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During this time of violent swap a tender guy, struck by way of lightning, is thought to be marked through the gods as a keeper of the Norse religion's maximum mystery. to avoid wasting the Norse religion and himself, he embarks upon a trip, the place he needs to confront not just his personal gods however the gods of a humans but extra savage.

"'The motion sweeps throughout oceans and continents... as with any Watkins' paintings, the writing is terse and actual, the topics significant and resonant.'
— Tatler
'A Viking Odyssey... Thunder God vividly charts the voyages of Hakon, a fisherman's son who's struck by way of lightning, abducted by way of raiders, taken to Miklagard (Constantinople), the place he turns into a part of the Emperor's own shield, stuck up in a raid at the Welsh coast, storm-driven around the Atlantic...'
— The Times;
'The wealthy actual descriptions are matched by means of an both definite knowing of the methods of non secular belief... This strange, fluent novel means that Watkins is still a strength to be reckoned with.'
—Sunday Telegraph;
'A thundering solid read... Watkins is a grasp of suspense, and his motion sequences have a visceral power'
— Sunday occasions

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