The Last Viking

The Last Viking unravels the life of the man who stands head and shoulders above all those who raced to map the last corners of the world.

Author: Stephen R. Bown

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306822660

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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The Last Viking unravels the life of the man who stands head and shoulders above all those who raced to map the last corners of the world. In 1900, the four great geographical mysteries—the Northwest Passage, the Northeast Passage, the South Pole, and the North Pole—remained blank spots on the globe. Within twenty years Roald Amundsen would claim all four prizes. Renowned for his determination and technical skills, both feared and beloved by his men, Amundsen is a legend of the heroic age of exploration, which shortly thereafter would be tamed by technology, commerce, and publicity. Féted in his lifetime as an international celebrity, pursued by women and creditors, he died in the Arctic on a rescue mission for an inept rival explorer. Stephen R. Bown has unearthed archival material to give Amundsen's life the grim immediacy of Apsley Cherry-Garrard's The Worst Journey in the World, the exciting detail of The Endurance, and the suspense of a Jon Krakauer tale. The Last Viking is both a thrilling literary biography and a cracking good story.

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

Page: 277

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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

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

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 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

We could only see one Viking crew in the place. A few of the Viking sailors had harlots perched on their knees, their hands positioned on the more ample parts of the women's anatomy. None of the hands had been pushed away.

Author: John Halsted

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9788826096506

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

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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

long-lost love, both of whom still awaited him, one in the Orkneys and one, he might hope, beyond the pall of darkness. ... The Vikings were in a bad spot. Three riders had been dispatched to fetch the rest of the army from the fleet ...

Author: Don Hollway

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472846518

Category: History

Page: 368

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'The Last Viking is a masterful and pulse-pounding narrative that transports the reader into the middle of the action.' Carl Gnam, Military Heritage Harald Sigurdsson burst into history as a teenaged youth in a Viking battle from which he escaped with little more than his life and a thirst for vengeance. But from these humble origins, he became one of Norway's most legendary kings. The Last Viking is a fast-moving narrative account of the life of King Harald Hardrada, as he journeyed across the medieval world, from the frozen wastelands of the North to the glittering towers of Byzantium and the passions of the Holy Land, until his warrior death on the battlefield in England. Combining Norse sagas, Byzantine accounts, Anglo-Saxon chronicles, and even King Harald's own verse and prose into a single, compelling story, Don Hollway vividly depicts the violence and spectacle of the late Viking era and delves into the dramatic events that brought an end to almost three centuries of Norse conquest and expansion.

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.

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 Viking

A powerful and agile warrior, Wilhelm takes leave from Denmark with five ships and more than one hundred men in the early spring of 953.

Author: James William Jones

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595510957

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

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A powerful and agile warrior, Wilhelm takes leave from Denmark with five ships and more than one hundred men in the early spring of 953. A group of fearless Vikings, their mission is to pillage the English coastline and return with their spoils. Wilhelm doesn't know his journey will last more than a thousand years. When Wilhelm nearly dies in a vicious battle, Kristin, a Valkyrie, nurses him back to health. They fall in love, and she takes him to her home of Valhalla, a place where heroes live forever. The ruler Odin discovers the deceit and expels them; they cannot return until they perform a heroic deed that changes history. Forced to live on earth as ordinary humans-but people who do not age-Wilhelm and Kristin have many lifetimes to experience the joys and sorrows of earth. On their epic journey, they participate in events that change Western civilization-from the execution of Joan D'Arc to the apprehension of Jack the Ripper. Throughout a thousand years, Wilhelm and Kristin assimilate into ever-changing time periods and acquire wealth and education. But will their heroic work be enough to lead them back to Valhalla and ever-lasting life?

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 by his daughter Christina, who ruled until 1654. She was the most learned woman ...

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 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 ...

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

King Jaroslav suddenly lost his good humour again, and he called out, 'Go on, Harald, you have my permission to give her a slap for her bad manners. She has been allowed too much freedom since her mother died.

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 ....

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?

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.

The Last Vikings

The Last Vikings was a screenplay selection or finalist at a dozen film festivals including winner of the 2015 Best Action/Adventure Script at the Los Angeles Film and Script Festival, and the Royal Reel Award from the 2016 Canada ...

Author: David Thorndill

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1534988114

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Maybe you read Romeo and Juliet before you saw the play or movie. Read this screenplay before it's made into an action/adventure movie. The Last Vikings was a screenplay selection or finalist at a dozen film festivals including winner of the 2015 Best Action/Adventure Script at the Los Angeles Film and Script Festival, and the Royal Reel Award from the 2016 Canada International Film Festival. Today we worry about global warming, but in the 1400s crops across America and Europe failed because of prolonged cooling. In the Middle Ages when the Little Ice Age causes famine and conflict in the doomed Greenlandic colony a desperate Viking clan leader attempts to escape by sailing to Iceland, but pirates, storms and treacherous sea ice force them to sail to North America. With the help of a native Micmac woman and a Huron ally they battle Mohawk warriors on their journey up the St. Lawrence river to a new homeland beyond the mighty falls of Niagara. A story with the clash of Vikings and native cultures, tragedy, danger, struggle, perseverance, friendship, bravery, Moorish pirates, loyalty, death, betrayal, treachery, prayer, swords, arrows, clubs, heroism, love, deceit, a blue-eyed native princess, three little girls and a heroic dog.