Hakon Haraldsson returns in this fast-paced historical adventure set in Viking Age Norway.
It is 935 A.D. and Hakon Haraldsson has just wrested the High Seat of the North from his ruthless brother, Erik Bloodaxe. Now, he must fight to keep it.
The land-hungry Danes are pressing from the south to test Hakon before he can solidify his rule. In the east, the Uplanders are making their own plans to seize the throne. It does not help that Hakon is committed to his dream of Christianizing his people - a dream his countrymen do not share and will fight to resist.
As his enemies move in and his realm begins to crumble, Hakon and his band of oath-sworn warriors must make a stand in Raven's Feast, the riveting sequel to God's Hammer.
...250 plus pages of sitting on the edge of your seat... -Dads & Dragons-
...an exciting read about a very young king attempting to hold on to a kingdom cracking wide open. - Historical Novel Society-
An entertaining story of a man facing an increasingly impossible situation... -Historical Fiction Review-
About the Author
Eric was born in Los Angeles in 1968. He is the author of two historical fiction novels, GOD'S HAMMER and its sequel, RAVEN'S FEAST. Both tell the story of the first Christian king of Viking Norway, Hakon Haraldsson, and his struggles to gain and hold the High Seat of his realm.
Eric's fascination with Vikings and medieval history began at a young age, though exactly why is not clear. While Los Angeles has its own unique history, there are destroyed monasteries or Viking burial sites or hidden hoards buried in fields. Still, from the earliest age, he was drawn to books about Viking kings and warlords and was fascinated by their stories and the turbulent times in which they lived.
He began writing as a child, though never considered it as a career until he was in his second year of international business school and living in Germany. Poor timing given school loans but hey -- better late than never. It was there that Eric began researching and writing GOD'S HAMMER, his first novel.
Eric now resides in Santa Barbara with his wife, his two children, and his dog, Peanut.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Okay, I am going to attempt to write this review without gushing overly much, or beating my Norwegian chest with pride. I can’t guarantee that I will be successful in either endeavor. Back in May, I posted a Book Blast for an upcoming book, Raven’s Feast. Being Norwegian and having a working knowledge of Hakon Haraldsson, I knew that owning said book was going to be top priority. While I (impatiently) awaited Raven’s Feast, I got my hands on the first book in the series, God’s Hammer. (Which is excellent.) When the first book in a series is utterly brilliant, my concern is always that the second book will have a hard time measuring up to it’s predecessor. The day I received Raven’s Feast, after putting my Littles to bed, I began reading. When midnight came and went, I realized that it was most definitely as glorious as God’s Hammer. Once again, Eric Schumacher intertwines historical fact and accuracy with detailed fiction, bringing Hakon and his warriors to life for all to meet and love. Hakon Haraldsson has won his throne. Now, will he keep it? (Dear Mr. Schumacher…PLEASE write more. No, really. Please.) Bottom Line: Hakon Haraldsson, meet world. World, meet Hakon Haraldsson.