A Slave’s Tale, the sequel to Hakon of Rogen’s Saga, is told from the point of view of a slave girl, Helga, who stows away on the longship when Hakon, the young Viking chieftain, sets sail for France on a voyage to return Rark, a freed slave, to his homeland. The voyagers’ journey is perilous—they narrowly escape capture by an invading fleet, and their ship is severely damaged by a storm. Upon reaching France—where the Vikings are now hated, not feared—only tragedy ensues.
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Erik Christian Haugaard (1923–2009) was a celebrated Danish author and translator of more than twenty critically acclaimed books for young readers, including The Samurai’s Tale, The Boy and the Samurai, and The Revenge of the Forty-Seven Samurai. His books have been awarded the American Library Association Notable Book Award, Jane Addams Award, and the Boston Globe Horn Book Award, among others.
"The beautiful style of writing, the understanding of what slavery and freedom mean to the human spirit, as well as a good plot, exciting and convincing, give distinction to this tale." —Library Journal, June 1965
"Much of the stark epic quality of Hakon of Rogen’s Saga is here, but rising above it is a deeply felt message. . . . An absorbing, powerful story." —Horn Book, August 1965
"An outstanding tale for older readers, with strength and poetry in its telling." —Chicago Tribune
"The past comes vividly alive in this vigorous and romantic saga of the Viking era." —Commonweal, May 1965
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1965. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110395068045
Book Description Houghton Mifflin. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0395068045 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1070355
Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1965. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Leo Dillon; Diane Dillon (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0395068045