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Giles Kristian

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Giles Kristian's first historical novels were 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 this brutal conflict in The Bleeding Land and Brothers' Fury. Giles also co-wrote Wilbur Smith's No.1 bestseller, Golden Lion. In God of Vengeance (a TIMES Book of the Year), Winter's Fire, and the Historical Writers' Association Gold Crown shortlisted Wings of the Storm, he returned to the world of the Vikings to tell the story of Sigurd and his celebrated fictional fellowship. Lancelot, was published to great acclaim and hit The Times bestseller charts at No. 3. It was a ...more

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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)

4.06 avg rating — 4,542 ratings — published 2009 — 27 editions
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Sons of Thunder (Raven, #2)

4.25 avg rating — 2,603 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions
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Lancelot (The Arthurian Tal...

4.25 avg rating — 2,228 ratings — published 2018 — 14 editions
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Odin's Wolves (Raven, #3)

4.31 avg rating — 2,181 ratings — published 2011 — 19 editions
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God of Vengeance (The Rise ...

4.24 avg rating — 2,381 ratings — published 2014 — 7 editions
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Winter's Fire (The Rise of ...

4.32 avg rating — 1,549 ratings — published 2016 — 14 editions
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Camelot (The Arthurian Tale...

4.37 avg rating — 675 ratings — published 2020 — 5 editions
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Wings of the Storm (The Ris...

4.45 avg rating — 1,418 ratings — published 2016 — 13 editions
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The Bleeding Land (Bleeding...

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4.27 avg rating — 394 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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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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“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 :)

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.
Giles


message 1: 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.


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