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Tomb for an Eagle (Orkneyinga Murders #1) by Lexie Conyngham – Review by Emma Haverstock

Tomb for an Eagle (Orkneyinga Murders, #1)Tomb for an Eagle by Lexie Conyngham
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Viking who dunnit mystery? More please!
I’ve always been fascinated by the people we call Vikings so I was hooked at the summary. Sigrid and Ketil are wonderful main characters in this historical suspense novel and the attention to detail on every page were such that it wouldn’t surprise me to find some of these locations in real life and wonder if I’d been there before.
There were many twists and turns, red herrings, and I have seldom been more wrong about who I believed to be the culprit.
I can’t wait to read more of Lexie Conyngham’s books.

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Tomb for an Eagle (Orkneyinga Murders Book 1) by Lexie Conyngham – Review by Julie Lounello

Tomb for an Eagle (Orkneyinga Murders, #1)Tomb for an Eagle by Lexie Conyngham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tomb for an Eagle (Orkneyinga Murders Book 1) by Lexie Conyngham is a four star novel. This novel is very interesting because of the historical background that is presented. With the author being a historian, the way the Vikings are portrayed are more than likely accurate. All the details that went into this novel must have taken years of research. The way the author portrayed this town and the people living in it had me yearning for more. As I kept turning pages and reading more and more, I couldn’t help but get sucked into the story and the whodunit aspect. This book was full of suspense and kept me guessing right up to the very end.

Review by @julie-lounello

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Tomb For An Eagle (Orkneyinga Murders Book 1) by Lexie Conyngham – Review by Heather Bahm

Tomb for an Eagle (Orkneyinga Murders, #1)Tomb for an Eagle by Lexie Conyngham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lexie Conyngham’s Tomb for an Eagle is the first book in the Orkneyinga Murders series. This is a tale rife of mystery and suspense. Set in the past, it is eloquently written to align with the historical times. The author uses their creative writing talent to engage the reader in the story and maintain their interest page after page until finally you come to the final pages. I felt that the characters were flawless in their portrayal and fell within the story effortless creating a seamless experience in reading. Normally I may not have read a book within this genre, but something about it drew me in and I don’t regret it. I look forward to reading future books in this series by Lexie Conyngham.

Reviewed by @hbahm

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Tomb for an Eagle (Orkneyinga Murders Book 1) by Lexie Conyngham – Review by Jenni Bishop

Tomb for an Eagle (Orkneyinga Murders, #1)Tomb for an Eagle by Lexie Conyngham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tomb for an Eagle (Orkneyinga Murders Book 1) by Lexie Conyngham is an original and  engaging historical murder mystery story. The tale is as mysterious as it is  suspenseful, with a whose done it type theme. Lexi kept switching it up so you were  unable to pinpoint who committed the crimes. Just when you thought you were on the  right track, boom you were thrown off track. The writing is engaging, detailed and  descriptive and makes you feel like you are a part of the mystery. The story is set in my  favourite place in the world, Scotland but in a time where Vikings reined.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Tomb for an Eagle (Orkneyinga Murders Book 1) by Lexie Conygnham – Review by Erin Davidson

Tomb for an Eagle (Orkneyinga Murders, #1)Tomb for an Eagle by Lexie Conyngham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tomb for an Eagle is the first book in Lexie Conyngham’s Orkneyinga Murders series. The book is a historical work of fiction, set in the Viking era, that is a tale of murder and suspense. Sigrid’s day can’t get any worse when she stumbles upon a dead body, that appears to be a messenger for Thorfinn. Thrown into an intense game of ‘who did it’ Sigrid and her best friend Ketil, must solve the murder before it’s too late.
This was my first ever historical read that focused on Scottish and Norse history. I found the plot very captivating, as I tried to guess who the killer was. The story was full of twists and turns, that had me second guessing every character until the very end. I really liked Sigrid as the main character; she was incredibly loyal to Ketil, and fiercely independent. I really loved the way the story was wrote, it beautifully captivated the setting of the Scottish Isles, as well as the time era it was set in. I thought the research that went in to this story was incredible, as all the small details really added to the story and the experience of reading it.
I really enjoyed this first book by Lexie Conyngham and gave it a 4/5-star rating

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Tomb for an Eagle (Orkneyinga Murders Book 1) by Lexie Conyngham – Review by Elizabeth Sanchez

Tomb for an Eagle (Orkneyinga Murders, #1)Tomb for an Eagle by Lexie Conyngham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tomb for an Eagle is the first book in the Orkneyinga Murder series, by Lexie Conyngham. It is also the first book I have read by the author. It is set in the viking era, and is about a dead body that is found, crudely buried, and with an eagle. While the story is fictional, it has some historical aspects as well, which I like. It was hard for me to get into, because there are a lot of characters, and with odd names. But once I figured out who is who, I enjoyed the rest of the story. It is very mysterious and that kept me engaged because I wondered what would happen next. There were a lot of twists and surprises, which is always good. Murder mysteries are never any fun when you figure them out halfway through, so another good thing about this book. I give it a 4 star, because I enjoyed it, but it isn’t a favorite. There is a lot of detail and story building, with great characters and interactions.

Reviewed by @way2gosmartguy

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Tomb for an Eagle (Orkneyinga Murders Book 1) by Lexie Conyngham – Review by Erin Wolf

Tomb for an Eagle (Orkneyinga Murders, #1)Tomb for an Eagle by Lexie Conyngham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tomb for an Eagle (Orkneyinga Murders Book 1) by Lexie Conyngham, 4 stars.

Ketil is searching for answers. That is what lead him to The Brough. He is searching for their leader, Thorfinn. But Thorfinn is away, so Ketil decides to wait. He pretends to be a simple trader, not knowing who he can trust. But it turns out all he gets is more questions. Oh, and the dead body they found. Who killed him and why? Not to mention that he has heard rumors that the ghost of a man he knows to be dead. But ghosts and resurrection of the dead aren’t real. Are they? Are there those that still worship the old gods? Do they possess these powers? Will he find answers or is someone really bent on keeping him from finding the truth?

This a what I would describe as a historical suspense mystery. It is set in the time of the Vikings. In my opinion, the description that comes with the book does not give this story justice. There is so much going on than just the rumors that a dead man is alive again. A dead body is found not to long after Ketil arrives. Plus there are other “accidents” that seem to happen. Plus Ketil, with the help of Sigrid, has to take on the sole of detective, trying to find out just what happened. This puts him danger and he doesn’t even know whom from. The story is quite interesting, but I admit I had trouble getting into it from the beginning. There were many words I did not know and did not quite understand where the story was going. But the more I got into, the less I could put it down. It really is imaginative and like nothing I have read before.

I highly recommend this book to others who enjoy historical suspense.

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Tomb for an Eagle (Orkneyinga Murders, #1) by Lexie Conyngham – Review by Michelle Austin

Tomb for an Eagle (Orkneyinga Murders, #1)Tomb for an Eagle by Lexie Conyngham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tomb for an Eagle was an interesting 4 star read and book one in the Orkneyinga Murders series.

This book takes us back to the viking era, we get suspense, murder and so much more. I like the kind of reads that keep you wondering who could be the killer and this one didn’t disappoint.
Once I started I didn’t want to stop. I have to admit I did have a little difficulty understanding some things because of the viking language which made it authentic.

There are several twists and turns The secondary characters added a great element to the story. The author does a great job with her writing and pulls you right in with all the detail. This is my first read by Lexie and I look forward to reading more from her.

Reviewed by @mab54615
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Tomb for an Eagle (Orkneyinga Murders Book 1) by Lexie Conyngham – Review by Erica Fish

Tomb for an Eagle (Orkneyinga Murders, #1)Tomb for an Eagle by Lexie Conyngham
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is my first story by Lexie Conyngham and let me tell you that she is amazing. I was very interested in this story because of the cover of the book. (Who does not love an intriguing book covers?) Ms. Conyngham’s writing style was very descriptive which made it easy to see in my mind’s eye easier. From the first couple of paragraphs to the last word of the book I was hooked. I knew it was going to be an all-day book read. The characters were like old friends that I went to visited for the day. The flow through the story was a nice pace. On the other hand, I did need to pay attention as this is a murder mystery book. Clues are out in the open but can be over looked easily. There are loopy loops and twists and turns around every corner. This story in on the Norse Lands and the characters having traditional names which is worth reading the book for that content alone. I would highly recommend reading this book. I personally cannot wait to read the next book in the series.

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Tomb for an Eagle (Orkneyinga Murders, #1) by Lexie Conyngham – Review by Katie Matthews

Tomb for an Eagle (Orkneyinga Murders, #1)Tomb for an Eagle by Lexie Conyngham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

This is one of those books that when you first read the blurb you are a little unsure about but once you are finished you are so glad that you read it. I will admit the front cover didn’t catch my eye so this definitely falls in to the ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ category. The story was a little different to what I normally read but a change is good sometimes. I thought that the author created a really exciting and mysterious world in this story, through her excellent descriptive language I felt like I was right there amongst the characters. I loved that I couldn’t guess what was going to happen and the author kept me guessing right until the very end. The author made me feel like I was part of the story as I was so immersed in trying to find out who did it!
If you love a good murder mystery full of suspense and exciting moments then I would absolutely recommend ‘Tomb for an Eagle’ – I don’t think that you will be disappointed!

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