Meadowland

Meadowland

by Thomas C. Holt
     
 

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In 1037, a senior civil servant of the Byzantine empire faces a tedious journey to Greece, escorting the Army payroll. His only companions are a detachment of the Empire's elite Guard, recruited from Viking Scandinavia.

When the wagon sheds a wheel, he passes the time talking with two veterans, who have a remarkable story to tell; the Viking discovery of

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In 1037, a senior civil servant of the Byzantine empire faces a tedious journey to Greece, escorting the Army payroll. His only companions are a detachment of the Empire's elite Guard, recruited from Viking Scandinavia.

When the wagon sheds a wheel, he passes the time talking with two veterans, who have a remarkable story to tell; the Viking discovery of America.As he records the story, years later, he also considers its effect on the fourth member of the party; a young Norwegian guardsman who went on to become King Harald Hardradi, who died invading England
in 1066 ...

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Four hundred and fifty years before Columbus, America had already been abandoned by European settlers… A new historical novel from the author of A Song for Nero, Alexander at World’s End, Olympiad, and The Walled Orchard novels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748113545
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
427 KB

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Thomas Holt is the author of historical fiction, including THE WALLED ORCHARD and ALEXANDER AT THE WORLD'S END, also such comic fantasy classics as WHO'S AFRAID OF BEOWULF?, EXPECTING SOMEONE TALLER and OVERTIME.

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