The world needs more history books like this one. Viking is written in second person present tense. The reader is addressed directly, and the material--though unofficial--blends what you want to know with what you need to know...if you want to become a Viking. The book is set in December 991 AD.
The book is arranged topically.
- Why Become a Viking
- Joining Up
- The Novice Viking's Guide to the Great War Leaders
- Weapons and Tactics
- Going to Sea
- Have Longship, Will Travel
- Life On Campaign
- The Spoils of War
- The Sword's Sleep
Rich, green and fertile, England is the destination for the ambitious Viking at the present time. Since 978 England has been ruled by a foolish and unpopular king, Aethelred. (101)Overall, this one is just a fun, light history book.
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