Book Review: Blood Eye
Vikings are the stuff of legend and this book brings those legends to life with the story of Raven, an orphan boy turned warrior. You’ll travel back to ninth-century England and become immersed in the culture and history of the Norsemen and the violent, dangerous lives of those who called themselves Vikings.
Although it gets off to a bit of a slow start, once the story gets moving you will find this a quick read that will likely keep you up turning pages long after you should be asleep. It tells the story of Raven, an orphan boy originally named Oscric. He lives a lonely life as a virtual outcast by a village who knows nothing of his origins and fear him for a blood spot in his eye.
The violence of the time and its graphic portrayal reminded me of the books based on the Spartacus series that runs on Starz. There is nothing held back and nothing romantic to this portrayal of life as a Viking warrior. There’s a fantastic trailer for the book that makes me wish it was a series.
Blood Eye: Raven Book One ($7.99) by Giles Kristian is now available with books two and three due to follow over the coming months.
I received this book for review purposes.