King's Man (Viking #3)
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The first two volumes of the Viking trilogy (Odinn's Child, Sworn Brother), related the story of Thorgils Liefsson, who is what we generally label as a Viking, his adventures and travels from childhood onwards. Thorgils is a follower of the Old Ways, dedicated to the service...more
It is clear from this, the third and final book in the 'Viking' series, that the...more
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Thorgils ist nun ein alter Mann und zieht...more
It is Constantinople in 1035, and Thorgils has become a member of the Varangian lifeguard, where he witnesses the glories of the richest city on earth.He embarks on a campaign launched to recover Sicily from the Saracens. After years of traveling, Thorgils retreats to Sweden, but is eventually summoned again to assist in coordinating William the Conqueror’s invasion of England. In September 1066, a Norse fleet of three hundred ships sails towards England and the battle begins. It is a pr
Once again an interesting book which even though it is fiction gives an historical perspective and insight into the european events at the beginning of the C11th.
11/20/11 - this was definitely the best book in the series. it does, however, vexes me to see how practitioners of the christian conducted themselves. But all of that is for another discussion. The book was an exciting read. There were many words that escaped my understanding or ability to reference but I still greatly enjoyed this novel.
A very good series, and I look forward to reading more by this interesting author.
The last pages of the book say more than I could comment but I'm planning a longer review, one written with empathy, not with a sting in the tail. Suffice it to say Thorgils is now one of my dearest friends.