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The Norseman
     

The Norseman

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by Jason Born
 

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The Norseman is the first volume of the vividly-detailed historical chronicles of Halldorr, an orphan whose entire desire was to lay beside both a warm hearth and a plump wife, but fate had another thread to spin. Instead, he found himself exiled, resigned to a life of raiding, killing for plunder and survival. He became bodyguard to a king, brutally fighting in

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The Norseman is the first volume of the vividly-detailed historical chronicles of Halldorr, an orphan whose entire desire was to lay beside both a warm hearth and a plump wife, but fate had another thread to spin. Instead, he found himself exiled, resigned to a life of raiding, killing for plunder and survival. He became bodyguard to a king, brutally fighting in monumental battles - Maldon and Swoldr - to be handed down for centuries in skaldic verse.

Because of a blood-oath made years before the murder of his father, Halldorr was adopted by an exile, Greenland's discoverer, Erik the Red. Halldorr believes his life is his to command when Freydis, the fierce, fire-haired enchantress, at last desires to be his wife. However, destiny strikes, forcing him to flee from Greenland to Ireland to England to Norway without her. He fights his way to wealth and in an epic battle, defending his king against overwhelming odds, he finds that it was not destiny, but betrayal that sent him into banishment thirteen years earlier.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781468187175
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/12/2012
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

Jason Born is the author of Lions & Devils, a series of adventure novels exploring the heroes and villains of the Muslim invasion of Europe in the Eight Century. The Wald Chronicles is a research-intensive set of historical novels detailing the Germanic tribesmen and their struggle against and improbable triumph over Rome. All three books in the series - The Wald, Wald Afire, & Wald Vengeance - are available now. He is also the author of The Norseman Chronicles, a scrupulously researched set of historical novels telling the story of the Viking, Halldorr, who simply desired a warm hearth and a plump wife, but found that fate gave him so much more. Jason lives with his own plump wife and three skinny children in the Midwest. He is currently hard at work writing his tenth historical novel.

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The Norseman 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
WendybirdAN More than 1 year ago
What I liked best is how much detail was given without droning on with descriptions. All the detail was in the action itself. it kept the story moving, which I love. Very sympathetic hero and some really lovely secondary characters that you can get attached to. Looking forward to the next installment.
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Although not a great writer Born is an exceptional storyteller. I gave this story a high rating because of wonderful character development, strong plot, and attention to detail plus at the low cost it .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The is the first of a 3 book series that get better with each book. If you like historical fiction, you will like this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful tale! The characters are so vivid and relatable. The book had a great pace an kept you engaged all the way thru. I just bought book 2 and look forward to diving in!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has something for everyone, action adventure, travel, history, humor and romance. This author's descriptive talent has the ability to transport you from standing on the prow next to a Viking warrior to traipsing through the mud in a mire and forward to being thrown into an intense battle. The beauty of a land yet with harsh living conditions for the time with characters you will love to love and those you will love to hate. A fun read.