If you like Conn Iggulden, Simon Scarrow and David Gemmell, you will love this spellbinding Viking adventure, packed with battles, blood and gore, from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Lancelot, Giles Kristian.
"An unabashed carnival of bloodletting and betrayal...Kristian has a knack for writing real blokes living their lives, not reciting their author's research." -- DAILY TELEGRAPH
"A gripping tale of action and treachery which splendidly conjures up the sounds, sights and smells of Dark Age Britain..." - HARRY SIDEBOTTOM
"A powerful, lightning-paced tale of the Norsemen in England..." - BERNARD CORNWELL
"I have been thoroughly overwhelmed by the sheer brilliance of Kristian's writing style, depth and colour of story, meaningful characters and clever humour. I have been most definitely impressed and have almost finished the 3rd book in the series. Time to return to the beginning and read again." -- ***** Reader review
SOME CALLED THEM WOLVES OF THE SEA. OTHERS SIMPLY CALLED THEM VIKINGS.
For two years Osric has lived a simple life, though he is feared and shunned for his mysterious past and blood-red eye. When raiders from across the sea ransack his village, Osric finds himself taken prisoner by their chief, Sigurd the Lucky.
Immersed in the Norsemen's world and driven by their lust for adventure, Osric proves a natural warrior and forges a deep bond with Sigurd, who renames him Raven.
But the Norsemen's world is a savage one, where loyalty is often repaid in blood, and a young man must become a killer to survive...
Raven: Blood Eye is the first title in the Raven trilogy. The story continues in Raven: Sons of Thunder.
I thought I would try Giles Kristian after his successful co-writing with Wilbur smith.
Am glad I did great characters shield walls and suspense.
Just purchased the next one in the series and feel now have a new author to enjoy.
Such a shame!
Having stumbled across this author for the first time, I was delighted to have found a long list of new titles for my future enjoyment.
I won't be buying any more.
Even for my jaded pallet there was too much blood and gore.
I could have forgiven the juvenile story line of a beautiful princess falling in love with a heathen and his frightening blood shot eye, but a rotting ravens wing entwined in the "hero's" blood and guts encrusted hair was as laughable.as it was ridiculous.
Sorry Giles,the hunt goes on.
Raven blood eye
This is an incredible story by an amazing writer.
Giles has you whisked away to far lands where blood shed is a way of life, full of twists and turns and epic battles.
If you love Bernard Cornwell's warlord books you will love this!
This is the first book in the trilogy.