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Book 4 of the Charlemagne's Cross Series
How far will Sven go to save his grandson?
My Books
My Books

Ormstunga Saga

Son of Anger

Raid of the Wolves

Chaos of the Gods

The Charlemagne's Cross Series

Odin's Betrayal

Loki's Deceit

Thor's Revenge

Valhalla's Fury


'Donovan Cook’s Charlemagne’s Cross series has everything I look for in a tale of the Dark Ages. Adventure and gritty action set against the backdrop of clashing religions and the collision of kingdoms. Great stuff!' - Matthew Harffy

'Donovan Cook has quickly turned into a storyteller worthy of the greatest Viking Skalds! The Charlemagne series is a joy of superb character development, secrecy and deception, and of course thrilling Viking battles. Highly recommended for any fan of the shield wall.'  - Peter Gibbons

'A fabulous Norse tale of family secrets, betrayal and conflict right up until the very last page - I loved it!' - MJ Porter for Odin's Betrayal

'A gripping story of heroism and intrigue in a Dark Age world that is passing away. Perfect for fans of historical fiction.' - Theodore Brun for Loki's Deceit

'It's the little things that make it a brilliant book.' - Reader Review for

Raid of the Wolves

'Another brilliant story by the Author! Cannot wait for the next book, each one seems to just get better and better. Brilliant story line.' - Reader Review for The Charlemagne's Cross Series

My Story

Donovan Cook is the author of the well-received Ormstunga Saga series and the Charlemagne's Cross series, both of which combine fast-paced narrative with meticulously researched history of the Viking world and are inspired by his interest in Norse Mythology. 

Donovan was born in South Africa but raised in England, where his fascination with Medieval History, especially the Vikings and Norse Mythology, took root. In his free time, Donovan loves to read, watch rugby, and go for walks with his wife and their French Bulldog, Joey.

You can also find him on Facebook, Twitter (he refuses to call it X), Goodreads and Bookbub

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News & events

I'm very happy to announce that I've signed a new 4 book contract with Boldwood Books for a new 5th century Saxon series! Really looking forward to writing this new series, which I hope you'll all enjoy as much as my previous two series. Just need to find the time to write it.

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