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Leif the Lucky: A Story of the Vikings
Author: Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
Publication Date: 2009
Western civilization was in it's childhood when the Vikings roamed throughout northern Europe and beyond. In many ways they represented the rashness of youth in the bodies of men. For every terrible vice, they had an heroic virtue; and both are represented in this novel. A young English noble is captured by a Danish raiding party and sold into the service of Leif, a guardsman of the famous King Olaf Trygvasson. The boy grows into manhood as a Viking, yet still sees their culture through English eyes. We follow his saga through numerous fights and multiple adventures-including an expedition to the North American continent. It's a story you won't want to put down.