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Magnus the Viking: The Blood Oath

Olav Crone-Aamot

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ISBN 10: 0595667554 / ISBN 13: 9780595667550
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414 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.1in. x 1.4in.An historical novel set in 997AD about a young Norwegian Viking, Magnus Haraldsson, who takes a blood oath to revenge the death of his father and the ravishing of his mother and sister at the hands of marauding Vikings. In tense and direct language the reader follows Magnus and his brave serf through one exploit after another as he gets the martial arts experience and training he needs to combat his sworn enemy, Hjartan the Terrible Viking style! The story is believable and mirrors the conditions of the times. It gives exact locations and historical details. The book is the culmination of forty years of research, using the authors knowledge of Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, German and Russian. His effort gives an unprecedented view of details of everyday life in long forgotten locations. The problems confronting the Vikings of the late tenth century are brought to life for readers young and old. Editors comments: The novel has a wonderful old-fashioned feel. It has knowledge of men at sea and at war, but manages to weave women into the story, too, in a chivalrous way. Everyone will want to read to find out if Magnus will complete his blood oath. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780595667550

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Title: Magnus the Viking: The Blood Oath

Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Hardcover

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An historical novel set in 997AD about a young Norwegian Viking, Magnus Haraldsson, who takes a blood oath to revenge the death of his father and the ravishing of his mother and sister at the hands of marauding Vikings. In tense and direct language the reader follows Magnus and his brave serf through one exploit after another as he gets the martial arts experience and training he needs to combat his sworn enemy, 'Hjartan the Terrible' Viking style! The story is believable and mirrors the conditions of the times. It gives exact locations and historical details.

The book is the culmination of forty years of research, using the author's knowledge of Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, German and Russian. His effort gives an unprecedented view of details of everyday life in long forgotten locations. The problems confronting the Vikings of the late tenth century are brought to life for readers young and old.

Editor's comments: "The novel has a wonderful old-fashioned feel. It has knowledge of men at sea and at war, but manages to weave women into the story, too, in a chivalrous way." "Everyone will want to read to find out if Magnus will complete his blood oath."

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The author, a retired US Army Lt. Col. with 36 years in military intelligence operations during WWII, Korea and Vietnam, was brought up in Norway and now resides in West Virginia. He has a working knowledge of six languages and this book is the result of forty years of research.

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