Raiders from the Sea

by Lois Walfrid Johnson
Series: Viking Quest #1
191 pages, Historical Fiction
Reviewed by Lady Meriwen

Out oars and reef sails with Bree--you'll learn a lot on this Viking ship!


When Briana O'Toole is captured by a young Viking chieftain, she has to reevaluate her faith and learn to trust God during circumstances she'd never dreamed of.


There's no blurring of ethical lines here. The "enemy" are either sinful, confused, or ignorant of God's truth.

Spiritual Content

Spiritual principles are very much in evidence. Bree's parents are excellent role models, and the choices Bree has to make are based on Scriptural ideals of right and wrong.


There is some violence when the Irish captives are taken, but it's not graphic.

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Crude or Profane Language or Content



I would feel cheated if I was a preteen and never got a chance to read this book. It and its sequels are adventurous and compelling--and rich in spiritual truth.

Fun Score: 4.5
Values Score: 5
Written for Age: 11-12

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Average rating: 5 stars
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