Sworn Brother

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Pan Macmillan, Aug 19, 2011 - Fiction - 400 pages
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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.

 

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User Review  - Speesh - LibraryThing

'Sworn Brother', is number two in the 'Viking' series and is another excellent read. A good story, nicely written and exhaustively researched. I thought at one point that it could perhaps do with ... Read full review

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User Review  - DavidBurrows - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this. It had a reak Viking feel to it. It's a number of hort tales about the cetral character interwoven into one story. It's a pleasant read rather than a page turner. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
23
Section 3
46
Section 4
70
Section 5
84
Section 6
106
Section 7
115
Section 8
133
Section 12
213
Section 13
231
Section 14
250
Section 15
271
Section 16
293
Section 17
316
Section 18
338
Section 19
354

Section 9
145
Section 10
171
Section 11
189
Section 20
356
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About the author (2011)

Tim Severin, explorer, traveller, author, film-maker and lecturer has made many expeditions, most recently in search of Moby Dick and Robinson Crusoe, and has written books about all of them. Viking is his first historical fiction trilogy.

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