- Hardcover: 432 pages
- Publisher: Bantam Press; First Edition edition (26 April 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0593066146
- ISBN-13: 978-0593066140
- Product Dimensions: 15.8 x 3.7 x 24.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 421,093 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Bleeding Land (Bleeding Land Trilogy 1) Hardcover – 26 Apr 2012
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"A brilliant read. As he did with his Raven novels, Kristian weaves a colourful, authentic world in which to set his tale... and he has done it with confidence and real flair. Full of tragedy and triumph, honour and treachery, The Bleeding Land is a thrilling tour-de-force" (BEN KANE)
"Expertly plotted, full of passion and bloody drama... a book that will appeal to passionate, compassionate readers, men and women alike, fans of C J Sansom as much as fans of Conn Iggulden. Read it: you'll love every page" (MANDA SCOTT)
"With powerful protagonists, a gripping story and rollicking action, I can strongly recommend this tour-de-force. Outstanding" (ANTHONY RICHES)
"In The Bleeding Land, Giles Kristian has made an effortless transition from Viking warriors to the often tricky emotional landscape of the English Civil War. Visceral, brutal and genuinely moving, this is historical fiction at its thrilling best" (SAUL DAVID)
"Giles Kristian brings to this novel all the trademarks of his highly successful Raven Viking series, and while some of the brutality is quite hard to deal with, it is nevertheless a great read. More to come, I hope" (DAILY MAIL)
In the tradition of Bernard Cornwell, Giles Kristian, author of the bestselling Viking adventure Raven: Blood Eye begins an epic new drama set against the tumultuous and bloody backdrop of the civil war that tore England apart...See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
The civil war is not a period I know a great deal about and, while I have a passing interest in it, it's never hooked me so much that I sought out things to read about it (I much prefer looking at historical sites relating to it than reading about it.) It may be that, for me, the civil war has always been just a little too recent.
Saying that, I knew Giles was a good writer from his earlier stuff, and the promo video produced for the book pushed me ever further towards it.
And so I settled into the book not really knowing what to expect but, perhaps, waiting for a Raven-esque adventure saga with lots of God's Teeth and Damn Your Eyes and Have At Him, Sirrah -s. Ok, there are a few of those, but the novel is totally not what I expected. I suspect, furthermore, that a number of people who were real Raven fanatics will dislike this shift into a deep, thoughtful and saddening world, while other folk who would not consider Raven will flock to it.
The Bleeding Land, you see, is not a war story. It is a tale of a torn family, of the love of brothers and sisters pulled by the fickle strands of fate in different directions to such an extent that they are at war. It is a tale of love and loss and heartbreak and strength and perseverance and duty and honour.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had this on my book shelf for ages. Now I'm sorry I waited to long. A page turner from page one. We live about ten miles from Parbold, and know the area well. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Greywolf
I have to admit. I loved his viking books. But this one just left me underwhelmed. The younger brother, seemed almost a caricature. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Trystan Hedges
Once started very hard to put down. By having two main protagonists allows the reader a story from each side of the divide. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Matthew Whitmore