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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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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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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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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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Brilliant

Another great read in the Sigurd series, hard to put these books down as you get so swept up in the saga - fantastic narration.

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wings of the Storm.

I totally recommend to series anyone. From start to the end these books had me on the edge of seat. I must admit someone should make a film out these book I really enjoyed listening to them.

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Thank you

Just wow, great trilogy, great finish. Narration spot on. Giles just does an amazing job of story telling.

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Simply Brilliant

Absolutely fantastic, the final battle is epic.
My favourite book in the entire series.

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Incredible journey!

A fantastic journey that partially ends but continues anew.
I do hope that Giles stays in the realm of the Norse for his journeys carry so much weight.

In short it has everything, from action to fear, to elation to sorrow.

The trilogy is a must for any Viking fans or those who love the Gods as I do.

I really hope you all enjoy this masterpiece.

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I thought I was there in the blood and stink

Great story as were the first two, brilliantly narrated by Philip Stevens. Sigurd will go on to greater things and I will follow.

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Last chapter

Narration is excellent, as is the story. Fantastic ending. I highly recommend this book to everyone.

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  • 09-01-19

exceptional tale

Great story. Great narration. Great way to wrap up this tale. A telling even skalds would be proud to tell.

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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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  • 01-11-21

Good for some but not me

Not my cup of tea. It didn't grab me and make me want to move forward with it. Poor audio.

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  • dan
  • 26-01-21

wings of the mind

well written and vocalizations with a great story for told in the minds eye.

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  • Jacob D. Taft
  • 02-07-20

This Series is Oden Favored (great read)

great book. great character development. felt like a historical fiction more than fantasy but done really well. amazing characters. strong writing and dialog.

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  • DARRYL JOHNSON
  • 09-02-20

Completely Enjoyable!!!

One of the best Prequels that I have ever read!! If you were not ware of the Raven Series you would have believed this to be a stand alone saga! Exceptional work by Kristian and Phillip Stevens was outstanding!!!

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  • Nick
  • 10-11-19

Very good viking vrevenge saga

Veey good tail weaved with humor, shield wall gore and viking lore! Performance was okay to start and better by the 3rd book.

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  • S. Reynolds
  • 14-09-19

Very good story

Loved all 3 of the books. Well written and worth the read. Highly recommend the author.

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  • Robert
  • 26-07-19

Saga worthy

This is an enjoyable Norse tale that any lover of good storytelling will enjoy. Giles Kristian is a gifted author.

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  • Ryo
  • 19-07-19

A grand finale

An excellent tale from start to finish. The finale gave me full-body goosebumps. Can't wait to read more of this author's works.