Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £22.99

Buy Now for £22.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

In the wild lands of Norway, Hunlaf must quell a vicious slave uprising in Matthew Harffy's latest historical adventure.

A wild land. A lethal fanatic. A violent revolt.

Northumbria, AD 794.

Those who rule the seas, rule the land. None know the truth of this more than the Vikings. To compete with the violent sea-faring raiders, the king of Northumbria orders the construction of his own longships under the command of oath-sworn Norseman, Runolf.

When the Northern sea wolves attack for the second year, the king sends cleric turned warrior, Hunlaf, on a mission across the Whale Road to persuade the king of Rogaland into an alliance. But Runolf and Hunlaf have other plans: old scores to settle, kin to seek out and a heretical tome to find in the wild lands of the Norse.

Their voyage takes them into the centre of a violent uprising. A slave has broken free of his captors and with religious fervour, he is leading his fanatical followers on a rampage—burning all in his path.

Hunlaf must brave the Norse wilderness, and overcome deadly foes to stop this madman. To fail would see too many die....

©2022 Matthew Harffy (P)2022 W F Howes

What listeners say about A Night of Flames

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    38
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    34
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    35
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant

Loved it, great story, Barnaby is a fantastic narrator, can't wait for the next instalment, keep up the good work Matthew

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A must read/listen.

Excellent writing by Matthew. Nail biting stuff. I couldn't stop i had to know what happened next. One to follow. 10/10

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Amazing

The odyssey continues and WOW addictive once more- the story, the characters, the detail, the phraseology- nailed it!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Awful narration, just can’t listen to it

If you want to hear a stumbling old voice narration then listen on. I prefer to read the book than listen to this. Great story though.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Matthew Harffy, your new favourite author!

If you have yet to discover Matthew Harffy’s historical fiction, I am incredibly envious. There is nothing quite like finding an author who has the ability to transport you to a different time and place with characters that are three dimensional, intriguing and relatable, characters you route for and are excited to spend time with. There is a wealth of fantastic stories available from Matthew Harffy now and I’m incredibly jealous of those who are yet to experience the tales of hunlaf, Dunstan and Beobrand

Night of flames is the second tale in the saga of Hunlaf and once again n exhilarating ride that leaves you wanting more!

Read this book thank me later! Infact go read everything that Mathew Harffy has to offer, experience the talents of Barnaby Edwards excellent narration come back and join me in the “can’t wait for more” club!

Thank you Matthew for another fantastic book!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Another treasure

Suffice just listen and enjoy a journey into the past whilst five hundred years earlier suggest you also read angus donald

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Brian
  • Brian
  • 02-06-22

While I Felt Lukewarm On The First Book…

I’m glad I stuck around.

This book feels like a massive improvement on every front. The story, characters, and setting feel much more alive, and Hunlaf definitely is much more likable here than in the preceding book. Even the narrator (though I still have some issues) does a much better job.

I’m so glad I can say that I can’t wait for book three!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Venezia
  • Venezia
  • 26-05-22

Wonderful

Stellar narration, I think the best ever. Gripping story in both books in the series. These were my first by Matthew Harffy and I am now a huge fan.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Rufus
  • Rufus
  • 25-05-22

Thumbs up

A great follow up from the last adventure. It didnot disappoint. To bad it ended.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for James Alan Webster
  • James Alan Webster
  • 03-05-22

Superb book

I recommend this book and all of Matthews other books highly. I strongly suggest You start with A time for swords the predecessor to this book.
Matthew does a superb job of spinning a tale from his imagination and creating excellent characters
with individual personalities. Barnaby Edwards absolutely superb job of bringing the hole thing to life.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Shirley N.
  • Shirley N.
  • 26-04-22

Another Gripping Series

Already a fan of this author and narrator combination, I started this series with little reservation. In the second book of the series, Hunlaf is a young warrior who travels North with his crew in search of kin taken in the Viking raid. Not knowing their fate they face the horror of the brutal enemy. In his old age, Hunlaf records his story but the fate of his friends keeps the reader engaged. I look forward to Book 3.