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Collecting NORTHLANDERS #9,10, 17-20! This collection explores everything from the art of Viking single combat to the role of women in the Viking world.
With this collection of NORTHLANDERS short stories, writer Brian Wood continues his redefinition of the Norse sagas, seamlessly blending historical detail with a modern sensibility.
In LINDISFARNE, a small Christian boy in the infamous coastal village witnesses the Viking invasion firsthand, and is torn between his brutal and pious father and the mythic pagan warriors from the old stories.
With THE VIKING ART OF SINGLE COMBAT, Wood blends a simple narrative of two warriors fighting a duel with an acerbic overview of Viking warfare and tactics, technical details and philosophical observations on the very nature of war, conscription, collateral damage and post-traumatic stress.
THE SHIELD MAIDENS peels back the layers on the role of women in the early Middle Ages as three widowed Danish women face down an invading Saxon army, in a powerful story of bouncing back from loss and finding a new life against impossible odds.
SVEN THE IMMORTAL revisits the original NORTHLANDERS character Sven of Orkney, some twenty years into the future. Now an old man with a loving family, he comes brutally face-to-face with his own mythology as a group of mercenaries comes to hunt down the legendary warrior.