Raven: Blood Eye (Raven 1) - Giles Kristian (Paperback)

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The first book in a thrilling Viking trilogy that launched the career of acclaimed historical novelist Giles Kristian - who's now confronting the tumult and devastation of the English Civil War in The Bleeding Land... When raiders from across the sea ransack his village, Osric finds himself taken prisoner by their chief, Sigurd the Lucky.

Product Details

Barcode
9780552157896
Department
Books
Released
7 Jan 2010
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Giles Kristian
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd
Series
Raven
Language
English
Number of Pages
464
Dimensions
198 x 129 x 29mm (322g)

Summary

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

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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.

Fiction

General Subject
Saga/Historical
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Historical
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Cultural Heritage
BISAC Subject 4
Fiction / Action & Adventure
BISAC Subject 5
Fiction / War & Military
BIC Classification 1
Historical fiction
Library Subject 1
Vikings - Fiction
Dewey Classification
823.92
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

Family history (he is half Norwegian) and a passion for the fiction of Bernard Cornwell inspired GILES KRISTIAN to write. Set in the Viking world, his bestselling `Raven' and `The Rise of Sigurd' trilogies have been acclaimed by his peers, reviewers and readers alike. The novels The Bleeding Land and
Brothers' Fury tell the story of a family torn apart by the English Civil War, and he co-wrote Wilbur Smith's No.1 bestseller, Golden Lion. In his new novel, Lancelot, Giles plunges into the rich and swirling waters of our greatest island 'history': the Arthurian legend. Giles Kristian lives in Leicestershire.