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.
About the Author
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 fortunes of a divided family against the complex and brutal backcloth of that conflict. In God of Vengeance he had returned to the Vikings to tell of the origins of Sigurd and his celebrated fictional fellowship. Giles lives in Leicestershire.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I'm 80 pages in and can not put the nook down! I read all the Raven stories but this first tale of Sigurd is just AWESOME!!
I just finished this book 1. Well written, maybe predictable for some but I found it interesting and exciting. Now I am looking for the other books about Sigurd.