Fin Gall

Fin Gall Author James L. Nelson
ISBN-10 1481028693
Year 2013-01-25
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher CreateSpace
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852 A.D. For centuries, the Vikings have swept out of the Norse countries and fallen on England, Ireland, whatever lands they could reach aboard their longships, and few could resist the power of their violent onslaught. They came at first to plunder, and then to settle, an encroachment fiercely resisted where ever they went. Such was the case in the southern lands of Ireland. En route to the Viking longphort there, known as Dubh-Linn, Thorgrim Night Wolf and Ornolf the Restless stumble across an Irish ship that carries aboard it a single item - a crown. The Vikings eagerly snatch the prize, unaware of its significance to the people of Ireland and the power granted to the king who wears it. Soon the Norsemen are plunged into the violence and intrigue of Medieval Ireland, where local kings fight with each other and with the invaders from the north for rule of the island nation. With enemies at every hand, and loyalties as fickle as the weather, Thorgrim must lead his men, the white invaders, the Fin Gall, in the fight of their lives, with both Irish and Dane eager to see them dead.

Night Wolf

Night Wolf Author James L. Nelson
ISBN-10 1534879684
Year 2016-06-27
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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With their ill-fated raid on the monastary at Glendalough torn apart by betrayal and defeat, Thorgrim Night Wolf and his handful of survivors from the crew of Sea Hammer find themselves in desperate and tenuous straights. Stranded far from the safety of V�k-l�, surrounded by enemies, and with barely enough men to work the longship's oars, the Norsemen must make their way back through a dangerous and uncertain country. Thorgrim, however, is not interested in mere survival. His one thought, his one desire, is to take revenge on those whose treachery led to the slaughter of so many of his men. Assembling an ad hoc army of unlikely allies, Thorgrim leads his warriors to a final showdown that can end only in his enemies' death or his own.

The Guardship

The Guardship Author James Nelson
ISBN-10 9781473509757
Year 2015-07-30
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Book One of the Brethren of the Coast trilogy, featuring Thomas Marlowe With the bounty from his years as a pirate - a life he intends to renounce and keep forever secret - Thomas Marlowe purchases a fine Virginia plantation from a beautiful young widow, Elizabeth Tinling. Soon afterwards, while defending her honour, he kills the favourite son of one of the colony's most powerful families in a duel. But in a clever piece of manoeuvring he manages to win command of the Plymouth Prize, the colony's decrepit guardship, and is charged with leading the King's sailors in bloody pitched battle against the cutthroats who infest the waters off Virginia's shores. A threat from his illicit past appears, however, as an old pirate enemy plots to seize the colony's wealth, forcing Marlowe to choose between losing all - or facing the one man he fears.

God s Hammer

God s Hammer Author Eric Schumacher
ISBN-10 1904959083
Year 2004
Pages 308
Language en
Publisher
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935AD: The North is in turmoil. Harald Fairhair, Norway's greatest King has died, leaving his high seat to his murderous son, Erik Bloodaxe, who has ruthlessly disposed of all opponents to his throne except one, Erik's youngest brother, Hakon, who is being fostered in the Christian court of King Athelstan in England. Unable to avoid his fate, Hakon leaves the comfort of the English court to face his ruthless brother.

Dubh linn

Dubh linn Author James L. Nelson
ISBN-10 1484878930
Year 2014-05-16
Pages 330
Language en
Publisher
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Coming in the wake of Fin Gall, Dubh-linn, continues the story of Thorgrim Night Wolf and his band of Viking warriors as they plunder the Irish coast. Eager to return to his native Norway, Thorgrim agrees to participate in one last raid under the command of a man he does not trust. But the Northmen, he finds, are no longer simply invaders on foreign soil. They have become a part of the Irish kings' ongoing struggle for power, and far from securing a means to return home, Thorgrim and his men are plunged into a battle for the throne of Tara, a battle that will test their strength and loyalty as none has before.

Viking Warrior

Viking Warrior Author Judson Roberts
ISBN-10 0988922479
Year 2015-04-23
Pages 308
Language en
Publisher
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In 9th century Denmark, a child born to a slave is also a slave, and the property of his mother's master. Halfdan, the son of an Irish noblewoman and the Danish chieftain who captured and enslaved her, has grown up a slave in his own father's household. But the Norns, the weavers of the fates of all men, have different plans for him--although rarely do they give a gift without exacting a price. "The Strongbow Saga" is an epic tale of one man's unstoppable quest for justice and vengeance that carries him across the 9th century world of the Vikings. In "Viking Warrior," book one of the Saga, a cruel twist of fate both frees Halfdan and robs him of the mother he loves, setting him upon the path to a new destiny. But a brutal act of treachery and murder upends Halfdan's new life, sending him on the run with ruthless hunters hot on his trail.

The French Prize

The French Prize Author James L. Nelson
ISBN-10 9781466847026
Year 2015-07-14
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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Acclaimed, award-winning author James L. Nelson - praised as "a master of both his period and the English language" by Patrick O'Brian - returns to the world of sea and sail in this page-turning historical novel. Jack Biddlecomb has much to live up to, being as he is the eldest son of the esteemed Captain Isaac Biddlecomb, wealthy merchant captain, leading light of the War for American Independence, and newly-minted congressman. Jack finds himself off to a promising start, however, when he's given command of the merchant vessel Abigail bound from Philadelphia for Barbados. But even before the docklines are cast off, the voyage, which should have been routine, begins to look like a stormy passage indeed. Jack is saddled with two passangers, one as unpleasant as he is highborn, the other a confidant of the Abigail's owner who cannot help but meddle in the running of the ship. What's more, with the French making prizes of American merchantmen, Abigail's owner has armed the ship and instructed Jack to fight if need be, thrusting the first-time captain and his small crew into a naval war for which they are totally unprepared. What Jack does not know, but soon begins to suspect, is that he is being used as part of a bigger plot, one that will have repercussions on an international scale.

The Whale Road The Oathsworn Series Book 1

The Whale Road  The Oathsworn Series  Book 1 Author Robert Low
ISBN-10 9780007370412
Year 2011-02-17
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins UK
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DISCOVER SOMETHING NEW WITH THIS LIMITED-TIME DISCOUNT ON BOOK ONE OF THE SERIES. The first in the Oathsworn series, charting the adventures of a band of Vikings on the chase for the secret hoard of Attila the Hun.

Byzantium

Byzantium Author Stephen R. Lawhead
ISBN-10 0061841889
Year 2009-10-13
Pages 880
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Born to rule Although born to rule, Aidan lives as a scribe in a remote Irish monastery on the far, wild edge of Christendom. Secure in work, contemplation, and dreams of the wider world, a miracle bursts into Aidan's quiet life. He is chosen to accompany a small band of monks on a quest to the farthest eastern reaches of the known world, to the fabled city of Byzantium, where they are to present a beautiful and costly hand-illuminated manuscript, the Book of Kells, to the Emperor of all Christendom. Thus begins an expedition by sea and over land, as Aidan becomes, by turns, a warrior and a sailor, a slave and a spy, a Viking and a Saracen, and finally, a man. He sees more of the world than most men of his time, becoming an ambassador to kings and an intimate of Byzantium's fabled Golden Court. And finally this valiant Irish monk faces the greatest trial that can confront any man in any age: commanding his own Destiny.

The Green Count

The Green Count Author Christian Cameron
ISBN-10 9781409165255
Year 2017-07-13
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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One of the finest historical fiction writers in the world - Ben Kane After the bloody trials of Alexandria, Sir William Gold is readying for a pilgrimage to Jerusalem to ease the burden on his soul. He hopes, too, that the Holy City might allow his relationship with Emile, cousin of the Green Count of Savoy, to develop. But the Roman Emperor of Constantinople has been taken hostage by an unknown enemy, and the Green Count is vital to the rescue effort. It is up to Sir William to secure his support, but he soon finds that his past, and his relationship with Emile, might have repercussions he had not foreseen... Suddenly thrust onto the stage of international politics, Sir William finds himself tangled in a web of plots, intrigue and murder. He must hold true to his chivalric principles, and to his knights, if he is to save the Emperor and survive to tell the tale.

Collapse

Collapse Author Jared Diamond
ISBN-10 9780141976969
Year 2013-03-21
Pages 608
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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From the author of Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive is a visionary study of the mysterious downfall of past civilizations. Now in a revised edition with a new afterword, Jared Diamond's Collapse uncovers the secret behind why some societies flourish, while others founder - and what this means for our future. What happened to the people who made the forlorn long-abandoned statues of Easter Island? What happened to the architects of the crumbling Maya pyramids? Will we go the same way, our skyscrapers one day standing derelict and overgrown like the temples at Angkor Wat? Bringing together new evidence from a startling range of sources and piecing together the myriad influences, from climate to culture, that make societies self-destruct, Jared Diamond's Collapse also shows how - unlike our ancestors - we can benefit from our knowledge of the past and learn to be survivors. 'A grand sweep from a master storyteller of the human race' Daily Mail 'Riveting, superb, terrifying' Observer 'Gripping ... the book fulfils its huge ambition, and Diamond is the only man who could have written it' Economist 'This book shines like all Diamond's work' Sunday Times Jared Diamond (b. 1937) is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. Until recently he was Professor of Physiology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the widely acclaimed Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies, which also is the winner of Britain's 1998 Rhone-Poulenc Science Book Prize.

Bracelet of Bones

Bracelet of Bones Author Kevin Crossley-Holland
ISBN-10 9781849162432
Year 2011-03-31
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The breathtaking new adventure from the bestselling and multi-award-winning Kevin Crossley-Holland. One morning Solveig wakes to find her father has broken his promise. Halfdan, a Viking mercenary, has followed the young warrior Harald Hardrada to Miklagard (Constantinople), where he is leader of the Empress's guard. Solveig sets off in a tiny boat to find him. So begins a fierce journey of discovery and survival, where the young Viking girl will meet a ghost ship and befriend an English slave, shoot rapids, survive an arrow storm, and witness a living sacrifice. Will Solveig reach Miklagard? And will her father be there? Bracelet of Bones is a glittering novel about fathers and daughters, the clash of religions, courage and self-reliance and a perilous journey to young womanhood.

The Pirate Round

The Pirate Round Author James Nelson
ISBN-10 9781473509436
Year 2015-07-30
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Book Three of the acclaimed Brethren of the Coast trilogy, featuring Thomas Marlowe. Former pirate and captain of the Guardship,Thomas Marlowe, is now a man of property, keeping his prosperous tobacco plantation in Virginia with his beautiful wife Elizabeth. But the Anglo-Spanish war has meant a decline in tobacco prices, and Thomas decides to come to England to trade his wares, little thinking that in the busy streets of London he will meet an old enemy from his pirating days. Forced to abandon his tobacco and flee, he has to take to sea and finds himself in battle with the ships bound for the Moghul Empire, and in Madagascar he at last comes face to face with his pirate foes.

Brothers of the Wild North Sea

Brothers of the Wild North Sea Author Harper Fox
ISBN-10 1619219077
Year 2014-06
Pages 314
Language en
Publisher Samhain Publishing
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His deadliest enemy will become his heart's desire. Caius doesn't feel like much of a Christian. He loves his life of learning as a monk in the far-flung stronghold of Fara, but the hot warrior blood of his chieftain father flows in his veins. Heat soothed only in the arms of his sweet-natured friend and lover, Leof. When Leof is killed during a Viking raid, Cai's grieving heart thirsts for vengeance-and he has his chance with Fenrir, a wounded young Viking warrior left for dead. But instead of reaching for a weapon, Cai finds himself defying his abbot's orders and using his healing skills to save Fen's life. At first, Fen repays Cai's kindness by attacking every Christian within reach. But as time passes, Cai's persistent goodness touches his heart. And Cai, who had thought he would never love again, feels the stirring of a profound new attraction. Yet old loyalties call Fen back to his tribe and a relentless quest to find the ancient secret of Fara-a powerful talisman that could render the Vikings indestructible, and tear the two lovers' bonds beyond healing. Warning: Contains battles, bloodshed, explicit M/M sex, and the proper Latin term for what lies beneath those cassocks.