Sorcery and savagery fuel this rousing historical fantasy, the first volume in a planned multivolume epic. Acting on the witch Gullveig's prophecy, Viking raiders kidnap two infant brothers from a village. Wily and clever Vali is groomed to be Viking king Authun's heir, while Feileg is raised ferally as Gullveig's werewolf protector as she schemes against the god Odin. The boys enjoy adventures peculiar to their different upbringings until their mutual affection for farmer's daughter Adisla draws them together as comrades in arms as well as rivals in love. Lachlan (a pseudonym for Mark Barrowcliffe) keeps supernatural inflections to a minimum, opting instead for a colorful and credible evocation of the Norse world as one where the paths of gods and men frequently cross. Vivid in its rendering of the primitive historical past, this entertaining adventure will have readers eagerly anticipating the next book in the series. (Mar.)
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"Sorcery and savagery fuel this rousing historical fantasy...Vivid in its rendering of the primitive historical past, this entertaining adventure will have readers eagerly anticipating the next book in the series."
While it started out as a very good adventure; it quickly devolved into something other than sword and sorcery. Read morePublished 3 months ago by ViulfR
Poorly written, weak characters, could have done much more with story line and character development. Don't bother with this bookPublished 19 months ago by Lisa C Miyamoto
Great, addicting storyline. Sucks you in from the very first page. Highly recommended to fans of Norse mythology. Loved it.Published 23 months ago by Tucker Kilpatrick
This book has a very adventurous plot and the old age tone helps the reader's curiosity wonder what will happen next. Read morePublished on December 19, 2012 by Sarah
Led by prophecy, the directions of the witches that dwell beyond the Troll Wall, viking King Authun raids a monastery not for riches but for a boy child, a child stolen from the... Read morePublished on December 22, 2011 by April M. Steenburgh
First in the Craw Trilogy fantasy series involving Nordic myth about Odin and a wolf.
Oh lord, this story was so convoluted! Read more
Wolfsangel is a re-imagining of the werewolf rooted more in Norse mythology than the modern werewolf canon. The setting is medieval Norway during the Viking Age. Read morePublished on November 22, 2011 by H. P.
set against the rich tapestry of pagan Northwestern Europe/Scandinavia (with occasional Christian converts loitering here and there) in what I assume to be the 9th century:... Read morePublished on July 25, 2011 by inner exile