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Viking : Odinn's Child by Tim Severin
  

Viking : Odinn's Child

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Set in an ancient Viking world full of brooding Norse mythology and ferocious battles, Viking - Odinn's Child is the stunning first volume in an epic historical fiction trilogy.

If you like Tim Severin you might also like to read books by Bernard Cornwell, Valerio Massimo Manfredi and Manda Scott.

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Viking : Odinn's Child by Tim Severin

Our story begins in the year 1001 and the toddler, Thorgils Leiffson, son of Leif the Lucky and Thorgunna, arrives on the shores of Brattahlid in Greenland to be brought up in the fostercare of a young woman - Gudrid. Thorgils is a rootless character of quicksilver intelligence and adaptability. He has inherited his mother’s ability of second sight and his destiny lies beyond the imagination of those around him.

Virtually orphaned, he is raised by various mentors, who teach him the ancient ways and warn him of the invasion of the ‘White Christ’ into the land of the ‘Old Gods’. Thorgils is guided by a restless quest for adventure and the wanderlust of his favoured god, Odinn. His fortunes take him into many dangerous situations as well as to the brink of death by execution, in battle, disease and shipwreck…

Packed with wonderfully reimagined Viking sagas and adventures, and fascinating and unique characters, Viking - Odinn’s Child gives historical novel writing a new dimension.

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Steeped in bloody battles and brooding Norse mythology, this epic saga follows the exploits of Viking adventurer Thorgils Leiffson. A fine, page-turning trio of tales that sweeps the reader back in time.


About the Author

Tim Severin

Tim Severin, explorer/traveller, author, film-maker and lecturer, made his first expedition by motor cycle along the route of Marco Polo while still a student at Oxford. He has had many further adventures, most recently in search of Moby Dick.He has written books about all these adventures, which have won him the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, The Book Of The Sea Award, a Christopher Prize and the literary medal of the Academie de la Marine. He lives in Ireland

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Book Info

Publication date

1st July 2005

Author

Tim Severin

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Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
Action Adventure / Spy
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Historical fiction

ISBN

9780330426732

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