Fifteen-year-old Rigg, son of Leif Eriksson, loves mystery and adventure. In the early eleventh century, he finds both of these in abundance when his father sails away and leaves him behind in Vinland, the Vikings' precarious foothold on the wild Newfoundland coast. Soon, rigg makes an amazing discovery. The Vikings aren't alone in this alien land. But who inhabits it withFifteen-year-old Rigg, son of Leif Eriksson, loves mystery and adventure. In the early eleventh century, he finds both of these in abundance when his father sails away and leaves him behind in Vinland, the Vikings' precarious foothold on the wild Newfoundland coast. Soon, rigg makes an amazing discovery. The Vikings aren't alone in this alien land. But who inhabits it with them? Demons, giants, or another human tribe -- one that equals the Norse invaders in skill and bravery?...
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Viking Quest Reviews
Impeccably researched this is a story of the Vikings in Vinland. I found the story line itself to be quite clever, incorporating the Norse Saga, beliefs and mythology, archeological evidence, research and popular theory, but the execution a little lacking. My main complaint would lie in the 3rd person narrator who seems to step in and out of the story as if present with the characters then backing into the present day and narrating as a history professor with a historical tidbit in a more general “the Norse people” context, rather than in reference to the actual characters in the story. I found this very jarring and every time I would feel thrown out of the story and lose the story line. There were a few things I found a little foolish as well, such as a character literally being scared to death. The main character knows to find his way back through the woods by following broken twigs (not intentionally broken) even though the book said he grew up in a barren land with few to no trees (Iceland or Greenland) and he’s afraid of the forest. He is also an amazing tree climber for a boy who grew up without any large trees. A decent book for anyone interested in the Vikings in Canada, but a poor choice to create an interest that is not already in place.
A Viking quest by Tom Henighan was a very enjoyable book that spoke to me culturally but also compelled to my interests involving history and the Vikings. I personally really enjoyed the portrayal of old Norse legends and traditions, and it was the first book I’ve read about the Vikings, although there is no evidence on what they were doing and did in north America I think they made a good guess on the event and what they did here, which is the same that a text book and even historians can predict. The book is excellent I find in very accurately portraying to the life of the Vikings during that age and the things they do and how they behaved, especially with the unknown ands how they deal with problems and people. I did not like some of the dialogue in the book. The 3rd person narrator annoyed me a fair deal, as to me it was unessacary and took away some enjoyment from the events that were happening. The main character also annoyed me, he wasn’t a traditional Viking, he was afraid of everything and that to me doesn’t represent the Vikings well which if historically accurate he would be an outcast and probably not make it in the Viking world. Overall this was a great book that spoke well to the life of the Vikings and life of that time, I’d recommend it to readers who enjoy historical fiction and more specifically Viking stories.