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The Lion Wakes Paperback – 2 December 2011

3.7 out of 5 stars 78 ratings

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Product details

  • Paperback : 432 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0007337880
  • ISBN-10 : 0007337884
  • Product Dimensions : 13 x 3 x 19.71 cm
  • Publisher : HarperCollins - GB; UK ed. Edition (2 December 2011)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.7 out of 5 stars 78 ratings

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‘In The Lion Wakes Robert Low has created an enthralling, complete world: profoundly researched, brilliantly imagined. The novel is intensely exciting, enjoyable and satisfying: a novel of honour, duty, chivalry, desperation, self-interest and fear – more sophisticated than almost any recent novel with an historical setting.
Crackling with original descriptive prose – sudden, arresting images combined with dialogue and accents caught to perfection – there is something deeply lyrical about its use of language.
Robert Low writes too well for this novel to be contained by the label of “historical fiction” The Lion Wakes deserves to be read by all fans of historical fiction, but also by many, many more – by all those who enjoy classic storytelling in wonderful prose’
Harry Sidebottom

‘An outstanding novel. The Lion Wakes is a fantastic read, written by a real master of historical fiction. Low has painted a most compelling picture of 13th century Scotland. I cannot wait for the next book in the series’
Ben Kane

‘With excellent characters and an engaging plot that reeks of authenticity, The Lion Wakes is powerful stuff. Robert Low is on my “to read” list from now on’
Anthony Riches, author of the Empire series

About the Author

Robert Low has been a journalist and writer since the age of 17. At 19, he was in Vietnam covering the war. Since then, he has earned his living as a writer safely in Scotland, with occasional lapses of judgement taking him to Sarajevo, Romania and Kosovo until common-sense and the concerns of his wife and daughter prevailed. To satisfy his craving for action and couple it to an obsession with ancient warfare, he took up riding, horse archery and, latterly, having moved to an area rich in Viking tradition, took up re-enactment, joining The Vikings. He now spends summers fighting furiously in helmet and mail in shieldwalls all over Britain and winters training hard.