The final chapter in No.1 bestseller Giles Kristian's acclaimed Viking saga, chronicling the rise of Sigurd Haraldarson - a story to rank alongside the fiction of Bernard Cornwell, Joe Abercrombie and George R. R. Martin.
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.
A fitting end to a trilogy that fans of Bernard Cornwell should
devour. The big set-piece battle that completes the book is
one of the best that I have ever read. -- Antonia Senior *
THE TIMES *
'Warrior-like and bloody, homely and heartfelt, ranging across oceans, yet nestled around hearth fires, Giles Kristian's writing transports you through the Viking world as the thrum, rhythm and holler of the battle field rings out from the page. Wings of the Storm isn't simply an historical novel - it is the glorious embodiment of a time of adventure and passion, of dying old worlds and thrilling new encounters.' * DR JANINA RAMIREZ *
This concludes, in magnificent fashion, Giles Kristian's mighty Viking saga . . . with this marvellous trilogy complete, now is the time to immerse yourself in it, beginning with God of Vengeance. -- Kate Atherton * SUNDAY EXPRESS *
What more could we ask for than a thrilling conclusion to Giles Kristian's epic saga of vengeance and betrayal? Written in his glorious poetic prose with the lift and lilt of the waves beneath every sentence, the sense of the gods pressing in on each page, this remains Viking writing at its best: thrilling in its truest sense, heart-rending, and, yes, glorious... * MANDA SCOTT *
Nobody writes Viking adventures with the panache, power and sheer plausibility of Giles Kristian . . . with supreme skill and a genuine passion, Kristian weaves what little we know about the religion, culture and codes of Dark Ages Scandinavia into a novel that grips like a limpet on the rocky Norwegian coast and rings absolutely true from first to last. The book plunges you into a gore-drenched, glory-decked time of treacherous jarls and lethal shieldmaidens; a time of dark magic and human sacrifice, of wild hunts and vicious feuds, a time of blood-letting and betrayal. But it is also a time of comradeship and selflessness, when the bonds forged between men, and women, can endure beyond death. It's a time you may never want to leave. * ANGUS DONALD *