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Odinn's Child by Tim Severin
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Feb 01, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-novels

"Odinn's Child" is the first in trilogy of books about life of Thorgils Leiffson. Unlike Bernard Cornwells Saxon series novels, this book can't stand on its own - it ends when reader expects true action to begin.

Thorgils, orphan, is moving from one family to another and during his early years he comes in contact with old beliefs of Norsemen, encounters Skrelings (North American natives), lives with Irish druids, sails through treacherous northern seas, visits Iceland, Grenland, Vinland and Ireland.

Story is never boring - there is always something going on. But again it ends up when it gets most interesting - when Thorgils escapes from Ireland and goes back to Iceland. Book should be treated as a sort of a introduction to Norsemen culture at the time and Thorgils' character.

I am looking forward to "Sworn brothers" and "King's man".
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