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God of Vengeance

(2014)
(The first book in the Rise of Sigurd series)
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A glorious, bloody, perfect Viking saga of honour, courage, blood feud and revenge from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Lancelot, Giles Kristian. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Games of Thrones.

"Unrelenting pace, brilliant action and characters. A masterwork." - Conn Iggulden
"Action-packed storytelling which stirs the blood and thrills the soul" - Wilbur Smith
"Easily one of the best books I've had the pleasure to read" - ***** Reader review.

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IT BEGAN WITH THE BETRAYAL OF A LORD BY A KING . . .

Norway 785 AD. When King Gorm puts Jarl Harald's family to the sword, he makes one fatal mistake - he fails to kill Harald's youngest son, Sigurd.

His kin slain, his village seized, his 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 for his treachery.

Using cunning and war-craft, Sigurd gathers together a fellowship of warriors - including his father's right-hand man Olaf, Bram (who 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 better stand in his way . . .

Sigurd's story continues in Winter's Fire.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Unrelenting pace, brilliant action and characters. A masterwork." - Conn Iggulden

"A great storyteller." - Ben Kane

"This is the best kind of storytelling - a saga full of blood and thunder that grabs you and doesn't let go until long after the final page is turned." - Steven Pressfield

"A glorious, bloody, perfect Viking saga, rich with the poetry of the skald, ripe with blood and glory, vengeance and heartbreak. The characters stride from the page, alive, hungry, real ... this is Viking writing at its very best." - Manda Scott

"Action-packed storytelling which stirs the blood and thrills the soul." - Wilbur Smith


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Used availability for Giles Kristian's God of Vengeance

Hardback Editions

April 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: God of Vengeance: The Rise of Sigurd 1
Author(s): Giles Kristian
ISBN: 0-593-06618-9 / 978-0-593-06618-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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Paperback Editions

December 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: God of Vengeance: (The Rise of Sigurd 1): A thrilling, action-packed Viking saga from bestselling author Giles Kristian
Author(s): Giles Kristian
ISBN: 0-552-16242-6 / 978-0-552-16242-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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April 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: God of Vengeance: The Rise of Sigurd 1
Author(s): Giles Kristian
ISBN: 0-593-06619-7 / 978-0-593-06619-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

March 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: God of Vengeance: The Rise of Sigurd 1
Author(s): Giles Kristian
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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March 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: God of Vengeance: The Rise of Sigurd 1
Author(s): Giles Kristian
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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March 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: God of Vengeance: The Rise of Sigurd 1
Author(s): Giles Kristian
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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March 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: God of Vengeance: The Rise of Sigurd 1
Author(s): Giles Kristian
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: God of Vengeance: (The Rise of Sigurd 1): A thrilling, action-packed Viking saga from bestselling author Giles Kristian
Author(s): Giles Kristian
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU