Sworn Brother

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Pan Macmillan, 2005 - Fiction - 374 pages
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The thrilling second volume in the Viking trilogy - an epic adventure in a world full of Norse mythology and bloodthirsty battlesLondon, 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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About the author (2005)

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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