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If you have been reading any of the Beserker novels and stories before this one, you will be pleased to know that this one is just as good. In addition to lots of action, tons of intrigue, and interesting turns of events, you see growth and development in the characters. The world building, interactions, and plot thickening are definitely showing growth and improvement by an author already good at telling stories. I highly recommend reading this, you won't be disappointed.
Jon Osborne has created a magnificent addition to the Four Horsemen sagas with Bjorn's Beserkers. Using their Viking traditions and modern know-how, the Beserkers have become a force that is independent of politics but committed to righting wrongs. Trip has matured and runs the company with a steady and honest hand. This was an exceptional read and leaves the reader wanting more adventures of the Beserkers as the Guilds revolutionize and Earth settles down again. Very Very Well done Mr Osborne.
An Axe to Grind could have been titled the Continuing Adventures of Bjorn Tovesson III. An awesome adventure is detailed in this novel. Bjorn returns to Earth seeking revenge, he finds a little, along with some “ghosts” from his past, plenty of intrigue, people with expectations, and an alien with an offer. Bjorn accepts the offer from the alien, a high ranking member of the Information Guild. Bjorn believes he is taking out a counterfeit operation. After some nice plot twists Bjorn realizes he has been mislead and devious a plan to rectify the situation. I found the book very enjoyable and fun to read, great action, very likable supporting characters, some humor, a very despicable villain, and a stunning conclusion.
Jon Osborne writes another excellent book in the Guild Wars. The Human Mercenary companies are all mostly a shadow of themselves after Peepo's war for earth. The Berserker's are in better shape than most, but they aren't sticking around and try to re-establish themselves on Earth. They all seen what that gets them. Bjorn Tovesson III is taking the Berserkers off-world, but first he has two things to do; kill the two responsible for his father's death and fight an unsanctioned action between the Guilds. Neither works out as he had planned. Excellent writing, strong characters, although it takes a minute to work through who is who with the aliens. Another fine addition to this series and the Four Horsemen universe.
The storyline just keeps getting better. I really like the backstory of Bjorn and his Beserkers. The story grabs you and you are totally hooked. There is almost unlimited potential for this Horsemen's Universe and this story just builds it more. Great job and storyline Jon, keep them coming.
Excellent characters, tight story line what more can you ask for! Struggling with the death of his Dad and devastation of holdings on Earth Bjorn rebuilds the Bezerkers and seeks revenge. His struggle to maintain clarity during his mission and realization that that he was manipulated by the Information Guild . Great character study with the ND and supporting characters, along with excellent action. I give this a great book a strong recommendation!
It was just so quirky when I first was introduced to descendants of ancient Vikings.... Rough, rowdy, warriors, honorable, defenders, shock troops, hard players, and more. As humanity moved into the stars and offered employ as Mercs... Guess what? The Vikings were there. In this later volume Bjorn's Berserkers return to Earth after the occupation by the Mercenary Guild has ended. Now Bjorn III is back looking for those left behind and seeking revenge over those lost but, of course, there is much more in store.
I’m bad at writing reviews. But Jon Osborne has written a wonderful tale in the Four Horsemen Universe that provides the backstory of Bjorn Tovesson and a hint of where he’s going. It firmly establishes Bjorn and his company as a powerful force on par with the Four Horsemen.
Osborne tells a good tale, this time illustrating some of the political intrigue found in the Union's Senate, as well as the behind the scenes Guild shenanigans, and as usual, Bjorn finds his crew immersed in both. I always enjoy the Horseman Tales of the Berserkers, I think they are a well developed group of characters that lead to interesting storylines, like this one. I look forward to the next, hoping I can read less enthusiastically and make it last longer than two days.