Book Review: Freydis

Title: Freydis, Book One of The Daughters Of Freya
Author: Gunhild Haugnes
ISBN: 9788299928243

All she ever wanted was to become a famous explorer, but that was not for women.

Freydis Eiriksdatter is one of the most remarkable women of the Viking age. She leads a harsh life amid the towering cliffs and great glaciers in the heart of a Greenland fjord.

Freydis has inherited the warrior spirit of her father, Eirik the Red, and follows in the footsteps of her brother Leif to Vinland, the promised land.

Christianity makes inroads into her beloved Greenland, but Freydis continues to worship the old Norse gods, and to live her life as she pleases. But one day she is summoned by the mysterious Volva, Torbjorg.

Fiery passion, perilous voyages and powerful history.

This book has it all.

This is the first book in the Daughters of Freya series

My Review

This book was very engaging, but I do wish the non-leading characters were fleshed out just a bit more. Freydis is a very powerful and bold woman for her time. The story is well written and engaging. I do recommend reading it if you are the least bit interested in Viking history and their way of living.

There is not a huge amount of dialog in the book, but it doesn’t really need it. The story flies along and reads like a storyteller or bard would tell it. I will be looking for the next book in the series to see who the next daughter is.


I received this book from Net Galley for this review.






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