Hello Bookish Friends
Today I’m really excited to be taking part in the Book Tour of, The LordsOf Wind
by, C.J. Adrien, which is being hosted by HFBT
The Lords of the Wind
by C.J. Adrien
Publication Date: July 3, 2019
eBook & Paperback; 339 Pages
Series: The Saga of Hasting the Avenger, Book One
Genre: Historical Fiction
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For indeed the Frankish nation, which was crushed by the avenger Hasting, was full of filthy uncleanness. Treasonous and oath-breaking, they were deservedly condemned; unbelievers and faithless, they were justly punished.
Orphaned as a child by a blood-feud, and sold as a slave to an exiled chieftain in Ireland, the boy Hasting had little hope of surviving to adulthood. The gods had other plans. A ship arrived at his master’s longphort carrying a man who would alter the course of his destiny, and take him under his wing to teach him the ways of the Vikings. His is a story of a boy who was a slave, who became a warlord, and who helped topple an empire.
A supposed son of Ragnar Lodbrok, and referred to in the Gesta Normanorum as the Scourge of the Somme and Loire, his life exemplified the qualities of the ideal Viking. Join author and historian C.J. Adrien on an adventure that explores the coming of age of the Viking Hasting, his first love, his first great trials, and his first betrayal.
This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own
A name is given, a reputation is earned
The Lords of the Wind, by C.J. Adrien, is the first installment in The Saga of Hasting the Avenger series. An enthralling Viking historical fiction that takes the reader on a thriller adventure, from Ireland to the great northern freezing, unforgiving land of the Fjords.
The author C.J. Adrien, newest stunning epic novel, catapults the reader in this compelling first person narration, of Hastings The Wolf, Son of the danish chieftain Ranger. Hastings is sold into slavery and sent to Ireland. to a loathsome man named Hagar. After his father is slain for his coveted wealth and lands.
As young boy he neglected and beaten, surviving under harsh circumstances. When In a series of events, leads Hastings to be purchased by visiting Viking Eilif. He is given his freedom and is recruited as a ship’s boy on Eilif Ship. While onboard he learns all aspects of what it means to sail a Viking ship. In an almost near death drowning, Hastings has a profound vision of a mythical god.
From this point on book takes the reader on a harrowing, dramatic journey. From the protagonist enslavement to his seafaring days as a captain of his own ship. Impeccable historical research, along with rich atmospheric world building, makes this book standout from other Viking inspired books I have read in the past.
The authors vast expert knowledge and fleshed out details, allows you to be fully immersed into Adriens Viking world. Adrien’s, intricately plots a character driven adventure, with vibrant characters, with an interesting storyline. This brilliantly executed book, inspired by the authors creative imagination, along with historical facts, makes for an riveting, nonstop read.
The Lords of Wind, will draw you in and keep you turning the page for more. It’s the perfect sort of diverse escapist fiction we all need. A chance to get away from all the stresses of the real world. I loved the overall premise of the novel, and the quick pace kept me engaged. The storyline and the authors stellar narration carries the reader along; therefore, it’s like living through the eyes of the lead protagonist, Hastings.
The Lords Of The Wind, is a brilliant, harrowing tale, that makes for a gripping and wonderful read, and if you love anything that is Viking, then I definitely recommend you read this one!
Don’t forget to enter the Giveaway at the end!
About the Author
C.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. Adrienâ€™s novels and expertise have earned him invitations to speak at several international events, including the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds.
Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, November 18
Review at Al-Alhambra Book Reviews
Tuesday, November 19
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books
Wednesday, November 20
Review at @ya.its.lit
Thursday, November 21
Feature at The Book Junkie Reads
Monday, November 25
Interview at The Writing Desk
Tuesday, November 26
Review at Coffee and Ink
Wednesday, November 27
Feature at Historical Fiction with Spirit
Friday, November 29
Feature at Let Them Read Books
Monday, December 2
Review at Hoover Book Reviews
Tuesday, December 3
Feature at Just One More Chapter
Thursday, December 5
Interview at Jathan & Heather
Friday, December 6
Review at RokinRev
Monday, December 9
Review at Books and Zebras
Thursday, December 12
Review at WTF Are You Reading?
Friday, December 13
Review at Passages to the Past
During the Blog Tour, we are giving away a copy of The Lords of the Wind! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.
Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on December 13th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
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The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner is chosen.