Raven 2: Sons of Thunder

Raven 2: Sons of Thunder : (Raven: Book 2): A riveting, rip-roaring Viking saga from bestselling author Giles Kristian

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From Giles Kristian, THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF LANCELOT, comes this brutal, bloody and captivating Viking adventure, continuing the story begun in the bestselling Raven: Blood Eye. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell, Robert Low and Game of Thrones.

"Kristian can really write...He weaves in rich historical detail with a light touch...His battle scenes are bone-crunchingly good, his descriptions of the Viking world bright and evocative...Giles Kristian is a great storyteller." -- BEN KANE

"An all-action adventure...a brilliant story, beautifully told" -- SUNDAY EXPRESS

"This was a brilliant read for me as a weathered historical fiction reader." -- ***** Reader review

"The action oozes energy...so that for those precious hours you are happily lost within this book's own universe..." -- ***** Reader review

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IF YOU BETRAY A FELLOWSHIP YOU ARE A DEAD MAN...

Raven and the Wolfpack plough the sea-road in pursuit of the Saxon traitor, Ealdred, who has left the Fellowship for dead and fled to the Frankish Emperor Charlemagne and the promise of untold riches.

Sailing in search of revenge, the pagan Norsemen venture into the heart of a Christian empire that would wipe their kind from the face of the earth, a place where danger lies in wait around every bend of the great river up which they travel.

A young man with no memory and a blood-tainted eye, Raven has found friendship and purpose amongst this fierce band of warriors. Having proved himself in battle, he is now certain that Viking blood flows in his veins.

But to survive this adventure, his cunning must be as sharp as his blade...

Raven: Sons of Thunder is the second title in the Raven trilogy. The story continues in Raven: Odin's Wolves. Have you read Raven: Blood Eye, the first in the trilogy?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 28mm | 304g
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • B & W map
  • 0552157902
  • 9780552157902
  • 94,802

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An all-action adventure...a joy to read...a brilliant story, beautifully told
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Gripping . . . splendidly conjures up the sounds, sights, and smells of Dark Age Britain -- HARRY SIDEBOTTOM, author of the "Warrior of Rome" series An excellent read which compares favourably with writers like Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden * Historical Novels Review * I loved it; I found it gripping and I ripped through it...always the sign of an exciting book -- ANGUS DONALD, author of Outlaw Kristian can really write...His battle scenes are bone crunchingly good, his descriptions of the Viking world bright and evocative...a great storyteller -- BEN KANE, author of The Forgotten Legion An all-action adventure...a joy to read...a brilliant story, beautifully told * SUNDAY EXPRESS *
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About Giles Kristian

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. In The Bleeding Land and Brothers' Fury, he tells the story of a family torn apart by the English Civil War. He also co-wrote Wilbur Smith's No.1 bestseller, Golden Lion. In his most recent novel, the Sunday Times bestseller Lancelot, Giles plunged into the rich waters of the Arthurian legend. For his next book, he continues his epic reimagining of our greatest island 'history'.
Giles Kristian lives in Leicestershire.
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