Tuesday, February 20, 2018

HFVBT Feature: The Line of His People & The Oath of the Father by C.J. Adrien + Tour-Wide Giveaway!

The Line of His People

Pub. Date: September 1, 2013
Pages: 389

Series: Kindred of the Sea, Book #1
Genre: Fiction/Historical/Vikings

France, 799 A.D. The Northmen sacked the monastery at dawn, before anyone had awakened. They burned the village and slaughtered all who stood in their path. The relics of Saint Philbert were lost, and the island was abandoned by those who once dwelled there.

Years later, the monk Abriel – survivor of the same attack as a young boy – is sent to recover the relics to help restore the reputation and legitimacy of Saint Philbert. What he discovers on his journey changes his life forever.

Northmen had colonized the island in the absence of the monks. They hold the key to finding the relics, but they have greater plans for Abriel, plans that will take him to the North to find his destiny.

Praise for The Line of His People

“Adrien’s novel is a well thought out, deeply researched narrative that marries history with young adult fiction. In a time where females are popular among the young adult sector, this male focused novel is a welcome reprieve and appeals to a need for an action packed novel.” – Portland Book Review

“A well-written tale with vividly imagined characters.” – Trevor Schmidt, author of The Corsair Uprising series.


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The Oath of the Father

Pub. Date: March 1, 2015
Pages: 381

Series: Kindred of the Sea, Book #2
Genre: Fiction / Historical / Vikings

Coast of Brittany, 822 A.D.

King Abriel Haraldsson is a man on the run.

Injured in combat, his warriors take him to a nearby monastery to find a healer. The monks accept to care for him, but fake his death and steal him away to a distant island to be reconverted to their faith.

Believing the king of Herius to be dead, suitors from the north descend upon the island kingdom with the intent to marry Queen Kenna to usurp her husband’s lands and wealth. Most terrifying among them is the fierce warlord Turgeis — known for his prowess in battle and lust for blood — who sets his sights upon the queen.

When a messenger from afar returns with news that Abriel survived his injuries, Turgeis sets sail to ensure the king will never return.

Thus began the hunt.

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About the Author

C.J. Adrien is a French-American author of Viking historical fiction with a passion for Viking history. His Kindred of the Sea series was inspired by research conducted in preparation for a doctoral program in early medieval history as well as his admiration for historical fiction writers such as Bernard Cornwell and Ken Follett.

C.J. Adrien’s novels and expertise have earned him invitations to speak at several international events, including the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds.

For more information, please visit C.J. Adrien’s website and blog. You can also find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads.

It's Giveaway Time!!

During the Blog Tour we will be giving away a set of The Line of His People & The Oath of the Father! To enter, please enter via the Gleam form HERE.

Giveaway Rules

– Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on March 13th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Giveaway is open to US residents only.
– Only one entry per household.
– All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
– Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.
Good Luck!!

HFVBT Schedule

Monday, January 29

Kick Off at Passages to the Past

Thursday, February 1

Review at Donna’s Book Blog (The Line of His People)

Monday, February 5

Review at Pursuing Stacie (The Line of His People)

Wednesday, February 7

Feature at A Bookaholic Swede

Monday, February 12

Review at The Writing Desk (The Line of His People)

Tuesday, February 13

Feature at Historical Fiction with Spirit

Thursday, February 15

Guest Post at Let Them Read Books

Friday, February 16

Feature at Broken Teepee

Monday, February 19

Review at Laura’s Interests (The Line of His People)

Tuesday, February 20

Review at Donna’s Book Blog (The Oath of the Father)
Feature at A Literary Vacation

Friday, February 23

Review at Cup of Sensibility

Monday, February 26

Review at Pursuing Stacie (The Oath of the Father)

Thursday, March 1

Review at Locks, Hooks and Books (The Line of His People)

Monday, March 5

Review at Laura’s Interests (The Oath of the Father)

Tuesday, March 6

Review at WS Momma Readers Nook (The Line of His People)

Tuesday, March 13

Tour Wrap Up at Passages to the Past