A Viking saga of warmongering, honour and loyalty from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Lancelot, Giles Kristian. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Games of Thrones.
"A fitting end to a trilogy that fans of Bernard Cornwell should devour" -- THE TIMES
"The master storyteller...whose books throw the reader headlong into the Viking age." -- BEN KANE
"This remains Viking writing at its best: thrilling in it truest sense, heart-rendering and, yes, glorious." -- MANDA SCOTT
"Probably the best Viking saga I have ever read -- ***** Reader review
"Wonderfully written and researched, the whole series makes the entire Nordic world come alive" -- ***** Reader review
"This trilogy is gripping from start to finish" -- ***** Reader review
THE GODS MUST BE FAVOURED...
Norway, AD 785. A wild place, a place of blood, a place where the gods hold sway . . .
Sigurd Haraldarson and his oathsworn band are winning fame and reputation. But to confront his hated enemy - the oath-breaker and betrayer King Gorm - they must win riches too.
When a daring raid goes wrong, Sigurd finds himself a prisoner of the powerful Jarl Guthrum. Bound like a slave, he is taken to the sacred temple at Ubsola to face the sacrificial knife.
But here Sigurd discovers a potent relic: Gungnir, a great spear that would give him the power to assemble a host strong enough to challenge King Gorm, and avenge the betrayal of his father and the murder of his family.
The roar of Odin and the wild hunt will be as nothing compared to Sigurd's rage, for he and his warriors will be borne on the wings of the storm . . .
Wings of the Storm concludes the Viking saga, started in God of Vengeance and Winter's Fire.
Following Winter's Fire, Kristian completes his Rise of Sigurd Viking trilogy with this action-packed adventure retelling the saga of Norse hero Sigurd. Concealing his true identity as he ranges in foreign lands with his war band, Sigurd builds his reputation as a fighter by helping warlord Alrik hold a fort full of iron and silver against its former owner, Jarl Guthrum. On the one hand, Sigurd can't afford to lose his life or those of his followers helping another man fight a blood feud. On the other, he doesn't yet have the wealth, warriors, or fame required to take on King Gorm, the oathbreaker who killed his father. Sigurd navigates the conflict with daring tricks and witty bravado, even when it seems the gods have shunned him, and finally gains the wealth and skills he needs to acquire in's spear and raise it against King Gorm. Thanks to the deft rendering of his companions including Valgerd, a shield maiden who has turned against the gods; Olaf, a wizened warrior with a grim sense of fate; and the battle-eager Floki new readers can happily drop right into the action and fans of the series will find a satisfying conclusion.