4 of 5 stars Series: The Rise of Sigurd 2 My version: Hardback Historical Fiction Vikings Bantam Press 2016 Bought, signed Norway, AD785 - a vow of vengeance must be kept... Sigurd Haraldarson has proved himself a great warrior...and a dangerous enemy. He has gone a long way towards avenging the murder of his family. And yet the oath-breaker … Continue reading Review: Winter's Fire – Giles Kristian
The Dark Ages just got a whole lot brighter
If you buy all these, you'll be as poor as me. But happy. Though that generally doesn't wash with the bank man. Trust me, I've tried it.
Crowbone by Robert Low My rating: 2 of 5 stars ‘Crapbone.’ A complete load of cliched old cobblers. What a disappointment. What a big fat, arrogant, bloated disappointment this was. I couldn’t quite put my finger is on why has it taken me so long to start reading this one but as soon as I got about … Continue reading Review: Crowbone
The Sea Road by Margaret Elphinstone My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Sea Road is an imaginative and beautifully written attempt to recreate the life of an Icelandic woman called Gudrun Thorbjarnadottir. If you have no idea who that is, that's ok. Not many will know who she is. She is a Norse woman, who appears … Continue reading Review: The Sea Road
Order in Chaos by Jack Whyte My rating: 2 of 5 stars It's been a while since I read the previous one in this series, Standard of Honour. I did actually enjoy the first two, even if I do remember thinking that the jump between one and two was a bit much and Standard of … Continue reading Review: Order in Chaos
Now you know why we took the car over. We drove from Denmark to Wales, via Germany, Holland, Belgium and an overnight in Calais France. Then on to the north of England, the south and back, via an overnight in Dunkerque. Book-buying wasn't the only reason of course, but it did make it a lot … Continue reading Books brought back from UK trip
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Viking. King's Man by Tim Severin My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is in essence, a different look at the Viking 'swords and shields' books that I like reading so much (Robert Low, Giles Kristian, etc). If you're simply after swords and shields and bucket-loads of bloody raping and pillaging, this isn't for you. This is … Continue reading Review: King's Man
A thrilling new chapter in the Raven saga