The Wolf Sea (Oathsworn 2)

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9780007215317: The Wolf Sea (Oathsworn 2)

A band of brothers known as the Oathsworn, committed only to each other, feared by many, rises again, setting sail on the wolf sea in search of vengeance and glory.

Washed up in a hostile city, battleweary and out of luck, the Oathsworn lie waiting for their reluctant leader, the young Orm, to bring them back once more to wealth and warfare. But Orm’s prized sword, the legendary Rune Serpent, is gone, stolen by the rapacious Starkad, and with it the runes writ upon the hilt that only Orm can decipher.

The Oathsworn embark on a dangerous mission to reclaim their precious sword as they pursue the elusive Starkad across the turbulent wolf sea. Unafraid to fight and cunning in the ways of men, they wreak violence and bloody revenge on their enemies.

Caught up in the treacherous battles in the East between the rulers of Constantinople, aided by hordes of Viking mercenaries and the Arabs, their adventures will take them from Greece to Jerusalem, across the treacherous wolf sea where only the hunting hungry dare set sail.

Epic adventure broad in scope and bloody in action, The Wolf Sea is a stunning follow-up to Robert Low’s gripping debut, The Whale Road.

International Praise for The Whale Road:

“...a rousing, sprawling saga of Viking warriors and the quest for hidden treasure....Low mixes history, archeology, mythology and nonstop, often-sanguinary action into a fast-moving adventure tale."
--Publishers Weekly

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A company of warriors, desperate battles, an enthralling read."
--Bernard Cornwell

"A fantastic book, one of the best I have read for years. There's a wonderful earthiness to proceedings and he creates a tangible sense of being there. There's a sturdy, lyrical and epic quality about the writing which makes it feel like the kind of saga a Viking would recount in his old age."
--Simon Scarrow

"A stirring Viking series of blockbuster battles and religious intrigue."
--Publishing News

“Action-packed and evocative."
--Herald (Glasgow)

“All the right ingredients are firmly in place...above all there is the storyline itself, told in an earthy, rough-and-ready style, which perfectly compliments this saga for the 21st Century.”
--Yorkshire Evening Post

“Low’s debut novel of high adventure on the open seas is about as good as it gets; his tale of harrowing deeds, violent clashes between warring factions, and betrayal and revenge is sure to appeal to fans of Bernard Cornwell.”
--Library Journal

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About the Author:

ROBERT LOW covered the Vietnam war at age 19 and swore he would never do anything as stupid ever again. Since then, he has earned his living as a journalist safely in Scotland, with occasional lapses of judgement taking him to Sarajevo, Romania and Kosovo until common-sense, age and the concerns of his wife and daughter prevailed.

Review:

`Narrated by Low with all the gritty, down-to-earth realism that breathed such life into his first novel, and shows just why historical fiction is one of today's most rapidly-growing genres'Yorkshire Evening Post Praise for The Whale Road 'A company of warriors, desperate battles, an enthralling read' Bernard Corwell 'A fantastic book, one of the best I have read for years. There's a wonderful earthiness to proceedings and he creates a tangible sense of being there. There's a sturdy, lyrical and epic quality about the writing which makes it feel like the kind of saga a Viking would recount in his old age'Simon Scarrow `A stirring Viking series of blockbuster battles and religious intrigue'Publishing News `All the right ingredients are firmly in place...above all there is the storyline itself; told in an earthy, rough-and-ready stylewhich perfectly compliments this saga for the 21st Century' Yorkshire Evening Post `A fascinating read' The Glasgow Herald `The Hangman humour of the band of sworn brothers gives Low's epic but brutal tale real humanity and the detail of 10th century life is wonderfully vivd. The action is fast and furious...shockingly believably so. Low's debut novel hits the mark with maximum impact' Bridlington Today

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