The Prow Beast (The Oathsworn Series, Book 4)

Paperback | August 5, 2010

byRobert Low

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The epic and action-packed fourth novel in the Oathsworn series, charting the adventures of Orm and his band of Viking brothers.The Oathsworn have become feared and respected throughout the Viking world. Their name goes before them and men cower in their presence. But fame comes at a price.While the Oathsworn revel in their new-found fame, Sterki, an old enemy with revenge in his heart, attacks their homestead - the Fjord Elk is sunk, old oarmates die and the Oathsworn are forced to flee into the mountains.Unused to losing, the Oathsworn retreat to lick their wounds. They have been entrusted with the care of Queen Sigrith, pregnant and soon to bear the heir to the crown of Sweden, and much though the urge for revenge is strong, Orm's first duty is to protect the queen. And Orm soon realises that revenge is not the only thing on Sterki's mind; he has joined forces with Styrbjorn, nephew of King Eirik and next in line to the throne if he can only get rid of the current heir.As the Oathsworn fight to defend themselves and their newfound celebrity and fortune, they're soon to realise that fame isn't all it's cracked up to be.

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The epic and action-packed fourth novel in the Oathsworn series, charting the adventures of Orm and his band of Viking brothers.The Oathsworn have become feared and respected throughout the Viking world. Their name goes before them and men cower in their presence. But fame comes at a price.While the Oathsworn revel in their new-found f...

Robert Low has been a journalist and writer since the age of seventeen. He covered the wars in Vietnam, Sarajevo, Romania and Kosovo until common sense and the concerns of his wife and daughter prevailed.To satisfy his craving for action, having moved to an area rich in Viking tradition, he took up re-enactment, joining The Vikings. He...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pagesPublished:August 5, 2010Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007298579

ISBN - 13:9780007298570

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Prow Beast Low writes a well balanced book, full of action but deep in character development too. There is the usual melancholy as character after character meets his end as the story progresses; probably a necessary device to begin wrapping up the series but nonetheless hard on the reader. This is a melancholy chapter to the series. Disillusionment with riches and what it gains the Oathsworn is a principal finding. The introduction of Crowbone as an intriguing character and a figure to reckon with is a breath of new air. This is a worthy title to read and part of an addictive need to continue.
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Praise for The Oathsworn Series:'Robert Low's Oathsworn series is historical writing at its best and most full-blooded, with its tremendous pacing, black comedy, a wonderfully vivid and rough-hewn prose style like runes hacked into granite, and most appealingly of all, its doomy, pagan sense of comradeship-unto-death between Orm Rurikson and his band of Viking brothers'WILLIAM NAPIER'A company of warriors, desperate battles, an enthralling read' BERNARD CORNWELL'A fantastic book, one of the best I have read for years. There's a wonderful earthiness to proceedings and he creates a tangible sense of being there. There's a sturdy, lyrical and epic quality about the writing which makes it feel like the kind of saga a Viking would recount in his old age.'SIMON SCARROW