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Giles Kristian

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Family history (he is half Norwegian) and a passion for the fiction of Bernard Cornwell inspired GILES KRISTIAN to write. Set in the Viking world, his bestselling ‘Raven’ and ‘The Rise of Sigurd’ trilogies have been acclaimed by his peers, reviewers and readers alike. In The Bleeding Land and Brothers’ Fury, he tells the story of a family torn apart by the English Civil War. He also co-wrote Wilbur Smith’s No.1 bestseller, Golden Lion. In his most recent novel, the Sunday Times bestseller Lancelot, Giles plunged into the rich waters of the Arthurian legend. For his next book, Camelot, he continues his epic reimagining of our greatest island 'history'.
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 bo…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 i…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)

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Sons of Thunder (Raven #2)

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Odin's Wolves (Raven, #3)

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Lancelot by Giles Kristian
"5/5!!!
In fact, if I could, I’d give it 10/5!!
Giles Kristian’s Lancelot is quite simply a wonderful, beautiful, tragic, melodic, exceptional, fascinating, poetic, enthralling, glorious, brutal, powerful, and intensely masterful spin on the magic and" Read more of this review »
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Let me start this review with a resounding 'Wow'. It has been a while since I have read any of the author's previous books but am certainly glad I read Lancelot. It is a brilliant telling of that beautiful, and poignant tale. The man who bet" Read more of this review »
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" Tim wrote: "Can anyone explain the prologue and the subsequent revisits ?
I listened to this on audiobook and perhaps because I was often driving I mis
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"I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell’s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong.

I’ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this b" Read more of this review »
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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 books in the Rise of Sigurd saga: God of Vengeance, Winter's Fire, and Wings of the Storm. The Sigurd See Full Answer
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“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.”
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“And yet Arthur had Merlin. And Merlin had an idea. And so Arthur listened”
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“a strong arm kills but a cunning mind keeps you alive”
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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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