Howdy booklovers! And welcome to my stop on the tour for The Cimbri Appear by Jeff Hein. Thank you as always to Kelly of Love Books Tours for having me.
A cataclysmic tidal wave destroys the Jutland peninsula, home to the Cimbri, a Germanic tribe already living on the edge of survival.
The Cimbri nation embarks on an unprecedented migration that will take them on a twenty-year quest to find a new homeland. Following the ancient trade routes and the great rivers of Europe they traverse foreboding swamps, primordial forests, vast plains, and mountains that touch the sky.
Borr, the son of the Cimbri chieftain Haistulf, grows from a sickly young man into a warrior of renown and when a devastating plague takes his parents and many of his tribe, Borr is thrust into the leadership of his clan.
When a jealous god’s curse is revealed as the reason for their sufferings, the Cimbri continue on their journey, but their rampage in Noricum has attracted the attention of the Roman Republic.
The Cimbri Appear is very much outside my comfort zone and not my usual type so I was pleasantly surprised!
It’s clear the novel is very well researched and this is my second “vs the Romans” novel this month. It can get a little hard to keep up at times but the author has provided helpful guides which i think translate better in a physical book than an e-book but it helps to be able to skip back and check the whos-whos etc.
I found the writing style pleasant and enjoyable and found the story to be unique and interesting.
Overall i think this’ll be a hit with historical fiction fans that enjoy the battle!