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Book 1 in a brand new series from bestselling author S.T. Bende.

Erik held me until my shoulders stopped shaking—whether it was a minute or an hour, I couldn’t tell. The only things I knew for sure were: (1)I was trapped a thousand years in the past, with little hope of ever going home. And, (2)I was wrapped in the arms of the most absurdly gorgeous Viking to have ever walked the face of the Earth. Maybe my old life was overrated.

When seventeen-year-old Saga Skånstad discovers an antique dagger, she’s instantly sucked into a world where Vikings rule the seas and dragons roam the skies, and the only thing more dangerous than the chief who takes her captive is the rival who steals her away. The heir of Norway’s most feared tribe is fierce, cold, and absolutely unyielding. With intruders encroaching upon his borders, Erik Halvarsson has little patience for the girl whose ignorance threatens his very existence. He enlists Saga in the magical Valkyris Academy, where she learns the skills she’ll need to protect herself from foreign raiders and domestic terrors. But nothing can protect her from falling for the one guy in all the world she’s absolutely forbidden to choose . . . or from risking everything to unlock the secrets that haunt him.

When darkness threatens Saga’s new home, she must decide whether to return to the life she’s always known, or fight for a love she never could have imagined. Her decision will determine a legacy—not only for Saga, but for the world she never knew she was fated to lead.

Young Adult
May 7
S.T. Bende
Smashwords, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Twinlight7935 ,

Viking Academy was an enjoyable read!

Viking Academy was a great book which flowed beautifully. S. T. Bende did an outstanding job! I was thoroughly emerged in the ‘new’ world she created. I liked the mixture of past with a sprinkle modern. I’m looking forward to to the next installment of Saga’s journey.

SamTB2012 ,


I am a big fan of this author and her books. This book is just as good as the others. I love getting to know these characters and see how things play out. I love the dragons in this book as well!! I seriously can not wait till the next book!!

SKallassy ,

S.T. Bender does it again!

Another page turner from S.T. Bende! If you are a fan of Norse fantasy, time travel, or if you’re not... you won’t be able to put this one down! Saga is a fabulous main character who is mature beyond her years. Her character development over the course of the story is perhaps as exciting as the overarching story itself. My only complaint is that the final page arrives too soon and we don’t have the second installment of this series yet!

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