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Published by Jo Fletcher Books, 16 May
2019. ISBN: 978 1 78429 8104 (TPB)
As with earlier novels by the same author
this one, a masterful thriller, has the Viking world at the core of the story. And
what a story.Helga Finnsdottir, who
featured in Kin, the first in this
murder mystery series, has gained a reputation as a highly regarded healer and
herbalist and when several slayings occur in mysterious circumstances that couldn’t
possibly be accidental, it is she who suspects foul play and makes it her
business to track down and nail the killer.
is now living in Uppsala and King Eirik has summoned a Council to which the
chieftains of various tribes have been invited.A ruthless character from Helga’s past takes
centre stage but Helga feels confident the hostility of this woman can be ably managed
because, in a relationship with a hunk, true love has given Helga wings.
is a natural and shrewd observer of humankind, knows when to speak up and when
to keep her own counsel. Grundle, her proud mare with long-lashed eyes, is the confidante
who keeps her grounded and there is a palpable symbiosis between them.
arrive from every corner of the country, the mood becomes dark and tempers
reach boiling point. An attack by rivals is rumoured to be imminent, it is
evidentthat a traitor stalks the land and the stakes
have never been higher.
author brings the Viking age vividly to life, the plot is skillfully crafted, the characters fleshed out and entirely
believable and the story is enthralling, original and well paced.It would make a hugely enjoyable TV
mini-series as it contains all the elements of an unusual and intriguing drama.
Snorri Kristjanssonwas born in Reykjavik in 1974. He has
since lived in Norway, London and now Edinburgh with his wife, where he dabbles
in classical acting and stand-up comedy while teaching English.His fantasy series, The Valhalla Saga, and
his crime series, Kin and Council, are published by Jo Fletcher Books. They
both have Vikings in, so expect moderate cursing and beards,
Serena Fairfaxspent her childhood in India,
qualified as a lawyer in England and practised in London for many years. She
began writing by contributing feature articles to legal periodicalsthen turned her hand to fiction. Having
published nine novels all, bar one, hardwired with a romantic theme, she has
also written short stories and accounts of her explorations off the beaten
track that feature on her blog. A tenth, distinctly unromantic, novel is a work
in progress. Thrillers, crime and mystery narratives, collecting old masks and
singing are a few of her favourite things.