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Young Ravens And Hidden Blades: A Short Tale From Norse America (The United States of Vinland #1.5)

3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  74 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Two Norse boys, a raft, and some unbroken rules to test.

Join Ulfarr and Brandr in the new Norse settlements west of Greenland, as they do what adventurous boys do best; push boundaries.

Welcome to the early years of Norse America!


Young Ravens and Hidden Blades is a standalone short story that reads as a boys adventure tale.

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Kindle Edition, 30 pages
Published August 4th 2013 by Thought Stream Creative Services
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Aug 06, 2013 Jamie rated it it was amazing
A fun, quick read. I found it a perfectly crafted short story. Great for readers wanting to know more about the wider story commenced in the first novel, but easily read as a stand alone.
Sandi Layne
Jul 28, 2014 Sandi Layne rated it liked it
A short story involving two of the children born in Markland from Taber's United States of Vinland series, this was a "missing moment" between the end of the first book of the series and book two (as revealed by the teaser at the end of book one).

Just a little adventure for a couple of boys "testing their braves" as my mom used to say. We meet another character, hear about a problem character, and ... that's about it.

But if you are really wanting more of this series, a taste is better than not
Feb 22, 2015 Michael rated it really liked it
A wonderful quick story of youth escapades.

Two young sons of the founders of Godsland, decide to explore due to fresh spring and boredom. And they eventually decide on Lakeland, against their Fathers edicts. Read on.
Douglas Boren
Apr 16, 2015 Douglas Boren rated it liked it
A nice extra scene from the Norse America trilogy. I gives a nice background and character development for the soon to be main characters in the second book of the series. It can be read in under an hour.

I am enjoying this fictional world of Colin Taber.
Kamas Kirian
A good little tale about two boys pushing the boundaries and getting in trouble. It was paced well and the story was interesting. I can't wait to see what the author does with this storyline in future tales.

The eBook was formatted well with no obvious errors.
Rob Roy
Sep 29, 2013 Rob Roy rated it liked it
More a long short story, but may well be integral to the story line of the Vinland series. It is the story of two boys on a self made adventure, not unlike those we did as children, albeit in a different time and place.
Oct 03, 2014 Harry rated it liked it
Enjoyable short read following on from the first novel in the series and continuing with the characters met there. This probably wouldn't make much sense as a stand alone story so best read as part of the series. Can be read very quickly in a lunchtime.
Sep 01, 2014 John rated it liked it
A short story tied to Taber's earlier viking work. Interesting enough but simplistic. I'd like to read further books in the series if they're available.
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Good filler for Red Winter.
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Jun 19, 2014 Hillary rated it liked it
Not fantastic, but a good story. Might pick up the series if I have the chance.
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Colin Taber lives in Sydney, Australia. He's done many things over the years, from working in banking, to retail, dish-pigging, publishing, landscape design, and even tree farming. All he really wants to do, though, is to be left to write. Thankfully that day is now here..
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Other Books in the Series

The United States of Vinland (3 books)
  • The Landing (The United States of Vinland #1)
  • Red Winter (The United States of Vinland #2)
  • Loki's Rage (The United States of Vinland #3)

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