The Wolf Sea
Washed up in a hostile city, battleweary and out of luck, the Oathsworn lie waiting for their reluctant leader, the young Orm, to bring them back once more to wealth and warfare. But Orm’s prized sword, the ...more
Don't get me wrong, Robert Low is a popular and accomplished author, it is just that he is not as well known as say, Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. Although, he is as good as them, if not better at times.
Low is a brilliant writer and he ...more
This one was largely set in what we would call the Near-East. That's a departure (in my experience, anyway) for a Viking tale. Very interesting!
I won't deny that there were some dry spots. But the action was vivid, for sure. And I got to understand the primary ...more
We follow the Oathsworn from where we left them in the first book; depleted and divided they travel from Greece to Cyprus to Antioch and Jerusalem. They meet Muslims, Bedouins and fellow Danes while battling their way to Starkard, in a quest to retrieve the Rune Serpent Sword he stole.
Jumping from action to action this book seldom stops anywhere for long. Between the traveling or the fighting there was always something new to catch my attention and ...more
This novel takes the survivors of a Viking band from the streets of the medieval world’s greatest city to those of its holiest city. The group is united by an oath to Odin.
Some early adventures take place on the sea and islands, however, the Vikings are soon in that other “ ...more
Orm is now the (reluctant) leader of the Oathsworn - and manages to loose the dragon-runed sword he gained in the last book... Lost to his great enemy Starkad...
What follows is how Orn and his Oathsword brothers bounce across the eastern Mediterranean and into the middle east trying to chase down this sword.
This is fantastic writing, and absolutely chock full of battle, betrayal, bloodshed (all that good stuff), and has even better characterisation that his last book (the Whale ...more
A band of brothers known as the Oathsworn, committed only to each other, feared by many, rises again, setting sail on the wolf sea in search of vengeance and glory.
Washed up in a hostile city, battleweary and out of luck, the Oathsworn lie waiting for their reluctant leader, the young Orm, to bring them back once more to wealth and warfare. But Orm’s prized sword, the legendary Rune Serpent, is gone, stolen by the rapacious Starkad, and with it the runes writ upon the hilt that only Orm can
Low weaves historical figures and events into the background as a ragged group of weary warriors quest for riches fame and glory, but all seem to secretly want to get home as well.
There's several more in the series, very enjoyable. I'll continue reading.
Another great viking adventure on a truly epic scale. Anyone interested in historical fiction, vikings, or this time period (late 900s) will be interested in this book.
We continue the tale of Orm and the Oathsworn, chasing after his ancient (possibly magical) sabre. A great story, but truly a tragedy.
I am definitely going to read the whole series.