Review – Northman

A lovely and honest review of ‘Northman’ by Christine (@YoungByrhtnoth). Bucked me up no end. I thought it had sunk without trace!


“843 AD. A Viking raid on an Anglo-Saxon village in England sets into motion a train of events that results, 1200 years later, in the release of an eternal evil into the lives of two unsuspecting and damaged people: archaeologist Kate and ‘B’ movie film director, Michael.” 

Sounds a bit like last week’s blog post? It’s not, but there is a link. Having written a review of a book combining Anglo-Saxon and humour, why not continue the “Anglo-Saxon and …” theme? I decided on Horror – I fancied a bit of gore. I don’t know where I came across this book, Northman, by J D Hughes. It might have popped up in one of Amazon’s lists of recommended books. The description continues:
Then, their descent into absolute terror begins. Ultimate conflict. Ultimate sacrifice. But more is at stake than their lives, or their love. Are you ready for terror?…

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About J.D.Hughes

Disclaimer: The profile photo above was taken when I was (briefly) young and cool. Writer, director and recovered ne'er do well. Simply delightful, but quite unhinged supernatural thrillers, NORTHMAN & AND SOON THE SONG on Amazon and several short stories, all of which contain The Meaning of Life. Or one of them. New novel to be published mid 2020, but on current performance might be posthumously... Likes dogs and probably was one in a past life.
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2 Responses to Review – Northman

  1. robertashaw says:

    Great review! My favorite kind – honest but favorable ones!And by the way, it’s The Scare (my sad little book), that sank without a trace ;-)Well done J.D. – The Northman is still out there wreaking havoc.Rob

    From: J.D. HUGHES To: Sent: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 7:37 PM Subject: [New post] Review – Northman #yiv6213887462 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv6213887462 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv6213887462 a.yiv6213887462primaryactionlink:link, #yiv6213887462 a.yiv6213887462primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv6213887462 a.yiv6213887462primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv6213887462 a.yiv6213887462primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv6213887462 | J.D.Hughes posted: “A lovely and honest review of ‘Northman’ by Christine (@YoungByrhtnoth). Bucked me up no end. I thought it had sunk without trace!” | |


  2. J.D.Hughes says:

    Thanks Rob! I used to beat myself up about my lack of readership too, but its pointless. If you are on Amazon there are writers spending a lot of money on promoting their books – I know of one who has a yearly promo budget three times book sales! He believes that in the long term his strategy will result in massive awareness and consequent sales. He may be right. He may not. But I suppose it’s like any business: you have to invest. Then again, some books catch the public mood at the right time without much investment, but that seems very rare.

    There is nothing sad about ‘The Scare’. It’s the result of blood, sweat and tears as all novels are and it’s yours, so be proud of it even if the public have missed the opportunity to put it in the top 100!


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