Thursday, 10 July 2014

Becky Bookworm Book Review: Birthright by Ethan Jones

BirthrightBirthright by Ethan  Jones

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book has all the great features of a good and enjoyable historical adventure. A young hero eager to prove himself to right a wrong against his exiled family, his loyal friend and strong commander, cunning and decieptful enemies and of course plenty of gripping battles that earn him honour as well as challenging his leadership skills.

It introduces the fascinating and forgotten Welsh hero of Gruffod, who is raised ultimately in Ireland by his Irish Viking Uncle after his father and mother loose their royal lands and are exiled by ruthless enemies.

There is action and drama from the start as Gruffod tries to earn the respect of the Irish King in order to gain the strength of his armies to use in Wales in order to claim - you guessed it - his birthright. Plenty of plot twists and unexpected surprises. Kept me gripped from start to finish and I am so very pleased that this new talented writers is making this into a trilogy if not a series as I'm sure the sequel will shine even more light and saga fame onto this Welsh hero who fights not just the rebellious irish, viking mercenaries and even his own people in order to restore honour to his family and bring justice in his father's name.
Loved it from start to finish. New talent and highly recommended.
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