The Runes of Destiny

The Runes of Destiny : A sweepingly romantic and thrillingly epic timeslip adventure

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'A superb timeslip novel that stands shoulder to shoulder with some of Barbara Erskine and Diana Gabaldon's finest works' 5* reader review

'This epic romance is sure to sweep you off your feet!' TAKE A BREAK

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 Whispers of the Runes, out now and Tempted by the Runes, available to preorder now! Search 9781472282729.***

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Separated by time. Brought together by fate.

Indulging her fascination for the Viking language and losing herself in an archaeological dig is just what Linnea Berger needs after her recent trauma. Uncovering an exquisite brooch, she blacks out reading the runic inscription, only to come to, surrounded by men in Viking costume, who seem to take re-enactment very seriously.

Lost and confused, Linnea finds herself in the power of Hrafn, a Viking warrior who claims her as his thrall and takes her on a treacherous journey across the seas to sell her for profit. Setting sail, she confronts the unthinkable: she has travelled back to the ninth century.

Linnea is determined to find a way back to her own time, but there's a connection forming with Hrafn. Can she resist the call of the runes and accept her destiny lies here...

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Just some of the rich praise for Christina Courtenay:

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

'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!' KATE RYDER

'Highly recommended for lovers of historical romance and timeslips, it's another absorbing read. 5 stars' GEORGIA HILL

'An amazing page-turner filled with superb historical detail, it had me gripped from the first page to the last - I absolutely loved it!' CLARE MARCHANT

'Every story Christina Courtenay spins is better than the last and every world she creates is more real' SUE MOORCROFT

'This book has brought the 9th century world alive to me and made me desperate to read more about it' GILL STEWART
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 26mm | 261g
  • Headline Review
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1472268245
  • 9781472268242
  • 448,288

About Christina Courtenay

Christina Courtenay is an award-winning author of historical romance and time slip (dual time) stories. She started writing so that she could be a stay-at-home mum to her two daughters, but didn't get published until daughter number one left home aged twenty-one, so that didn't quite go to plan! Since then, however, she's made up for it by having eleven novels published and winning the RNA's Romantic Novel of the Year Award for Best Historical Romantic Novel twice with Highland Storms (2012) and The Gilded Fan (2014), and once for Best Fantasy Romantic Novel with Echoes of the Runes (2021).

Christina is half Swedish and grew up in that country. She has also lived in Japan and Switzerland, but is now based in Herefordshire, close to the Welsh border. She's a keen amateur genealogist and loves history and archaeology (the armchair variety).

To find out more, visit christinacourtenay.com, find her on Facebook /christinacourtenayauthor or follow her on Twitter @PiaCCourtenay.
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371 ratings
4.2 out of 5 stars
5 47% (176)
4 30% (113)
3 18% (66)
2 4% (14)
1 1% (2)
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