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Authors: Giles Kristian

Raven: Sons of Thunder

SONS OF
THUNDER

The Second RAVEN Adventure

 

Giles Kristian

 

 
Contents

Cover

 

Title

 

Copyright

 

Dedication

 

Also by Giles Kristian

 

Map

 

List of Characters

 

Prologue

 

Chapter One

 

Chapter Two

 

Chapter Three

 

Chapter Four

 

Chapter Five

 

Chapter Six

 

Chapter Seven

 

Chapter Eight

 

Chapter Nine

 

Chapter Ten

 

Chapter Eleven

 

Chapter Twelve

 

Chapter Thirteen

 

Chapter Fourteen

 

Chapter Fifteen

 

Chapter Sixteen

 

Chapter Seventeen

 

Chapter Eighteen

 

Chapter Nineteen

 

Chapter Twenty

 

Chapter Twenty-One

 

Chapter Twenty-Two

 

Chapter Twenty-Three

 

Chapter Twenty-Four

 

Chapter Twenty-Five

 

Chapter Twenty-Six

 

Chapter Twenty-Seven

 

Chapter Twenty-Eight

 

Chapter Twenty-Nine

 

Epilogue

 

About the Author

 

This eBook is copyright material and must not be copied, reproduced, transferred, distributed, leased, licensed or publicly performed or used in any way except as specifically permitted in writing by the publishers, as allowed under the terms and conditions under which it was purchased or as strictly permitted by applicable copyright law. Any unauthorised distribution or use of this text may be a direct infringement of the author’s and publisher’s rights and those responsible may be liable in law accordingly.

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Copyright © Giles Kristian 2010

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Sons of Thunder
is for my parents, who sent the wind and turned the tide

 

Also by Giles Kristian

Raven: Blood Eye

For more information on Giles Kristian and his books,
see his website at
www.gileskristian.com

 
LIST OF CHARACTERS

 

NORSEMEN

Osric (Raven)

Sigurd the Lucky, a jarl

Olaf (Uncle), shipmaster of
Serpent

Knut, steersman of
Serpent

Bragi the Egg, shipmaster of
Fjord-Elk

Kjar, steersman of
Fjord-Elk

Asgot, a godi

Svein the Red

Black Floki

Bjarni, brother of Bjorn

Bjorn, brother of Bjarni

Bram the Bear

Bothvar

Arnvid

Aslak

Gunnar

Halfdan

Halldor, cousin of Floki

Hastein

Hedin

Gap-toothed Ingolf

Kalf

Orm

Osk

Osten

Ulf

Yrsa Pig-nose

WESSEXMEN

Ealdred, an ealdorman

Cynethryth, his daughter

Father Egfrith, a monk

Penda

Mauger

Baldred

Cynric

Gytha

Ulfbert

Wiglaf

FRANKS

King/Emperor Karolus (Charlemagne)

Alcuin, his adviser

Fulcarius, commander of the shore guard

Radulf, a reeve

Bernart, a soldier

Arthmael, a soldier

Winigis, a fisherman

Borgon, bishop of Aix-la-Chapelle

Arno, a priest

DANES

Steinn, son of Inge

Rolf

GODS

Óðin, the All-Father. God of warriors and war, wisdom and poetry

Frigg, wife of Óðin

Thór, slayer of giants and god of thunder. Son of Óðin

Baldr, the beautiful. Son of Óðin

Týr, Lord of Battle

Loki, the Mischiefmonger. Father of lies

Rán, Mother of the Waves

Njörd, Lord of the Sea and god of wind and flame

Frey, god of fertility, marriage and growing things

Freyja, goddess of love and sex

Hel, both the goddess of the underworld and the place of the dead, specifically those who perish of sickness or old age

Völund, god of the forge and of experience

Eir, a healing goddess and handmaiden of Frigg

Heimdall, Warden of the gods

MYTHOLOGY

Aesir, the Norse gods

Midgard, the place where men live. The world

Asgard, home of the gods

Valhöll, Óðin’s hall of the slain

Yggdrasil, the World-Tree. A holy place for the gods

Bifröst, the Rainbow-Bridge connecting the worlds of the gods and men

Ragnarök, Doom of the gods

Valkyries, Choosers of the slain

Norns, the three weavers who determine the fates of men

Fenrir, the mighty Wolf

Jörmungand, the Midgard-Serpent

Hugin (Thought), one of the two ravens belonging to Óðin

Munin (Memory), one of the two ravens belonging to Óðin

Mjöllnir, the magic hammer of Thór

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