Updated: Jan 20
A truly exceptional book, this. Gripping from start to finish!
It follows the tale of Erik Bloodaxe; his journey from a young boy with a foster family, with no relationship to speak of with his father, the King of Norway. As the story develops you follow a young Erik as he builds a friendship with his father, leads men into battle and one by one wipes out his many brothers that would seek to destroy him and claim the throne for themselves.
The research Cliff must have put into this is staggering. Everything feels so real, the locations springing to life from the page. I think the only thing even more staggering is that this is based on a real man, and what a man he must have been!
Highly recommend this, can't wait for the next one!