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Viking Tales By Jennie Hall
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A sparkling account of Viking adventures, culture, and religious beliefs, which is focused around the story of Harald Fairhair, first king of Norway (c. 850 – c. 932), but also draws upon the... More > Sagas and other sources to produce a highly satisfying—and entertaining—view of Viking life. The first section tells of Harald’s wild youth and the power struggle which led to the unification of Norway and his ascension to the throne—an event which sparked off a renewed wave of Viking invasions as dissidents left Norway to create new settlements in France, Greenland, Iceland, and elsewhere. The second section tells the fascinating stories of Eric the Red and Leif Ericsson, and their adventures in “Wineland” in North America. Along the way, the narration reveals many details of Viking culture, religion, and lifestyles, including their approach to war, peace, women, societal organization, life after death, and much more. Finally, it ends with a Norse pronunciation guide and suggestions for deeper reading.< Less
Viking Tales By Jennie Hall
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A sparkling account of Viking adventures, culture, and religious beliefs, which is focused around the story of Harald Fairhair, first king of Norway (c. 850 – c. 932), but also draws upon the... More > Sagas and other sources to produce a highly satisfying—and entertaining—view of Viking life. The first section tells of Harald’s wild youth and the power struggle which led to the unification of Norway and his ascension to the throne—an event which sparked off a renewed wave of Viking invasions as dissidents left Norway to create new settlements in France, Greenland, Iceland, and elsewhere. The second section tells the fascinating stories of Eric the Red and Leif Ericsson, and their adventures in “Wineland” in North America. Along the way, the narration reveals many details of Viking culture, religion, and lifestyles, including their approach to war, peace, women, societal organization, life after death, and much more. Finally, it ends with a Norse pronunciation guide and suggestions for deeper reading.< Less
A Foreign Invasion By Clive Webster
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The callous murder of a young environmental protestor in a seaside resort provokes widespread condemnation, creating a highly-charged atmosphere. Into the ferment walks Joe Brewster, ageing ex-New... More > York cop, still stinging from his last job and ill-equipped to deal with local lore, sentiment and even the local dialect. He is soon caught up in a world of migratory geese, discoveries of ancient Viking settlements and the clandestine intentions of a foreign businessman. Meanwhile, the discovery that someone has hired the services of a Russian hitman pushes Brewster further into the web of intrigue. When his own life becomes endangered Brewster realises that he will have to fight dirty if he is to survive in this foreign land.< Less
The Dark Ages By Jim Keys
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The blow by blow account of Britain's struggle against the invasion of the Romans, Anglo Saxons, Vikings and Normans.
Eadric By Adelais Selwyn
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A Viking invasion, a curse set, a legacy begun. In the 11th century a naive band of farmers are called to arms to fight the imminent fret of the invading Vikings. Under prepared and over powered... More > the ragtag gang of would be warriors quickly succumb and life as they know it is changed forever. A curse, set upon them by a Viking warlock, changes the course of their lives and the lives of their ancestors from that day forward. In the 21st Century James is about to discover that the beast within him is no longer just a metaphor. Eadric was an ordinary man… until the Vikings arrived. James was an ordinary man… until Eadric arrived.< Less
Eadric By Adelais Selwyn
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A Viking invasion, a curse set, a legacy begun. In the 11th century a naive band of farmers are called to arms to fight the imminent fret of the invading Vikings. Under prepared and over powered... More > the ragtag gang of would be warriors quickly succumb and life as they know it is changed forever. A curse, set upon them by a Viking warlock, changes the course of their lives and the lives of their ancestors from that day forward. In the 21st Century James is about to discover that the beast within him is no longer just a metaphor. Eadric was an ordinary man… until the Vikings arrived. James was an ordinary man… until Eadric arrived.< Less
King Alfred of England By Jacob Abbott
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Biography of the 1st Century monarch and defender of England from Viking invasion, from the 19th Century American writer of history and biographies for children.
When the Longships Came By Ross Richdale
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In 865AD Vikings attack the female Bramingham Monastery in the Kingdom of Northumbria. The building is looted with everything of value taken by the pagans. Abbess Jane and senior nuns are slaughtered... More > and the younger nuns abducted into slavery. Maiden Kendra, minding the monastery sheep on the top plateau during the attack survives. This is her story. One other survivor, postulant Jolene finds her and together they return to the monastery. Secrets are discovered, including secret tunnels and evidence of clandestine trading with Vikings. Refugees from an nearby village are welcomed but a knight from the King's army arrives who is as ruthless as the Vikings. He is driven off but places the monastery under siege. But what will happen with two enemies, the massive Viking invasion fleet expected and the King's army wanting to starve them into surrender? Also Kendra finds that her father is a dying Viking chief who wants to see her, Should she accompany a Viking back to his homeland?< Less
When the Longships Came By Ross Richdale
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In 865AD Vikings attack the female Bramingham Monastery in the Kingdom of Northumbria. The building is looted with everything of value taken by the pagans. Abbess Jane and senior nuns are slaughtered... More > and the younger nuns abducted into slavery. Maiden Kendra, minding the monastery sheep on the top plateau during the attack survives. This is her story. One other survivor, postulant Jolene finds her and together they return to the monastery. Secrets are discovered, including secret tunnels and evidence of clandestine trading with Vikings. Refugees from an nearby village are welcomed but a knight from the King's army arrives who is as ruthless as the Vikings. He is driven off but places the monastery under siege. But what will happen with two enemies, the massive Viking invasion fleet expected and the King's army wanting to starve them into surrender? Also Kendra finds that her father is a dying Viking chief who wants to see her, Should she accompany a Viking back to his homeland?< Less
Epic Adventures By Jan May
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What does Dragon School, IBOT Clones and a catastrophic invasion of Mystery Monsters have in common? Epic Adventures! If you like adventure, this book is for you! From Olaf the Viking to a hostile... More > take-over of the world, this book will keep you turning pages. Another great book by the Electric Writers! Written by kids, for kids.< Less