The Rise of Sigurd

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God of Vengeance Summary

Norway, AD 785. It began with the betrayal of a lord by a king....

King Gorm puts Jarl Harald's family to the sword but makes one fatal mistake - he fails to kill Harald's youngest son, Sigurd. His kin slain, his village seized and its people taken as slaves, Sigurd wonders if the gods have forsaken him. Hunted by powerful men, he is unsure who to trust, and yet he has a small band of loyal followers at his side.

With them - and with the help of the All-Father, Odin - he determines to make a king pay in blood for his treachery.

Using cunning and warcraft, Sigurd gathers together a fellowship of warriors - including his father's right-hand man, Olaf; Bram (whom men call Bear); Black Floki, who wields death with a blade; and the shield maiden Valgerd, who fears no man - and convinces them to follow him.

For whether Ódin is with him or not, Sigurd will have vengeance. And neither men nor gods had best stand in his way....

God of Vengeance is a must-listen for all who enjoy thrilling, action-packed fiction - from Bernard Cornwell to George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones.

©2015 Giles Kristian (P)2015 Random House AudioBooks
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  • Book 1

    • God of Vengeance

    • The Rise of Sigurd 1
    • By: Giles Kristian
    • Narrated by: Philip Stevens
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273

    Norway, AD 785. It began with the betrayal of a lord by a king.... King Gorm puts Jarl Harald's family to the sword but makes one fatal mistake - he fails to kill Harald's youngest son, Sigurd. His kin slain, his village seized and its people taken as slaves, Sigurd wonders if the gods have forsaken him. Hunted by powerful men, he is unsure who to trust, and yet he has a small band of loyal followers at his side.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Blood, Betrayal, and Violent Vengeance

    • By Simon on 13-03-16

    Regular price: £23.99

  • Book 2

    • Winter's Fire

    • The Rise of Sigurd 2
    • By: Giles Kristian
    • Narrated by: Philip Stevens
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197

    Sigurd Haraldarson has proven himself a great Viking warrior and a dangerous enemy. He has gone a long way towards avenging the murder of his family. And yet his vengeance is not complete. The oath breaker King Gorm - who betrayed Sigurd’s father - still lives, and, so long as the king draws breath, the scales remain unbalanced. But Sigurd and his wolf pack of warriors are not at full strength, and to confront the king now would mean death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More Bloody Vikings!

    • By Simon on 17-04-16

    Regular price: £21.99

  • Book 3

    • Wings of the Storm

    • The Rise of Sigurd, Book 3
    • By: Giles Kristian
    • Narrated by: Philip Stevens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spear of Destiny!

    • By Simon on 13-01-17

    Regular price: £23.99