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Giles Kristian

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Family history (he is half Norwegian) and his storytelling hero, Bernard Cornwell, inspired Giles Kristian to write his first historical novels, the acclaimed and bestselling Raven Viking trilogy – Blood Eye, Sons of Thunder and Odin’s Wolves. For his next series, he drew on a long-held fascination with the English Civil War. The Bleeding Land and Brothers’ Fury follow the fortunes of a divided family against the complex and brutal backcloth of a conflict that tore this country apart and ended with the killing of a king. In his new novel – God of Vengeance – Giles returns to the world of the Vikings to tell of the beginnings of Sigurd and his celebrated fictional fellowship.

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Average rating: 4.09 · 2,424 ratings · 327 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
Blood Eye (Raven #1)
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 1,256 ratings — published 2009 — 15 editions
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Sons of Thunder (Raven #2)
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 528 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
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Odin's Wolves (Raven, #3)
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 382 ratings — published 2011 — 10 editions
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The Bleeding Land (Bleeding...
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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God of Vengeance
4.59 of 5 stars 4.59 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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Brother's Fury (Bleeding La...
4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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Wings of the Storm
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Blood Eye Sons of Thunder Odin's Wolves
Raven (3 books)
4.076709796672828 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 2,164 ratings

The Bleeding Land Brother's Fury
Bleeding Land Trilogy (2 books)
4.021857923497268 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 183 ratings

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God of Vengeance by Giles Kristian
" absolutely brilliantly written! I love these sagas. I'm always sad when they end. It was great to find out how Sigurd's wyrd started, even if it was saturated in sorrow. I'm hoping there will be more sagas to come?? "
Odin's Wolves by Giles Kristian
" The third and final book of the Raven trilogy - done. And what a book it was! Did not bore me one bit. Where every chapter ended, a new adventure began in the following chapter (except when you reach the final chapter, obviously). It was a fantast... " Read more of this review »
God of Vengeance by Giles Kristian
" My sea chest has been pack away for far to long,and it`s great to be back with Sigurd and the boy`s in the shield wall.After a little diviersion into the English Civil War,which i hope it will not be to long before he returns to in the future,Gile... " Read more of this review »
"Daniel wrote: "I just picked up Sons of Thunder as well. Looking forward to slotting it in. Might read it as 'medieval' next month if my library delay...more "
"Terri wrote: "Giles wrote: "Regardless of which one wins this poll (I'm sure Dissolution is the better book!)I would be happy to answer questions read...more "
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“Even war gods fear their wives, then, Sigurd reflected sourly. 'She is already warping my ear for taking three sons into the same fight,' Harald went on. 'If I took you too she would make what you did to Olaf look like a kiss on the cheek.' He frowned. 'Look now! Her eyes are into us like cat's claws.”
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Proud Book Nerd Thank you for accepting my friend request. I really enjoyed Blood Eye!

Rebecca Muwahahaha didn't I tell you that there is no escape from me :P Nice to know there are various ways I can "stalk" ahem I mean follow and support you :)

Roll on July!

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Giles Kristian Dear Lucinda, I'm so glad you won a copy of my first novel, RAVEN Blood Eye! Thanks for entering the giveaway, and I hope you enjoy the tale. Now pack up your sea chest, grab yourself an oar and get rowing! ;-)
All the best, and may the Norns weave you a fine wyrd.

message 2: by T.D.

T.D. McKinnon Hi Giles,

This is just short note to thank you for accepting my friend request. I hope that 2012 is your best year yet, as it is for me.


Lucinda Dear Giles,
I would like to thank you for being my friend on Goodreads which is a fantastic site where i am able to converse with likeminded people both authors and readers. I am also so pleased to have been chosen to win your first novel 'Blood Eye' that caught my attention a while ago and which i cannot wait to read as it looks amazing, just from reading the various book reviews on it! Thank you so much once again and i shall write a review on your book as soon as i have read it.
Lucinda Xx

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