Robert Low is a journalist and writer and covered the wars in Vietnam, Sarajevo, Romania and Kosovo. To satisfy his craving for action, having moved to an area rich in Viking tradition, he took up re-enactment, joining The Vikings. He now spends summers fighting furiously in helmet and mail in shieldwalls all over Britain and winters training hard. This is his first novel. He lives in Scotland with his wife.
Praise for THE WHITE RAVEN:
`Robert Low's Oathsworn trilogy is historical writing at its
best and most full-blooded, with its tremendous pacing, black
comedy, a wonderfully vivid and rough-hewn prose style like runes
hacked into granite, and most appealingly of all, its doomy, pagan
sense of comradeship-unto-death between Orm Rurikson and his band
of Viking brothers'
Praise for THE WHALE ROAD:
'A company of warriors, desperate battles, an enthralling read' BERNARD CORNWELL
'A fantastic book, one of the best I have read for years.
There's a wonderful earthiness to proceedings and he creates a
tangible sense of being there. There's a sturdy, lyrical and epic
quality about the writing which makes it feel like the kind of saga
a Viking would recount in his old age.'
`A stirring Viking series of blockbuster battles and religious intrigue.' Publishing News
`All the right ingredients are firmly in place...above all there is the storyline itself; told in an earthy, rough-and-ready stylewhich perfectly compliments this saga for the 21st Century.' Yorkshire Evening Post
`A fascinating read' The Glasgow Herald
`The Hangman humour of the band of sworn brothers gives Low's epic but brutal tale real humanity and the detail of 10th century life is wonderfully vivd. The action is fast and furious...shockingly believably so. Low's debut novel hits the mark with maximum impact.' Bridlington Today