/ Lead title The first in a brand new series charting the adventures of the Oathsworn, a band of Vikings on the chase for the secret hoard of Attila the Hun. / From the publishers of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden, 'The Whale Road' is a gripping and epic saga. / Stunning debut novel that marks the start of a major new series. / Timely entry into a burgeoning market for Viking sagas. / The author lives in Largs, Scotland, where the Vikings were finally defeated and expelled from the UK. / Competition: Bernard Cornwell; Tim Severin; Simon Scarrow; Conn Iggulden; Andy McNab
Robert Low has been a journalist and writer since the age of 17. He covered the wars in Vietnam, Sarajevo, Romania and Kosovo until common-sense and the concerns of his wife and daughter prevailed. To satisfy his craving for action, having moved to an area rich in Viking tradition, he took up re-enactment, joining The Vikings. He now spends summers fighting furiously in helmet and mail in shieldwalls all over Britain and winters training hard. This is his first novel. He lives in Scotland with his wife.
'A company of warriors, desperate battles, an enthralling read' BERNARD CORNWELL 'A fantastic book, one of the best I have read for years. There's a wonderful earthiness to proceedings and he creates a tangible sense of being there. There's a sturdy, lyrical and epic quality about the writing which makes it feel like the kind of saga a Viking would recount in his old age.' SIMON SCARROW 'A stirring Viking series of blockbuster battles and religious intrigue.' Publishing News