Council: Helga Finnsdottir Book II - The Helga Finnsdottir Mysteries (Paperback)Snorri Kristjansson (author)
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'For Vikings done right, come to Snorri Kristjansson' Mark Lawrence, author of Red Sister
After five years on the road, Helga has finally settled near King Eirik's court in Uppsala, where she's well-regarded as a healer. She's even in a relationship, of sorts.
But life is about to get a bit more exciting, for King Eirik has summoned all those who owe him fealty to the King's Council and tempers are already flaring. The body of an unknown boy is found near the river, but with delegations from all over the country arriving and rumours of an imminent attack, there are more important things to attend to than the death of a nobody . . .
Only Helga suspects murder, until a second body makes it clear that someone is intent on breaking up the King's Council - and that a traitor walks among them . . .
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 426 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 25 mm
A dark mystery in a dark age brought vividly to life. For lovers of the Vikings TV series and Lindsey Davies alike. I look forward to more of Helga Finnsdottir * Robert Fabbri, author of the bestselling Vespasian series, on Kin *
Truly entertaining: a new and original Nordic Noir voice * Yrsa Sigurdardottir, author of the Thora Gudmundsdottir series, on Kin *
Kristjansson has an evocative style that is easy to get caught up in. If you've not already discovered these books, and you enjoy your crime fiction historic in nature, I heartily recommend checking them out * The Eloquent Page on Council *
An exciting new voice. With his Viking mystery, Snorri has created a new and interesting sub-genre of Icelandic noir * Ragnar Jonasson on Kin *
For Vikings done right, come to Snorri Kristjansson * Mark Lawrence, bestselling author of Red Sister *
Praise Odin, it's a terrific mystery! With Viking family values and a sharp-witted heroine, Snorri Kristjansson delivers a first-rate chronicle of intrigue and murder * Stephen Gallagher, bestselling author of Red, Red Robin on Kin *
Council's depiction of Viking life, practices and Norse mythology is its strength . . . [it] brings something to the table which will appeal to readers of different genres. If you don't like historical fiction, you'll be swayed by the crime twist and if you don't like crime, the Viking setting may keep you reading. Either way it's a battle won * Crime Fiction Lover on Council *
An entertaining and claustrophobic tale of familial tension and murder * SciFiNow on Kin *
The start of an interesting crime series * Book Worm Mum on Kin *
Timeless and universal . . . It will be interesting to see where Kristjansson's imagination takes his beguiling heroine next * Starburst on Kin *
The remote setting of Viking village, the historical period and Helga's character are very refreshing * The Book Bag on Kin *
If the combination of Vikings, mystery and murder sound good, then this is the book for you . . . If you're in a Scandi-noir mood, and willing to leap back through the centuries, then this is a book which will reward a reading; I, for one, look forward to the further adventures of Helga Finnsdottir * Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews on Kin *
I was completely swept away . . . couldn't put it down . . . completely beguiling . . . I would definitely have no hesitation in recommending this and I look forward to seeing where Helga's adventures lead us to next * Lynn's Book Blog on Kin *
This series is set to be a huge success not least because its leading lady is one of the smartest and funniest you will encounter * The Madwoman in the Attic on Kin *
It had everything I look for in a book . . . I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes mysteries / crime stories with a sprinkle of Norse mythology and who enjoys reading stories full of flawed characters * Unfiltered Tales on Kin *
Compelling reading * The Gin Book Club *
A fantastic introduction . . . An enjoyable read with a good sense of suspense and an intriguing backdrop * The Little Book Owl on Kin *
Compelling blend of historical fiction and crime mystery * Bibliosanctum on KIN *
A highly readable Viking family murder, with an engaging heroine and convincing historical detail. Recommended * Promoting Crime on Kin *
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