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Vinland Saga, Omnibus 3 (Vinland Saga omnibuses #5-6)

4.49  ·  Rating Details ·  292 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
In a gambit to become the power behind the Danish and English thrones, Askeladd has taken the prince, Canute, and plunged deep into a winter storm behind enemy lines. Canute's father, King Sweyn, gives him up for dead in his haste to suppress English resistance. But Askeladd's small band can't outrun the tenacious maniac Thorkell forever, and when the
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Published April 29th 2014 by Kodansha Comics
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May 30, 2015 Ruth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, 2015-reads
In various author notes throughout the volume, Yukimura references the importance of violence and what he wants to say about it in this work. It's why he chose vikings as the subject of the series, it was best suited to explore violence. Volume 3 certainly has its share of blood and decapitation, but his message is starting to come forward through the actions and words of the characters. Canute transitions in his grief from a limp shadow of a person to someone of royal bearing. Askeladd's ...more
May 03, 2014 Skjam! rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: action fans, Viking fans
Recommended to Skjam! by: previous volumes
Note: This review will contain SPOILERS for the first two volumes. If you do not want to be spoiled, see the reviews for those volumes instead.

It is the Twelfth Century C.E., the age of the Vikings. Thorfinn Thorsson serves as a Viking warrior in the band of Askeladd. But he does so only for the eventual chance to kill the treacherous murderer of his father in an honorable duel. Askeladd himself holds secrets about his heritage and true loyalties.

In Volume Two, Sweyn Forkbeard invaded England. H
Oct 13, 2014 Brandon rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2014
Best of the serialized manga I have read yet

Best of the serialized manga I have read yet

Attack on Titan is good but confusing. It jumps around quite a bit. I wish there was more manga available on kindle, but Vinland has been a great find. Great story, interesting and differentiated characters, and just enough historical context to prompt me to want to go learn more.
Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Aug 03, 2014 Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe) rated it it was amazing
5 stars.

Holy CRAP! this is such a good series. Brutal, bloody, utterly engrossing. I don't even like most of the characters, and I still keep coming back for more!
Faith Hicks
May 27, 2014 Faith Hicks rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-comics
This series continues to be excellent.
kim song ng
Jun 01, 2015 kim song ng rated it it was amazing
This is going to become one of my top favorites x) so darn good.
Helena R-D
Oct 12, 2016 Helena R-D rated it really liked it
I am sort of lukewarm on this series, although this one was better than the others due to the arc and character development of all the main characters. Unfortunately, the art style is a bit ridiculous for some of the characters. I swear I thought Canute was a girl and although I've seen Danes that are slight, this was too into bishounen category, which was pretty distracting considering how the other men were drawn in the series. The horse punching was utterly ridiculous.

There's also the proble
Apr 30, 2015 Cornerofmadness rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, historical
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Sep 21, 2014 Karissa rated it it was amazing

This is the third volume in the Vinland Saga Omnibus series. It was just as wonderful was earlier books in this series. The story is so epic and just draws the reader in and the illustration is absolutely stunning.

Askeladd has taken Prince Canute and gone deep behind enemy territory. Thorfinn is given the task of protecting the Prince. However finally the inevitable happens and the war hungry Thorkill catches up with Askeladd’s army. Thorkill wants to finish his fight with Thorfinn once and for
Nicola Mansfield

This story remains and continues to be superb. The art is excellent and is a bar above anything else I've seen coming from manga. Volume 3 of the saga concentrates heavily on the historical aspects of the story. Continuing on the Danish invasion of Britain; the two rival commanders Askeladd and Thorkell battle the English and each other continuously throughout the book, while they both want to be the ones with Prince Canute in their hands, though for different reasons. In this volume Thorfinn's
Sarah Hayes
Mar 30, 2016 Sarah Hayes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga-lns-misc
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As always, there's a sense that this series does have an interesting story and could be more of an enjoyable read, if it weren't trying so damned hard to show how violent and badass these characters are. (But the way this volume ends suggests a possible tone-shift. Maybe.)

Exaggerated facial expressions, comical displays of prowess, absurd contrasts between action and demeanor... it's all here.

Thorkell punching out Thorfinn's galloping horse and knocking them back several meters actually made me
Sep 28, 2014 Mike rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quick thoughts: The best volumes so far by a large margin, which is impressive given how incredible the first four were. A lot of shake ups and twists of fate here, with dramatic changes to the status quo and signs of intense conflicts to come. The depth of character and story is just amazing. Thorkell, Thorfinn, and Askeladd are compelling, exquisitely realized leads that make it impossible not to get caught up in their struggles.
Jana Denardo
May 12, 2015 Jana Denardo rated it it was amazing
This is such a superb Viking-era manga. The research is very obvious (though I'm betting Prince Canute was never quite this girlie at the start but it is alt history so...). The art is outstanding and the story line clips along. That's not easy to do. Battle scenes can really grind things to the halt but Yukimura keeps the storyline flowing straight through them. It's a manga well worth looking up.
Nov 30, 2014 Panagiotis rated it really liked it
O καλύτερος τόμος από τους τρεις πρώτους. Η απόλαυση κλιμακώνεται

Η σειρά συνεχίζει να ανταμείβει τον αναγνώστη. Οι συγκρούσεις, οι ανατροπές και η δράση πλαισιώνονται από ιστορικά μεζεδάκια μιας πτυχής της ιστορίας που αγνοούσα. Η Βίκινγκς τα είχαν σαρώσει όλα τον 12ο αιώνα εκεί πάνω. Κολυμπηθρόξυλο δεν άφησαν.

Αυτή η μάνγκα σειρά έχει τόσα καλούδια, που σε συνδυασμό με τα σχέδια πρσοφέρει απόλαυση στο μάξιμουμ.
Sep 18, 2014 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
step right up to watch Thorkell the Tall beat the shit outta Thorfinn.
Plus a few small (yet always glorious) Askeladd scenes... and bonus epiphanies from the fair princess Prince Canute

Really, if you've been with the series so far, you know exactly what to expect, gore fights and all
Talk Comix
Mar 28, 2015 Talk Comix rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic-books
This continues the epic story with good development of the main charachters. The story and violence still leep you gripped leaving you always wanting more. Still probably one of my favorite comic book series thst i am reading now. I highly recommend this to all comic book fans
May 14, 2014 Paolo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some decent history here, and some bloody good battles and wanton murder (because Vikings). 'Vinland Saga' has some of the best use of graphic violence here, along with some great dialogue and a twist or two in the plot that would make for a great ending.
May 14, 2014 Lord rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, historical
I would prefer more of a story over fighting but that's the only fault of this awesomeness. Makoto Yukimura is simply phenomenal.
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