Luckily, I gave it that time at a later date. And we would find it in Miklagard Raven and the Wolfpack have suffered. And we would find it in Miklagard. Stand at the prow and feel the salt spray on your faces. However, despite having enjoyed the characters and the action initiated by their natures, I have a hard time accepting the the destinations of their voyages. And he becomes a mentor for Alan; with his fellow outlaws, Robin teaches Alan how to fight - and how to win. But fate intervenes and Pacorus and his companions are saved from a living hell by a renegade gladiator named Spartacus.
Second, the tension between Asgot and Raven finally comes to a head. The first half of this one is good. My favourite culture of history mingling with my least favourite. After a string of victories, Pacorus and his men are captured in Cappadocia, clapped in chains, and sent to Italy to live out the rest of their days as slaves. Didn't gratuitously describe the violenc So I just finished the final book of the Raven trilogy.
These were so well written, it kept me wanting more, just one more page I would say which turned into another hour of reading or more no I am not a slow reader , I highly recommend this trilogy, I have loved books since I was a little kid and would close my eyes and imagine what I had read, the places, the people's etc. In the process I lost my marks and so too did I then lose the page where Yggdrasil - and the birds flying amoung its branches in the sky - had been described. Rome is a shadow of its former glory. Other than that, most of the other characters were interesting to read about. Perhaps some time, after his new series has been fully aired, Giles might return and write another Raven story. First, the Vikings time in Rome.
Good men have died and the treasures they fought so hard for have been lost. Now this fearless band of brothers sets sail for the greatest city in the world. I could read them every week for the rest of the year and be every bit the contented reader. Thank God for retirement lol, wife was ready to send a rescue team after me. Did not bore me one bit. A brilliant, brutal new chapter in the story of Raven, this is historical fiction at its most authentic and exciting.
. I hadn't seen Vikings there since reading Henry Treece's wonderful book The Road to Miklagard when I was a kid. Vikings are such an interesting lot, my favourite part is the swearing. Among the Norsemen is Raven, a young man of uncertain parentage who is able—from the depths of his blood-spotted eye—to glimpse the future. Miklagard's streets may seem paved with gold, but they also run with blood. To be honest, I tore through them! Armed with sword, axe, spear and courage, Raven and his Viking brothers will pay a high price for the fame they seek. Suffice to stay that their stay in Rome is full of adventure and surprises; not only in what they do but in who they meet.
But the Great City is far away and the voyage there takes the Fellowship in to unknown waters where they face new enemies. I'm always on the lookout for exciting new historical fiction about soldiers or warriors, and was therefore very excited about two years ago to see Giles Kristian's name appear on an Amazon recommended read list. Odin's Wolves opens with the wolfp So now I have come to the end of the Raven saga and it leaves me feeling a little sad. It was a fantastic book, and a breathtakingly fast-paced one! And we would find it in Miklagard… Raven and the Wolfpack have suffered. It really begins right where the second book in the series ends - the silver stolen from Charlemagne is lost and the company is at a pivotal moment. For most of this book I was infatuated.
The story of the Fellowship t Odin's Wolves continues the story of Raven, Sigurd, Cynethryth, and the rest of the Fellowship. I enjoyed each and every one of them. Two further novels complete the Raven Saga; Sons of Thunder and Odin's Wolves, and to date the books have been published in eight languages. So now I have come to the end of the Raven saga and it leaves me feeling a little sad. We lusted for an even greater prize. But this book had everything that my heart desires, and the whole time I was really apprehensive seeing how I have less and less to read. As you all know, sometimes, no matter how good the book is or how well it is written, if the subject matter it not compatible with a reader's personal tastes, there is nothing one can do.
I would definitely recommend for good reads. The land is rife with danger, as warlords vie for supremacy and dominion. King Gorm puts Jarl Harald's family to the sword but makes one fatal mistake - he fails to kill Harald's youngest son, Sigurd. But the Valkyries are stalking, eager for new heroes to take to Ódin's hall. You know Anything of Giles Kristian is going to be a great read and Odin's Wolves is no different.
In gratitude, Pacorus agrees to help Spartacus build his army as Rome musters its legions to crush the slave uprising. Hardly anything happens for most of the first three hundred pages and when it does, it's quickly over and replaced by tiresome wi After, for the most part, thoroughly enjoying the previous book in this series I had relatively high hopes for this book. On ships shaped like dragons, bristling with oars and armor, Jarl Sigurd and his fierce Norsemen have come in search of riches. Suffice to stay that their stay in Rome is full of adventure and surprises; not only in what they do but in who they meet. Perhaps some time, after his new series has been fully aired, Giles might return and write another Raven story.
Didn't drone on-and-on about the characters; yet, I knew them intimately. There are several minor characters, but I never lost track of who they were or their roles. I enjoyed reading about them more than about anyone else. The arena duel that takes place is a nice plus. I'm curious to see how the author handles this. The story of the Fellowship takes the reader around an Islamic Iberia and into the Mediterranean.