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Only very recently discovered Tim Hodkinson: what a story teller!! This Odin saga is a fantastic tale of a young Icelandic boy who has to find his way in a very violent and unforgiving world. Lovers of historical action stories will love this!!
It's the first of a series and it's certainly got me eager to read more. Great plot plenty of action and gore all along with that devil may care Viking attitude given by some great characters. Well worth a read.
I gave it a 4 stars rating as at the beginning I found it very slow,so much so I nearly put it down. I am really glad I adidn't. After A bunch of pages it got lively, it built up with action from then on. The characters are really engaging, their conscription is so good I could almost visualise them. Looking forward to more adventures
I really enjoyed this tale of Iceland, the Orkneys and Ireland. Einar is an engaging hero, and his band of Norse banditos, while a violent bunch, are fun to be around. Even better is the chance to visit areas little seen in historical fiction, where Scandinavian culture survived through the Norse-Gaels well into the 12th century. Looking forward to book 2 and beyond!