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Giles Kristian

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Family history (he is half Norwegian) 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 to chart the fortunes of a family divided by that brutal conflict in The Bleeding Land and Brothers’ Fury. Giles also co-wrote Wilbur Smith’s recent No.1 bestseller, Golden Lion but in his new novels – God of Vengeance (a Times Book of the Year) and now Winter’s Fire – he returns to the world of the Vikings to tell the story of Sigurd and his celebrated fictional fellowship. Giles Kristian lives in Leicestershire.

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Giles Kristian Hi Bojan, so there are six Viking books in total. Three books in the RAVEN saga: Blood Eye, Sons of Thunder and Odin's Wolves. Then there are three…moreHi Bojan, so there are six Viking books in total. Three books in the RAVEN saga: Blood Eye, Sons of Thunder and Odin's Wolves. Then there are three books in the Rise of Sigurd saga: God of Vengeance, Winter's Fire, and Wings of the Storm. The Sigurd saga is like a prequel to the RAVEN books. Does this make sense? Regards, Giles (less)
Giles Kristian Sorry, Tom, I'm rubbish at navigating Goodreads. I'd like to write a third, yes. There are still lots of adventures ahead for the Rivers family, but…moreSorry, Tom, I'm rubbish at navigating Goodreads. I'd like to write a third, yes. There are still lots of adventures ahead for the Rivers family, but it depends on the market and my publisher and other factors. Maybe when enough readers have read the other two books and are clamouring for more. :) (less)
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Blood Eye (Raven #1)

4.02 avg rating — 2,197 ratings — published 2009 — 19 editions
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Sons of Thunder (Raven #2)

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Odin's Wolves (Raven, #3)

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The Terror

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Simply think of a Viking name that would sit well amongst the characters in the Raven series, tell us a little bit about their personality and what they might look like (perhaps it’s yourself!) and the winning entrant will sit down with the author and talk about how their idea can be written into God of Vengeance, due for publication n... Read more of this blog post »
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"Very good story! I have been wanting to read some of Mr. Kristian's work, and this was a great way to start! I will defiantly be purchasing the Raven series and starting the God of Vengeance when it is available in the US. I have always loved Viki..." Read more of this review »
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“The dark warrior jumped high into the air, his knees almost striking his chest, then landed in a crouch and leapt back up spinning around, his sword slicing the air. And I wondered how it was possible for him to move like that in mail...

Beynor just stood there, rooted to the ground like an ash. "Heimdall's hairy ballsack," he said, "he's a giant flea!”
Giles Kristian, Odin's Wolves

“Sword and shield, flesh and bone, I am your man, Sigurd Haraldarson. As long as the sun shines and the world endures, henceforth and for evermore.”
Giles Kristian, God of Vengeance

“My cock has been hiding since the day she arrived," Bjarni had said, but only when he was sure she was out of earshot, which was a full day after she left. "You worry for nothing brother," Bjorn had said, "for even a seiðr-wife (witch) cannot put a spell on something she can't see. It would be like trying to hit a louse with a spear-throw.”
Giles Kristian, Winter's Fire

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Heather 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 :)

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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.
Giles


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.

T.D.


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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