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5 out of 5 shields My version: Paperback Fiction Vikings Faber and Faber 2004 Bought A gripping, acclaimed action-packed Viking epic. Set in the 10th century, when Viking raids were at their peak, Paul Watkins spins a tale that covers three continents. After centuries of ranging unchecked across the northern world, the fortunes of the Vikings have begun to … Continue reading Review: Thunder God by Paul Watkins
After a stewards enquiry: 5 out of 5 Stars My version: Hardback Fantasy, Viking period. Jo Fletcher Books 2015 Bought Thanks to not telling the wife In the south of Sweden, Adun and Ulfar arejoining forces with Sigurd, Sven and King Jolawer Scot, to go in search of Sweyn Forkbeard. Though they convince the King of the Danes that truce … Continue reading Review: Path of Gods (The Valhalla Saga III) by Snorri Kristjansson
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The Sea Road by Margaret Elphinstone My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Sea Road is an imaginative and beautifully written attempt to recreate the life of an Icelandic woman called Gudrun Thorbjarnadottir. If you have no idea who that is, that's ok. Not many will know who she is. She is a Norse woman, who appears … Continue reading Review: The Sea Road
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
Conquest by Stewart Binns My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is probably going to be seen as a guilty pleasure and I have glanced at reviews which would suggest it is quite possibly not all that cool to say (a bit like admitting to thinking The Da Vinci Code was one hell of a … Continue reading Review: Conquest