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Burpito
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800 pages of Thorgil Thorgilsson pirating around, forming blood feuds, exchanging giant rings and gilded swords, and "discovering" Canada. Did you know Vikings named it Greenland as a marketing tactic? So more Norsemen would want to move to that desolate place and keep them company.

Loved it

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Jari-chan
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Pickpick

Same strengths and weaknesses as the book about the Picts: strong in wars and names, sometimes a bit dry, but highly informative. I wish there would've been more about the daily lives of people, their cultures etc. But if you're looking for a good overview of the early days of Scotland (or the British Isles generally), I can highly recommend Tim Clarkson. It was a fascinating ride through history.

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Texreader
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E-trilogy on sale today only.

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Berryfan
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An excellent history of the late Viking Age. The author focuses on telling it through the career of Olaf (later St Olaf) as well as Cnut the Great. He has fine touch and tells the stories with the right amount of detail.

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julieclair
Avelynn: A Novel | Marissa Campbell
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Great storytelling. Saxon England during the time of the Viking invasions. This book reminded me very much of the The Last Kingdom tv series, but without nearly as many graphic war scenes. Book 1 of a series. I'm looking forward to reading more!
This was my #BookedInTime selection for January - Early Medieval
#ThemesMotifs&Tropes - A Ship
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@Cuilin

LeeRHarry Always looking for more Viking books to add to my list! 😊 5mo
Cuilin Oh this sounds fabulous. How many in the series? 5mo
julieclair @Cuilin Only two so far. The second one is Avelynn: The Edge of Faith (not in Litsy catalog). 5mo
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julieclair @LeeRHarry I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 5mo
Cuilin @julieclair I‘m just trying to decide if I want to add another series to my ever-growing series list. 🤦‍♀️ 5mo
julieclair @Cuilin Oh yeah, I totally hear you on that one! 😉📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚 5mo
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bibliothecarivs
Cultural Atlas of the Viking World | Colleen E. Batey, James Graham-Campbell
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Recent acquisitions:

📖 Cultural Atlas of the Viking World by Colleen Batey, Helen Clarke, R. I. Page, Neil S. Price, edited by James Graham-Campbell
📖 The Folk Arts of Norway (second enlarged edition with 219 illustrations including 20 in full color) by Janice S. Stewart

#fREADom #UniteAgainstBookBans

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jenniferw88
The Last Kingdom | Bernard Cornwell
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@Cuilin @dabbe Here are my selections for January's and February's #bookedintime themes.

January brings me a different Bernard Cornwell series, this time featuring Uhtred of Bebbanberg and Alfred the Great.

February isn't technically the 1917 revolution but the reign of Nicholas and Alexandra and the events leading up to it.

Cuilin Both work fabulously 👍 7mo
dabbe I got the January title on the spreadsheet; what's the exact February title and author? 🤩 7mo
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Bookzombie
How to Train Your Dragon | Cressida Cowell
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I bought a paper copy of this for the nephew and then decided to listen to the audiobook. David Tennant did a fabulous job narrating. However, I was not expecting this to be so different from the movie and maybe that impacted how much I liked it. Anyway, I‘m going to give this one to him for his birthday next year. In the meantime, I might have to revisit the movie.

Susanita I‘m very fond of the movie because Toothless reminds me of my cat. 🐈‍⬛ 8mo
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Pash
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This is amazing. The sagas are laid out really well and easy to read. The way it is written is unputdownable, and it isn't too graphic that a child wouldn't be able to read it and enjoy it. I loved it and will definitely read it again. Of course, it is only a hand-picked selection of saga stories, and obviously, I cannot account for how true to the traditional sagas it is, but I think it's pretty close to what I've heard before.