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Editorial Reviews

In the third book of Giles Kristian's Raven series, the hearty band of Vikings are sailing from the French coast towards Constantinople, and their journeys have left them with losses of both their riches and their men. What drives them is glory, but as they are soon to learn, it comes at a high cost as they plunge deeper into treacherous waters. Kristian's saga is full of bloody action, and Simon Prebble embodies the colorful characters with gusto, capturing their defeats and sense of valor with nuance. He performs with an ominous thrill that makes Odin's Wolves a gripping adventure.

Publisher's Summary

Packed with battles, blood and thrilling adventure, the third blood-stirring chapter in the story of Raven and his fellow Viking warriors is historical fiction at its very best.

We lusted for an even greater prize... It is the one prize that can never be lost or stolen or burnt. And we would find it in Miklagard... Raven and the Wolfpack have suffered. Good men have died and the treasures they fought so hard for have been lost. But to such men as these there is something more valuable than silver. That thing is fame - for fame is the saga-story that a Viking warrior leaves behind when he dies.

Now the sea road leads to Constantinople, which Norsemen call Miklagard, the Great City, for it is there that they might find both riches and glory. But the Great City is far away and the voyage there takes the Fellowship in to unknown waters where they face new enemies. From the wind-whipped marshes of the Carmargue to the crumbling walls and arenas of a decaying Rome, Raven must fight harder for his life than ever before. He must prove himself to others - and he must watch his back too, for an old enemy is sharpening his treacherous claws. The young warrior with the blood-tainted eye will even challenge the Norns of fate who, it is said, have spun his doom.

But the Valkyries are stalking, eager for new heroes to take to din's hall. The clash of sword and axe and spear will ring out in Miklagard and the Fellowship will pay a high price in blood for the fame they seek.

©2011 Giles Kristian (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Great Performance and Story

Loved it and the narrator brought everything to life.

His characters seemed real and active. ☺

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  • jon
  • Meridian, ID, United States
  • 06-08-14

My new favorite series

What made the experience of listening to Odin's Wolves the most enjoyable?

I devoured this series in a few weeks. Be warned, this is an addictive set of stories! I love Vikings, and Cornwell's Viking Chronicles were a joy, I was glad to find something in the sub genre.

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I want more. Please. I love the whole story. Great

One of the best storys I've heard in a very long time. Thank you Giles Kristian.

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well worth the money and time

enjoyed every minute of it, good story line and character development. really brought you alongside the fellowship and their adventures.

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Powerful Seidr!

Giles Kristian grabs you by the short hairs and throws you into the blood and mead drenched world of the Vikings! The Saga of Raven is delivered with virtuosity by Simon Prebble who brings Mr Kristian's kenning rich writing style to vivid life. I found it next to impossible to stop listening. I need more!

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Probably my least favorite of his books

I just feel like the books are getting stuck in a rut and that the characters are getting less compelling. I like the Siggurd series far better than the Raven series.

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What an adventure!

Fight scenes were great. The Characters are what makes this book. I felt like I was one of the brotherhood.

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A great entertaining story

Story starts out very good and gets better with each chapter. The narrator brings the story to life.
I highly recommend this book especially if you enjoy authors like Bernard Cornwall.

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SEDRA

Great series great book can't wait for the rest of them come on Jose get off your ass and I want to hear more more vikingsmore blood more killing more more more let's do it

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Great Norse Series

Where does Odin's Wolves rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I really enjoyed this series. The third series even more so, as it dealt with the Eastern influences brought forth by the Scandinavians.