The Prow Beast

The Prow Beast

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The Oathsworn have become feared and respected throughout the Viking world. Their name goes before them and men cower in their presence, but they soon discover that fame comes at a price. While the Oathsworn revel in their newfound glory, Sterki, an old enemy with revenge in his heart, attacks their homestead—the Fjord Elk is sunk, old oar mates die, and the Oathsworn are forced to flee into the mountains. Unaccustomed to losing, the men retreat to lick their wounds. They have been entrusted with the care of Queen Sigrith, pregnant and soon to bear the heir to the crown of Sweden, and though the urge for revenge is strong, Orm's first duty is to protect the queen. He soon realizes that revenge is not the only thing on Sterki's mind; he has joined forces with Styrbjorn, nephew of King Eirik and next in line to the throne—if he can only get rid of the current heir. As the Oathsworn fight to defend themselves and their newfound celebrity and fortune, they're soon to realize that fame isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 2010.
ISBN: 9780007298556
0007298552
Branch Call Number: FIC Low
Characteristics: 358 p. : map.

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Eosos
Jun 06, 2014

With the fifth book in the series coming out soon I figured I had better finish #3 & #4. And I have done, with three weeks to spare.

Orm and the Oathsworn are back and this time they are on the defensive. Their old enemy Sterki is back for revenge and he has help. Styrbjorn, nephew to King Eirik of Sweden will do anything to protect his inheritance, he must make sure the pregnant Queen Sigrith never makes it home. Orm is oath bound to protect the queen and in doing so loses his new foster son to his enemies.

With every new Oathsworn book, the series just gets better and better. The writing is great, the storytelling is stellar and the characters are even more engaging. I have enjoyed watching Orm grow up, seeing him try to settle down and live a farming life. But the Oath and the Whale Road always call him back to the life he's best at, even if he doesn't want the fame or the riches. I look forward to the continuing saga.

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zipread
May 06, 2013

The Prow Beast --- by Robert Low. Is it possible for a novel to be both too slow and too violent? This may be the one. Not for me, Robert.The Prow Beast --- by Robert Low. Is it possible for a novel to be both too slow and too violent? This may be the one. This one's not for me, Robert. I hope you could have done better.

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djsmurfs
Jan 09, 2011

Another good book in the Oathsworn series.

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