Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Ten top Viking stories

Joe Abercrombie is the author of the best-selling fantasy books The First Law Trilogy – The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged and Last Argument of Kings; Half A King and Half the World, the first tow books in the Shattered Sea trilogy; and stand-alone novels Best Served Cold, The Heroes, and Red Country.

One of his top ten Viking stories, as shared at the Guardian:
The Saxon / Warrior Chronicles by Bernard Cornwell

Captured as a boy and raised as a viking warrior, Northumbrian nobleman Uhtred becomes the one man ruthless enough to defend King Alfred’s Wessex from the marauding Danes who have overrun the rest of Saxon England. Cornwell, famous for his Sharpe books, applies his military mastery to the Viking age in six books beginning with The Last Kingdom. Vivid characters, friendships forged in the crucible of combat, and crunching battle scenes ensue.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue