Lord, save us…another Viking history.
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 […]
Celebrate the Vikings getting to the Americas 500 years before…that other bloke
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 […]
The Hammer and the Cross : Robert Ferguson Brings 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 […]
A list of (nearly all of) the books I’m going to be getting on with over the next couple of months.
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 […]