Tomb for an Eagle by Lexie Conyngham is book 1 of the Orkneyinga Murders series. I really enjoyed this book from page 1, I couldnt put it down. This is a historical novel, and while I dont generally read this type of book I loved this book and cant wait to read the next book in this series. I like the writing and the story line in this book. This is the first book, I have read by this author and I will definitely continue to read books. I give this book 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.
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
Tomb For an Eagle by Lexie Conyngham is the first book in the Orkneyinga Murders series and is set in a beautiful country which adds to the story and the mystery.
This book is a story of mystery, intrigue and will have you gripped from the first chapter, the story weaves through and has you engaged right to the last word. The writing draws you into the story and feels that you are living the twists and turns all the way through story, I was completely enthralled and was kept guessing all the way through to the end.
The characters are rich and you take them to your heart, I always love when a author makes the country a character too and to set this story in Scotland you have an instant character especially with the descriptions of the places, although some of the town names being written in either Gaelic or Celtic were hard to pronounce but I think I got some right. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a great mystery. This is the fist book I have read from this author and it will not be the last.
Review by @ashirley
Tomb For An Eagle by Lexie Conyngham is the first book in the Orkneyinga Murders series. I found this book to be full of mystery and intrigued and was kept guessing all the way to the end.
This book focuses on Scottish and Norse history and weaves a tale so imaginative that at times it was so easy to imagine you were there. The author effortlessly captures your attention. For me I knew I had to read this book from the second I read the blurb and was already trying to figure out what could be going on.
The characters in this book were perfectly written for the story they were in. It felt like they added to the story rather than were happenstance of what was going on. This book was full of details and it really takes you on a journey. Never at any point was it obvious as to who the killer would be or dull as we were taken on the investigate journey.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I loved the level of detail in it and I loved how it felt like it was true to the time it was set in. I am looking forward to reading whatever comes next in this series.
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
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
Tomb for an Eagle (Orkneyinga Murders Book 1) By Lexie Conyngham. While I wasn’t immediately drawn in I still found myself really enjoying this story. It had a bit of a slow start for me but once it picked up a bit I definitely couldn’t put it down. There’s so many twists and turns that readers are kept on their toes and in suspense. Each character brings something different to the story and the author has a way with attention to every detail. This was my first book by this author but it definitely won’t be the last. The author wrote a story that had me guessing until the very end and I’m a sucker for a good story that I can’t figure out right away. It’s well written and paced nicely never feeling rushed. I’m giving this book a four star review and highly recommend it to anyone looking for something a little different.
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
Tomb for an Eagle by Lexie Conyngham
Tomb for an Eagle is the first book in the Orkneyinga Murders series by Lexie Conyngham. I usually don’t read historical books, but this one intrigued me right from the start. This is the first book I have read by this author and I’m looking forward to reading more of this series. This historical mystery held my attention from the first page to the last. I love the of the characters were well defined and the detailed descriptions made me feel like I was right there with the characters. This story was filled with twists and turns, and I loved that it kept me guessing to the very end until I figured out who did it. I highly recommend this book and look forward to books by Lexie Conyngham in the future.
Review by @sunbarn