The Last Vikings

This compelling history of a people living at the fringes of the known world offers an illuminating entry into the world of the Norse Greenlanders which will captivate all who have ever wondered about the fate of the Vikings and will stand ...

Author: Kirsten A. Seaver

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215376067

Category: History

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Drawing on the author's knowledge of the culture and history of the region as well as the evidence from archaeology, medieval history and the evocative Sagas, this title weaves together an history of Vikings.

The Last Viking

The Viking invaders have arrived to make Emma and her fellow villagers slaves Will they be able to outwit the raiders and escape? This book features a gripping narrative with stacks of fun facts, aimed at reluctant readers.

Author: Terry Deary

Publisher:

ISBN: 1781123500

Category: Children's stories

Page: 64

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The Viking invaders have arrived to make Emma and her fellow villagers slaves Will they be able to outwit the raiders and escape? This book features a gripping narrative with stacks of fun facts, aimed at reluctant readers. Illustrations appear on almost every page.

The Last Viking

Josh is a timid boy until his grandpa gives him a book about Vikings and he imagines himself as Knut, fearless Viking raider.

Author: Norman Jorgensen

Publisher:

ISBN: 1925163156

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Josh is a timid boy until his grandpa gives him a book about Vikings and he imagines himself as Knut, fearless Viking raider.

The Last Viking Returns

A book about being the eldest child in the family, finding inner strength, and conquering fear Josh is as brave as a Viking warrior.

Author: Norman Jorgenson

Publisher: Fremantle Press

ISBN: 9781925161151

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A book about being the eldest child in the family, finding inner strength, and conquering fear Josh is as brave as a Viking warrior. And not much can scare a Viking. Not even bullies. But the two littlest Vikings are so fearless they think they're invincible. When Pop takes the family to Viking World, the two littlest Vikings go berserk. Josh is in for one rocky ride as he discovers just how far he'll go to keep them safe.

LEGEND OF THE LAST VIKINGS Free Alternate Ending

Legend of the Last Vikings – Taklamakan Alternate Ending --oOo-- Introduction In 1066 upon the death of Edward the Confessor, Harald Hadraada, ...

Author: John Halsted

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9788826096506

Category: Fiction

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In 1066 upon the death of Edward the Confessor, Harald Hadraada, King of Norway challenged for the crown of England, claiming it was his through his bloodline. He led a large force of over 400 longships to England and after a few initial victories was defeated during the Battle of Stamford Bridge, near York, by Harold Goodwinson. Only 24 longships returned to Norway. Two weeks later Harold Goodwinson and his army, exhausted by the forced-march from York to Hastings, were defeated William the Conqueror. And the rest they say is history. Or is it? Questions remain. What happened to the Vikings after Stamford Bridge? Where did they go? What did they do? Well Legend of the Last Vikings is just one possibility………….. But why an Alternate Ending? When I started researching the book, I was amazed to discover that the Silk Route was not just one route, but instead a whole network of routes reaching from Eastern Europe and criss-crossing Asia. As such I had to decide which of these routes my characters would travel along. Before I could make this decision I had to research the routes. In doing so I found so much fascinating information on each, trying to decide which route to “travel” was not easy. Even though I eventually settled upon a route, I did not want to waste potential stories so decided to write an alternate ending which in effect gives the reader a two-for-one. Synopsis Chapters 1 – 33 I was going to give a summary of the chapters 1 to 33 but have decided that too much action, adventure, character building and meaning would be lost in doing so, so I have kept this to a minimum by providing the following synopsis. On returning home to Norway after defeat at Stamford Bridge in 1066AD, our hero, Ulf Uspakson, herald to King Harald Hadraada, realises an era is over. Then he remembers the story of a Swedish Viking Adventurer, Yngvar Vittfarne (Yngvar the Far Travelled), who went missing on a journey to the East and in a last fling of youth decides to try and trace him – somewhere on the Silk Route. No easy task! The alternate ending starts at Chapter 34 with the conclusion of the adventure in China's Taklamakan desert – or is it? After leaving Shanguo and crossing the Tien Shan mountains, the crew, as I affectionately call this motley group, follow the course of the Jaxartes River (Syr Darya) to the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan. They then cross the Karakum and Barsuki deserts, they loop around the top of the Aral sea. Approaching Astrakhan from the North East, they are tired and weary after such an arduous journey. As always trouble awaits and the crew will have to summon physical and mental strength from reserves hidden deep within themselves. About the Book Itself A finalist in the Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Competition. It has a 4 Star Amazon rating and reviews of the book can be found on the Amazon page as well.

The Last Viking

Everyone wanted to go exploring, trading and raiding, and all had visions of filling their ships with plunder and slaves in Vinland. This is the story of that journey after leaving the Kingdom of Germany.

Author: Charles A McDonald

Publisher:

ISBN: 1984002252

Category:

Page: 416

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During the Dark Ages, Dublin, Ireland was a Viking base and their center for the slave trade. By 905, Vikings were converting to the Christian Religion and fighting among themselves because of it. Christianity was becoming the spiritual foundation of European society and spreading across the known world. In 1014, the Pagan Norsemen were defeated in the Kingdom of Ireland at the Battle of Clontarf, and Paganism was outlawed. Wolfgang Steiner, the Bastard German son of a Viking chieftain killed in the battle, leads his men away from Ireland. Wolfgang, with no claim to his father's clan, set sail with his loyal crews for the Kingdom of Germany to outfit and repair their two ships for a long voyage. All those who followed Wolfgang were aware of the tales of Leif Eriksson and the lands south of Markland. Everyone wanted to go exploring, trading and raiding, and all had visions of filling their ships with plunder and slaves in Vinland. This is the story of that journey after leaving the Kingdom of Germany. Wolfgang is in a strange land, among strange people, where he will face the most brutal tribe in the New World, the Mohawks, whom other tribes call the "man-eaters."

The Last Viking

Bestriding the generation defined by adventure and the unquenchable desire for discovery, it is the mesmerising story of courage, misery, friendship and the ultimate price paid for immortality.

Author: Stephen Bown

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 9781781310847

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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One hundred years have passed since Robert Falcon Scott’s beleagured expeditionary team arrived at the South Pole, only to find that they had been beaten by the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. The most feted explorer of his generation, Amundsen counted the discovery of the Northwest Passage, in 1905, as well as the North Pole amongst his greatest achievements. In the golden age of polar exploration Amundsen, whose revolutionary approach to technology transcends polar and nautical significance, was a titan among men. However, until now, his story has rarely featured as more than a footnote to Scott’s tragic failure. Reviled for defeating Scott but worshipped by his men, Amundsen was pursued by women and creditors throughout his life before disappearing on a rescue mission for the Italian Fascist who had set off in an airship to claim the North Pole for Mussolini. The Last Viking is the life of a visionary and a showman, who brought the era of Shackleton to an end, put the newly independent Norway on the map and was the twentieth century’s brightest trailblazing explorer. Against the backdrop of the race to conquer the most inhospitable corners of the earth, The Last Viking stands alongside The Worst Journey in the World for its grim immediacy of heroism and hardship. Bestriding the generation defined by adventure and the unquenchable desire for discovery, it is the mesmerising story of courage, misery, friendship and the ultimate price paid for immortality.

The Last Viking

When medieval historian Meredith Foster finds a man in a leather tunic, she comes to realize that he knows much about the tenth century and nothing about the 20th.

Author: Sandra Hill

Publisher: Love Spell

ISBN: 0505522551

Category: Fiction

Page: 391

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When medieval historian Meredith Foster finds a man in a leather tunic, she comes to realize that he knows much about the tenth century and nothing about the 20th. Should she surrender to the fantasy that Geirolf Ericsson really is a Viking from 1,000 years ago? Reissue.

Harald Hardrada

In the dead of night, a band of Vikings ravage a lonely convent on the Brittany coast—and their fearsome leader makes a decision that will eventually lead to his downfall.

Author: Michael Burr

Publisher: Knox Robinson Pub

ISBN: 0956790100

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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In the dead of night, a band of Vikings ravage a lonely convent on the Brittany coast--and their fearsome leader makes a decision that will eventually lead to his downfall. Ranulf de Lannion is fifteen years old. Crippled, deformed and abandoned by his family to the charity of the convent, he is seized by the Vikings during a midnight raid. Contemptuously nicknamed The Scraeling by his captors, his future appears grim. Harald Sigurdsson, or 'Hardrada' as he will come to be known, is the leader of the Viking band. A violent mercenary with designs on the throne of Norway, Hardrada abducts The Scraeling on a whim. Ranulf grows into an invaluable asset, smoothing Hardrada's path over their thirty-five years together from mercenary to commander of the Varangian Guard, all the way to king of Norway. But all is not as it seems in the heart of Ranulf de Lannion. Having sworn secret revenge upon Hardrada for the murders at the convent, he vows to end the day of the Viking forever. When the king of Norway launches an attack against the Anglo-Saxon throne of England in 1066, what role will The Scraeling play in bringing the age of the Viking to an end?

The Last of the Vikings

BOOK III The Saga of Karl XII The King Who Lost an Empire but Saved a Nation The Birth of the Last Viking After Gustav Adolf died in 1632, he was succeeded ...

Author: John Eklund

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781663217080

Category: Fiction

Page: 154

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The Viking Age began like a violent thunderstorm in the year 793 when a band of Norse warriors raided Lindisfarne, a small island off the coast of ancient England. For the next three hundred years, these fearless men dominated life on the European continent. Contrary to popular belief, the Viking aura was not extinguished at the dawn of the second millennium. In truth, it lasted far longer. In a fascinating saga divided into three parts, John Eklund begins by recounting the exploits of some of the most famous Vikings from 793 to 1066, and then describes the adventures of the two latter day heroes from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Gustav Adolf and Karl XII, who through their incredible courage and fighting skills, proved they were worthy of the same level of praise and admiration as their seafaring warrior ancestors. The Last of the Vikings is a concise collection of sagas that shines a spotlight on the hero warriors of the Viking Age that include the greatest of the Norsemen and the king who lost an empire but saved a nation.

The Last Viking King Harald III Hardrada the Hero of a Thousand Battles

King Harald III "Hardrada" (the Ruthless/hard council) of Norway was one of the last great warriors of the Viking age.

Author: MR Benjamin James Baillie

Publisher:

ISBN: 0957092393

Category: History

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King Harald III "Hardrada" (the Ruthless/hard council) of Norway was one of the last great warriors of the Viking age. In a career that lasted over 30 years he fought in nearly ever corner of the known world, from the cold lands of the Viking "Rus" (Russia) to the sun drenched shores of Sicily in the service of the Byzantine Emperors personal bodyguard (the Varangian guard). In 1066 A.D the hero of a thousand battles embarked on his final campaign to conquer the Kingdom of England, which would decide the fate of the Island of Britannia.

The Last of the Vikings

"Set against the harsh beauty of the Lofoten Islands, The Last of the Vikings is a stirring depiction both of man's perseverance and of the end of an era.

Author: Johan Bojer

Publisher: New American Library of Canada

ISBN: 0451502485

Category: Norway

Page: 256

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The Last Viking Queen

The Vikings were greedy and vicious invaders ; each day they were becoming
stronger and attacking closer . She wondered if her land would ever know true
and lasting peace again . She wanted to think of nothing except ruling her people
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Author: Janelle Taylor

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 1558177892

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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When her enchanted kingdom is attacked, Princess Alysa joins her warrior army to fight the invaders and dreams of returning to her soulmate, her beloved Prince Gavin. By the author of Whispered Kisses. Reprint.

Legend of the Last Vikings Taklamakan

As the Viking age is brought to an end in 1066 with ignominious defeat at the battle of Stamford Bridge, a ragtag group of Vikings concludes the quiet life is not for them and decides to go-a-Viking one last time across the European Steppe ...

Author: John David Halsted

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 095605840X

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

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As the Viking age is brought to an end in 1066 with ignominious defeat at the battle of Stamford Bridge, a ragtag group of Vikings concludes the quiet life is not for them and decides to go-a-Viking one last time across the European Steppe heading for Byzantium.

The Last of the Vikings

Henry Treece. The last of THE VIKINGS The Last of the Vikings by Henry Treece. Front Cover.

Author: Henry Treece

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 9783745066357

Category: Fiction

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The novel "The Last of the Vikings" was written in 1964 by British poet and prolific writer Henry Treece (1911-1966) and tells the story and life of Harald Hardrada, who met his death in 1066 when fighting at Stamford Bridge against King Harold Godwinson of England. Part of Harald Hardrada's early life is told in the form of a novel-like story ....

A Brief History of the Vikings

Extending beyond the traditional 'Viking age' of most books, A Brief History of the Vikings places sudden Scandinavian population movement in a wider historical context.

Author: Jonathan Clements

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472107756

Category: History

Page: 160

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'From the Fury of the Northmen deliver us, O Lord.' Between the eighth and eleventh centuries, the Vikings surged from their Scandinavian homeland to trade, raid and invade along the coasts of Europe. Their influence and expeditions extended from Newfoundland to Baghdad, their battles were as far-flung as Africa and the Arctic. But were they great seafarers or desperate outcasts, noble heathens or oafish pirates, the last pagans or the first of the modern Europeans? This concise study puts medieval chronicles, Norse sagas and Muslim accounts alongside more recent research into ritual magic, genetic profiling and climatology. It includes biographical sketches of some of the most famous Vikings, from Erik Bloodaxe to Saint Olaf, and King Canute to Leif the Lucky. It explains why the Danish king Harald Bluetooth lent his name to a twenty-first century wireless technology; which future saint laughed as she buried foreign ambassadors alive; why so many Icelandic settlers had Irish names; and how the last Viking colony was destroyed by English raiders. Extending beyond the traditional 'Viking age' of most books, A Brief History of the Vikings places sudden Scandinavian population movement in a wider historical context. It presents a balanced appraisal of these infamous sea kings, explaining both their swift expansion and its supposed halt. Supposed because, ultimately, the Vikings didn't disappear: they turned into us.

Legend of the Last Vikings Taklamakan

The Indiana Jones of the 11th Century!

Author: John D. Halsted

Publisher:

ISBN: 1907256008

Category: Fiction

Page: 422

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The Indiana Jones of the 11th Century! Finalist - ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award A VIKING EPIC! Action, Adventure and Romance from Norway, across the Steppe and along the Silk Route into China's notorious Taklamakan desert! Experience friendship, dignity, honour, love, betrayal and greed against the backdrop of a hostile environment which gives no quarter - just what one expects from a Viking. Synopsis: As the Viking age is brought to an end in 1066 with ignominious defeat at the battle of Stamford Bridge, a rag-tag group of Vikings conclude the quiet life is not for them and they decide to go-a-Viking one last time. They retrace a journey of their youth across the European Steppe and down the mighty Dniepr River to Byzantium. However a chance discovery in a Kiev library leads them to venture even further afield - to Astrakhan, across the Caspian sea, up the mighty Oxus river, through Parthia and Bactria and along the ancient Silk Route into Asia and Tian Xia (China). Engaged in a battle not of their choosing, they inflict fatalities on the sinister and evil Black Scorpions who want to exact their revenge. Pursued, they flee by night across the Roof of the World and meet the remnants of the "lost" European tribe of Asia, the Hepthalites, who offer them protection in their city, hidden in the Tien Shan - the Celestial Mountains. A place where romance is kindled and love unexpectedly blossoms. During their winter sojourn in the Hidden City they gather more clues, and in the spring continue with their quest, on into the Taklamakan desert. The desert so called by locals because those who venture in seldom venture out. More danger and peril lies in wait for this rag-tag Viking crew as they travel along the Silk Route - the world's first super-highway. At the eastern end of their journey they meet the Lang Ren, the Wolf people of Lou Lan, outcasts thieves and criminals living in an abandoned city in the desert. A city without water. A city about to die. A city in which the final clue to their quest is uncovered. What fate awaits this rejected element of Asian society? Can this motley crew intercede on their behalf? Will the fundamental cultural differences between the Vikings, Jews and Moslems in the group cause them to self destruct, or will the adversities they face cause them to overcome these differences and become a unified fighting unit? A beautifully bound 420 page hardback with historical companion, place name lexicon, character descriptions and maps.

Tale of King Harald

Based on a true story, Harald's adventure takes him from a frightened teenager to wealthy and powerful warrior and finally, to a ruthless and tyrannical king, whose ambition leads him to a futile, yet glorious death at the battle of ...

Author: Thomas J. T. Williams

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: 0714123447

Category: History

Page: 96

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Based on a true story, Harald's adventure takes him from a frightened teenager to wealthy and powerful warrior and finally, to a ruthless and tyrannical king, whose ambition leads him to a futile, yet glorious death at the battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066.

Vikings and Vampires

By then, Vikar is already wrapping his chiseled arms around Alex's body . . . and sinking his wicked fangs right into her neck. If this is sin, why does it feel so good?

Author: Sandra Hill

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062390479

Category: Fiction

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VIKINGS, VAMPIRES, AND VANGELS, OH, MY! Sizzling Starts to Three Super Series The Reluctant Viking The hypnotic voice on the self-motivation tape was supposed to help Ruby Jordan solve her problems, not create new ones. Instead, she was lulled from a failing marriage to an era of hard-bodied warriors and fair maidens. But the world ten centuries in the past didn’t prove to be all mead and mirth. Ruby had to deal with a Norseman who had her husband’s face, habits, and desire to avoid Ruby. Determined not to lose the same man twice, Ruby planned a bold seduction that would conquer the reluctant Viking—and make him an eager captive of her love. The Last Viking He wore nothing but a leather tunic, spoke in an ancient tongue . . . and he was standing in Professor Meredith Foster's living room. The medieval historian told herself he was part of a practical joke, but with his wide gold belt, callused hands, and the rabbit roasting in her fireplace, the brawny stranger seemed so . . . authentic. Suddenly Meredith was mesmerized by his bronzed, muscular form, and her body surrendered to the fantasy that Geirolf Ericsson really was a Viking from a thousand years ago, sent only to pleasure her. But as she tried to teach him to eat spaghetti and use a computer, she realized he knew an awful lot about the tenth century—and so little about this one. And as he helped her fulfill her grandfather's dream of re-creating a Viking ship, he awakened her to dreams of her own. Until she wondered if the hand of fate had thrust her into the loving arms of . . . The Last Viking Kiss of Pride Some men are too bad to be true . . . Is he really a Viking with a vampire's bite? An angel with the body of a thunder god? A lone wolf with love on his mind? Alexandra Kelly, his prey, thinks Vikar Sigurdsson is either flat-out crazy or he's trying to maneuver her into his bed—which is hardly where a professional reporter should conduct an interview, tempting as that prospect might be. And some men are too good to be true . . . Until Vikar does something a teensy bit unexpected, and Alex begins to wonder whether her mystery man could really be everything he says he is: a Viking Vampire Angel on a thousand-year-long mission with his pack of sinful brothers—and a man who's finally found the woman of his dreams. By then, Vikar is already wrapping his chiseled arms around Alex's body . . . and sinking his wicked fangs right into her neck. If this is sin, why does it feel so good?