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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: 4.07 · 1,840 ratings · 275 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
Blood Eye (Raven #1)
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 979 ratings — published 2009 — 15 editions
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Sons of Thunder (Raven #2)
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 410 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
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Odin's Wolves (Raven, #3)
4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 296 ratings — published 2011 — 10 editions
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The Bleeding Land (Rivers F...
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Brother's Fury (Rivers Fami...
4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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God of Vengeance
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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Blood Eye Sons of Thunder Odin's Wolves
Raven (3 books)
4.0671819262782405 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 1,682 ratings

The Bleeding Land Brother's Fury
Rivers Family (2 books)
4.040816326530612 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 147 ratings

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Rabindranauth is on page 353 of 416 of God of Vengeance: And the name Vidar would be on their lips, on their young war-leader's lips in the sword song and the shield din. Jarl Randver would pay in blood for what he had done. He would suffer and he would bleed and he would die. Because Sigurd had woken the gods. The reckoning was coming.
And Vidar was the God of Vengeance.
Odin's Wolves by Giles Kristian
" I adored this series. I'm not one for wordy reviews. I will simply say that I felt like part of the Sigurd and Raven's family... travelling to marvelous places, fighting for survival and riches.

I hope there will be more about Raven... I want to kn... " 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 "
Which book would you most like to represent the MEDIEVAL or Later Historical Fiction section of the group in our 2013 AUGUST GROUP READ?

They voted for: Raven: Blood Eye
""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 S...more "
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Odin's Wolves by Giles Kristian
" Rampaging, stinking, bloodthirsty vikings are not, I'm sure, everyone's cup of mead. But, Giles Kristian is such a brilliant writer that everyone who loves superbly tailored fiction should give his books a read. My 5-star rating for the last book... " Read more of this review »
The Bleeding Land by Giles Kristian
" I thoroughly enjoyed this book and like other reviewers have said, I am looking forward to the next installment, the English civil war is normally not of great interest to me. However, from first being introduced to the rivers family, I was totall... " Read more of this review »
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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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