HFVBT Presents: Lords Of The Wind + Giveaway

The Lords of the Wind by C.J. Adrien

Publication Date: July 3, 2019
Runestone Books
eBook & Paperback; 339 Pages
Series: The Saga of Hasting the Avenger, Book One
Genre: Historical Fiction
“For indeed the Frankish nation, which was crushed by the avenger Hasting, was full of filthy uncleanness. Treasonous and oath-breaking, they were deservedly condemned; unbelievers and faithless, they were justly punished.” Orphaned as a child by a blood-feud, and sold as a slave to an exiled chieftain in Ireland, the boy Hasting had little hope of surviving to adulthood. The gods had other plans. A ship arrived at his master's longphort carrying a man who would alter the course of his destiny, and take him under his wing to teach him the ways of the Vikings. His is a story of a boy who was a slave, who became a warlord, and who helped topple an empire. A supposed son of Ragnar Lodbrok, and referred to in the Gesta Normanorum as the Scourge of the Somme and Loire, his life exemplified the qualities of the ideal Viking. Join author and historian C.J. Adrien on an adventure that explores the coming of age of the Viking Hasting, his first love, his first great trials, and his first betrayal.

Available on Amazon

My Thoughts

The story told in C,J. Adrien's Lords Of The Wind.  Is one that is filled with war, politics, maturation, and love.  As seen through experiences of one Hastings.  Slave turned warlord.

C.J. Adrien's ability to seamlessly transition readers through day to day minutia to important battles and other life occurrences in the life of his story's main character.  Allows readers a full and detailed picture of Hasting's life as a whole.  And better allows one to understand the elements which go into building the man that he is becoming.
A fact which goes a long way in helping the reader to maintain focus on Hastings when the fighting and politicing aspects of the plot seem to want to swallow all else later in the read.

That being said.  The battle scenes are an exquisitely rendered part of this read.  Brimming with loss, pain, triumph, and heart.
All of the things that make Viking battles the gloriously brutal affairs that they are.  And all of the things that help to mold our book's hero into the legendary hero that he is to become.

Lords Of The Wind offers readers that perfect balance between history, lore, and creative licence.  Which serves to create a world that one can both believe and get lost in. With every turn of the page.

About the Author

C.J. Adrien is a French-American author of Viking historical fiction with a passion for Viking history. His Kindred of the Sea series was inspired by research conducted in preparation for a doctoral program in early medieval history as well as his admiration for historical fiction writers such as Bernard Cornwell and Ken Follett. C.J. Adrien’s novels and expertise have earned him invitations to speak at several international events, including the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds.

For more information, please visit C.J. Adrien's website and blog. You can also find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, November 18 Review at Al-Alhambra Book Reviews
Tuesday, November 19 Review at Gwendalyn's Books
Wednesday, November 20 Review at @ya.its.lit
Thursday, November 21 Feature at The Book Junkie Reads
Monday, November 25 Interview at The Writing Desk
Tuesday, November 26 Review at Coffee and Ink
Wednesday, November 27 Feature at Historical Fiction with Spirit
Friday, November 29 Feature at Let Them Read Books
Monday, December 2 Review at Hoover Book Reviews
Tuesday, December 3 Feature at Just One More Chapter
Thursday, December 5 Interview at Jathan & Heather
Friday, December 6 Review at RokinRev
Monday, December 9 Review at Books and Zebras
Thursday, December 12 Review at WTF Are You Reading?
Friday, December 13 Review at Passages to the Past


During the Blog Tour, we are giving away a copy of The Lords of the Wind! To enter, please use the Gleam form below. Giveaway Rules – Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on December 13th. You must be 18 or older to enter. – Paperback giveaway is open to US residents only. – Only one entry per household. – All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspicion of fraud will be decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion. – The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner is chosen.

1 comment:

  1. I am so loving this book! Thanks for the great review, Frishawn! So glad you enjoyed it!

    HF Virtual Book Tours


Thanks so much for stopping by. I love comments, so please leave a few.