Title: The Last Viking
Author: Sandra Hill
First published July 1, 2004
390 pages, Mass Market Paperback
ISBN: 9780505522559 (ISBN10: 0505522551)
Professor Meredith Foster’s life changed when a six-foot-four Viking showed up in her living room. Geirolf Ericsson, a Viking from a thousand years ago, was as authentic as he could be with his leather tunic, ancient tongue, and callused hands.
Meredith found herself drawn to his muscular form and the fantasy of being pleasured by him. As she tried to teach him about the present day, he helped her fulfill her grandfather’s dream of re-creating a Viking ship.
However, the more time they spent together, the more Meredith realized that fate might have brought them together for a reason. Follow the story of The Last Viking as Meredith discovers her own dreams and the true identity of her Viking.
About the Author
Sandra Hill is a Penn State graduate who spent over a decade working as a features writer and education editor for publications in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Through covering serious topics, she learned the importance of finding humor in even the bleakest of stories.
Currently, she is a mother of four sons and the wife of a stockbroker. This biography was either provided by Sandra Hill or someone representing her.
Sandra Hill is an accomplished romance writer and The Last Viking is a lively and fun adventure that blends romance and Viking mythology. First published in 2004, the book transcends genre with its unique blending of historical fiction, time-travel, and paranormal elements.
Amidst the action-packed plot and unique world-building, Hill also manages to touch on themes of family and loyalty. The story follows Sara Jenkins, a teacher who travels through time to the Viking age and meets Rolf Magnusson, a fierce Viking warrior who is on the brink of defeat.
Sara tries to help Rolf and his people survive and learn to embrace their Viking heritage. Along the way, she also learns a lot about herself and her own history.
Hill’s writing is engaging and the pacing is spot-on. The world-building is one of the novel’s strengths, as Hill vividly describes the Viking society and customs.
The Last Viking is an entertaining and humorous escape from reality, perfect for readers who enjoy well-crafted romance and mythological elements. However, the novel does have its limitations.
While the characters are likable and well-developed, the romance between them lacks depth and direction. The historical accuracy of the setting raises some issues, such as the fact that the Vikings never actually wore horns on their helmets.
Despite these limitations, The Last Viking remains a captivating and enjoyable read. Hill’s skilled writing and vivid world-building provide an entertaining escape from reality for readers.
While not perfect, The Last Viking has its place in the genre and will appeal to those who are seeking a fun and adventurous romance novel. Overall, The Last Viking is highly recommended for those who enjoy romance and adventure, and those who are interested in Viking mythology.
This novel is a testament to Hill’s writing prowess and will keep readers entertained from beginning to end. I give this book a rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars.