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Corgi, 2010 - Adventure stories - 464 pages
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A Viking adventure packed with battles, blood and gore, Raven is 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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User Review  - viking2917 - LibraryThing

A good solid Viking tale. Not as a deep on the history as, say, a Bernard Cornwell novel, or as powerfully mythic as, say, Poul Anderson's Hrolf Kraki's Saga, but very solid. Doesn't shy away from the ... Read full review

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User Review  - AmyJ96 - LibraryThing

If you're looking for a light action-packed read I would definitely recommend this novel. But probably not if you're wanting something more involved. It was interesting enough for me to keep reading, but never really got me hooked. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

GILES KRISTIAN was the lead singer in a successful boy band, a model and a copywriter for an advertising agency. Raven is his debut novel.

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