Thursday, April 01, 2010


Brian Woods Northlanders is a mostly anglo-oriented take on the viking era with stories spanning from the 700's to the 12th century. Its good shit, my only objection is the authors complete disregard/lack of knowledge of the fact that to the vikings  the raidings were as much a religious war as it was about having some fun raping and pillaging. But, I guess, you cant have it all. 


So while I would love to read some stories about Olav the Traitor (i.e St. Olav the Holy) who sold his country to to the church for the privilege of wearing a crown and stories like that; Northlanders is great entertainment - escpecially for sword&sorcery-fans who can do well without the sorcery

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