The Whale Road

Paperback | October 18, 2007

byRobert Low

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Life is savage aboard a Viking raider. When young Orm Rurikson is plucked from the snows of Norway to join his estranged father on the Fjord Elk, he becomes an unlikely member of a notorious crew. They are the Oathsworn - so named after the spoken bond that ties them in brotherhood - and they ply a casual trade on the ocean wave, selling their swords to the highest bidder.But times are changing. Loyalty to the old Norse Gods is fading, and the followers of the mysterious 'White Christ' are gaining power across Europe. Hired as relic-hunters by the merchant rulers of a bustling city, the Oathsworn are sent in search of a legendary sword of untold value to the new religion. With only a young girl as guide, their quest will lead them onto the deep and treacherous waters of the 'whale road', toward the cursed treasure of Attila the Hun. And to a challenge that will test the very bond that holds them together.A significant new voice in historical fiction, Robert Low has created a startlingly modern tale in the style of the great Viking sagas. A heady mix of powerful suspense, blockbuster battles and religious intrigue, THE WHALE ROAD is a must for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Tim Severin. It heralds a major new series sure to hook old and new readers alike.

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Life is savage aboard a Viking raider. When young Orm Rurikson is plucked from the snows of Norway to join his estranged father on the Fjord Elk, he becomes an unlikely member of a notorious crew. They are the Oathsworn - so named after the spoken bond that ties them in brotherhood - and they ply a casual trade on the ocean wave, selli...

Robert Low has been a journalist and writer since the age of 17. 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 now sp...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.95 inPublished:October 18, 2007Publisher:Harpercollins (uk)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0007215304

ISBN - 13:9780007215300

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good book not dear Recomended. M.
Date published: 2015-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The whale road Not a bad read but Cornwell still wears the crown.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2015-02-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from mediocre I read this book with both fascination for the good research that went into it, and how the author made the "Viking ways" come to life, but then he is not the best storyteller in terms of character-development, plotlines and readability. I often got confused and the pacing could have been better. So all in all, I think the author is a good researcher and can revive an ancient world -- but it was not enough for me to find the storytelling convincing and exciting.
Date published: 2015-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Whale Road Well written with a solid story line. Get to know young Orm as he starts his adventures with the Oathsworn .
Date published: 2014-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mr I enjoyed reading this book plenty of details and action interesting twists in the storyline. Nice to have information on place names etc at the end of the book.
Date published: 2014-05-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Whale Road by Robert Low Great fun to read if you enjoy the action and fantasy of a gritty Nordic adventure..try it on for size. Well written and steeped with interesting historical info.
Date published: 2013-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The whale road Interesting takes a few chapters to catch the rhythm
Date published: 2013-04-11