Published Jan 2010
A stunning adventure, set in ninth-century Europe and packed with heart-stopping action and bloody battles, Blood Eye, the first title in the Raven trilogy, marks the début of an outstanding new talent. Osric has lived a simple life. Feared and shunned by the villagers of Abbotsend for his mysterious past and his blood-red eye, he is an apprentice to the mute old carpenter who took him in when others cast him out. But when Norsemen ransack his village, they also destroy his adopted life, and Osric is taken prisoner. Their chief, Sigurd the Lucky, believes the Norns have woven this boy’s fate together with his own, and Osric begins to sense glorious purpose among the Fellowship. Osric proves a natural warrior and forges a blood bond with Sigurd, who renames him Raven. But the Norsemen’s world is a savage one: loyalty is often repaid in blood and a young man must become a killer to survive.