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A Gathering of Ravens

A Gathering of Ravens

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To the Danes, he is skraelingr; to the English, he is orcneas; to the Irish, he is fomoraig. He is Corpse-maker and Life-quencher, the Bringer of Night, the Son of the Wolf and Brother of the Serpent. He is Grimnir, and he is the last of his kind--the last in a long line of monsters who have plagued humanity since the Elder Days.

Drawn from his lair by a thirst for vengeance against the Dane who slew his brother, Grimnir emerges into a world that's changed. A new faith has arisen. The Old Ways are dying, and their followers retreating into the shadows; even still, Grimnir's vengeance cannot be denied.

Taking a young Christian hostage to be his guide, Grimnir embarks on a journey that takes him from the hinterlands of Denmark, where the wisdom of the ancient dwarves has given way to madness, to the war-torn heart of southern England, where the spirits of the land make violence on one another. And thence to the green shores of Ireland and the Viking stronghold of Dubhlinn, where his enemy awaits.

But, unless Grimnir can set aside his hatreds, his dream of retribution will come to nothing. For Dubhlinn is set to be the site of a reckoning--the Old Ways versus the New--and Grimnir, the last of his kind left to plague mankind, must choose: stand with the Christian King of Ireland and see his vengeance done or stand against him and see it slip away?

Scott Oden's A Gathering of Ravens is an epic novel of vengeance, faith, and the power of myth.

Title:A Gathering of Ravens
ISBN:0312372949
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Number of Pages:320 pages
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    A Gathering of Ravens Reviews

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/06/22/...Ambitious in scope and audacious in its execution, A Gathering of Ravens spectacularly weaves together the threads of history ...

  • James Schmidt

    My review today is for:A Gathering of Ravens by Scott OdenA copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own.Where do I begin with this epic historical fan...

  • Alice (marriedtobooks)

    For anyone who likes historical fantasy or mythology, this is the book to go to! I would like to thank Tom over at Bantem Press for the opportunity to read A Gathering of Ravens for review and taking ...

  • S.wagenaar

    To start things off, this is one of the best historical fantasy novels, and one of the best books of any genre I have read in a long time. I don't read a lot of modern fantasy, as I find many of them ...

  • Drew

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress...Meet Grimnir, loveable, kind, caring, eloquent, polite, well mannered, sociable and p...

  • Joshua Robertson

    A Gathering of Ravens was my introduction to Scott Oden’s work, and after completing the mytho-historical story, I am now scouring his backlist for another appealing tale. The story is imposing and ...

  • Liz

    Eh, but this is going to be such a difficult review for me, because even though I could see the things I could appreciate, there was something about the book overall that failed to fully capture me an...

  • Cora ? Tea Party Princess

    5 Words: Religion, monster, power, revenge, mythology.I don't read a lot of them, but I do love historical fantasy. And this one was pretty much perfect.It did take a little while to get going, but on...

  • Joanna Park

    Review can also be found at: https://overtherainbowbookblog.wordpr... I loved this fantastic, gripping book! Firstly let me say that I don’t read a lot of fantasy books but I had heard so much about...

  • Rane

    Know as a skraelingr to the Danes, orcneas to the English and fomoraig to the Irish. He is Corpse-maker and Life-quencher, the Bringer of Night, the Son of the Wolf and Brother of the Serpent. His na...