The Half-Drowned King (Large Print / Library Binding)

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So you like historical fiction, but are tired of WW2 Paris (or any WW2 iteration), don't want to see another Tudor snowjob, and can't wait for something new. Well, here it is-- The Half Drowned King, a fun, thrilling take on Scandinavia in the time of the Vikings. 1/3 love story, 1/3 adventure, and 1/3 history mixed amongst all, this is a fascinating and very enjoyable trip back in time that I pretty much read in one sitting.

— Pete

August 2017 Indie Next List


“A fast-paced and harrowing saga of a sibling pair, both trying to do what is right for the other while navigating the physical and political terrain around them. Ragnvald and his sister, Svanhild, are our protagonists, and the book contains alternating chapters about each of their adventures. One fights a war on the battlefield while the other fights a war in the bedroom, and, fighting internal conflicts, each grows into adulthood quickly in this harsh environment. Rich with battles, love stories, and the breathtaking landscapes of Norway, The Half-Drowned King is a must-read for fans of literary fiction, adventure tales, and well-paced storytelling.”
— Giovanni Boivin, The Bookloft, Great Barrington, MA

Winter 2018 Reading Group Indie Next List


“Fierce storytelling honors the 13th-century Icelandic saga Heimskringla, which is retold here through the adventures of brother and sister Ragnvald and Swanhild. This novel is a real swashbuckler: true historical fiction in the tradition of James Michener and the ancient sagas themselves. A new favorite.”
— Maeve Noonan, Northshire Saratoga, Saratoga Springs, NY



Product Details
ISBN: 9781432842703
ISBN-10: 1432842706
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: December 20th, 2017
Pages: 718
Language: English