Have you ever wanted to be thrown into the Viking Age? Well, I believe this may be your closest chance when you flip open this book. The way Eric Schumacher brings the characters and the environment to life is captivating. The supporting characters stand out on their own due to how well each character is written. They don’t just serve as a background piece in the story but are well-thought out with depth and purpose. Each character plays a role in shaping the man Hakon becomes by the end of the book.
If you’re a fan for origin stories like I am, it doesn’t get much better than this. You begin following a child’s journey that is emotional and raw. As the reader, you are connected to the character by sharing his life experiences with him to his ascension of becoming king. Hakon is a character that you can cheer for and relate to, making his trials and tribulations heartfelt.
If you do not know about this series yet, I would urge you to begin reading it as soon as possible! God’s Hammer will leave you wanting more, and luckily the next two books in Hakon’s Saga is available right now with Raven’s Feast and War King. Are you short on time? Listen to the audio version, read perfectly by Shaun Grindell.
God’s Hammer receives the highest praises from Going Viking with 5 out of 5 shields!
For more information about author, Eric Schumacher and the other books in Hakon’s Saga, visit his website: www.ericschumacher.net
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