Odinn's Child: The Heroes of the North Live On (Viking by Tim Severin

By Tim Severin

In 1001, the younger baby, Thorgils Leiffson, son of Leif the fortunate and Thorgunna, arrives at the seashores of Greenland to be cited by way of a tender woman—Gudrid. Thorgils is a rootless personality of quicksilver intelligence and suppleness. He has inherited his mother’s skill of moment sight, and his mentors educate him the traditional methods and warn him of the invasion of the “White Christ” into the land of the “Old Gods.” Guided by way of a stressed quest for experience and the wanderlust of his favorite god, Odinn, Thorgils’ fortunes will take him into worlds of incredible hazard and discovery.

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