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They were once the most bloodthirsty warriors alive. They will be again.
She has been called many things: murderer, madwoman, monster. She will become only one thing: a god.
The Crone. A woman of legend, a creature of blood. A Valkyrie. She has tortured, murdered, maimed — performing all the rituals needed to call forth the power of Odin himself and summon Ragnarok. She just needs one more thing: the staff of Skara Brae, and her plans will be fulfilled.
But the staff is already in the hands of Morgan Sierra. An agent of ARKANE, the British agency tasked with protecting the world from supernatural crises, Morgan knows that giving up the staff could spell the end of all things.
Now the Crone has taken dozens of staff members, visitors — even children — hostage at the British Museum, demanding that Morgan turn over the staff. Willing to kill, possessor of powers beyond anything ARKANE has yet encountered, the Crone seems unstoppable.
Morgan’s only advantages are her wit, her skill… and Blake Daniel (of the best-selling Brooke and Daniel crime thriller series). Cursed with clairvoyance, Blake’s powers may be just enough to help Morgan turn back the Crone and stop the end of the world.
But the Crone has her own secrets. Able to weave illusions, to wield fear, even to call forth the dead Vikings of old. She is the most powerful adversary Morgan has ever faced. But will she be the last?
The Crone beckons. Ragnarok looms. And it is up to Morgan and Blake to deny them both.
Day of the Vikings is the fifth thrilling story in the bestselling ARKANE series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J.F. Penn, with an epic crossover to the Brooke and Daniel stories. Tap the link, get your copy, and discover why so many readers love the ARKANE.
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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