The United States of Vinland: The Landing

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What if?

What if the descendants of the Vikings who settled Greenland and went on to reach North America around the end of the first millennium had stayed?

Five hundred years later, would Christopher Columbus have arrived to the south of an eastern seaboard dotted with centuries old settlements and towns hosting devotees to Odin and Thor?

Might the Norse have gone on to build...

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The United States of Vinland: The Landing (The Markland Trilogy, #1)

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Overview

What if?

What if the descendants of the Vikings who settled Greenland and went on to reach North America around the end of the first millennium had stayed?

Five hundred years later, would Christopher Columbus have arrived to the south of an eastern seaboard dotted with centuries old settlements and towns hosting devotees to Odin and Thor?

Might the Norse have gone on to build a nation as dominant as the United States of our own world?

A thousand years after reaching Greenland, Vinland and Markland, would we still have had two world wars? What might the world look like? Where might the political and religious divides be drawn?

This is the New World.

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At the turn of the first millennium:

Eskil, orphaned in war, but now a man, is leading his followers to found a settlement dedicated to Asgard's gods in the newly discovered lands in the west. There, after tests, adventures and challenges, he will leave a legacy that will grow to be the strongest nation the world has ever seen.

Welcome to Norse America.

The Landing covers the establishment of the first Norse Halls in Markland, setting us up for a grand (alternative) historical adventure!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451569667
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/13/2013
  • Pages: 306
  • Sales rank: 719,094
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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 the second book in his new series, The United States of Vinland. Loki's Rage will follow the release of The Landing also in 2013.

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Norse America

    Interesting alternate history. What if the Norse were the first permanent European settlers in the Americas? An interesting beginning story with many future possibilities. Good story line and character development. A good read. Can't wait for the next book in the series!

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  • Posted November 17, 2013

    Looking forward to the next installment!

    Colin Taber has written a compelling story that kept my interest from start to finish. His characters are interesting and the plot moves forward at an exciting pace. North America conquered, settled, and developed into present day by Vikings is an interesting concept and I'm looking forward to finding out more in the next book in the trilogy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

    Great read with well well developed caracters

    Can not wait until the next book.

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