Odinn's Child

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Pan Macmillan, Aug 19, 2011 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Set in an ancient Viking world full of brooding Norse mythology and bloodthirsty battles, VIKING - Odinn’s Child is the stunning first volume in an epic historical fiction trilogy.

Our story begins in the year 1001 and the toddler, Thorgils Leiffson, son of Leif the Lucky and Thorgunna, arrives on the shores of Brattahlid in Greenland to be brought up in the fostercare of a young woman - Gudrid. Thorgils is a rootless character of quicksilver intelligence and adaptability. He has inherited his mother’s ability of second sight and his destiny lies beyond the imagination of those around him.

Virtually orphaned, he is raised by various mentors, who teach him the ancient ways and warn him of the invasion of the ‘White Christ’ into the land of the ‘Old Gods’. Thorgils is guided by a restless quest for adventure and the wanderlust of his favoured god, Odinn. His fortunes take him into many dangerous situations as well as to the brink of death by execution, in battle, disease and shipwreck...

Packed with wonderfully reimagined Viking sagas and adventures, and fascinating and unique characters, VIKING - Odinn’s Child gives historical novel writing a new dimension.

 

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
14
Section 3
31
Section 4
38
Section 5
52
Section 6
60
Section 7
80
Section 8
96
Section 13
181
Section 14
196
Section 15
216
Section 16
235
Section 17
250
Section 18
267
Section 19
282
Section 20
290

Section 9
108
Section 10
129
Section 11
147
Section 12
163
Section 21
307
Section 22
325
Section 23
329
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About the author (2011)

Tim Severin, explorer, traveller, author, film-maker and lecturer has made many expeditions, most recently in search of Moby Dick and Robinson Crusoe, and has written books about all of them. Odinn’s Child , volume one of the VIKING trilogy, is his first novel.

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