Kari's Saga: A Novel of Viking Iceland
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Kari's Saga: A Novel of Viking Iceland

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Viking Iceland. The year 1000. Civil war looms as pagans and Christians struggle for mastery in the all-island legislature. Zealous King Olaf of Norway embargoes trade and threatens forcible conversion if Icelanders will not convert themselves. In his adventurous youth Kari Sigurdsson won fame, wealth and the nickname Kari the Warrior fighting for King Olaf in two invasion...more
Paperback, 458 pages
Published February 21st 2008 by Booksurge Publishing
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Intriguing history, so-so fiction,

I love Scandinavian history. I've been studying it for years. The tales of the men of the north and their trips abraod, going a-viking, have intrigued me for a long time. The concept of discovery and the abilities of these people to move freely through the world (their understanding of maritime travel is astounding) is amazing.
I also love historical fiction, especially centered in Europe from 1000-1600.

So, when I saw this novel on Vine, I jumped at it. Mr. Janss...more
A Viking book that's less of a bash 'em, slash 'em book and more of a legal thriller

So, you pick up a book about Icelandic Vikings and what do you expect? Well, if you're like me you expected a lot of men with long hair brandishing swords and axes along with lots of blood and longboats, much like the Saxon Chronicle books of Bernard Cornwell.

Kari's Saga starts out with just that - a failed attempt to burn a rival's longhouse. But, there's a twist. Iceland is trying to limit the the amount of vi...more
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