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Viking 2: Sworn Brother by Tim Severin
  

Viking 2: Sworn Brother

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Renowned for his travel writing, this is the second part of the author’s first foray into fiction, a full-blooded adventure of 1019 which is steeped in Norse mythology. It is fast, easy-reading escapist stuff swinging from England to Byzantia. Click here to link to the 1st in the series.

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Viking 2: Sworn Brother by Tim Severin

The thrilling second volume in the Viking trilogy - an epic adventure in a world full of Norse mythology and bloodthirsty battles London, 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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Steeped in bloody battles and brooding Norse mythology, this epic saga follows the exploits of Viking adventurer Thorgils Leiffson. A fine, page-turning trio of tales that sweeps the reader back in time.


About the Author

Tim Severin

Tim Severin, explorer/traveller, author, film-maker and lecturer, made his first expedition by motor cycle along the route of Marco Polo while still a student at Oxford. He has had many further adventures, most recently in search of Moby Dick.He has written books about all these adventures, which have won him the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, The Book Of The Sea Award, a Christopher Prize and the literary medal of the Academie de la Marine. He lives in Ireland

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Publication date

4th November 2005

Author

Tim Severin

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Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
400 pages
Interest Age: 18

Categories

Historical Fiction
Action Adventure / Spy
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ISBN

9780330426749

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