A packed programme for BBC History Weekend is kicking off in Malmsbury Thursday 16th – 19th October 2014, and I’ll be taking the stage for a talk entitled “Viking Adventures & Chasing the Muse”. Hope to see you there! I’ll be revealing more from behind the scenes of my latest novel, God of Vengeance.
I am taking part in History Live 2014 Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th July 2014 – come and join us!
I will be talking about how I wrote my recent book, God of Vengeance, including my research trip to Norway where I got to row ‘the largest replica Viking ship built in modern times.
Be fantastic to see you there!
See the History Live Site for more detail!
So I’ve jumped back aboard my longship. After a two-book sojourn in the 17th century, amongst Roundheads and Cavaliers, flashing blades, flaring muskets, horseflesh and the carnage of set-piece battles, I’ve packed my sea chest and turned my bristles into the salt spray once more – God Of Vengeance is now available in Hardback via Transworld/Bantam.
Here’s where I tell you the whale’s road was whispering to me like water across the bows. That the wonder-lust (plunder-lust?) was just too bright to ignore. And that’s all true. They do say a criminal always returns to the scene of the crime. But there was also some good old-fashioned Viking opportunism behind my decision to go dark (Ages) again. You see, the Vikings are coming.
After the success of his Raven trilogy, Giles Kristian has returned to the Viking era with his new novel, God of Vengeance. The author has always been interested in the Vikings, thanks in part to having a Norwiegan mum and spending a lot of time in the fjords of Norway. We ask him about his new book, whether the Vikings deserved their fierce reputation and why he would want Harald Hardrada over to dinner…
What is your new book about?
Enter this great competition for your chance to feature in Giles’ next instalment of the RAVEN saga: God of Vengeance.
God of Vengeance tells the saga of a young Sigurd and his quest to avenge his family who lost their lives in a heinous, cowardly and bloody act of betrayal. Through native cunning and courage he must defeat Jarl Randver and draw brave young men to his own banner. His ultimate ambition is to kill King Gorm himself and honour his dead father whom he believes must be sitting in Valhöl, the All-Father’s hall of the slain. Embarking on this bloody mission Sigurd will begin to forge his reputation as a Viking warrior favoured by Odin and a man of great destiny
Simply think of a Viking name that would fit well in the tale, tell us a bit about them, their personality and appearance, and the winner will get a chance to sit down with Giles, discuss the character and how the norns will weave them into the next adventure, God of Vengeance, due for publication next May.
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To enter Get in touch with Elizabeth Masters , Publicity Manager at Transworld Publishers:
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Ever wanted to learn more about how Giles writes? Are you a budding historical fiction writer looking for inspiration and advice?
Giles has given a number of online interviews recently, have a read to find out more about his writing, the stories so far, and what’s coming next…
- In the mood for…Vikings? – Giles discusses Raven and all things Viking
- Talking with Giles Kristian - Giles on becoming a writer, research and his writing career
- Cover Design For Novels - In a guest article for Writing Historical Novels, Giles discusses the magic behind Cover Designs
- Becoming a familiar name - Giles discusses his passion for history, his inspirations…and what’s next for Raven.