Review - Pit of Vipers by Millie Thom

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Year Published: 2014
Genre: Historical Fiction

In Pit of Vipers, the second book in the Sons of Kings trilogy, the lives of Alfred of Wessex and Eadwulf of Mercia continue to unfold against the ever increasing threat of Danish raids. 
Now back in his homeland, Eadwulf sets out on his determined quest for revenge, whilst Alfred’s leadership skills develop at the courts of his successive brothers. Before long, those skills will be put to the test . . . 
The Danish invasion of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in 865 is merciless and relentless. Every year more Norse ships come to join their comrades in a quest to plunder for wealth and gain domination over the people. 
The Wessex king is now Aethelred, Alfred’s last surviving brother, and Alfred becomes his trusted second-in-command. Whilst the Danes take kingdom after kingdom, the brothers wait with baited breath for them to set their sights on Wessex. 
By 869 their worst fear is realised.
In the meantime, Eadwulf pursues the objects of his revenge.

About the Author:
Millie Thom is a former geography and history teacher with a degree in geology and a particular passion for the Anglo-Saxon and Viking period. Originally from Lancashire she is a mother of six grown up children and now lives with her husband in a small village in Nottinghamshire, midway between the town of Newark and the lovely old city of Lincoln. When not writing, Millie enjoys long walks and is a serious fossil hunter. She is also an avid traveller, swimmer and baker of cakes!

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My Take on the Book:
It was nice to read the second book in the series - the thing that I probably loved most about this book was that Eadwulf and Alfred settled down - the dedication and commitment to family was really wonderful to read about. I ended up giving this book a four star rating and got a copy in exchange for an honest review. 

Last Word:
Having said all of that, I do wish there had been a few more scenes with Eadwulf and Alfred's family. I'll definitely be looking forward to reading more from this author.