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Head of Zeus
The Bear's Blade
The Bear's Blade by Tim Hodkinson
 The Whale Road Chronicles, 5

How do you defeat the undefeatable?

Einar must take back control of his destiny in this thrilling Viking adventure.

Although the rightful Jarl of Orkney, Einar is not yet strong enough to overcome his rival, King Eirik. Einar and the Wolf Coats raid the pagan ceremony that will confirm Eirik's power, but due to his injured sword hand, Einar fails to kill Eirik and he and his men must flee.

They seek the protection of the King of the English. In exchange for his help, the crew must undertake a perilous mission: sail to Brittany and bring a renowned scholar back to England. But Brittany is besieged by Viking hordes, and the scholar is the prisoner of a legendary Viking warrior known as the Bear.

To succeed, Einar must infiltrate the Bear's stronghold. But is a man who cannot wield a sword capable of being a true Viking warrior? With his whole future at stake, can Einar prove his worth – and make it back alive?

PRAISE FOR TIM HODKINSON:

'A brilliantly written historical adventure which will appeal to fans of Bernard Cornwell, George R.R. Martin, and especially Theodore Brun' HISTORICAL NOVEL ASSOCIATION

'A gripping action adventure like the sagas of old; and once finished, you just want to go back and read it all over again' MELISENDE'S LIBRARY

'An excellently written page-turner, with a feel for the period which invites you into the era and keeps you there' HISTORICAL WRITERS ASSOCIATION

Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book * Action & Adventure
07 Apr 2022 * 336pp * £4.99 * 9781788549981
REVIEWS
PRAISE FOR TIM HODKINSON:

'A brilliantly written historical adventure which will appeal to fans of Bernard Cornwell, George R.R. Martin, and especially Theodore Brun' Historical Novel Association.

'A gripping action adventure like the sagas of old; and once finished, you just want to go back and read it all over again' Melisende's Library, on Odin's Game.

'An excellently written page-turner, with a feel for the period which invites you into the era and keeps you there'
 Historical Writers Association, on Lions of the Grail
ALSO IN THE SERIES
Odin's Game
The Raven Banner
The Wolf Hunt
The Serpent King
Author
Tim Hodkinson
Tim Hodkinson
Tim Hodkinson grew up in Northern Ireland where the rugged coast and call of the Atlantic ocean led to a lifelong fascination with Vikings and a degree in Medieval English and Old Norse Literature. Tim's more recent writing heroes include Ben Kane, Giles Kristian, Bernard Cornwell, George R.R. Martin and Lee Child. After several years in the USA, Tim has returned to Northern Ireland, where he lives with his wife and children. @TimHodkinson www.timhodkinson.blogspot.com
ALSO BY Tim Hodkinson
Odin's Game
Lions of the Grail
The Raven Banner
The Waste Land
The Wolf Hunt
The Serpent King
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