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Summary

Fighting in Sweden for an ambitious warlord, Sigurd Haraldarson and his small but loyal band of oath-sworn warriors are winning fame and reputation. But Sigurd knows that to take on his hated enemy, the oath breaker King Gorm - the man who betrayed his father, a man Sigurd has vowed to kill - he must earn riches enough to build an army.

Many believe Sigurd to be Óðin-favoured, but his exploits have drawn the eye of another god, too: Loki the Trickster. And when a daring assassination attempt goes wrong, Sigurd finds himself a prisoner of the powerful Jarl Guthrum. Bound like a slave, his luck having seemingly deserted him, Sigurd is taken to the sacred temple at Ubsola, a place where the blood of human sacrifice flows to appease the gods.

It is at Ubsola that Sigurd will face the sacrificial knife. And it is here that he will find a powerful relic, the great spear that was said to have once belonged to Óðin himself.

With such a spear in his possession, Sigurd might now assemble a host strong enough to challenge King Gorm and wreak the revenge he craves. For, like Óðin, Sigurd will be the Wild Huntsman tearing through the sky on his fearsome steed, and the rage of his passing will be the sound of wings of the storm.

With Wings of the Storm, one of our finest young historical novelists brings his extraordinary Viking saga - an adventure that is sure to satisfy any Game of Thrones fan - to a triumphant close.

©2016 Giles Kristian (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks

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Spear of Destiny!

Oh yes! The clash of steel, the smell of blood and the ever-sharpening malice of the Gods! Giles Kristian brings his quite stunning Viking saga to a fittingly violent and bitter conclusion. If you liked the previous books there is little to fear in terms of disappointment here. Possibly it does stretch realism a bit with Sigurd's latest set of adventures but everything that is good about the earlier installments is present again in spades.

It all builds to a real crescendo as Sigurd closes in on his heart's desire of Vengeance against the Oathbreaker. This is a fine series for anyone who likes the genre and I was particularly delighted that Kristian gives his full cast of characters a "good" end. As I have mentioned before the female characters are brought to the fore in what is often a totally male-dominated style of tale.

Excellent, what will he come up with next I wonder?

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ODIN! ODIN! ODIN!

Simply fantastic stuff! What a journey that was! From the treacherous beginning to the vengeful ending. My limbs ache for I have taken every step, fought beside the pack, made very sure to keep on the right side of Black Floki and fallen in love with Valgard, Runa (and most of the other warrior sisters). More! More!
I've read the books and listened to the Audio books, I can't get enough. Is there any chance of the Raven series being set to audio?

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brilliant story

great stuff from start to finish. great heroes and villains . could have been written by Odin himself. one of those books that you wish would never end.

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loved it and disappointed when it finished, listened the all three books there needs to be more.

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Very good

Very good set of books I would recommend to anyone that is into Norse mythology

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Another excellent listen

Part 3didnt disappoint. Enjoyable narrative and story telling. Good characterization from the teller.
A good although expected ending , I've enjoyed all 3 stories and will lookout for Giles other books.

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Best book of the series so far!

Great story! Exciting from start to finish, just need time to get my breath back.

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Predictable and poorly written

A dull predictable story basically revenge by numbers. No twists no surprises no tension or excitement.
One dimensional characters with no development with the main protagonist being nothing but boring.
The writing is nothing but poor and the description of battles is confusing.

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Finally it is over, my addiction can end.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No. It is addictive. So are cigarettes. Not all addictions are worthwhile.

Any additional comments?

You know the story by now. Come on Sigurd bathe me in your enemies blood one last time!

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Immersive

excellent narration , very immersive and well written...if you like vikings you'll love this but listen to the other books first..

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  • reggie
  • 09-02-17

I was there

I loved wings' #2 the performances were believable it was well read and I love a book that takes me there. I actually felt like I was right there. Good Book

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  • Odhinnsson
  • 16-05-18

Excellent storytelling, traditionally done.

Superbly written. The story was highly entertaining. It was written to resemble the style of a saga and succeeded in bringing that flavor to a most agreeable book. Unfortunately the narrator has only a single voice and limited talent. His performance was the only disappointment I experienced in what was an otherwise great series.

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  • Christopher Doherty
  • 07-04-18

First two and a half books were good, but then...

The first two and a half books were just on the limit of being believable, but the final battle was more fantasy where the heroes become superhuman and vanquish all foes with ease.

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  • Levictus
  • 17-02-18

amazing

made me smile, cry and grin. I love this series. I wish it never ends.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-02-18

The best book of the three

I enjoyed all three books. . This was a great end to the series. .
Don't miss out on it For sure a credit well spent.
Narration was perfect. Maybe better than the book.

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  • Joe
  • 03-09-17

Good Savage, if sometimes unbelievable

Very good, and enjoyable. if you like Bernard Cornwell (Saxon Chronicles) you will like this series. I look for to this authors future work. one distraction is how frequently limbs are lopped off, or men "split in two", evidence suggests that this was actually quite rare

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  • Jacqueline
  • 21-07-17

love it

love it the story line, the reader brought it to life , will rexommend the book

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  • MD
  • 14-07-17

this needs to be a movie series!

Best viking books I've read. This was a gripping and compelling series. I normally only listen in the car but I found myself listening at home too.

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  • Brother Adrian
  • 11-05-17

Superb Finale

Outstanding conclusion to the trilogy. I was mesmerized by the story, characters and of course the battle scenes and their aftermaths. If you ever wanted to really get the feel for being a Norse warrior in Viking times, this is the book for you. Imagery in language is outstanding. Pacing also superb. Narration gets full marks also. A lot of talent on display here all the way around. If it sounds like I'm gushing, it is only because I am. I read a ton of historical fiction and it takes a lot to impress me. This one obviously did.

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  • Taylor
  • 11-04-17

Five Stars!!!!!

This is by far my favorite and best audiobook series I have ever listened to!! I could also listen to the narrator (Philip Stevens) for ages. He does a phenomenal job and really brings the rise of Sigurd to life. I hope Philip Stevens will narrate other works in the future!!