Viking: The Norse Warrior's (Unofficial) Manual Hardback
by John Haywood
The fifth instalment in this popular and highly successful series, "Viking" follows on from Legionary, Gladiator, Knight and Samurai, your guide to the Norse world of the tenth century ad.
Discover everything you will need to become a successful Viking warrior: how to join a war band; what to look for in a good leader; how to behave at a feast; what weapons and armour to choose; how to fight in a shield wall; where to go raiding; how to plunder a monastery and ransom a monk; how to navigate at sea; and what to expect if you die gloriously in battle.
Modern reconstructions and ancient artefacts, including 16 pages of brilliant colour images, will immerse the reader visually in the Viking world.
The humorous text peppered with quotes from sagas and chronicles will take you on an engrossing journey from joining a raiding party to how to die gloriously.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 208 pages, 135 illustrations, 29 in colour
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 11/02/2013
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780500251942
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Review by meandmybooks
The flippant tone in this was sometimes irritating to me, but I'm not taking a star off for that since it is consistent with the framing device of imagining that we are cocky Vikings living in the year 991. This is a good introduction, with really excellent illustrations.