Varanger

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Macmillan, Apr 1, 2008 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Corban Loosestrife’s son Conn is a clever and strong leader of men; his cousin, the god-touched Raef, is his shield and navigator. They have joined a fur-trading ship to Russia, and are forced to over-winter in Novgorod. While there, they take service with the leader of the Rus, Dobrynya, and with him travel south to Kiev, and then on with a raiding party into the northern reaches of the Byzantine Empire. With vivid description and passionate characters, Cecelia Holland takes the reader back to a time when heroes voyaged to the far corners of the known world.  Whether fighting the ice in a deep Russian winter, sailing down a great river in a dragon ship, or wandering the elegant streets of the Black Sea city of Chersonese, Holland makes it real.
 

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Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
24
Section 3
36
Section 4
50
Section 5
64
Section 6
82
Section 7
95
Section 8
105
Section 12
159
Section 13
171
Section 14
183
Section 15
196
Section 16
214
Section 17
228
Section 18
239
Section 19
255

Section 9
118
Section 10
132
Section 11
147
Section 20
271
Section 21
286
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Cecelia Holland is widely acknowledged as one of the finest historical novelists of our time. She is the author of more than thirty novels, including The Angel and the Sword, Jerusalem, Lily Nevada, and The Kings in Winter. Holland lives in Humboldt County, in northern California, where she teaches creative writing, and is current at work on a new historical novel.

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