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Head of Zeus
The Bear's Blade
The Bear's Blade by Tim Hodkinson
 The Whale Road Chronicles, 5

Einar must take back control of his destiny in this thrilling Viking adventure.

How do you defeat the undefeatable?

935 AD, Norway. Recovering from horrendous injuries, Einar finds himself unable to fight. He is not strong enough to defeat his rival, Eirik, who has seized Orkney despite Einar being the rightful Jarl.

Eirik's men soon raid the Norwegian coast, led by a warrior called the Bear. Cruel and ferocious, the Bear possesses a legendary blade – one that gives him a skill in battle that cannot be matched. Such an extraordinary sword could be key to Einar's plans – but first he and the Wolf Coats must contend with the Bear himself.

Caught between old foes and new ones, Einar must use all his wits to survive. But is a man who cannot wield a sword capable of being a true Viking warrior?

Reviews for Tim Hodkinson:

'Will appeal to fans of Bernard Cornwell, George R.R. Martin, and especially Theodore Brun' Historical Novel Society
'A gripping action adventure like the sagas of old' Melisende's Library
'An excellently written page-turner' Historical Writers Association

Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book * Action & Adventure
07 Apr 2022 * 448pp * £4.99 * 9781788549981

'A brilliantly written historical adventure which will appeal to fans of Bernard Cornwell, George R.R. Martin, and especially Theodore Brun' Historical Novel Society.

'A gripping action adventure like the sagas of old; and once finished, you just want to go back and read it all over again' Melisende's Library, on Odin's Game.

'An excellently written page-turner, with a feel for the period which invites you into the era and keeps you there'
 Historical Writers Association, on Lions of the Grail
Odin's Game
The Raven Banner
The Wolf Hunt
The Serpent King
Blood Eagle
Tim Hodkinson
Tim Hodkinson
Tim Hodkinson grew up in Northern Ireland where the rugged coast and call of the Atlantic ocean led to a lifelong fascination with Vikings and a degree in Medieval English and Old Norse Literature. Tim's more recent writing heroes include Ben Kane, Giles Kristian, Bernard Cornwell, George R.R. Martin and Lee Child. After several years in the USA, Tim has returned to Northern Ireland, where he lives with his wife and children. Follow Tim on @TimHodkinson and
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