By Tim Severin

In London in 1019, a couple of months have handed seeing that Thorgils escaped the clutches of the Irish Church, in basic terms to discover himself on the middle of a capricious love affair with Aelfgifu—wife of Knut the nice, ruler of britain, and some of the most robust males of the Viking empire. As this passionate dating among the 2 starts to spread, it forebodes inevitable effects. while Thorgils is ultimately at the run back, he meets Grettir, an outlaw feared for his volatility, and the 2 turn into trip partners and sworn brothers. on the gates of Byzantium, Thorgils’ loyalty is positioned to the final word test.

Show description

Read Online or Download Viking: Sworn Brother PDF

Best Adventure books

A Survival Guide for Life: How to Achieve Your Goals, Thrive in Adversity, and Grow in Character

The world-famous adventurer finds a life of knowledge and classes realized from the planet's wildest placesLife within the outdoor teaches us useful classes. Encountering the wild forces us to devise and execute objectives, face chance, push our "limits," and sharpen our instincts. yet our most crucial adventures do not continuously occur in nature's extremes.

The Emperor of Nihon-Ja: Book Ten (Ranger's Apprentice)

The foreign bestselling sequence with over five million copies offered within the U. S. by myself! whilst Horace travels to the unique land of Nihon- Ja, it's not lengthy sooner than he unearths himself pulled right into a conflict that's not his - yet one he is aware in his middle he needs to salary. A nation teeters at the fringe of chaos while the Nihon-Ja emperor, a defender of the typical guy, is forcibly overthrown, and in simple terms Horace, Will, and his Araluen partners can repair the emperor to the throne.

With the Lapps in the High Mountains: A Woman among the Sami, 1907–1908

With the Lapps within the excessive Mountains is an entrancing real account, a vintage of go back and forth literature, and a piece that merits wider acceptance as an early contribution to ethnographic writing. released in 1913 and on hand right here in its first English translation, it's the narrative of Emilie Demant Hatt's nine-month remain within the tent of a Sami family members in northern Sweden in 1907–8 and her participation in a dramatic reindeer migration over snow-packed mountains to Norway with one other Sami neighborhood in 1908.

One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd

A thousand White girls is the tale of could Dodd and a colourful meeting of pioneer ladies who, lower than the auspices of the U. S. govt, go back and forth to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry one of the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and arguable "Brides for Indians" software, introduced via the management of Ulysses S.

Extra info for Viking: Sworn Brother

Show sample text content

Somebody stated you had chanced on a role with Brithmaer the moneyer,' he acknowledged, 'but by means of the glum glance in your face, it should appear that you simply had came across Fafnir's golden hoard after which misplaced it back. ' I mumbled whatever approximately having to come back to Brithmaer's workshop. My escort, the watchman, used to be already having a look impatient. 'Not so fast,' the huscarl stated. 'At year's finish we carry our gemot, the commitment dinner party. lots of the brigade continues to be in Denmark with Knut, yet there are adequate people semi-pensioners and some again on domestic depart for us to make a meeting. each one huscarl is predicted to convey one orderly. To honour the reminiscence of our pal Edgar i need you to be my attendant. Do you settle for? ' 'With excitement, sir,' I spoke back. 'I've only one situation to make,' acknowledged Kjartan. 'For Aesir's sake, get your self a brand new set of garments. That plum-coloured tunic you wore final time at Northampton was once starting to glance very shabby. i need my attendant to be grew to become out well. ' The huscarl had some degree, i assumed, as I pulled my much-worn tunic out of the satchel while I bought again to my room. The garment was once noticed and stained and a seam had break up. The tunic used to be getting a bit too small for me. I had stuffed out seeing that coming to England, partially because of workout and solid food while dwelling with Edgar yet extra from all of the ale i used to be consuming. For a second i assumed of borrowing anything to put on from Thurulf, yet i made a decision i'd be adrift in his higher clothing. in addition to, i used to be already in his debt for our visits to the taverns. I bought board and accommodation from Brithmaer yet no salary, so my good friend was once continually procuring the beverages. If i used to be to have a brand new tunic, I needed to pay a tailor, and that i believed I knew the right way to increase the money. higher nonetheless, i'd have the ability to convey my love for Aelfgifu. while Thurulf had proven me the amber necklace with its lacking crystals, I had instantly considered my satchel. Closed deep in a slit within the thick leather-based the place I had stitched them 3 years previous have been the 5 stones I had prised from an ornate bible hide in a healthy of rage opposed to the Irish priests who I felt had betrayed me, prior to I fled their monastery. I had no concept what the stolen stones have been worthy, yet that used to be now not the purpose. 4 of the stones have been crystals they usually matched the stones lacking from the necklace. i assume purely a person quite a bit in love as i used to be could have dreamed what I now proposed: i might promote the stones to Brithmaer. With the money from the sale i may pay off my debt to Thurulf and now have greater than adequate to buy new outfits for the ceremonial dinner. better of all, i used to be definite that after Brithmaer had the stones he may inform his craftsman to set them within the necklace. Then, eventually, i'd have a few jewelry precious to provide the queen. With a silent prayer of because of Odinn I took down the satchel from its peg, slit open the hiding position and, like squeezing roe from a fish, pressed out the stones into the palm of my hand. 'How a lot of those do you have,' requested Brithmaer. We have been sitting in his deepest room on the rear of the trade whilst I passed him one of many sparkling flat stones to examine.

Rated 4.31 of 5 – based on 37 votes