The Lords of the Wind by C.J. Adrien
I think my favorite part of this book is that I can tell it was written with accuracy. C,J. Adrien is a historian and it showed in this story. His ability to seamlessly weave in the hardships, strife, and daily life of the time. Now don’t get me wrong, this story is filled with all the battles and bloodshed that you would expect of a viking tale. However, for me the shining moments were the moments that typically go by without a backwards glance. The day to day details that the author effortlessly picked up on and captured in the pages.
Now, I haven’t read a lot of Viking books until recently. This is a new little niche I have found for myself, and I love what I have been reading so far! Typically Viking books are shrouded in a sense of mysticism amongst all of the bloodshed. And while The Lords of the Wind has that mysticism, it doesn’t seem overly fantastical like other books I have read. Everything in this book seemed realistic for the beliefs and the lifestyles of the time, and this is something I really appreciate. This book is a true historical fiction, and while I love fantasy, this was a breath of fresh air to read! It felt like I was receiving a mini history lesson… Without the lesson being forced down my throat.
I love reading a book and feeling like it taught me something. I do not know as much about Norse mythology, with me being a Greek, so I loved getting a little peak into the myths with this book. The stories of gods, goddesses, deities, and the otherworldly beings passed down through the ages is so baffling and amazing to me. These are the stories that stuck through the ages. The stories we continue to revamp and retell, fitting them into new tales.
The Lords of the Wind is the first book in The Saga of Hasting the Avenger, and I greatly look forward to continuing this series!
About the AuthorC.J. Adrien is a French-American author of Viking historical fiction with a passion for Viking history. His Kindred of the Sea series was inspired by research conducted in preparation for a doctoral program in early medieval history as well as his admiration for historical fiction writers such as Bernard Cornwell and Ken Follett. C.J. Adrien’s novels and expertise have earned him invitations to speak at several international events, including the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds.
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