Viking Blood 4, New Life
Fourth book in the series
A thundering noise from somewhere above cuts off his
Torleif and the dogs have stopped abruptly. Torleif
looks around. Suddenly he yells:
“Let’s get out of here! I think it’s an avalanche!”
Just then masses of snow thunder down the
mountainside. At first it is only light snow, and small lumps of snow. But soon
the air is thick with snow.
They can’t see a thing in front of them.
Torleif jostles through the snow. He grasps hold of
Hilda and drags her off. And Hauge gropes through the whirling snow towards the
spot where he last saw Edwina.
“Edwina! EDWINA!” he yells. But it is drowned out by
the roaring of the snow-blizzard.
The winter after the avenging
raid Hannibal and Edwina are still in Hauge’s village. As the last of the snow
has smelted Hauge tells his mother Aasa that he wants to marry Edwina, although
she is a Christian.
The wedding is held as
Norse custom demands with a sacrifice of animals to the Gods and three days of
celebration. Vagn, one of Sven’s men, tries to sabotage the party but is sent
A couple of months after the wedding three ships sail on a voyage to Iceland,
where Hauge trades for walrus tusks to sell in Haithabu. They leave Iceland
after a dramatic confrontation in Smokey Bay.
On their way to
Haithabu the ships are caught in a violent gale and Vagn’s ship is lost near
the Faroe Isles.
When they return home yet another surprise
From the reviews (by Danish librarians):
"The book has the mood and intensity of the
other books. The descriptions of the characters and the environment work well.
The book gives an excellent and convincing picture of the Viking era. The text
is easy to read, is written in an animated language with short sentences. It is
printed in large, clear type with a well arranged layout, where the b/w
drawings contribute to the mood and support the story well.
The book has an appealing, colour illustrated
cover. Can be read from 10 years."
"… It is absolutely a dramatic tale but with
more emphasis on more peaceful pastimes, even though there is always a score to
settle with weapon in hand."
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