BY ERIC SCHUMACHER
Publication Date: October 15, 2018
Series: Hakon’s Saga, Book 3
Genre: Historical Fiction/Vikings
It is 954 A.D. and a tempest is brewing in the North. Twenty summers before, Hakon Haraldsson wrested Norway’s throne from his murderous brother, Erik Bloodaxe, but he failed to rid himself of Erik’s family. Now the sons of Erik have come to reclaim Erik’s former throne and avenge the wrong done to their father and their kin. But they do not come alone. With them marches an army of sword-Danes sent by the Danish King, Harald Bluetooth, whose desire to expand his realm is as powerful as the lust for vengeance that pulses in the veins of Erik’s brood. Like storm-driven waves, the opposing forces collide in the thrilling finale of Hakon’s Saga, War King; and when they do, Hakon is left with no choice but to face the tempest and resist.
About the Author
Eric Schumacher was born in Los Angeles in 1968 and currently resides in Santa Barbara, CA with his wife, two children and dog. He is the author of two historical fiction novels, God’s Hammer and its sequel, Raven’s Feast. Both tell the story of the first Christian king of Viking Norway, Hakon Haraldsson, and his struggles to gain and hold the High Seat of his realm.
More information on Eric and his Hakon Sagas can be found on his website. You can also connect with Eric on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and AuthorsDB.
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Imagine that you’re a young King, a Christian one, in a time and place where the old gods still hold sway over your subjects and your allies…allies and subjects that you desperately need to not only strengthen your hold but to even survive. Hakon faces many challenges to his rule and to his chosen religion and during the course of this tale, seems to do all the wrong things to meet those challenges. An entertaining story of a man facing an increasingly impossible situation…a tale of courage and steadfastness … a tale of intrigue and danger… a tale of unwavering belief. Immerse yourself in a time and place of great deeds and even greater changes. 4.3 stars
An interesting tale of the first Christian King in Norway, Hakon, a son of King Harald. Sent to England as a young boy to be fostered by King Aethelstan, he is weened off the old gods and when he returns to claim his kingdom, he comes as a baptized and committed Christian. As you can well imagine that presents some challenges as Hakon strives to garner support for his rise to power. The author’s depiction of the young, naive and certainly impetuous Hakon, who is thrust into the mayhem of war and the strictures of the old gods, is well done. The story flows nicely and gives the reader a chance to experience life in a time and place that is full of conflict; not only for the throne but also the clash between Odin and the White Christ. Old ways die hard and that is certainly the case in this intriguing story; one that will continue in book 2, Raven’s Feast. 4.3 stars