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Sworn Brother

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Sworn Brother by Tim Severin is the thrilling second volume in the Viking trilogy - an epic adventure in a world full of Norse mythology and bloodthirsty battles.

London, 1019: a few months have passed since Thorgils has escaped the clutches of the Irish Church only to find himself at the centre of a capricious love affair with Aelfgifu, wife of Knut the Great, ruler of England, and one of the most powerful men of the Viking empire. A passionate relationship between two unlikely lovers begins to unfold, which forebodes uncontrollable consequences...

When Thorgils is finally on the run again, he meets Grettir, an outlaw who is feared by most for his volatile and brooding behaviour. The two men become travel companions and sworn brothers - which binds them together beyond death, but at the gates of Byzantium Thorgils' loyalty is put to the ultimate test . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 22mm | 422g
  • Pan Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 0330426745
  • 9780330426749
  • 66,173

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Steeped in bloody battles and brooding Norse mythology, this epic saga follows the exploits of Viking adventurer Thorgils Leiffson. A fine, page-turning trio of tales that sweeps the reader back in time.
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About Tim Severin

Tim Severin, explorer, filmmaker and lecturer, has retraced the storied journeys of Saint Brendan the Navigator, Sindbad the Sailor, Jason and the Argonauts, Ulysses, Genghis Khan and Robinson Crusoe. His books about these expeditions are classics of exploration and travel. He made his historical-fiction debut with the hugely successful Viking series, followed by the Pirate and Saxon series.
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1,691 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 31% (527)
4 40% (675)
3 24% (404)
2 4% (68)
1 1% (17)
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