Forest Child
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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.

Title:Forest Child
Format Type:Kindle Edition

    Forest Child Reviews

  • Beth
    Jul 29, 2015

    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...

  • Jocelyn Green
    Sep 10, 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
    Jul 28, 2015

    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+....

  • Susan Snodgrass
    Sep 18, 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...

  • Rebecca
    Oct 05, 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...

  • Susie Finkbeiner
    Jul 28, 2015

    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 17, 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...

  • Karin Kaufman
    Nov 01, 2016

    Forest Child tells the story of Freydis, Eirik the Red’s daughter, and her struggle to survive in both the Old World and New World. But that one-sentence summation doesn’t do the book justice. Thi...

  • Tina Wyatt
    Feb 23, 2017

    Freydis Eiriksdottir is the child of Erik the Red and his mistress. She is known as a forest child because of who her mother was. She has always had to fight for everything. She has several older half...

  • English
    Nov 03, 2016

    Finally, after three years, the sequel to God’s Daughter has been released- and what a sequel it is! It tells the story of Freydis, the daughter of Erik ‘the Red’ of Norway, a figure only known ...