Nobody writes this type of swaggering historical fiction better than Kristian. Big swords, bigger beards and lots of action, all delivered with real panache and poetry.
Warrior-like and bloody, homely and heartfelt, ranging across oceans, yet nestled around hearth fires, Giles Kristian’s writing transports you through the Viking world as the thrum, rhythm and holler of the battle field rings out from the page. Wings of the Storm isn’t simply an historical novel – it is the glorious embodiment of a time of adventure and passion, of dying old worlds and thrilling new encounters.
This concludes, in magnificent fashion, Giles Kristian’s mighty Viking saga . . . with this marvellous trilogy complete, now is the time to immerse yourself in it, beginning with God of Vengeance.
Action-packed storytelling which stirs the blood and thrills the soul
A revenger’s tale writ large . . . Kristian’s latest Viking-era saga won’t disappoint
A great tale that held me spellbound.
Expertly plotted, full of passion and bloody drama...a book that will appeal to passionate, compassionate readers, men and women alike, fans of C J Sansom as much as fans of Conn Iggulden. Read it: you’ll love every page
This is the best kind of storytelling – a saga full of blood and thunder that grabs you and doesn’t let go until long after the final page is turned
A masterly achievement.
Unrelenting pace, brilliant action and characters. A masterwork.
An all-action adventure...a joy to read...a brilliant story, beautifully told
An excellent read which compares favourably with writers like Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden
With powerful protagonists, a gripping story and rollicking action, I can strongly recommend this tour-de-force. Outstanding
Epic in character, atmosphere and deed . . . Kristian is a terrific storyteller . . . the writing and language are wonderfully rich, and you want to savour every bone-shattering, blood-curdling, sentence
What more could we ask for than a thrilling conclusion to Giles Kristian’s epic saga of vengeance and betrayal? Written in his glorious poetic prose with the lift and lilt of the waves beneath every sentence, the sense of the gods pressing in on each page, this remains Viking writing at its best: thrilling in its truest sense, heart-rending, and, yes, glorious…
A great success . . . His knowledge of the period, and imaginative immersion in it, mean that God of Vengeance conjures up Sigurd’s bloody, violent world, with all its alien beliefs and strange customs, in vivid and compelling detail
I loved it; I found it gripping and I ripped through it...always the sign of an exciting book
A brilliant read. As he did with his Raven novels, Kristian weaves a colourful, authentic world in which to set his tale...and he has done it with confidence and real flair. Full of tragedy and triumph, honour and treachery, The Bleeding Land is a thrilling tour-de-force