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A ritual murder on a remote island under the shifting skies of the aurora borealis. A staff of power that can summon Ragnarok, the Viking apocalypse.
When Neo-Viking terrorists invade the British Museum in London to reclaim the staff of Skara Brae, ARKANE agent Dr. Morgan Sierra is trapped in the building along with hostages under mortal threat.
As the slaughter begins, Morgan works alongside psychic Blake Daniel to discern the past of the staff, dating back to islands invaded by the Vikings generations ago.
Can Morgan and Blake uncover the truth before Ragnarok is unleashed, consuming all in its wake?
Day of the Vikings is a fast-paced, action adventure thriller set in the British Museum, the British Library and the islands of Orkney, Lindisfarne and Iona. Set in the present day, it resonates with the history and myth of the Vikings.
Day of the Vikings features Dr. Morgan Sierra from the ARKANE thrillers, and Blake Daniel from the London Mysteries, but it is also a stand-alone novella that can be read and enjoyed separately.
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“The author expertly combines modern thrills with ancient mystery and history in a way that few authors can achieve. Couple this with her impeccable research, and you have a book that you will not be able to put down.” – A. Haviaras
“Non-stop action, heart stopping thrills and even a little flirtation. A must read for everyone.” – Ann Keeran
“[J.F. Penn’s] ability to seamlessly blend history and action is extraordinary.” – Nancy Hendrikson
“Penn’s prose is evocative as usual, drawing the reader in with a solid sense of setting and attention to detail. Her historical insight and well-laden research also shines through the narrative, providing additional substance to the frenetic pace.” – Eric Praschan
“Thriller fans will not be disappointed.” – Laure Edwards Remenick
“Penn has a knack for taking real life places and objects and building an exciting story around. The visual images she can put in the readers mind is a talent few writers have obtained and draws the reader into her world with a realism that has me looking up the places and objects on my tablet as I read of Morgan’s adventures.” – M. Imus
“Joanna Penn has done it again. Crisp dialogue and action-forward plot points keep this story moving. Immersive scene description and surprisingly deep character development add weight and believability to this fun, engaging read. And because she is a research maven, the story itself is as informative as it is entertaining. If you’re looking for a unique, well-constructed story and amusing read, join Morgan Sierra and Blake Daniel in their day from Ragnarok.” – Jeremy Bouma
“Once again J.F. Penn has hit it out of the park with her newest ARKANE thriller.” – Donna Young
“Wow, what a great read. Couldn’t put it down once I started reading. What an amazing story. Couldn’t get to the next page fast enough.” – Darlene A.
“Another brilliant, well-researched thriller from J.F. Penn. All in all it’s exactly what I have come to expect from J.F. Penn’s books: an action-packed thriller with a supernatural edge.” – Stacey Mitchell