It began with the betrayal of a lord by a king. King gorm puts jarl harald’s family to the sword, but makes one fatal mistake – he fails to kill Harald’s youngest son, Sigurd. Hunted by powerful men, he is unsure who to trust and yet he has a small band of loyal followers at his side. His kin slain, his village seized and its people taken as slaves, Sigurd wonders if the gods have forsaken him.
God of Vengeance: The Rise of Sigurd 1 #ad - . God of vengeance is a must-read for all who enjoy thrilling, action-packed fiction - from Bernard Cornwell to George R R Martin's Game of Thrones. Norway 785 AD. With them - and with the help of the All-Father, Odin - he determines to make a king pay in blood for his treachery.
Winter's Fire: The Rise of Sigurd 2Transworld Digital #ad - And so the fellowship venture west, to Sweden, to fight as mercenaries. There, in the inferno of winter’s fire. And a dangerous enemy. He has gone a long way towards avenging the murder of his family. They need silver, they need more spear-brothers to rally to the young Viking’s banner – but more than these, they need to win fame upon the battlefield.
. And it is there – in the face of betrayal and bloodshed, on a journey that will take him all too close to the halls of Valhalla – that Sigurd’s destiny will be forged. And so long as he draws breath, the scales remain unbalanced. Sigurd haraldarson has proved himself a great warrior. Norway, ad 785 – a vow of vengeance must be kept.
Winter's Fire: The Rise of Sigurd 2 #ad - And yet the oath-breaker King Gorm, who betrayed Sigurd’s father, still lives. The sacred vow to avenge his family burns in Sigurd’s veins, but he must be patient and bide his time. The vikings return in this thrilling, thunderous sequel to Giles Kristian’s bestselling God of Vengeance.
Wings of the Storm: The Rise of Sigurd 3Transworld Digital #ad - Norway, aD 785. But to confront his hated enemy – the oath-breaker and betrayer King Gorm – they must win riches too. When a daring raid goes wrong, Sigurd finds himself a prisoner of the powerful Jarl Guthrum. Sigurd haraldarson and his oathsworn band are winning fame and reputation. Bound like a slave, he is taken to the sacred temple at Ubsola to face the sacrificial knife.
But here sigurd discovers a potent relic: gungnir, a great spear that would give him the power to assemble a host strong enough to challenge King Gorm, and avenge the betrayal of his father and the murder of his family. The roar of odin and the wild hunt will be as nothing compared to Sigurd’s rage, for he and his warriors will be borne on the wings of the storm.
Wings of the Storm: The Rise of Sigurd 3 #ad - . With wings of the storm, one of our finest young historical novelists brings his extraordinary Viking saga - an adventure to that is sure to satisfy any 'Game of Thrones' fan - to a triumphant close. A wild place, a place of blood, a place where the gods must be favoured.
Blood Eye: A Novel Raven: Book 1Bantam #ad - For two years osric has lived a simple life, apprenticed to the mute old carpenter who took him in when others spurned him. But when norsemen from across the sea burn his village, Osric is taken prisoner by these warriors. When the fellowship faces annihilation from ealdorman Ealdred of Wessex, accepting the mission of raiding deep into hostile lands to steal a holy book from Coenwolf, Raven chooses a bloody and dangerous path, King of Mercia.
Their chief, sigurd the lucky, believes the Norns have woven this strange boy’s fate together with his own, and Osric begins to sense glorious purpose among this fellowship of warriors. And he will find betrayal at the hands of cruel men, some of whom he regards as friends. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Blood Eye: A Novel Raven: Book 1 #ad - He will find cynethryth, an English girl with a soul to match his own. Immersed in the norsemen’s world and driven by their lust for adventure, Osric proves a natural warrior and forges a blood bond with Sigurd, who renames him Raven. There he will find much more than the Holy Gospels of St Jerome. A viking adventure, blood and gore, packed with battles, Raven is historical fiction at its very best, and marks the debut of an outstanding new talent.
But the norsemen’s world is a savage one, where loyalty is often repaid in blood and where a young man must become a killer in order to survive.
Sons of Thunder: A Novel Raven: Book 2Bantam #ad - In the heart of the ninth century, ferocious men wielding swords and gleaming axes dare face a massive Crusader force. The pace of the novel is unrelenting. And by the side of their leader is Raven, with a blood spot in his eye and magic in his soul. The series is among the best adventure historical fiction today.
Fantasy book critic“an excellent read which compares favourably with writers like Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. Historical Novels Review“Gripping. A brilliant story, beautifully told. Sunday express“Impressive ‘world-building’. And in giles kristian’s thrilling series, history comes alive as vividly as the crash of clashing steel.
Sons of Thunder: A Novel Raven: Book 2 #ad - The norsemen have come across the Channel, up a winding river in the land of the great Frankish emperor. Splendidly conjures up the sounds, sights, and smells of Dark Age Britain. Harry sidebottom, author of the Warrior of Rome series, on Raven: Blood EyeFrom the Paperback edition. In the belly of their fearsome dragon ship, beneath warriors and weapons, is a book wrapped in cloth, guarded by an English monk who alone knows the true worth of his prize.
Odin's Wolves: A Novel Raven: Book 3Bantam #ad - It is the one prize that can never be lost or stolen or burnt. He must prove himself to others -- and he must watch his back too, for an old enemy is sharpening his treacherous claws. And we would find it in Miklagard. Raven and the Wolfpack have suffered. The young warrior with the blood-tainted eye will even challenge the Norns of fate who, it is said, have spun his doom.
But the valkyries are stalking, eager for new heroes to take to Ódin's hall. But the great city is far away and the voyage there takes the Fellowship in to unknown waters where they face new enemies. Packed with battles, blood and thrilling adventure, the third blood-stirring chapter in the story of Raven and his fellow Viking warriors is historical fiction at its very best.
Odin's Wolves: A Novel Raven: Book 3 #ad - We lusted for an even greater prize. From the wind-whipped marshes of the Carmargue to the crumbling walls and arenas of a decaying Rome, Raven must fight harder for his life than ever before. The clash of sword and axe and spear will ring out in Miklagard and the Fellowship will pay a high price in blood for the fame they seek.
From the Trade Paperback edition. But to such men as these there is something more valuable than silver.
The Bernicia Chronicles Boxset: I-IIIAria #ad - But as adversaries old and new close in, can Beobrand save his kith and kin from the evil forces that surround them? And can he mete out the retribution he craves without sacrificing his honour. Murder, betrayal and vengeance fuel tribal warfare and personal combat. Matthew harffy's tale of england in the dark Ages is nothing less than superb' HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY.
Or even his soul? collected in a single volume for the first time, the first three novels in the epic Bernicia Chronicles series, comprising: The Serpent Sword The Cross and the Curse Blood and Blade. Warlords battle across Dark Age Britain to become the first king of the English. Relentless in pursuit of his enemies, beobrand faces challenges which transform him from a boy to a man, standing strong against his king's enemies in the clamour and gore of the shieldwall, and leading his men into the darkest of nights and the bloodiest of battles.
The Bernicia Chronicles Boxset: I-III #ad - Ad 633. In a land rife with upheaval and danger, young Beobrand arrives in Northumbria in search of vengeance and to find his place in the world. First, he must learn to fight with sword and shield, to defend himself and the war-ravaged kingdoms that become his home. Beobrand is the warrior to follow' DAVID GILMAN.
. Historical fiction doesn't get much better than this' ANGUS DONALD, author of The Outlaw Chronicles.
VindolandaHead of Zeus #ad - It falls to flavius Ferox, Briton and Roman centurion, to keep the peace. In just over twenty years time, the Emperor Hadrian will build his famous wall. This is a hugely authentic historical novel, written by one of Britain's leading historians. But it will take more than just a soldier's courage to survive life in Roman Britain.
A fort on the edge of the roman world. A thrilling and engrossing novel' HARRY SIDEBOTTOM. Ad 98: vindolandA. Gripping, authentic novel set in Roman Britain from bestselling historian, Adrian Goldsworthy. The bustling army base at Vindolanda lies on the northern frontier of Britannia and the entire Roman world.
Vindolanda #ad - But for now defences are weak as tribes rebel against Rome, and local druids preach the fiery destruction of the invaders.
Eagles at War: Eagles of Rome 1Preface Digital #ad - East of the river Rhine, tribes hostile to Rome prepare a deadly ambush. Their leader is the charismatic chieftain and trusted ally of Rome, Arminius, whose dream is to drive out the brutal invaders of his land. Pitted against him are veteran centurion Lucius Tullus and the Roman provincial governor, Varus.
Together with three local legions, they leave their summer camp to begin the march back to the Roman forts on the Rhine. They have no idea that in the forests and bog of the teutoburg, mud, slaughter and bloody death await …‘This is historical fiction at its best' Sunday Express'Held me spellbound to its spectacular bloody end' Manda Scott'Gripping, brutal, brilliant' Giles Kristian .
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The Flame Bearer Saxon Tales Book 10Harper #ad - Cornwell writes as if he has been to ninth-century Wessex and back. Wall street Journal. Historical novels stand or fall on detail, and Mr. Britain’s precarious peace threatens to turn into a war of annihilation. New enemies enter into the fight for England’s kingdoms: the redoubtable Constantin of Scotland seizes an opportunity for conquest and leads his armies south.
And so england’s greatest warrior, uhtred of Bebbanburg, at last has the chance to take back the home his traitorous uncle stole from him so many years ago—and which his scheming cousin still occupies. But fate is inexorable, and the enemies Uhtred has made and the oaths he has sworn conspire to distract him from his dream of recapturing his home.
The Flame Bearer Saxon Tales Book 10 #ad - Yet uhtred is determined that nothing—neither the new adversaries nor the old foes who combine against him—will keep him from his birthright. The tenth installment of bernard cornwell’s new york times bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, London—the basis for The Last Kingdom, but real” The Observer, “like Game of Thrones, the hit television series.
Britain is in a state of uneasy peace. Northumbria’s viking ruler, Sigtryggr, and Mercia’s Saxon Queen Aethelflaed have agreed a truce.
Hero of Rome: Gaius Valerius Verrens 1Transworld Digital #ad - Emperor nero has turned his face away from this far-flung outpost. Hero of rome is the first novel in a major new Roman historical action series. Valerius leads the veterans in a last stand against the unstoppable horde of Boudicca's rebel army. He was born in jedburgh, in the Scottish Borders and now lives in Bridge of Allan.
The warrior queen Boudicca will lead the tribes to war. Standing against the rising tide of Boudicca's rebellion is Roman Tribune, Gaius Valerius Verrens, Commander of the veteran legions at Colonia. The druids are on the rise, spreading seeds of rebellion among the British tribes. The first book in an action-packed and rigorously researched new Roman historical series by the acclaimed author of Caligula and ClaudiusThe Roman grip on Britain is weakening.
Hero of Rome: Gaius Valerius Verrens 1 #ad - Step by step, the bloodied survivors are forced back into the Temple of Claudius. It is here that valerius wins lifelong fame and the accolade Hero of Rome. Douglas jackson turned a lifelong fascination for Rome and the Romans into his first two novels, Caligula and Claudius. Roman cruelty and exploitation has angered their British subjects.