• The Raven Banner: Booktrack Edition

  • By: Tim Hodkinson
  • Narrated by: Rycharde Everley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • 3.0 out of 5 stars (1 rating)

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Publisher's Summary

Book two in the Whale Road Chronicles. 

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 Ltd

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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Great narrator, Background music too distracting

I enjoyed the book, reading it myself on Kindle, instead of listening in audible. The narrator in audible was great but the constant background music was too too distracting and didn't fit at all. I couldn't get past it so stopped listening.

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