Erik the Red

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Pub Date 23 Feb 2021 | Archive Date 11 May 2021

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Erik the Red was born to become legend!
 


Love and destruction, toil and triumph blend in a gripping historical fiction account of the life of  Erik the Red, taking him from the Iceland into the great unknown as he searches for his place in the world.

Exiled from his homeland of Norway as a boy, Erik Thorvladsson wants nothing more than to honor his father’s legacy and to figure out where he belongs in the world. But to claim and cultivate his own homestead is no easy task.

Navigating natural disasters, violent clashes, and banishment, he seeks his fortunes in an Iceland on the brink of change. But when a conflict over property erupts into violence, Erik is outlawed from the country for three years and sets off on his greatest challenge of all.

Assembling a group of settlers, he and his family sail west into uncertainty, hoping to finally find a green and prosperous land to call their own.

"A mysterious death and a fantastical curse add light intrigue while mature sexual situations make this a great crossover novel for adult readers." Kirkus Reviews

 
Erik the Red was born to become legend!
 


Love and destruction, toil and triumph blend in a gripping historical fiction account of the life of Erik the Red, taking him from the Iceland into the great...

Advance Praise

"A mysterious death and a fantastical curse add light intrigue while mature sexual situations make this a great crossover novel for adult readers...Very Viking, indeed."-Kirkus Reviews

"A mysterious death and a fantastical curse add light intrigue while mature sexual situations make this a great crossover novel for adult readers...Very Viking, indeed."-Kirkus Reviews


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I was looking to read a Viking book and when I saw this, I knew I had to read it. It is a gripping historical fiction tale of the life of Erik the Red, from his boyhood homeland of Norway, onto Iceland and beyond. He wants nothing more than to honour his father’s legacy and to figure out where he fits into the world, but this is no easy task. He navigates through natural disasters, violent clashes and banishment. When a conflict over property erupts into violence, he is outlawed from the country for three years and sets off on his greatest challenge of all. He gathers together a group of settlers and sets off west, into uncertainty, hoping to find a land they could call their own. It is a really good book; I feel that it is a little too long and involved to be a middle grade book. 4 stars from me. I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for an advance review copy of Erik the Red in return for an honest review.

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As a supposed descendant of Erik the Red, I have always been curious about his life and story. This book is a great resource for young readers to learn more about the life and man behind the legends. This was not an easy time period to live and Erik faced many challenges. Guaranteed to hold the interest anyone reading with an open desire to learn. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via NetGalley and all opinions expressed are my own, freely given.

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Very well developed characters and an extremely engaging story. Well thought out and very suspenseful story line that keeps the reader guessing until the final twist! This is the book to read this year! Highly recommended!

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