Doomed to wander. Destined for glory.
Erlan Aurvandil has turned his back on the past and his native Northern lands, taking a perilous journey to the greatest city in the world, Byzantium. But as his voyage ends, Erlan is brutally betrayed, captured and enslaved by a powerful Byzantine general.
Meanwhile, Lilla Sviggarsdottír, Queen of Svealand, has lost her husband and with him, her kingdom. Leaving her lands and people behind, Lilla journeys east on a new quest: to find Erlan and raise an army mighty enough to defeat her usurper.
But when she reaches the great city of Byzantium, she discovers a place in turmoil. A dark tide is rising against the Emperor from within his own court. As the shadows darken and whispers of war begin to strengthen, Erlan’s fate becomes intertwined with that of the city. Are they both doomed to fall, or can freedom be won in the blood of battle?
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I’m a huge fan of this author and this frankly amazing series so I was so excited to be invited onto the blog tour for this his latest book.
Firstly I absolutely loved the wonderful descriptions in this book which made me feel like I was right there watching everything unfold. It really helped transport me to a different world so I felt involved in the story and everything that happens. I thought it was a great way of learning more about a different time and culture that I previously didn’t know much about. I loved the little details the author included about the nuances of everyday life especially as these always help bring a world to life for me.
The characters were fabulous creations and I liked how there were all so different to each other. There were some characters I really liked so I enjoyed following their story throughout the book and others who I hoped met the grissily end I felt they deserved.
I thought this was a fast paced action packed book which I found hard to put down as there was always something happening. The author was very skilled in keeping me in suspense so I was often taken by surprise about what happens next. This is a quite a dark book with some quite gory scenes at times, though I didn’t feel personally that they were overdone and that the author included them more to show how brutal the time was then anything else.
This is the third book in the series and whilst it could probably be read as a standalone it is probably best to read them in order!
Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Corvus for my copy of this book.
About The Author:
Theodore Brun studied Dark Age archaeology at Cambridge. In 2010, he quit his job as an arbitration lawyer in Hong Kong and cycled 10,000 miles across Asia and Europe to his home in Norfolk. A Burning Sea is his third novel.