The Long ShipsBook - 2010
Set in the tenth century, when Vikings roamed and rampaged from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean. A boy abducted by the Vikings from his Danish home is made to take his place at the oars of their ships. Later, he is captured by the Moors in Spain and, escaping from captivity, washes up in Ireland, where he marvels at the Christian monks. Eventually, he contributes to the Viking defeat of the army of the king of England, and returns home a Christian and a very rich man.
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, ©2010
Call Number: FICTION BENGTSSON 2010
Characteristics: xviii, 503 pages : maps ; 21 cm
From Library Staff
This epic tale of Vikings is filled with treasure, not all of it the time that comes in battered wooden chests. Expect lots of killing and pillaging and wit.