Historical fiction fans who adore a bit of 11th century Viking action will be interested in the book I’m featuring today – The Swan’s Road by Garth Pettersen. Reviewers have described it as ‘adventurous and action-filled’, praised it for taking the reader into ‘a living, breathing eleventh century landscape’ with ‘fight scenes…compelling in their detail, and love scenes…delicately drawn’.
Visit the blog tour page here to see the other great bloggers taking part and links to excerpts from The Swan’s Road.
About the Book
In the eleventh century, Cnute, the Viking king of Engla-lond and Scandinavia, sails with his son, Harald, and his shield brothers to Rome. Thrown off course by a storm, they follow the route up the Rhine. When Harald hangs back to assist Selia, a beautiful Frisian woman, his path turns perilous. Newfound enemies, retainers of Robert the Devil, Duke of Normandy, pursue them. Harald, Selia, and their companions fail to rendezvous with King Cnute, and are forced to travel cross-country on horseback. If Duke Robert’s plan to assassinate Cnute succeeds, an invasion of Engla-lond will follow. Can Harald and Selia reach Rome in time to warn the King?
Format: ebook (pp.) Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing
Published: 15th November 2017 Genre: Historical Fiction
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About the Author
Garth Pettersen is a Canadian writer whose stories have appeared in a number of literary journals and anthologies. His story ‘River’s Rising’ was awarded an Honourable Mention for the Short Story America 2017 Prize, and his fantasy novella River Born was one of two runners-up in the Wundor Editions (UK) Short Fiction Prize. His debut historical novel, The Swan’s Road was released in November 2017, published by Tirgearr Publishing.
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