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The King of Vinland's Saga

A book by Stuart W. Mirsky

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Intriguing and enthralling

  • Aug 17, 1999
When I first picked up this book, I marvelled at the different stle of writing - it is told as an old Norse saga should be. After a while, the adventrues of Sigtrygg in his efforts to secure his rights had me completely enthralled. Beneath the research and the meticulous attention to detail there is still the old fashioned "good guys against bad guys" story that we all know and love.

In addition there is the sweep of drama, the dark forrest, the adventures on the high seas, beautiful women, clashing swords and all manner of excitement. It is a great read, and it also has a most satisfying ending.

Well done Stuart, but what next?

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September 17, 2013
I just stumbled across this. Another Man's Land is the working title for my new one which has nothing whatever to do with vikings this time out. American Indians still play a role, however, in this fact-based novel recalling the shabby treatment accorded a small group of people in mid-19th century pre-Civil War America -- and the long overlooked Western hero who led them and will now hopefully take his place, at last, in the pantheon of trail blazing American pioneers. Thanks for the kind review of my first novel, The King of Vinland's Saga, by the way. SWM
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"As with most historical novels, it is essential that the reader view this Saga as fictional, and not confuse it with the relatively meager known facts about Leif Ericsson, the Greenland settlement and Vinland. Keeping this firmly in mind, Viking enthusiasts should enjoy this engaging tale from beginning to end." --The Norseman News, Winter 1999

The King of Vinland's Saga. . . earns a place on the bookshelf beside other neo-sagas such asEric Brighteyesby H. Rider Haggard and E. R. Eddison'sStyrbiorn The Strong. . .

Mirsky has an excellent command of the saga style and spins a fine, page-turning tale. . . there are some truly wonderful scenes of sea-faring and berserker duels. . . Vragi's final fight is worth the price of the book all by itself. . . ." -- Diana Paxson, Author of The Wolf and The Raven and The Hallowed Isle tetralogy. -- IDUNNA Magazine, November '99

Mirsky keeps us glued to this excellent first novel, using a subtle yet powerful story-telling technique that recalls old-time adventures involving swordplay, fair maidens in distress, relatives who are scoundrels, a misunderstood hero engaged in epic exploits, strange lands full of mysterious and wonderful peoples, and the power of good versus evil. The King of Vinland's Saga is a book the reader can't stay away from . . . and mourns when it is finished. --- -- Shelley Glodowski,Midwest Book Review, Fall 1999

THE KING OF VINLAND'S SAGA is a wonderfully rich adventure novel, with memorable characters, a ...

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ISBN-10: 0738801526
ISBN-13: 978-0738801520
Author: Stuart W. Mirsky
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

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