A Short Tale From Norse America: Young Ravens & Hidden Blades (The United States of Vinland)

A Short Tale From Norse America: Young Ravens & Hidden Blades (The United States of Vinland)

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by Colin Taber
     
 

Two Norse boys, a raft, and some unbroken rules to test.

Join Ulfarr and Brandr in the new Norse settlements west of Greenland, as they do what adventurous boys do best; push boundaries.

Welcome to the early years of Norse America!

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Young Ravens and Hidden Blades is a standalone short story that reads as a boys adventure tale.

Overview

Two Norse boys, a raft, and some unbroken rules to test.

Join Ulfarr and Brandr in the new Norse settlements west of Greenland, as they do what adventurous boys do best; push boundaries.

Welcome to the early years of Norse America!

***

Young Ravens and Hidden Blades is a standalone short story that reads as a boys adventure tale.

If you have already discovered Colin Taber’s alternate history setting, The United States of Vinland (USV), this short takes place in Markland (what we know as Labrador, around 1000 years ago), and is placed in that timeline midway between USV#1: The Landing and USV#2: Loki’s Rage.

Familiarity with the broader USV series and characters is not required.

This short story is approximately 30 pages long and is a standalone ebook. For paperback readers of USV, this tale will be included in the front of USV#2: Loki’s Rage as bonus material.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148570554
Publisher:
Thought Stream Creative Services
Publication date:
08/05/2013
Series:
United States of Vinland
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
137,760
File size:
271 KB
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

 

Colin Taber was born in Australia in 1970 and announced his intention to be a writer at the innocent age of 6. His father, an accountant, provided some cautious advice, suggesting that life might be easier if his son pursued a more predictable vocation.
Colin didn't listen.
Over the past twenty years Colin's had over a hundred magazine articles published, notably in Australian Realms Magazine. In 2009 his first novel, The Fall of Ossard, was released to open his coming of age dark fantasy series, The Ossard Trilogy. The second installment, Ossard's Hope, followed in 2011 and was supported by a national book signing tour. Currently Colin is working on the final book in that trilogy, Lae Ossard, and his new series The United States of Vinland.
Colin has done many things over the years, from working in bookshops to event management, small press publishing, landscape design and even tree farming. All he really wants to do, though, is to get back to his oak grove and be left to write.
Thankfully, with an enthusiastic and growing readership, that day is coming. He currently haunts the west coast city of Perth.

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A Short Tale From Norse America: Young Ravens & Hidden Blades (The United States of Vinland) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
kamas716 More than 1 year ago
A good little tale about two boys pushing the boundaries and getting in trouble. It was paced well and the story was interesting. I can't wait to see what the author does with this storyline in future tales. The eBook was formatted well with no obvious errors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice little adventure story particularly for pre-teens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slow to start, but a nice finish.
TroyBlue More than 1 year ago
Cute boys adventure tale. A nice side serve between USV courses (although I'm still waiting for USV2).