The Vikings return in Giles Kristian's thrilling, heart-in-mouth sequel to God of Vengeance, which Conn Iggulden called 'a masterwork' and Wilbur Smith declared that it 'stirs the blood and thrills the soul'...
Family history (he is half Norwegian) and a passion for the fiction
of Bernard Cornwell inspired GILES KRISTIAN to write. Set in
the Viking world, his bestselling 'Raven' and 'The Rise of Sigurd'
trilogies have been acclaimed by his peers, reviewers and readers
alike. In The Bleeding Land and Brothers' Fury, he
tells the story of a family torn apart by the English Civil War. He
also co-wrote Wilbur Smith's No.1 bestseller, Golden Lion.
In his most recent novel, the Sunday Times bestseller
Lancelot, Giles plunged into the rich waters of the
Arthurian legend. For his next book, he continues his epic
reimagining of our greatest island 'history'.
Giles Kristian lives in Leicestershire.
Storm-blown, salt-flecked and gore-spattered, Winter's Fire
is a belter of a novel. It's just what I have come to expect from
the master storyteller, Giles Kristian, whose books throw the
reader headlong into the Viking age . . . this is a stirring tale
of comradeship, bloodshed and treachery. It's perfect for fans of
historical fiction and fantasy alike, from Cornwell to Abercrombie.
-- BEN KANE
Wild as the waves, savage as a wolf pack in full flight, this is Viking writing at its best. bloody and savage and glorious, this tale of courage and cunning, of vengeance and of lives touched by the Gods is all we could possibly ask for from a historical novel: perfect. -- MANDA SCOTT
Nobody writes this type of swaggering historical fiction better than Kristian. Big swords, bigger beards and lots of action, all delivered with real panache and poetry. -- ANTONIA SENIOR * The Times *
There are authors whose work I take the time to savour. Ben Kane for gritty, brutal history. Christian Cameron for the lyrical essence of men at war. Joe Abercrombie for grim, scarred characters with no choice except to fight and die. Giles Kristian's Winter's Fire combined all three, but blended with a panache that made the pages fly by in a single sitting. More! -- ANTHONY RICHES
Simply stunning. * PARMENION BOOKS *