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(Northworld #2)

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Nils Hansen, Commissioner of Security Forces, must venture into the forbidding environs of Northworld, where previous explorations have mysteriously vanished.
Paperback, 330 pages
Published March 1st 1991 by Ace Books
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May 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, scifi
Some reviewers seem to question what this book is about. Well, it is not hard. It is about vengeance. Bloody, grisly, heartless, vengeance. Viking Vengeance. It is also about respect, love, and enduring friendship. Turning your enemy's greed to your advantage. A few other emotions and moral lessons that you can decide for yourself, just as all ancient tales of the gods were. Because that is what this is. A rewriting of the Norse tales, Valkyries included. Personally, I found this one even better ...more
Aug 25, 2012 rated it liked it
This is the first sequel to 'Northworld', a series of books written by David Drake based upon the old Viking epics. I had forgotten how much this book jumps around; it involves three 'major' story lines and some 'minor' lines [I guess].

We find life has really not improved much in Northworld [at least, the Western Kingdom] after Hansen helped establish 'peace' in the first book. Rovers travel the region, acting as super-powered bullies and killing anyone who looks at them twice. When Hansen
Nick Sheridan
Feb 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
My longer review of this book is posted at

David Drake's Vengeance is the tale of... erm... it's a story about... there's a guy, and another guy, and a magic mirror...

Quite frankly, it's hard to say what Vengeance is about, if it's about anything. As I expected, it's a tapestry of sweeping landscapes and quirky homesteads littered with unnecessary violence, obscure genetic variations, exciting technology, and effects and explosions that would make Michael Bay weep. They don't
Apr 05, 2014 rated it liked it
A science-fiction retelling of parts of the Norse Eddas (primarily the Volundarkvida from Elder Edda).

Like the first book in this series, it's full of gratuitous violence and sex (and women who are easily manipulated simply by having sex with them). But that's the way the Eddas rock…

I'd give this one 2 stars if I could.
Mar 19, 2008 rated it it was ok
Even at 16 I was unimpressed by the sequels.
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David Drake is an American author of science fiction and fantasy literature. A Vietnam War veteran who has worked as a lawyer, he is now one of the major authors of the military science fiction genre.

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