☆ United States Books Black MonasteryAuthor William Stacey – groundhogwalking.co.uk

Black Monastery The Viking north clashes with the supernatural east in an epic historical fantasy tale of heroism and redemption.Banned from his homeland, Viking warband leader Asgrim Wood Nose has been declared outlaw Unless he can raise a princely blood debt, he will never see his beloved Denmark again When a Saracen merchant brags of a great treasure hidden on the Frankish island of Noirmoutier home to the Black Monastery Asgrim believes fate is offering him a chance to go home again But an ancient evil has escaped the Black Monastery, an eastern demon that wears the skins of its victims Hunted by this monstrous foe and tormented by the ghosts of those he has slain, Asgrim s only ally becomes another lonely soul, a Frankish woman abandoned by her people under suspicion of witchcraft.Beware the foe behind the strange threshold Voted Outstanding in Genre by Red Adept Select. Read Black Monastery – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. This wonderful novel exceeded my expectations in every way, and who knew twenty pagers devoted to the building of a boat could be so entertaining The characters are nicely done and I was so interested in what was going on with them I would forget it was a horror novel and then that s when something scary would drop There were Braveheart like scenes with large scale fighting and warfare but also smaller scare frightening stuff like tombs and the Black Monastery itself I m really glad I read th This wonderful novel exceeded my expectations in every way, and who knew twenty pagers devoted to the buil...

  2. Stacey combines Vikings with the supernaturals in an unmistakably unique way I enjoyed the mixing and meeting of cultures, mythologies, and religions Stacey has lots of intricate world building that adds to the story rather than slowing down the plot to go on a long narrative I appreciated the little bits of history and realism that were also scattered throughout I found the process of building the longship very fascinating There is a sense of foreboding throughout that really kept me on my Stacey combines Vikings with the supernaturals in an unmistakably unique way I enjoyed the mixing and meeting of cultures, mythologies, and religions Stacey has lots of intricate world building that adds to the story rather than slowing down the plot to go on a long narrative I appreciated the little bits of history and realism that were also scattered throughout I found the process of building the longship very fascinating There is a sense of foreboding throughout that really kept me on my toes The sense of darkness gave me chills at times It was remarkably well done Stacey s well written, intimately crafted tale made me think and definitely had me coming back forquite enjoyed the characters in this novel as well The fact that their ultimate role in the novel wasn t immediately apparent was a treat I enjoyed getting to know them and finding out wh...

  3. What man could change his fate William Shakespeare once saidIt is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves Well, in Black Monastery , William Stacey took it one step further, as he showed us that, not only can a man decide his own destiny, but he can also turn the tables to his favor, even when it seems fated that he fails to do so.Asgrim Wood Nose, a Viking war band leader with a hideous face thanks to a past duel has killed the wrong person In order to be able to return What man could change his fate William Shakespeare once saidIt is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves Well, in Black Monastery , William Stacey took it one step further, as he showed us that, not only can a man decide his own destiny, but he can also turn the tables to his favor, even when it seems fated that he fails to do so.Asgrim Wood Nose, a Viking war band leader with a hideous face thanks to a past duel has killed the wrong person In order to be able to return home, he has to pay a rather high wergild Saracens tell him of a treasure in silver being kept at a Frankish monastery, so he sails to the island on which said mo...

  4. I can remember as a kid watching scary TV shows through the cracks between my fingers as I covered my eyes Too scared to keep watching, but too interested to turn away Reading Black Monastery by William Stacey was a lot like watching those scary shows as a kid The book disturbed me, yet I had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next.Asgrim is the hero of our tale Disfigured in a duel and unable to return home until a debt is paid, he and his crew set sail with their sites se I can remember as a kid watching scary TV shows through the cracks between my fingers as I covered my eyes Too scared to keep watching, but too interested to turn away Reading Black Monastery by Wi...

  5. If you like your books intense, exciting, and full of graphic detail then this is the book for you Asgrim A young man without a nose Trying to defend those who were weaker than himself, he picked a fight with the wrong man, and now he must live with the consequences, now he is permanently disfigured He is told by his father to harden his heart, as he is a Danish raider, and that is his role and his life Asgrim and his brother Bjorn, take their crew of vikings and go to sea to raid and plun If you like your books intense, exciting, and full of graphic detail then this is the book for you Asgrim A young man without a nose Trying to defend those who were weaker than himself, he picked a fight with the wrong man, and now he must live with the consequences, now he is perman...

  6. If I could put this book into a nutshell it would be Vikings vs Supernatural However, to put it that way does not do the book justice There is a lotunder the surface that makes this a really good read The story is full of ten...

  7. Some gore, some sex, some supernatural This was a pretty good read that I almost wanted to be a series If killing characters is a turn off, find something else.

  8. This is another book that has come to me through theindieview.com I accepted willingly due to my interest and study of the early medieval period It is a historical fantasy blending Viking and Eastern myth, telling the tale of a mysterious treasure located in the titular Black Monastery However, the monks there have unleashed some ancient evils in the form of demons and ghosts.OK, I need to get this off of my chest first Some readers have commended the author for his research and this is good This is another book that has come to me through theindieview.com I accepted willingly due to my interest and study of the early medieval period It is a historical fantasy blending Viking and Eastern myth, telling the tale of a mysterious treasure located in the titular Black Monastery However, the monks there have unleashed some ancient evils in the form of demons and ghosts.OK, I need to get this off of my chest first Some readers have commended the author for his research and this is good, mostly Clearly the writer has an interest in the period at least from the material point of view however as an archaeologist who spent a couple of years studying the Vikings at undergraduat...

  9. Vikings and lots of them, so if you enjoy reading about this era this may be something you would like to pick up.I was really taken by the main protagonists in this novel, each of them are damaged in some way, both emotionally and physically, but by working with and caring for each other they are able to begin to repair their wounds in the most unexpected of ways Set in Viking times, I found the characters to be believable as far as my knowledge of these people went, but there were some aspec Vikings and lots of them, so if you enjoy reading about this era this may be something you would like to pick up.I was really taken by the main protagonists in this novel, each of them are damaged in some way, both emotionally and physically, but by working with and caring for each other they are able to begin to repair their wounds in the most unexpected of ways Set in Viking times, I found the characters to be believable as far as my knowledge of these people went, but there were some aspects of them that didn t ring true gone were the hard living, hard fighting characters I had learnt about in history lessons to be replaced by a softer,political correct Viking that I ...

  10. I obtained a copy of Black Monastery from the author.This is a Viking novel laced with fantasy, horror and mythology I enjoyed how it started out as a straight forward Viking trip, giving the reader time to adjust to the lifestyle and familiarise themselves with the culture, before Asgrim, the protagonist s, past is revealed and things start to getcomplicated.The Vikings land on an island at the suggestion of others in the hope of treasure However they instead find piles of dead, left wh I obtained a copy of Black Monastery from the author.This is a Viking novel laced with fantasy, horror and mythology I enjoyed how it started out as a straight forward Viking trip, giving the reader time to adjust to the lifestyle and familiarise themselves with the culture, before Asgrim, the protagonist s, past is revealed and thi...