A Viking Tale, and Prequel to the Kingdom of Durundal series.
A LEGENDARY KING
A POWERFUL WARRIOR
A DARK PROMISE
Twelve-year-old Severn survives a raid on Orkney, but Magnus, King of the Vikings, hauls him away from his home and back to Norway.
Though timid and frightened at first, Severn learns to embrace his new surroundings and grows to become one of the greatest warriors of his time. Yet it isn't the axe-wielding Ironmen, or the gods that they worship, or even the serpents of the ice-cold seas that will shape his future— it's the love of a Viking woman.
However, in the struggle between family and loyalty, between personal ambition and commitment, there will be no easy path. But a man with a warrior's courage may be able to find it. Such a man is Severn—warrior by instinct and Viking by nature—he has yet to reach his finest hour.
A rousing adventure of courage, treachery, duty, devotion, majesty, love and battle, as seen through the eyes of a warrior adjusting to a different world.
'It's not how you die that defines you. It's what you fight for in life.'
SEVERN can be summed up in a single word: Masterpiece.
It's a coming-of-age story. It's a Viking saga. It's a revenge tale and family drama and the return of a vengeful son. But most of all, it's the rise of a weak and afflicted boy to a strong and magnificent hero. It's epic!
Polished and sharp, I dare you to read the first chapter and not be hooked.
An accomplished story of love and betrayal, honour and death, told during the Viking age.
I continue to be amazed by this writer's skill with words.
This adventure takes place in the setting of a Viking age. It is also a coming of age story as seen through the eyes of a young warrior who must adjust to a different world. This transition is shown masterfully as Severn grows to manhood in his new life as a Viking, and learns of love, duty, courage, treachery, devotion, battle, all of the conflicting parts of becoming a man in the world of the Vikings. The story itself would be enough, but the telling of it by S E Turner in her exquisite style and attention to detail makes her rate among the literary masters of the trade.