This story is perfect for readers that enjoy Vikings and Game of Thrones type stories and characters! It’s a prequel to the Raghnall series, but you could probably jump in here and not be lost.
I really loved Catherine. She is a sassy, feisty lady that doesn’t take crap from anyone! Reading her story was so much fun, and I’m excited to see how she gets from here to House Raghnall to make this story come full circle! Catherine is rescued after an injury by the Olden clan. They were surprising and full of a variety of personalities, and I enjoyed that the story was told through multiple POVs. I had the chance to get some great insight into other characters!
I absolutely adore the mythical setting for this story! Raghnall’s Revenge is the follow-up book to The Wrath of Raghnall and it absolutely killed it! It’s filled with magical creatures, revenge, and love.
How I Felt:
The story picks up from the end of the last book, continuing in the House of Raghnall’s quest for revenge. Shauna Richmond has the ability to pull the reader right into the story, and while it is a hefty sized book, you don’t realize it as the pages seem to just fly by!
Raghnall’s Revenge is a story of . . . revenge😉. I love the way the author weaves the brutal actions into the story. As I read this book, I had that feeling I would get while reading (or watching) Game of Thrones. The ruthless actions perfectly fit the scene and setting for the story, and it was quite engaging! There are a ton of secrets that are revealed, and the twists that Richmond carefully weaves into the story makes this a page-turner!
I absolutely loved Freya and Finn! Freya is this kick-ass woman who takes nothing less than what she deserves. Finn is just not interested in following any rules. I loved his disregard for the way he is expected to act. Finn is just Finn and he’s not apologizing for it!
How I Felt:
Vikings. Magic. Epic Battles. Rivaling Houses. Medieval Setting. All these things combined in this book to make an exciting and interesting read!
Overall, the characters in The Wrath of Raghnall were awesome! I was a bit worried in the very beginning because I felt like I was meeting a lot of people at one time, but as the story progressed, I was so glad I got that initial introduction of each of them.
Shauna Richmond’s writing was excellent. I was so drawn into the story. She chose the perfect way to put the story together, offering a great opening scene that immediately drew me in. As the story unfolds, there is action that keeps the book feeling fast-paced,] with twists and turns to surprise the reader, but also moments of character background, giving the story such a well-rounded feeling.
To Read or Not To Read:
This book is perfect for readers of fantasy that enjoy a medieval setting. This book ended in a way that has me hoping for a second in the series!
Lord Theodore Olden’s son is engaged and the family is hosting a feast in his honor. All the important houses are invited, including Bjorn the Brave. They come together, giving a great introduction to many of the main characters.
Everyone’s house has secrets and unresolved mysteries. Bjorn’s family was slaughtered by an unknown assassin, leaving only his daughter and one son alive. Lord Theodore Olden’s house is attacked for his alliance with his old friend, Bjorn.
The adventure begins as they try to restore Bjorn’s family back to their rightful throne. Join these Vikings on this fantastic adventure filled with magic, battles, and an excellent story.
The Wrath of Raghnall by Shauna Richmond
Genre: Fantasy / Magic
Page Count: 253 pages
Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd
Publication Date: January 31, 2019
I received a copy of this advanced reader’s copy for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.