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Summary

An enthralling new Griff Hosker Viking series, the Danelaw Saga, begins.

This story is set at the end of the 10th century and charts the journey of a young warrior, whose father, Bersi, is killed during a raid on Wessex. Sven Bersisson has to grow up quickly and to follow in his father’s footsteps. Sweyn Skull Taker, his uncle, becomes his foster father and they raid Wessex and Frankia, where the young warrior becomes a man. King Sweyn Forkbeard, the king of Denmark, uses their clan to help in his dream of defeating the Norwegians and then taking the throne of England. Sven becomes part of those plans, but when he takes possession of a fabled Dragon Sword, his life changes and he becomes greater than his father could ever have dreamed.

Set in the late 10th century, the Danelaw Saga follows the hugely successful Dragonheart series and precedes the Saxon trilogy, Housecarl.

©2021 Griff Hosker (P)2021 W F Howes

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A MASSIVE LETDOWN.

The story may actually have developed into something special, but in my opinion the narrator did a good job in totally destroying it with appalling accents.
The main protagonists are Danish, and yet, he seemed to give them Saxon accents.
This is a very scares genre in audio books, and so it is of the utmost importance to give the characters the correct accents.
Sadly, I will not be continuing with the story, and in all likelihood the series thanks to the narrator.

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  • trevor
  • 19-07-21

This is “good” Griff Hosker.

Hosker can be hit or miss - to be expected for a writer who cranks them out one after the other. But this is a good one and a series I will look forward to following.

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  • Shirley N.
  • 03-03-22

Excellent Author and Narrator Collaboration

Griff Hosker has become one of my favorite authors. His stories are gritty and his characters are memorable. Sven Bersisson gains notoriety amongst his Viking family after the death of his father and brothers. The narrator expresses these stories beautifully and I look forward to the second book in this series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-01-22

don't buy

i can't believe the same person wrote this and the White Company. Terrible not worth your time.