The Strongbow Saga, Book One

Summary:

Welcome to the mid-Ninth Century A.D. Her in Denmark, the Vikings eke out a sparse living from small farms, fishing, and hunting. Their lives are filled with all sorts of danger, natural disasters, disease, and physical attack by enemies. Meet Halfdan, a slave freed by the decision of one man. Hrorick, the tribal chieftain, has declared Halfdan to be his son and a free man. His life is about to change - but is it for the better?


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Those looking for high-quality historical fiction will devour this book. The author dazzles the reader with his knowledge and, most importantly, he knows his audience and which buttons to push to keep them engaged.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Parent Reaction

The author writes extraordinarily well. You would almost be as talented as Shakespeare to write about the Vikings in 840 and make it attractive for a reader. Roberts has done a very credible job.

Type of Book:
This is the first book in this historical fiction series set in Medieval times.
Educational Themes:

Viking Warrior is historical fiction at its very best. The author is an accomplished and knowledgeable expert on the Viking Era. Equally important, he knows how to educate, as well as, entertain the reader.

Reading Level:
5.2
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
9 to 12
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy ... especially those who have an interest in medieval history. As an adventure it will have a broad audience, however, some may see this as a niche topic.

Title Viking Warrior
About

The Strongbow Saga, Book 1

Author Judson Roberts
Publisher HarperTeen, Imprint HarperCollins Publishers © 2007
ISBN 9780060799991
Material Hard Cover
Genres Adventure, Historical Fiction
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