Council

Council

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Title:Council
Author:Snorri Kristjansson
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1784298107
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Council Reviews

  • Sarah
    Apr 26, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • Marts  (Thinker)
    Apr 19, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • Annarella
    May 12, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

  • Blodeuedd Finland
    May 24, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

  • Stefan Fergus
    Jan 28, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • Melisende d'Outremer
    Apr 20, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

  • Nancy Martin
    Jun 20, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • Rebecca
    Jun 21, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

  • Natasa
    Jul 03, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • Paul
    May 16, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

  • Leslie Smith
    May 17, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Apr 17, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • Richard
    Feb 19, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • Terje Fokstuen
    May 09, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • Lynn Williams
    Jun 11, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

  • KellyAnn
    Mar 16, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

  • Kirsty ❤️
    May 21, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

  • Linda
    Feb 22, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • Spottyblanket
    Jan 07, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • Sonja
    May 16, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

  • Louise Marley
    May 07, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

  • Vikki Patis
    Apr 07, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

  • Linda Richardson
    Feb 19, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • Courtney
    Jul 02, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • Tripletreat
    Jun 30, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

  • Nika
    Apr 18, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • M.J.
    May 17, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • Kenneth Skaldebø
    Jun 20, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • Judah
    Jun 10, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • Alina Graf
    Feb 23, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • Loren Johnson
    Jan 01, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • Nóri Goreczky
    May 25, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • Hannah Precious
    Mar 04, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • Marcelo Teixeira
    Apr 23, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • ebookowl
    Jun 16, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • guava
    Jul 06, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • Patience Kazuva
    Jun 18, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • Megi Visi
    Jun 26, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • Stephen Gourlay
    Apr 15, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • Ashley
    Jun 11, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • Alessandro Albarello
    Mar 17, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • Vile
    Jun 22, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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  • Tiffany Coffey
    Jun 29, 2019

    I normally like both scandi style books and historical books but putting the two together I struggled with this one. Again I couldn't quite connect with the characters. I'm kind of falling on the good but not great line with it. It dragged a bit for me to. There's a lot in there a...

    I read reviews of book 1 who said it was not viking enough, which I felt was silly because it was Iceland and it was totally viking. Viking is more than raiding. But here I felt like the author tried making it more viking. Here we have a king in a part of what is now Sweden. His peo...

    https://lynns-books.com/2019/06/10/co... Council is the second in the Helga Finnsdottir series and is another really good story that builds on the world and characters established in Kin. I?m enjoying this series so far, the second book is undoubtedly different from the first in ...

    The second installment in the Helga saga, and a good one, if with a slightly abrupt ending. Helga is older now, living in Uppsala and working as a healer. She has learned a lot, but she still has a lot to learn. A Viking murder mystery, with plenty of violence, backstabbing, and charac...

    Back in 2018, I read Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. I really enjoy the sub-genre of historical crime fiction, and Kin is a particularly good example. Lacking all the technology available today, historic detectives are reliant on the most basic of skills. The fundamentals of crime investig...

    I requested this book because I loved the first one in this Viking murder mystery series and was really looking forward to reading more about Helga. I wasn't disappointed! Council is set about five years on from the first book, Kin. Helga has settled in Uppsala, near the court of Ki...

    Not as good as the first book ?Kin? I enjoyed Kristjansson?s writing and knowledge in the ?Rise of Sigurd? series, leading me to try the earlier ?Raven? books, which were disappointingly banal and predictable, and I gave up part way through book two. So I was happy whe...

    A truly superb sequel that provides a mystery with even higher stakes than Hilda has faced before. Personally, locally and maybe nationally! Enjoyed every page of it yet again and the ending took my breath away! Sets up for a truly exciting voyage beyond the horizon for book 3 wh...

    In this outing, Helga has now settled in Uppsala at the court of King Eirik. A council is summoned - and as the leaders from the four points of the compass arrive, nerves are frayed, tension is rising, and death rears its heads adding to the atmosphere of suspicion. At times, the na...

    Snorri Kristjansson started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir series is also set in Viking times, around end of the 10th century and is full of subterfuge, pig-headed men and unscrupulous women. Read the rest of ...

    This second novel felt a lot more like the traditional 'Vikings' I was expecting compared to the first book. Another decent murder mystery, but with a slightly older Helga, some intrigue, great characters of the untrustworthy backstabbing variety and a smidgen of meddling gods. I reall...

    Usually I'm not a fan of Scandinavian mystery but the blurb seemed unusual so I requested this book. It's darker than what I usually read but I couldn't help falling in love with this book and Helga. Helga is a very great character, strong and wise, and the other characters are well ...

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