The Golden Wolf


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6.2 X 9.1 X 1.5 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author

Linnea Hartsuyker can trace her family lineage back to the first king of Norway, and this inspired her to write her debut novel, her trilogy about the Vikings. Linnea grew up in the woods outside Ithaca, New York, studied engineering at Cornell University, and later received an MFA in creative writing from New York University. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband.


"A masterful epic... A political whirlwind with adventure galore."--Kirkus Reviews
"Hartsuyker tells an outstanding tale that is so much more than the Viking ships that roam through her books. The family bonds and oaths that tie everyone in this story together are the real threads here."
"A satisfying finale to Hartsuyker's Golden Wolf trilogy...Hartsuyker again displays skill at evoking the complexities of human relationships and the different facets of masculine and feminine strength...Her smart storytelling takes over as the threads come together in a fitting conclusion."--Booklist
"As a novelist, Hartsuyker is a natural...The complexity and depth with which she presents not only character and personality, but also interpersonal relationships, politics, intrigue, and family dynamics are breathtaking. Honestly, to make readers care deeply about even The Golden Wolf's villains and characters who deserve harsh outcomes is the mark of a good writer and a good storyteller. The Golden Wolf is the intimate, heartfelt end to a great trilogy."--Comic Book Bin
"The fates of Ragnvald and his sister Svanhild unfold to their stunning conclusion in this riveting final volume in The Golden Wolf Saga, a trilogy that conjures the ancient world with the gripping detail, thrilling action, and vivid historical elements of "Game of Thrones" and "Outlander."
“A satisfying final volume in Hartsuyker's Golden Wolf saga...This quality tale will appeal to fans of Viking fiction and should cross over to those who enjoy epic fantasy as well.”--Publishers Weekly
“Lovers of epic rejoice! Hartsuyker illuminates these old stories with authority and visceral detail, bringing to life the adventure, bleak beauty, and human struggle that lie at their heart.”--Madeline Miller, author of Circe and Song of Achilles

“Linnea Hartsuyker brings myth and legend roaring to life in this superbly good page-turning saga of Viking-era Norway...Hers is an exciting, original voice in historical fiction.”--Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun
"An historical epic that transports readers to the ancient world of legendary Vikings with vivid storytelling. The multiple characters are fully developed and engaging, particularly the young teen mother Freydis, who courageously rises from tragic events to profoundly impact the lives of her family. Each of the characters' stories seamlessly weave together to create a rich narrative culminating in a heartfelt and poignant ending. The masterfully written epic tale has elements of political intrigue, romance, sacrifice, betrayal, and adventure...The Golden Wolf is a compelling conclusion to the trilogy which captures the mystique and heart of Norse and Icelandic legends."--Historical Novel Society
"This concluding volume in Linnea Hartsuyker's fantastic Viking-era series brings to a multifaceted end the stories of Ragnvald and his sister Svanhild and likewise ends an absolutely first-rate trilogy."--Open Letters Review "Best Books of 2019"