Saint Magnus, The Last Viking by Susan Peek Come back in time 900 years, to the fierce and desolate Northern lands, where Norsemen ruled with ax and sword. A dying king, a shocking death-wish, his heirs divided with an oath of blood . . .In this fast-paced new novel by the highly popular Susan Peek, the conflict unfolds between Magnus Erlendson, a heroic young prince aflame with the love of God, and his outlawed cousin Hakon, who blames Magnus for his banishment from their kingdom. What follows is a tale of betrayal and revenge, bravery and forgiveness, as Magnus seeks to restore his father’s vanquished kingdom to its rightful hands. Entertaining and inspiring from start to finish, a must-read for all those who thrill to learn the life of a saint we never knew existed! Review: If you are unfamiliar with Susan Peek’s books, I encourage you to check them out. She has quickly become one of my favorite Catholic authors. Her series of saint books, God’s Forgotten Friends: Lives of Little Known Saints, is a phenomenal collection of fascinating stories. Her tagline: “Because the saints weren’t boring, and neither should their stories be!”, sums up her novels perfectly. She creates fast-paced, exciting novels based on the actual facts of little know saints. So far, she has four books in this series and they are all excellent. This review will focus on St. Magnus, The Last Viking. First of all, where were these books when my own kids were learning about saints? This is just such a great idea, sharing the stories of little known saints in exciting novels. The use of modern language, fast-paced action, and relatable characters make these books perfect for kids, but adults will love them as well. Susan Peek did a masterful job of bringing…read-more
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