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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?

Recovering from horrendous injuries, Einar finds himself alone – and unable to fight. The Wolf Coats have left to protect the new King of Norway, and Einar is not strong enough to defeat his rival, Eirik, who has seized Orkney despite Einar being the rightful Jarl.

Eirik's men are raiding the Norwegian coast, led by a warrior called the Bear. Cruel and ferocious, the Bear possesses an extraordinary sword – one that gives him a skill in battle that cannot be matched.

Reunited, Einar and the Wolf Coats sail to England to seal a royal alliance, but their focus soon turns to the Bear and his legendary blade. Such a sword could be key to Einar's plans – but first they 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?

PRAISE FOR TIM HODKINSON:

'A brilliantly written historical adventure which will appeal to fans of Bernard Cornwell, George R.R. Martin, and especially Theodore Brun' HISTORICAL NOVEL ASSOCIATION

'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

'An excellently written page-turner, with a feel for the period which invites you into the era and keeps you there' HISTORICAL WRITERS ASSOCIATION

Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book * Action & Adventure
07 Jul 2022 * 336pp * £8.99 * 9781800246447
REVIEWS
PRAISE FOR TIM HODKINSON:

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

'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
ALSO IN THE SERIES
Odin's Game
The Raven Banner
The Wolf Hunt
The Serpent King
Author
Tim Hodkinson
Tim Hodkinson
Tim Hodkinson grew up in Northern Ireland where he developed a love of history and studied a degree in Medieval English and Old Norse Literature. After several years in the USA, Tim has returned to Northern Ireland, where he lives with his wife and children. His works include his Whale Road Vikings series, his Richard Savage Knight Templar series, and his new series set in Roman Britain. @TimHodkinson www.timhodkinson.blogspot.com
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