The Viking's Chosen (Clan Hakon, #1) by Quinn Loftis

The Viking's Chosen (Clan Hakon, #1)

His orders are clear: launch a raid against England and bring home the spoils of war. But the prophecy is also clear: General Torben will take a foreign bride — one who is a seer and healer just like his mother. The eldest princess of England is said to be just that… a beautiful, charming, and headstrong woman. But he's a Viking army general and she's an English princess — and one who is already promised to the king of Tara.Two worlds colli...


Details The Viking's Chosen (Clan Hakon, #1)

TitleThe Viking's Chosen (Clan Hakon, #1)
ISBN9781634222747
Author
Release DateFeb 12th, 2018
PublisherClean Teen Publishing
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Historical, Historical Fiction, Romance, Young Adult, Magic, Did Not Finish
Rating

Reviews The Viking's Chosen (Clan Hakon, #1)

  • Lona
    2018-05-23
    Was this the most original and well-written book I have ever read? No, not even close. Was this a fun, historical romance with lots of sass and banter? Yes. While there are a lot of grammatical errors with this book and an over-the-top damsel in distress theme, but this simple and funny romance book was exactly what I was in the mood for. The characters were vibrant and had a lot of personality, and I was in a rare romance-y mood so I was chill w...
  • Beth
    2018-02-15
    Torben is a warrior and general in the Viking clan Hakon. The leader of the Hakon is obsessed with warring even at the detriment of his clan. Torben, against his better judgements goes with the leaders newest plot to attack a kingdom in England during prenuptials between 2 kingdoms.Allete is the eldest daughter and the bride to be, of the one of the kingdoms in England, that Torben’s clan is invading. Torben and his men are sent in to impersona...
  • Jennifer
    2018-04-30
    While this reads more fantasy than historical fiction, The Viking's Chosen features a delightful and colorful cast of characters. The story primarily takes place in England, though I wasn't sure which time period. Still this didn't detract from an engaging plot and unconventional trio of princesses. The Viking marauders aren't what you'd expect them to be either, more noble and honorable than the people they've come to invade. While events in thi...
  • ✨ Kaira ✨
    2018-06-27
    Plot - 4.5Writing style - 5Characters - 4.5Romance - 5In which a British princess fell in love with a dashing Viking who disguished himself as her personal guard to save her from an unwanted marriage that will doomed not only her kingdom but also his clan. • plot - To tell you the truth, the plot was really not original. In fact, at some aspect, it has its cliches and plot holes but that didn't served as a hindrance for me to love the novel its...
  • Lin
    2018-04-29
    Did someone say Vikings? and England and historical fiction???Boy I love me some good historical book based on Vikings and all that cool stuff from a far away world where things were cooler!!! (uhmm not really cuz  death and wars and all that, but still FASCINATING TO ME!! OK?) It was amazing, I enjoyed every bit of it and I cannot wait for the second book to come out.I must admit, that it was much better than I expected it just blew me away in...
  • Kelly
    2018-03-20
    When you pick up a Quinn Loftis book prepare to be dazzled! She writes books that keep you captivated with humor, deep respect for intimacy in a marriage bond, and finding a partner who is your equal in every way! The Viking’s Chosen is no exception! I skipped a class just to finish it! I’m just bummed that I have to wait 8 months for the next book! Torben and Allete couldn’t come from more different worlds! They both will do whatever is be...
  • S. Daisy
    2018-05-06
    This is a historical fantasy about a magical princess and a love-stricken warrior Viking who the gods declared were made to be together. It takes place an ambiguous long, long time ago, mainly in England. The book was for the most part a light and fluffy read, but there were several things about it that I disliked. I will list my six main reasons below:1. There were a lot of typos and other errors in this book. It could really use the help of a g...
  • Carly
    2018-10-17
    This one is tough for me. There were so many highs and lows that it averaged out to a solid meh. That doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it, I think I just expected more.First the good:·I had expected the fact that this was published by Clean Teen Publishing, would result in this being a bummer and super immature. It was not. In fact if I hadn't noticed the publishing page at the front of the book I never would have given it a second thought. So I gues...
  • Treena
    2018-02-24
    This was my first book by Quinn Loftis. I would've enjoyed this more if not for:1) What I felt were bad transitions between POV's. I found them to be choppy and abrupt, like "Oh okay. Now we're reading Torben's POV. Wait, no, it's Allete's." Strange as it sounds, because of the POV switches within a chapter, I almost wished that the author stuck to one POV.2) I hate that the MC's got really sappy --- good grief, the cheese level was stinky! --- w...
  • angela
    2018-09-27
    A prophecy spoken, known by few, important to so many. The son of an Oracle Torben, head's off on his quest too win over princess Allete. The one prophesied to be his bride. Only to fall in love himself, and he'll do anything to be with her. She is betrothed to an arrogant, mean, man who hurts her, but her duty to marry him, form an alliance to save her kingdom and people, is strong. So, she tries to suffer in silence. However Torben can see sh...
  • Sarah Swann
    2018-01-11
    This is just what I needed right now! These characters have my whole heart. I loved the dynamic between Torben and Allete. Their circumstances broke my heart, I just need them to be together and happy. The side characters cracked me up as well, especially Dayna. And talk about a villain...woooo. It doesn’t get much worse than Cathal. Vikings, English royalty, a little magic thrown in...good stuff.Is it the best writing? No. Is it complex and in...
  • Becca
    2018-09-09
    If you are looking for a fantasy romance set in the Viking Era, don't pick up this book. I'm sorry to say that it was disappointing from beginning to end. It reads more like a Viking fanfiction rip-off written by a fifteen year old who has no idea that language has evolved throughout the centuries. Next to the historical inaccuracy, we have bad grammar and bland characters. Sure, a teenager who has no idea about linguistics and history might enjo...
  • La Biblioteca de Atenea
    2018-05-30
    Comencemos diciendo que no tenía grandes expectativas para este libro y que simplemente lo quería leer porque supuestamente va de vikingos. Pues bien, a pesar de que no esperaba que fuera gran cosa, por su género y sinopsis, ha sido bastante peor de lo que podía imaginar. El protagonista masculino, lejos de ser un rudo vikingo, es un chaval moñas sin carácter ni personalidad propia que perfectamente podría tener 13 años (se supone que tie...
  • Katherine Paschal
    2018-04-30
    **4.5 Stars**Review on https://smadasbooksmack.blogspot.com/Torben was told by the oracle that he must go to England to claim his bride for his people to survive. Which that mission just so happens to coincide with his mad Jarl's orders to pillage England. Going undercover, Torben pretends to be a guard to Allete, the princess he will take as his bride- even though she has no idea. Meanwhile, Allete has already been betrothed to the evil King Cat...
  • Megan
    2018-06-07
    This was not at all what I was expecting...For one I was expecting vikings.. I mean technically there were norse men here but they weren't 'viking' like. The main guy, Torben was sweet and kind of a dork. Not like a nerdy dork but just a dork ,dork. When I started this review I was going to say that I haven't read anything by Quinn Loftis before but according to GoodReads I have.. I don't remember it but who knows. But the writing was very simpli...
  • Laura Hernandez (TheVoluptuousBkDiva/YABkDivas)
    2018-02-21
    Find yourself immediately transported to days of old filled with Norsemen and royalty as this author casts her magical world building web and encases you until the last page. Filled with prophecy and delight to tantalize every one of your senses. From a madman to a beautiful princess this book will captivate readers of all ages. The only drawback is that we have to wait until November 2018 to continue this epic saga that will ooh and ahh you.{I r...
  • Fröken Sol
    2018-07-25
    Okey I'm gonna be honest, I liked the story. Unfortunately, I also had some major issues with it.1. The text is full of grammatical errors. I mean, I'm not an expert in English as it is not my first language but some of the errors were so obvious that even I saw them and it disturbed my reading.2. The historical content. First of all, the language is way to modern. We don't know exactly when this story takes place but since there are vikings in i...
  • Hannah L (Reviewer)
    2018-04-21
    The start of a new series by Quinn Loftis, The Viking's Chosen is great junk food to read. You know that it's not really good for you, but you love how it tastes. In the world of The Viking's Chosen, there are seers, healers, witches, Vikings and princesses; oh my! Torben is the military leader of a nordic Viking tribe, one that is about to attack the kingdom of Princess Allete. Allete is a healer, and is about to be forced to marry a monster of ...
  • Moon Love
    2018-09-16
    I bought this book on a whim a few weeks ago. There was something about the blurb that called me. I picked up the book today and realized I'd chosen well. This is the perfect mix of historical romance and fantasy I was looking for! It's gripping, has dual POV, and is just fun to read! I didn't realize until I'd finished the book that this was the first in a series, or that it was a clean romance. Now I haven't read clean romance since I was a pre...
  • Jamie
    2018-02-28
    I really enjoyed this book. The characters were witty and fun. great villain I am sad that I now have to wait for the second one. Never fair.
  • LizC
    2018-10-06
    Quiero el siguiente...
  • Angela (Pooled Ink Reviews)
    2018-02-18
    pooled ink Reviews: The Viking’s Chosen is the start to a romantic and battle-filled journey of hidden magic, warring kingdoms, and courage to forge a path of brighter light than what the world would have one believe. A princess who will not be broken, a Viking who would die for her, and a lecherous king carving their names in promised blood, this series is a perfect read for those who enjoy slipping into another time, another life.It had a few...
  • Sarah Parker
    2018-09-11
    Loved it very much can't wait for the second book
  • Elliot A
    2018-02-18
    I received this ARC from Red Coat Publishing and the author in exchange for an honest review.I have to admit it has been very difficult for me to write a review for this book. It wasn’t bad, I just felt like something was missing and I can’t exactly put my finger on it.I didn’t particularly like the characters, but one doesn’t have to like the characters, if the story is good enough to keep one’s interest. Both main characters had stron...
  • Isabella
    2018-06-18
    Upon reading the blurb of this book you expect this story to be a bit cliche and predictable but I was looking for something that wasn't too heavy so I picked it up. What I was not expecting was the unbearably cliched writing style. It seemed like every sentence was crafted to be as witty as possible without any regard to how humans actually talk. Lines like "A mother doesn't need to be a seer to know her son is troubled" would be fine if they we...
  • Jeraca
    2018-01-24
    I received this eARC novel from Red Coat Publishing. This is my honest review. Release date: February 12, 2018Being the oldest daughter of a king, out of three girls, Allete knows that she is destined to leave her home for an arranged marriage. So it is no surprise when her father tells her that King Cathal has made an agreement with her father, and that she will be married to him and go to his kingdom. What is a surprise, though, is how evil Cat...
  • Megan (Ginger Mom)
    2018-04-18
    I already knew I had a thing for highlanders but really - a Viking now too?I am a big fan of books that are narrated by both male and female narrators. It gives the story an entirely new level of depth and you really get a feel for the characters. Both Chris Ciulla and Andrea Emmes brought the characters to life with their narrating. I loved Torben's character so much because he's this strong warrior, but he does everything he can to protect Alle...
  • Danielle
    2018-10-23
    Well, I finished it. No one is more surprised about that than me.I'm sorry, but the insta-love was STRONG with this one. To the point where I wanted to hit them both because there was no reason for them to be as in-love with each other as they were, instantly. I don't believe in love at first sight, and I don't believe in insta-love. I DO believe in insta-attraction and, I'm sorry, but a slow-burn is more my style (more realistic). Insta-love is ...