Author: Gary Whitta
Publication Date: 30 July 2015
Source: ARC via NetGalley
ENGLAND, 888 A.D. As
King Alfred the Great struggles to defend his realm from hordes of
Viking invaders, the Archbishop of Canterbury stumbles upon an ancient
secret — dark magic that could turn the tide of the war in England’s
favor. But when exposure to the magic corrupts the Archbishop, Alfred
commands his greatest Knight, Sir Wulfric, to hunt the mad priest down.
One final campaign for Wulfric, and one that brings with it disastrous
Abomination was an intriguing story that held my attention from start to finish. To begin with, I was worried I'd be annoyed at the portrayal of the Norse, but actually after the first couple of chapters, they were not really a major focus point.
Both Wulfric and Indra were engaging and well-rounded characters and their intersecting stories worked well together; however, after a fairly steadily-paced build-up, I did feel the ending seemed a little rushed with all the final revelations.
Nevertheless this was a well-crafted tale that will appeal to those who enjoy historical fantasy with a touch of horror.