Forest Child
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Forest Child

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~"...an engaging story depicting timeless human struggles with faith, love, loyalty, and leadership." ~Publisher's Weekly starred review for Forest Child~

Viking warrior. Dauntless leader. Protective mother.

Determined to rise above her rank as the illegitimate "forest child" of Eirik the Red, Freydis launches a second voyage to Vinland to solidify her power and to demand the respect she deserves. She will return home with enough plunder to force her brother, Leif, to sell her the family farm in Greenland.

But nothing can prepare her for the horrors she must confront in Vinland...and nothing can stand in her way when her family is threatened.

In her race to outrun the truths that might destroy her, Freydis ultimately collides with the only enemy she cannot silence—her own heart.

Historically based on the Icelandic Sagas, Forest Child brings the memorable, conflicted persona of Freydis Eiriksdottir to life. This immersive tale is Book Two in the bestselling Vikings of the New World Saga.

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    Forest Child Reviews

  • Jocelyn Green
    Sep 11, 2016

    Forest Child is one of the bravest works of fiction I’ve ever read. Brimming with tension, yet laced with tenderness, this powerful saga is sure to keep you turning the pages far into the night. An ...

  • Alyssa
    Dec 19, 2016

    Top notch Viking fiction. Filled with adventure, romance, redemption along with some violence. But it's about Vikings so it's expected. This is a book I recommend to everyone ages 15+....

  • Beth
    Nov 02, 2016

    I have been waiting eagerly for the second installment of this saga, and I can easily say, I was not disappointed one bit! It’s hard to put my feelings for this book into words – Freydis’s story...

  • Rebecca
    Nov 01, 2016

    "Some are born to love, and some to fight. How can I succeed at both?"Freydis Eiriksgottir has always considered herself a "forest child", an unknown mother and the daughter of a ferocious father, she...

  • Susan Snodgrass
    Sep 28, 2016

    I love history. And I love reading about Vikings. Heather Gilbert combines both extremely well! Her first in this series, God's Daughter, told the story of Gudrid, who abandoned her training as a seer...

  • Susie Finkbeiner
    Sep 03, 2016

    I've been waiting TWO YEARS for this book and was not disappointed! If you can believe it, Forest Child was every bit as good as God's Daughter (and maybe even a little bit better). Can't wait for you...

  • Raechel
    Nov 27, 2016

    I devoured this book. Wow. How does one put coherent words together after reading a Heather Day Gilbert book? I'm blown away each time. Ever since reading "God's Daughter" (book one in this series), a...

  • Denise
    Nov 01, 2016

    Utterly fascinating, captivating and excruciatingly engulfing historical fiction which will leave you wanting to finish the story as soon as possible to find out how it all ends. Wow. Wow ! Did I ment...

  • Trisha
    Sep 22, 2016

    Forest Child is more than just the story of Freydis Eiriksdaughter. Heather Gilbert expertly takes the reader back in time to walk in the shoes of Freydis and see history come to life thru her eyes. F...

  • Werner
    Dec 09, 2016

    This is the long-awaited sequel to the author's God's Daughter, and brings her Saga of the Vikings of the New World to a conclusion. My five-star review of the earlier book is here: https://www.goodre...

About Heather Day Gilbert

Heather Day Gilbert

HEATHER DAY GILBERT, a Grace Award winner and bestselling author, writes novels that capture life in all its messy, bittersweet, hope-filled glory. Born and raised in the West Virginia mountains, generational story-telling runs in her blood. Heather writes Viking historicals and Appalachian mystery/suspense. Publisher's Weekly gave Heather's Viking historical Forest Child a starred review, saying