Blood Eye

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Corgi, 2010 - Adventure stories - 464 pages
22 Reviews
A Viking adventure packed with battles, blood and gore,Ravenis historical fiction at its very best, and marks the debut of an outstanding new talent.

When Norsemen from across the sea burn his village, Osric, a carpenter's apprentice, is taken prisoner by these warriors. Their chief, Sigurd the Lucky, believes the Norns have woven this strange boy's fate with his own, and Osric begins to sense glorious purpose among this fellowship of warriors.

Immersed in the Norsemen's world, Osric proves a natural warrior and forges a blood bond with Sigurd, who renames him Raven. But the Norsemen's world is savage and a young man must become a killer in order to survive. Raven chooses a bloody and dangerous path, accepting the mission of raiding deep into hostile lands to steal a holy book from Coenwolf, King of Mercia.

There he will find more than the Holy Gospels of St. Jerome. He will find Cynethryth, an English girl with a soul to match his own.

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Review: Blood Eye (Raven #1)

User Review  - CJ - Goodreads

As an avid reader of historical fiction, and particularly with literature pertaining to Vikings, I found myself entranced in the end by this first book in the Raven series. I have a soft spot for ... Read full review

Review: Blood Eye (Raven #1)

User Review  - Guy Haley - Goodreads

I won't bang on about the plot: Young man meets Vikings, is taken in, finds he is a natural killer and has bloody adventures in Southern England in the 8/9th century. That about sums it up. I like ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Having Viking ancestors himself,Giles Kristian believes that the story of Raven has always been in his blood - waiting, like the Norsemen, for the right time to burst upon the world.

Inspired by both his family history and his storytelling heroes, Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden, Giles began writing a thrilling tale of an English boy's coming of age amongst a band of marauding warriors from across the grey sea. This novel, Raven: Blood Eye, was published to great acclaim, including a wonderful accolade from Bernard Cornwell.

Giles currently lives in Leicestershire where he writes full-time, though he enjoys nothing better than working in his family cottage that overlooks the mist-shrouded Norwegian fjords.

To find out more about Giles and his writing, visit his website:www.gileskristian.com

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