This book is about Orm Rurikson and his Viking brothers. It is published in 2007 by Thomas Dunne Books. 

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    Benjamin Hart
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This book was an "ok" read, I guess. But I wasn't really impressed with it, at all. Reading an encyclopedia is more exciting. "
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    #10Blood Eye (Raven Series)

    Blood Eye (Raven Series)

    Historical fiction featuring Vikings at its finest. After getting captured by the men who burnt his village, Osric, now Raven, has been living with them for many years. His adventure will takes him to accept a dangerous mission: steal a holy book from an enemy country.

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    Jeremy Bryant
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I love Viking mythology so this was a really good read for me. In this story you follow the main characters as they travel to England. This is the first book in the series, so it's a great starting point for people not familiar."

Summary

Best What are the best Viking historical fiction books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Last Kingdom (Saxon Tales)Books 28 Paid
2Odinn's Child: The Heroes of the North Live On (Viking Trilogy)Books 27 Paid
3The Pagan Lord (Saxon Tales)Books 24 Paid
4The Burning Land (Saxon Tales)Books 24 Paid
5Death of Kings (Saxon Tales)Books 22 Paid
6Sworn Brother (Viking Trilogy)Books 21 Paid
7The Sea RoadBooks 17 Paid
8The Last Light of the SunBooks 10 Paid
9The Whale Road (Oathsworn)Books 8 Paid
10Blood Eye (Raven Series)Books 6 Paid
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