• The Raven Banner

  • The Whale Road Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Tim Hodkinson
  • Narrated by: Rycharde Everley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Einar Unnsson will be a great warrior, whether he wants it or not.

AD 935: late winter, City of Jorvik.

Einar Unnsson is destined to be a great Icelandic warrior. He has already defeated the men sent to kill him by his notorious father, Jarl Thorfinn, the Skull Cleaver of Orkney. He has a gift that makes him lethal in battle. Yet he has cast it all off to be a bard.

When three men attack him, Einar's poetry provides little protection. Luckily, the skilled archer and Norse-Irish princess Affreca saves him. She'd assumed Einar had left to raise an army, challenge Thorfinn and seize the jarldom of Orkney. Now she's determined to set him back onto his rightful path.

Einar soon finds himself entangled on Affreca's own mission. She's seeking the raven banner for King Eirik. Legend has it that the banner is imbued with powerful magic, that it was a gift from the Norse god Odin and any army that marches behind it will be victorious. The quest sets events in motion that are beyond Einar's control.

Einar has no choice but to face his fate and swing his sword once more....

©2020 Tim Hodkinson (P)2021 W F Howes

Critic Reviews

“Fast-paced, detailed and brilliantly written [for] fans of Bernard Cornwell, George R. R. Martin and Theodore Brun.” (Historical Novel Society)

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The pace picks up

This book is far better than the first in the series. That one was worthwhile but feels like just the introduction now. This story picks up where the first left off and dives right in to nonstop adventure, with faster pacing and better dialogue. I’m looking forward to the next.

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  • 05-17-22

Brilliant Sequel

Even better than the first!! Exciting and made my car journeys a lot easier! I highly recommend this to any fan of Fantasy Adventure.

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  • Mair
  • 10-30-21

The Whale Road white knuckle ride continues

After an excellent first book in the trilogy you always wonder if the next instalment will live up to the original. This most certainly does. It finds Einar and the Wolfcoats off on another exciting adventure. The plot twists and turns, the blades clash and blood flows.

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