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Viking Quest

3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Fifteen-year-old Rigg, son of Leif Eriksson, loves mystery and adventure. In the early eleventh century, he finds both of these in abundance when his father sails away and leaves him behind in Vinland, the Vikings’ precarious foothold on the wild Newfoundland coast. Soon, rigg makes an amazing discovery. The Vikings aren’t alone in this alien land. But who inhabits it with ...more
ebook, 120 pages
Published April 1st 2001 by Dundurn (first published January 1st 2001)
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Jun 08, 2016 Dawn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Impeccably researched this is a story of the Vikings in Vinland. I found the story line itself to be quite clever, incorporating the Norse Saga, beliefs and mythology, archeological evidence, research and popular theory, but the execution a little lacking.
My main complaint would lie in the 3rd person narrator who seems to step in and out of the story as if present with the characters then backing into the present day and narrating as a history professor with a historical tidbit in a more genera
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Tom Henighan is the author of 17 published books, including Mercury Man, shortlisted for the Red Maple Award; Viking Quest and Viking Terror, two historical novels set in medieval Canada; and more recently, Demon in My View and Doom Lake Holiday. In 2008 he was awarded the Victor Tolgesy Prize for lifetime contribution to the arts in Ottawa, where he lives.
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