THUNDER GOD


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  • Autor: PAUL WATKINS
  • Editorial: FABER AND FABER, 2005
  • Fecha de salida: 2005
  • Descargado: 993

A young man, struck by lightning, is believed to be a keeper of the Norse religion’s greatest secret. When war breaks out against the rising tide of Christianity, he must embark on a journey where he must confront his own gods, and the gods of a people yet more savage. ”The action sweeps across oceans and continents… As with all Watkins’ work, the writing is terse and physical, the themes big and resonant.’ Tatler; ‘A Viking Odyssey… Thunder God vividly charts the voyages of Hakon, a fisherman’s son who is struck by lightning, kidnapped by raiders, taken to Miklagard (Constantinople), where he becomes part of the Emperor’s personal guard, caught up in a raid on the Welsh coast, storm-driven across the Atlantic…’ The Times; ‘The rich physical descriptions are matched by an equally sure understanding of the ways of religious belief… This unusual, fluent novel suggests that Watkins remains a force to be reckoned with.’ Sunday Telegraph; ‘A thundering good read… Watkins is a master of suspense, and his action sequences have a visceral power’ Sunday Times’ …  

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