Seidman

Seidman

by James Erich

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Seidman by James Erich

In Viking Age Iceland, where boys are expected to grow into strong farmers and skilled warriors, there is little place for a sickly twelve-year-old boy like Kol until he catches the eye of a seið-woman—a sorceress—and becomes her apprentice. Kol travels to the sorceress’s home, where her grandson, Thorbrand, takes Kol under his wing. Before long Kol discovers something else about himself that is different—something else that sets him apart as unmanly: Kol has fallen in love with another boy.

But the world is changing in ways that threaten those who practice the ancient arts. As Kol’s new life takes him across the Norse lands, he finds that a new religion is sweeping through them, and King Olaf Tryggvason is hunting down and executing sorcerers. When a decades-old feud forces Thorbrand to choose between Kol and his duty to his kinsman, Kol finds himself cast adrift with only the cryptic messages of an ancient goddess to guide him to his destiny—and possibly to his death.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613725764
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Publication date: 06/01/2012
Pages: 210
Sales rank: 568,899
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 920L (what's this?)

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Seidman 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was well written, plot wise and characters. It was an easy read but still entertaining story. I'd recommend it to anybody who wants to get lost in a good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This man can tell a story.
Savvy-Style More than 1 year ago
Seidman was the first fantasy-based book released from the new Harmony Ink Press (a sub group of Dreamspinner Press that is aimed more at teens and young adults), which is what initially intrigued me. This book is based very much on the real history of Norway and Iceland (and as a Nordic mythology buff, I loved all the references to the Gods of Norse mythology). The main character is very likable, and his struggles got very heart wrenching at times (I really wanted to give him a hug!). It was a page turner, with a well thought out story, and very thoroughly researched history (still with a flair for the fantastical of course!). It makes one think about and question fate, and whether it's something you fight against, or learn to accept.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the story.