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
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780312372941
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    A Gathering of Ravens Reviews

  • James Tivendale

    I received a review copy of A Gathering of Ravens in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Scott Oden and Bantam Books. A Gathering of Ravens is the tale of Grimnir, the last orc, and is set in ...

  • Nick Borrelli

    Click here for my full review:https://outofthisworldrev.blogspot.co...Let me first begin by saying that I absolutely love Norse mythology. I have been obsessed with it since I was a boy and remember v...

  • 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 ...

  • Nicholas Eames

    My brother has bounced off a lot of books lately, but he recently plucked this off my shelf and loved it, so when he finished I asked him if he wouldn't mind writing a review. His first one was a bit....

  • 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 (Married To Books)

    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 ...

  • Sarah

    “Tense, atmospheric, and vividly written, A Gathering of Ravens is one of those books that has been underappreciated, too overlooked, and not received nearly the attention it deserves for the incred...

  • 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 ...

  • Dyrk Ashton

    ARC ReviewI want to start out by saying if you love, well, anything whatsoever having to do with extremely well written fantasy, read this book. To focus that: Norse mythology, Celtic mythology, thril...

  • Tracey the Lizard Queen

    Originally reviewed here: https://thequeenofblades.blogspot.co....3 StarsA Gathering of Ravens was one of the 2017 releases that I was really looking forward to. I was super excited when I was approve...