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

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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

"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 Vikings

The very names conjure up an atmosphere of ice and romance and there is much that it is evocative and romantic about the story of the Norse people - explorers who broke through existing frontiers in hostile and difficult conditions.

Author: Kirsten A. Seaver

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: 1784530573

Category: History

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Late in the tenth century, the Norse Vikings embarked on a voyage of no return. Leaving Iceland first for Greenland, from there they sailed onwards to North America, setting foot on its shores five hundred years before Columbus' first journeys of discovery. But by about AD 1500 their settlements were abandoned and the Norse Greenlanders and their explorations of the New World receded into the realms of myth. What happened between these momentous events? How did the Vikings really live - and die - and why have so many myths and legends grown up around this mysterious people of the sea? Eirik the Red. The Davis Strait. The Vinland Map. The very names conjure up an atmosphere of ice and romance and there is much that it is evocative and romantic about the story of the Norse people - explorers who broke through existing frontiers in hostile and difficult conditions. Yet for this very reason the Viking story has often been distorted, even to the present day. Sweeping aside the myths and misinterpretations in this authoritative new history of the greatest Viking adventurers, Kirsten A. Seaver brilliantly demonstrates that the truth is every bit as compelling as fiction and offers a uniquely complete portrait of the Viking experience. Honest sailors or ruthless pirates? Market traders or epic poets? Questing explorers or committed home-makers? The Vikings led varied and complex lives, both at home and through their extensive trade networks abroad. Drawing on her deep knowledge of the culture and history of the region as well as the most up to date evidence from archaeology, medieval history and the evocative Sagas, Seaver weaves together a compelling and authoritative history. Alongside their spectacular achievements and discoveries, she also vividly evokes the last Vikings' daily lives and explains why their apparent departure in 1500 was not quite such a dramatic schism in the historical record as is often assumed. This vivid history of a people living at the fringes of the known world offers an illuminating entree into the world of the Norse Greenlanders which will captivate all who have ever wondered about the fate of the Vikings and will stand as the definitive work for years to come.

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

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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

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

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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."

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, King of Norway
challenged for the crown of England, claiming it was his through his bloodline.

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 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.

Harald Hardrada

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.

Author: Michael Burr

Publisher: Knox Robinson Pub

ISBN: 0956790119

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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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 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.

Fictional Vikings

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 1230569200

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 37. Chapters: The Lost Vikings, Eric Brighteyes, Norse mythology, Hagar the Horrible, The Long Ships, Sigurd, Eric Northman, Rune, Erik the Conqueror, The Vikings, Vicky the Viking, Erik the Viking, Asterix and the Normans, The Island at the Top of the World, Viking: Battle for Asgard, The Last Kingdom, The Technicolor Time Machine, Viking Quest, The Lords of the North, The Pale Horseman, Northlanders, Eaters of the Dead, Viking Prince, The Saxon Stories, The Hammer and the Cross, The Vikings at Helgeland, Dusk of the Gods, One King's Way, King and Emperor. Excerpt: Norse mythology is the overall term for the myths, legends and beliefs about supernatural beings of Norse pagans. It flourished prior to the Christianization of Scandinavia, during the Early Middle Ages, and passed into Nordic folklore, with some aspects surviving to the modern day. The mythology from the Romanticist Viking revival came to be an influence on modern literature and popular culture. Norse mythology is the study of the myths told in the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Faroe islands) during the pre-Christian times, especially during the Viking age. Mjolnir pendants were worn by Norse pagans during the 9th to 10th centuries. This Mjolnir pendant was found at Bredsatra in Oland, Sweden. The title page of Olive Bray's English translation of the Poetic Edda depicting the tree Yggdrasil and a number of its inhabitants (1908) by W. G. Collingwood.Most of the existing records on Norse mythology date from the 11th to 18th century, having gone through more than two centuries of oral preservation in what was at least officially a Pagan society. At this point scholars started recording it, particularly in the Eddas and the Heimskringla by Snorri Sturluson, who believed that pre-Christian deities trace real historical people. There is also the...

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.

The Boundless Sea

K. Seaver, The Last Vikings: the Epic Story of the Great Norse Voyages (2nd edn,
London, 2015), fig. 2, p. xxiii, and p. 3; K. Seaver, The Frozen Echo: Greenland
and the Exploration of North America ca AD 1000–1500 (Stanford, 1996); also F.

Author: David Abulafia

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199934980

Category: History

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"David Abulafia's new book guides readers along the world's greatest bodies of water to reveal their primary role in human history. The main protagonists are the three major oceans-the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Indian-which together comprise the majority of the earth's water and cover over half of its surface. Over time, as passage through them gradually extended and expanded, linking first islands and then continents, maritime networks developed, evolving from local exploration to lines of regional communication and commerce and eventually to major arteries. These waterways carried goods, plants, livestock, and of course people-free and enslaved-across vast expanses, transforming and ultimately linking irrevocably the economies and cultures of Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas"--

Legend of the Last Vikings Taklamakan

Action and adventure from Norway along the Silk Route into China’s notorious Taklamakan desert!

Author: John David Halsted

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 095605840X

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

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Action and adventure from Norway 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. Consisting of Vikings, Jews and Moslems will fundamental cultural differences cause this motley crew to self destruct.

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

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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.

The Vikings

He Stamford Bridge, Harald monks are killed and the Viking Army attacks and
discovers a region rich with Hardrada, the “Last Vikings take much treasure
conquers much of northern food and good land. Leif Great Viking”, is killed and
many ...

Author: Nel Yomtov

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781474781763

Category:

Page: 32

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When one thinks about the Vikings, usually images of savage fighters arriving in longships to raid villages come to mind. But the Vikings weren't just violent invaders trying to steal treasure. These Norse warriors were also master sailors and explorers looking for new lands to farm and colonise. Dynamic illustrations and entertaining tales of famous Viking warriors teach readers about the lives and goals of these fierce Scandinavian raiders.

Viking Sites

THE END OF THE VIKINGS In the ad 900s, the English took back a lot of the land
that the Vikings had conquered. Eirik Bloodaxe, the last Viking king of Jorvik, was
defeated in ad 954. In 1016, the Viking King Cnut made England part of his ...

Author: Nancy Dickmann

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781474754217

Category:

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Which Viking places or remains still exist in the UK today? And what do they tell us about how the Vikings lived? This book takes a tour around of some of these places, giving a fascinating glimpse of how Vikings built their houses and communities as well as why they are significant.

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.

The Last Vikings

Hidden beneath the streets of York, the Vikings are living in their secret halls. But when Peter discovers them and enters the magic snickelways that span the ancient city, his adventures are only just beginning.

Author: Simon P. Grey

Publisher: Hall Publishing

ISBN: 0955822009

Category:

Page: 207

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Hidden beneath the streets of York, the Vikings are living in their secret halls. But when Peter discovers them and enters the magic snickelways that span the ancient city, his adventures are only just beginning.

The Last of the Vikings

Author: John Bowling

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066220983

Category: Fiction

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"The Last of the Vikings" by John Bowling. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.