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Viking Trilogy = Odin's Child - Kings Man - Sworn Brother

Viking Trilogy = Odin's Child - Kings Man - Sworn Brother

Seller: SABS
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All signed 1st edition 1st print hardback books which also have clear protective covers. The serious collector might not want these as some wear & tear, although nothing to moan about really. Can't be more honest than that. All three books have been read once but are in excellent condition. Please note that all three books were signed on different occasions so sig is not with same pen Photo's can be provided if you email me. 1405041161 1405041145 or the ISBN for volumes 2 & 3.

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Synopsis

Our story begins in the year 1001 and the toddler, Thorgils Leiffson, son of Leif the Lucky and Thorgunna, arrives on the shores of Brattahlid in Greenland to be brought up in the fostercare of a young woman - Gudrid. Thorgils is a rootless character of quicksilver intelligence and adaptability. He has inherited his mother's ability of second sight and his destiny lies beyond the imagination of those around him. Virtually orphaned, he is raised by various mentors, who teach him the ancient ways and warn him of the invasion of the 'White Christ' into the land of the 'Old Gods'. Thorgils is guided by a restless quest for adventure and the wanderlust of his favoured god, Odin. His fortunes take him into many dangerous situations as well as to the brink of death by execution, in battle, disease and shipwreck...Packed with wonderfully rei-magined Viking sagas and adventures, and fascinating and unique characters, VIKING - Odin's Child gives historical novel writing a new dimension. Constantinople, 1035: Thorgils has become a member of the Varangian lifeguard and witnesses the glories of the richest city on earth but also the murderous ways of the imperial family. Under the leadership of warrior chief Harald Sigurdsson he is set up as the unwitting bait in a deadly ambush to destroy Arab pirates harassing the Byzantine shipping lanes in the Mediterranean. When Harald eventually ascends the throne of Norway, his liegeman Thorgils is despatched on a secret mission to Duke William of Normandy with a plan to coordinate the twin invasions of England. On 20 September 1066 Harald's fleet of three hundred ships sails up the Ouse, confident of success, but a prophetic dream warns Thorgils that Duke William has duped his allies and the Norsemen are heading for disaster at Stamford Bridge. Thorgils embarks upon a race against time to reach and warn his liege lord before the battle begins. But will Odin's devout follower really be able to anticipate what fate has decreed and save the heritage of his Viking ancestors? London, 1019: a few months have passed since Thorgils has escaped the clutches of the Irish Church only to find himself at the centre of a capricious love affair with Aelfgifu, wife of Knut the Great, ruler of England, and one of the most powerful men of the Viking empire. A passionate relationship between two unlikely lovers begins to unfold, which forebodes uncontrollable consequences...When Thorgils is finally on the run again, he meets Grettir, an outlaw who is feared by most for his volatile and brooding behaviour. The two men become travel companions and sworn brothers -- which binds them together beyond death. At the gates of Byzantium Thorgils' loyalty is put to the ultimate test...Sworn Brother continues an utterly compelling journey back in time to a world that is brimming with wonderfully crafted characters and their insatiable hunger for riches and renown. c

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Author
Publisher McMillan
Edition 1st Edition
Signed By Author Yes
UK Edition Yes
Book Condition Good
Jacket Condition As New
Binding Hard Cover
Year Published 2005 / 2005 / 2005
Number of pages 324 / 319 / 353
ISBN 10 1405041129

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