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Sons of Thunder by Giles Kristian
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2010_release_read, mainstream, read_2010, t_notable_books_2010
Read from March 06 to 10, 2010

Excellent follow up to the author's Raven: Blood Eye debut; I actually re-read that first and i was even more impressed with it since I saw how the viking world created there was immersive and pitch perfect.

Sons of Thunder continues the same, taking off where Blood Eye ended following the band of adventurers led by Jarl Sigurd and containing our narrator, Odin-marked Raven, as well as several unlikely companions including an English girl, a priest that made his life-mission to convert Sigurd and Raven (and then the felloswhip), as well as a Christian English warrior. This time they make their way to the land of the franks and to Charlemagne's court, visiting a muddy and still village-like Paris of 800 AD and the glittering Aix la Chapelle aka Aachen the glittering capital of the western empire.

On the way they have the usual adventures, great duels, cunning tricks, great banter and blood curling happenings, while the book keeps the "no putting down" breakneck pace of the first volume.

Next seems to be Constantinople...

A strong A and the series is among the best adventure historical fiction with a tinge of the supernatural today
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