Lindisfarne wasn't the start of the Viking Age
Based on Michael Crichton's best-selling novel "Eaters of the Dead," "The 13th Warrior" is an exciting and unforgettable adventure thriller.
They came, they saw, they pillaged
Lord, save us...another Viking history.
Viking America The Norse Crossings and their Legacy by Robert Enterline My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s only a short book, but that's because there isn’t very much information about the Norse exploration of North America. There are some mentions in the Icelandic Sagas and, of course, there is a Viking settlements (or … Continue reading Review: Viking America. The Norse Crossings and their Legacy
Celebrate the Vikings getting to the Americas 500 years before...that other bloke
Hawk Quest by Robert Lyndon My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is without doubt a big, glorious, involving book. One you can get totally lost in. It's a rich, twisting, and thoroughly absorbing tale. One that travels through Spain, France, England, Iceland, Greenland, Norway, Finland (I think), what is now Russia and all the … Continue reading Review: Hawk Quest
The Hammer and the Cross : Robert FergusonBrings the history of the Vikings into the 21st Century.After many years away, this is the one that got me back into the Vikings with a bang.The title refers to how the Vikings were actually effectively wiped out by Christianity.The Vikings in America : Graeme Davis I've reviewed this one … Continue reading If I only recommend one book on the Vikings, it would be these three
A list of (nearly all of) the books I'm going to be getting on with over the next couple of months.