[AZW] ✓ The Blood-Tainted Winter | by ✓ T.L. Greylock #2020

  • Title: The Blood-Tainted Winter
  • Author: T.L. Greylock
  • ISBN: 9780996536608
  • Page: 117
  • Format: Paperback

  • The Blood-Tainted Winter By T.L. Greylock Raef Skallagrim wants to take the sea road His ship is fast and sleek, his crew skilled and eager, and they will seek out new lands and win fame in the eyes of the gods But Raef s father refuses to allow the journey and when a stranger brings word that the king is dead and a gathering has been called to choose a successor, Raef must set aside his dream for his duty to hiRaef Skallagrim wants to take the sea road His ship is fast and sleek, his crew skilled and eager, and they will seek out new lands and win fame in the eyes of the gods But Raef s father refuses to allow the journey and when a stranger brings word that the king is dead and a gathering has been called to choose a successor, Raef must set aside his dream for his duty to his ancestral lands and his father.When factions split at the gathering to choose a successor, Raef finds himself mired in bloodshed and treachery Forced to make an uneasy alliance with a man he does not trust, Raef must navigate the tides of a war among three kings while seeking revenge for cold blooded murder.But winter has come early to Midgard, and even the gods will feel the cold.
    T.L. Greylock
    T L Greylock is the author of The Song of the Ash Tree trilogy, consisting of The Blood Tainted Winter, The Hills of Home, and Already Comes Darkness.She can only wink her left eye, jumped out of an airplane at 13,000 feet while strapped to a Navy SEAL, had a dog named Agamemnon and a cat named Odysseus, and has been swimming with stingrays in the Caribbean.P.S One of the above statements is false Can you guess which

    The Blood-Tainted Winter By T.L. Greylock


    Nimrod Daniel
    I d never read a norse fantasy so I thought reading this one could be somewhat refreshing Plus, I really like the cover, I think it s great and that s what attracted me to check out this book in the first place.As for the title of the book It feels like A song of Ice and Fire could have been perfect for this book,as both ice and fire are very prominent here Unfortunately some unknown guy already used this title for his series It was a fast paced and gritty story about vikings, with enough battle [...]

    J.P. Ashman
    A very well written fantasy mythology heavily based on Viking myth and legend and it certainly had that feel At times, I could have seen this as a historical fiction, but those subtle elements of gods and magic were there, tied in with the story.I took a long time reading this because I read it on Kindle, and I m a nightmare with my Kindle I have fads of reading it and times where it sits there, neglected Each time I picked it up, however, I fell right back into the solid worldbuilding and story [...]

    4.5 stars This is a great book that really needs noise making about it A viking fantasy that takes Nordic mythology, mixes it with a boot load of shield walls, swords, axes, fire and death, and blends it all to create a fast paced and engaging story T.L Greylock really captures the viking culture and landscapes in this book But what I especially love is how she can make sneaking through scouting in Scandinavianesque woodland feel so closed in and claustrophobic There is a real sense of threat i [...]

    Dyrk Ashton
    I love me some Norse mythology inspired fiction, so deciding to read this book was a no brainer Other than knowing that about it, though, I had no idea what to expect As it turns out, the story takes place in Midgard Earth, where the humans dwell , as opposed to Asgard where the gods party down and Valhalla is built , or any of the other worlds in Norse mythology which is cool We follow a young Lord s son warrior named Raef Skallagrim, as he becomes embroiled in what on the surface seems like th [...]

    4.25 stars Dang, this book was really good I loved how realistic and distinct the characters were But it was the writing that impressed me The author nailed the Norse viking vibe and I felt totally absorbed in the culture and beliefs of these people It just felt so real The pacing was great and there were very few dull moments.I am intrigued by the magic and want to see of what is going on with the gods of this world That is the only gripe I had about this book, although I get the idea of keepi [...]

    T.L Greylock s The Blood Tainted Winter is an original, fast paced adventure Raef is unlike other protagonists and has very human qualities He is neither portrayed as a superhero nor a bumbling fool, making him a believable character The writing flowed well and kept my interest I didn t notice too many lulls in the story or boring parts like many other works within this genre Overall, I enjoyed this book I d rate it about 4.7 and would not hesitate to read of T.L Greylock s works in the future [...]

    You can see a bigger and prettier version of this review here, on my blog I had thought to lay down and get a couple chapters of this book in before sleep, and suddenly it was 2am and I still didn t want to sleep because some cool shit was going down and I needed to know how it played out To be honest, the first 1 4 or so of this book brought me back to running across Skyrim, visiting each of the Jarls Don t look at me like that, I didn t say it was a bad thing I spent something like 2000 hours [...]

    T.O. Munro
    As a child I was captivated by John Borman s magnificent Excalibur and particularly the score that drew heavily on Wagner s Ring Cycle Fortunately my room was at the back of the house so the endless replaying of Gotterdamerung late into the night did not disturb too many people.But that long ago musical crescendo heralding the twilight of the Norse gods came back to me as Taya Greylock s first volume drew to its conclusion.Raef Skallagrim s story is set in an explicitly viking milieu, though the [...]

    Richard Nell
    Fantastic read Absolutely recommended for really any fantasy reader, particularly for any fans of Norse mythology, but really even historical fiction lovers Three main reasons 1 The writing For me, bad writing ruins a good story, and good writing hardly needs a story Fortunately this book actually has a good story, but nevermind Ms Greylock knows how to show, rather than tell, and it s obvious on every page The description is great, efficient, and nothing feels overly described Really, nothing T [...]

    Timandra Whitecastle
    This feels a bit like a return to my roots here I mean, sure I love fantasy, but I sidled into it after reading lots of Bernard Cornwell s historical fiction The Warlord Chronicles remain my favourite Arthurian retelling to this day TL Greylock managed to transmit that same feeling in this book You follow a young man called Raef who must give up on his dreams of sailing the whale road, and ends up in an epic battle with fantastical elements army of undead warriors, Loki s involvement, etc.I ll d [...]

    This turned out to be the perfect book to read after The Norse Mythology from Niel Gaiman The Norse gods Odin, Thor, Loki ect all play a big part in both books Super excited to read the second book

    From the first page, you are drawn into the story and life of Raef He is the son of a lord and has a dream to live the free and adventurous life of a man of the sea His dream is violently interrupted with the news of the King s death and while his heart is with the water, he is pulled forcefully by obligation and retribution He is forced to make the difficult decision of what to put first The author s intelligent and captivating ability to weave a story using family obligation, war, mythology a [...]

    Brian O"Sullivan
    There s something rotten in the State of Denmark in T L Greylock s Blood Tainted Winter except that, technically Denmark doesn t actually exist yet and mythologically speaking, the happenings are based in the Norway side of things There are however, troubling events afoot in Midgard The king has died, a number of strong contenders are manoeuvring to succeed him and, meanwhile, strange travellers pass through the land talking fearfully of war.For Raef Skallagrim, son of the Lord of Vannheim, suc [...]

    I wavered between four and five stars on this In reality, just a shade over 4.5 There were things that bothered me with the writing But in the end, I was drawn in to the story The characters managed to shine exactly the way they needed to This turned into a wonderful read rich with my peoples heritage Definitely a recommend to others.

    Jon Adams
    I have a soft spot for Norse fantasy, and this book nailed it I immediately purchased the next two.

    Aderyn Wood
    In Midgard, the king is dead and a gathering is convened to choose the successor Raef is forced to staunch his desire to discover new lands and must attend the gathering with his father, Lord of Vannheim When murder disrupts the search for a new king, war breaks out and Raef burns with a new desire a thirst for revenge You know as well as I the rumours of battle in the northern lands, of foul betrayal and cursed blood Greylock effortlessly portrays the gritty world of war in this sweeping Nordic [...]

    Travis Peck
    This was a great read The Blood Tainted Winter is a fast paced, well written Viking story that leaves you wanting and luckily, there IS , I ve already added the next installment to my reading list There is plenty of action in this book for those of us bloodthirsty readers, but it also boasts great characters who are forced to navigate through a muddied political scene that is rife with alliances and betrayalsoh yeah, throw in some half god, half mortal humans, some Valkyries, and some good old [...]

    Laura Hughes
    RTC on Fantasy Faction

    Paul Heiring
    I thought this book was terrific I am very much looking forward to the next two installments in this trilogy It was fast paced, with interesting characters, and cleverly weaves together Viking lore and Norse mythology with a little magic thrown in Hard to believe this is T.L Greylock s first book

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    This was recommended on Reddit as a slice of Norse fantasy It s well written but overall I found it disappointing and I won t be continuing with the series The characters were often lifeless with unclear motivation which is often never clarified or elaborated on The world building identikit Norse and the plot far too rushed It would have benefited from slowing down and allowing the world to breathe and develop It was far too hard to care about any of them, especially the main character Raefe The [...]

    Reuben Chadwick
    A book I picked up by chance.So glad I did Good story, believable characters.looking forward to reading book 2

    You should definitely read this book if you have the even the tiniest interest in amazing Viking stories with lots of action

    Demi God s and Norse MenA tale of ancient Viking types and Norse Mythology , very well written Swordmaidens, battles, and politics all weave together in this tale Straight forward storytelling at its best Solid 5 stars, I highly recommend it

    I didn t really go into this book with any expectations, I picked it up because the premise of fantasy set in the parameters of Norse mythology seemed promising It was a well written book, the main character is believable than most, the story is pretty engaging with good pacing That being said, it seemed like the story was almost told in movie fashion, meaning it seemed like parts were just not shown leaving the reader to assume how two points were connected Overall, I do not regret the time sp [...]

    Book Review originally published here iheartreading book touIn The Blood Tainted Winter, Raef dreams of going off to sea along with a crew, find fame and discover new lands Unfortunately he has to set aside his dreams because the king has died, and duty calls him and his father to go to a gathering to choose the next successor But this doesn t work without the necessary intrigue, and even some bloodshed Raef is forced into an uneasy alliance while he sees revenge while three kings battle for the [...]

    Disclaimer I won a signed copy of this book in a giveaway.This sub genre of Norse fantasy adventure is not something I have read before, and frankly it started a bit slow for me The chapters are very short and that also led me to put the book down often than I normally would It took almost a week for me to make my way through the first third of the book, then as the action picked up and the storyline became cohesive, I couldn t put it down and finished the rest of the book in a single night I [...]

    I received an advance copy of The Blood Tainted Winter by T.L Greylock because I know the author I was a little worried about being asked for feedback because this book is not the type I normally select to read However, I ve got to say I was totally surprised I was captivated from start to finish There are multiple interesting characters and plenty of intrigue The Norse mythology angle makes it even fun On top of that, I love the way TL Greylock writes I can t really explain why, but her turn o [...]

    David Roach
    T.L Greylock has achieved what few authors can creating a world unto its own I found myself completely spellbound through each chapter Within every page there were smells, tastes, sights and sounds The setting is depicted so vividly in the writing that you feel as if you are there in the villages, in the Great Halls, in the open wilds of Scandinavia This is a beautifully written and crafted piece of Norse artwork History itself is written deeply within the pages as T.L Greylock presents a wonder [...]

    Heather Bridson
    This is the start to an epic tale of Myth, magic and Vikings Lots of action and battles I love the story, but honestly I could only read a few chapters at at time before I got bored Not sure why since the story moves along and it a great story, but I get bored in a lot of epic stories Anyway, love the story, looking forward to the next part of the story I just didn t get sucked into it like some books.I received a copy from a giveaway I was not paid for my review in any way and all opinions are [...]

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