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Viking Blood and Blade


Loved it! 😍

Thrilling story that takes you to 865 AD when the vikings traveled to the British shores looking for among other things, vengeance.

Books about Vikings and Norse culture in general are something that I’ve always been fascinated by so it is no wonder that Viking blood and blade caught my attention. I wasn’t sure what to expect from it because though I read a lot of historical fiction, books that revolve around Norse mythology and Vikings are not something I come across often.

Viking blood and blade was a pleasant surprise for me. I was already familiar with some of the events and some of the characters involved like Ivar the Boneless, so it was easy for me to get absorbed into the story. Though if you’re not that familiar with Norse history it really won’t be hard for you to find yourself captivated by this novel and that is all thanks to Peter Gibbons’ wonderful writing and well-developed story. The pacing was nice. I never felt too overwhelmed with the information I was getting as the story developed or too bored with what was going on. It was perfectly balanced, and I have to say that I enjoyed the action in this novel. It was all I wanted from a story about Vikings doing their thing and more.

The characters in the story were well-developed and I enjoyed following Hundr’s journey. He is an interesting character, and throughout the story we learned his motivations, we see him struggles, and to be honest, the more I read, the more intrigued I became and was looking forward to end… though at the same time, I didn’t want to finish reading it because I was enjoying it.

Viking blood and blade is a novel that I would recommend to anyone who is a fan of historical fiction or Norse culture. It is a well-written story, with great characters, an intriguing plot, plenty of action and twists. Even if you’re not that into historical fiction, this might be a good place to start if you’ve been meaning to check out the genre. I know that I will be reading this novel again in the future and I’m also looking forward to reading more from Peter Gibbons.

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About the author

I am Peter Gibbons, an author originally from the UK and now based in Kildare, Ireland. I love all things Historical Fiction, Fantasy, and Science Fiction. I am married with three children. view profile

Published on September 05, 2021

100000 words

Genre: Historical Fiction

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