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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Slow starter, 5 Oct. 2010
This review is from: Viking: Odinn's Child: Odinn's Child No. 1 (Paperback)
This book isn't particularly long, at only 324 pages - so to spend the first 100 or so of these where the story plods along and the narrator jumps around a bit as to which part of the story he's telling, isn't a good way to start.

When the book got going, it worked well. The storyline seems quite familiar for books set in this period, and although I initially was put off by it not being set around some famous king or whatever - I ended up enjoying it, and wanting to know what was going to happen next to Thorgils.

Having recently read (and not really enjoying) Cornwell's The Last Kingdom (Alfred the Great 1), I wasn't sure how much I'd like this book, but I came away thinking it was better written and had a lot more thought gone into how the story was going to work.

I think I would have marked it higher if it hadn't been so slow at the start, and I'm undecided as to whether I'll read the next instalment (Viking 2: Sworn Brother (Viking Trilogy)) or not - possibly it'll be added near the bottom of my very long to be read list.

Probably more of a 3½ star rating than 3, but I don't think I can give it 4 stars.
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