God Of Vengeance: The Rise Of Sigurd 1 by Giles KristianGod Of Vengeance: The Rise Of Sigurd 1 by Giles Kristian

God Of Vengeance: The Rise Of Sigurd 1

byGiles Kristian

Paperback | March 2, 2015

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The author of the bestselling Raven saga returns to the world of the Vikings with this acclaimed novel of honour and courage, blood feud and revenge.

Norway 785 AD. 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. His kin slain, his village seized and its people taken as slaves, Sigurd wonders if the gods have forsaken him. Hunted by powerful men, he is unsure who to trust and yet he has a small band of loyal followers at his side. With them -- and with the help of the All-Father, Odin -- he determines to make a king pay in blood for his treachery. Using cunning and war-craft, Sigurd gathers together a fellowship of warriors -- including his father's right-hand man Olaf, Bram (who men call Bear), Black Floki who wields death with a blade, and the shield maiden Valgerd, who fears no man -- and convinces them to follow him. For, whether Ódin is with him or not, Sigurd will have vengeance. And neither men nor gods had best stand in his way. 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.
Family history (he is half Norwegian) and his storytelling hero, Bernard Cornwell, inspired GILES KRISTIAN to write his first historical novels, the bestselling Raven Viking trilogy -- Blood Eye, Sons of Thunder and Odin's Wolves. For his next series, he turned to the English Civil War. The Bleeding Land and Brothers' Fury follow the f...
Title:God Of Vengeance: The Rise Of Sigurd 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 1.3 inPublished:March 2, 2015Publisher:TransworldLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0552162426

ISBN - 13:9780552162425

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read That was a bloody good book. I enjoyed reading how Sigurd came to know his men.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Viking story that will leave you breathless Set in 8th century Norway, this new Viking tale by bestselling author, Giles Christian, is a wild ride of bloody fights, battles, and aggression, clearly portraying the violence of the medieval Scandinavia era. Full of unusual events and deaths, this is a story that will hold your interest from its gripping beginning to its startling end. Fast paced, this story of a blood feud is filled with fascinating, realistic characters whose dialogue is rich and crude, sarcastic and funny. My favourite besides the main character, Sigurd, is definitely Olaf, a wizened, battle-hardened warrior and father figure. After the violent loss of most of his family and village at the hands of a treacherous jarl and an oath-breaking king, the young Sigurd is bent on revenge. Against all odds, and without riches or troops, he slowly gathers men willing to face off against these powerful killers. Their travels bring to life the brutal, ruthless way of life lived by the Vikings. Brilliant prose, vivid descriptions, and compelling characters weaved around a heart-pounding plot make this a must read. If you are a fan of the series, The Vikings, then this book is for you. An ungentle tale filled with ruthless brutality, a roller coaster of emotion, and a quest for revenge filled with blood and heartbreak.
Date published: 2014-05-12

Editorial Reviews

• "Unrellenting pace, brilliant action and characters. A masterwork." --Conn Iggulden