Sword of the War God

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Pub Date Apr 11 2024 | Archive Date Apr 11 2024
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'Tim Hodkinson has created a fascinating and undeniably epic tale... Highly recommended!' Theodore Brun
'A relentless tale from start to finish that will leave you breathless for more.' Richard Cullen

Featuring breathtaking battles, fearsome foes, and vehement vows of vengeance, SWORD OF THE WAR GOD is a thrilling adventure set amongst the blood and tumult of fifth-century Europe, where the dying Roman Empire, the mighty Huns, and heroes from Norse mythology vie for power.

In a world of war and ruin, men and gods collide.

436 AD. The Burgundars are confident of destroying Rome's legions, for the Empire is weak. Their forces are strong and they have beaten the Romans in battle before.

But they are annihilated, their king killed, his people scattered. Their fabled treasure is lost. For Rome has new allies: the Huns, whose taste for bloodshed knows no bounds.

Many years later, the Huns, led by the fearsome Attila, have become the deadliest enemies of Rome. Attila seeks the Burgundars’ treasure, for it includes the legendary Sword of the War God, said to make the bearer unbeatable.

No alliance can defeat Attila by conventional means. With Rome desperate for help, a one-eyed old warlord from distant lands and his strange band of warriors may have the answers... but oaths will be broken and the plains of Europe will run with blood before the end.

Drawing on Norse mythology and European history, Sword of the War God is an epic historical adventure perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell, Joanne Harris, Neil Gaiman and Christian Cameron.

Goodreads Reviewers on SWORD OF THE WAR GOD

'Definitely delivers on its promise – it truly is an epic historical adventure that takes you on a blisteringly fast page-turning journey through bloodshed, vengeance, betrayal, and epic battles until the epic end.'
'A thrilling historical that draws on real history and legends.'
'There is so much to enjoy in the way Hodkinson re-imagines these many core myths of Europe.'
'This is epic storytelling in every sense.'
'A bold re-imagining of an enduring epic.'
'Bernard Cornwell had better up his game.'
'An exhilarating journey through the tumultuous landscape of fifth-century Europe, where empires clash and legends come to life.'
'A spectacular and epic tale that spans thousands of miles and encompasses many cultures.'
'A lot of people will really enjoy this book!'
'A must-read!'

Reviews for Tim Hodkinson

'A superb author of dark age fiction.' Simon Turney
'Will appeal to fans of Bernard Cornwell, George R. R. Martin, and especially Theodore Brun.' Historical Novel Society
'An excellently written page-turner.' Historical Writers Association


'Tim Hodkinson has created a fascinating and undeniably epic tale... Highly recommended!' Theodore Brun
'A relentless tale...

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Bernard Cornwell had better up his game as this is a challenger for writing for high quality historical fiction, for me it ticked all the right boxes and I will be definitely reading more by Tim Hopkinson

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An amazing and fantastic story that blends myth, legend, and history. Everything is here, Lord of the Rings, the Ring Cycle, King Arthur, and the real story of Attila.

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This uses the historical elements perfectly and I was glad that it uses the Norse mythology perfectly. I was hooked from the first page and thought it had that element that I was looking for perfectly. It had that element of battle that I was looking for, it uses the historical adventure element in a way that was different and glad I got to read this. Tim Hodkinson always writes a strong story.

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