Review: The Northmen’s Fury. A History of the Viking World

Lord, save us...another Viking history.


Review: Viking America. The Norse Crossings and their Legacy

  Viking America The Norse Crossings and their Legacy by Robert Enterline My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s only a short book, but that's because there isn’t very much information about the Norse exploration of North America. There are some mentions in the Icelandic Sagas and, of course, there is a Viking settlements (or …

9 October, it’s Leif Ericson Day

Celebrate the Vikings getting to the Americas 500 years before...that other bloke

Review: Hawk Quest

Hawk Quest by Robert Lyndon My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is without doubt a big, glorious, involving book. One you can get totally lost in. It's a rich, twisting, and thoroughly absorbing tale. One that travels through Spain, France, England, Iceland, Greenland, Norway, Finland (I think), what is now Russia and all the …

If I only recommend one book on the Vikings, it would be these three

The Hammer and the Cross : Robert FergusonBrings the history of the Vikings into the 21st Century.After many years away, this is the one that got me back into the Vikings with a bang.The title refers to how the Vikings were actually effectively wiped out by Christianity.The Vikings in America : Graeme Davis I've reviewed this one …

Early 2011 Reading List

A list of (nearly all of) the books I'm going to be getting on with over the next couple of months.

Raven: Sons of Thunder – Giles Kristian

This is number two in the Raven series. There are three out (so far), Giles has moved on, but may return. As I have an aversion to hardback books (an environmentally damaging waste of paper, waste of bookshelf space, etc), I'm still waiting for the paperback version of the third, so I don't know if …

Review: The Vikings and America

The Vikings and America by Erik Wahlgren I learned from this book; that the author is a bit of a know-it-all. He's clearly a very educated, and educated in all things Norse and Viking, man. He clearly knows his Viking onions. He has his opinions and his opinions are the right ones. His opinions are …

Review: Vikings in America – Graeme Davis

Now that I'm living in Denmark, for some reason I'm finding the Viking period of history more and more interesting. Must be something in the air.