[Graphic violence]

9781401222963

Like the previous one, this is another Viking story but it takes place in A.D. 1014 during the Norse occupation of Ireland (I didn’t know the Vikings ruled Ireland for a while).

It’s a story that, at first read, appears like a straightforward telling of a loyalist (one man with his young daughter) battling against the occupiers. He is pursued by a Viking lord.

But it gets slightly more complex than that, character-wise.

From the book blurb: “One man, dedicated to killing his way to an end to tyranny. Another man, just as dedicated to stopping him. But in the eleventh hour, a dark secret from Magnus’s past threatens to unravel both his mission and his relationship with Brigid.”

The twist at the end is a bit more subtle compared to Book One, I thought. Certainly has gotten me very interested in the history of the Vikings and their expansion into modern day United Kingdom.

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