I read the first of these recently, and really enjoyed it. I believe these are actually classified as books for teens or older teens - clearly targeted at boys and young men. The last time I fell into one of those categories, the Beetles were still together...Nonetheless, I really like these books.This is a book I was wishing wouldn't end so quickly. The storytelling is outstanding, even if the character development is a bit simple. But again, these books are written for young men / teenagers - I'm not sure they'd appeal to that group as much if the author got into more complex character development.In talking to Peggy about this book, (who often gets asked for recommendations as she's blissfully librarianing away), and told her I thought this (and the series) would be one to recommend right alongside "The Three Musketeers" by Dumas.Now, for the other stuff.I understand that Judson Roberts has struck out on his own, leaving the publishing company who published his first 3 books. He is preparing to publish his fourth book on his own. I LOVE to see authors doing this - especially authors like Roberts who are good and proven writers. I'd like to encourage readers to support these literary entrepreneurs, who are the equivalent of a small business-person trying to eek out a living among multinational giants.I loved the first 2 books, and have started the third. If you like adventure stories, pick these up and read them, and then find ways to stay connected to Roberts as he rolls out his next in the series - his first as an independent.
Dragons from the Sea
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Dragons from the Sea
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I read the first of th...
Excellent historical f...
Excellent historical fiction with a solid base on what life was like for most people during the time of Viking invasions (before 1000 AD). Lots of action, violence and bloodshed, so if that's not your favorite fare, this may not be for you. For those mature readers (I recommend for 8th grade and up) who can handle that, this is well written with phenomenal character development. Be ready -- Roberts has no problem killing off characters you've come to like. Book 2: Dragons From the Sea -- Halfdan's story continues as he is accepted into the crew of a Viking longship which is called to be part of an invasion force into the land of the Franks (France). His ability to shoot accurately with a longbow and his understanding of Latin make him a valuable asset. Halfdan's personal vow to avenge Harald's death takes a back seat to his responsibilities to the crew and their leader, Jarl Halstein, though. Halfdan's character develops with each choice he makes, and he earns the respect of many of the warriors. This one is extra-heavy with battle scenes from the invasion -- this is up-close and personal battle, with lots of blood and gore.
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