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"For indeed the Frankish nation, which was crushed by the avenger Hasting, was full of filthy uncleanness. Treasonous and oath-breaking, they were deservedly condemned; unbelievers and faithless, they were justly punished." (Dudo of St. Quentin, Gesta Normannorum)

Orphaned as a child by a blood feud and sold as a slave to an exiled chieftain in Ireland, the boy Hasting had little hope of surviving to adulthood. The gods had other plans. A ship arrived at his master's longphort carrying a man who would alter the course of his destiny and take him under his wing to teach him the ways of the Vikings. His is a story of a boy who was a slave, who became a warlord, and who helped topple an empire.  

A supposed son of Ragnar Lodbrok, and referred to in the Gesta Normannorum as the Scourge of the Somme and Loire, his life exemplified the qualities of the ideal Viking. Join author and historian C. J. Adrien on an adventure that explores the coming of age of the Viking Hasting, his first love, his first great trials, and his first betrayal.

©2019 Christopher Jonathan Adrien (P)2020 Tantor

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  • Helen Fahlsing
  • 05-07-2020

Historical fiction

I enjoy first person narratives. Looking forward to future books in the series. Please have them available in audio.

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  • Brian Murphy
  • 21-08-2020

average at best

If you are looking for a good book on Vikings, stick with Bernard Cornwell.

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  • 23-08-2020

adventures for love

the book got better as it went further into his adventure. he struggled to find his love after his village has been ransacked by Danes and his love is taken as a slave. He (hastings) uses his wits to get from different adventures. He is young and has to learn quickly. l am looking forward to the 2nd book.

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