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Viking Terror

by (author) Tom Henighan

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2006
Category
General, General, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550026054
    Publish Date
    Aug 2006
    List Price
    $12.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770702165
    Publish Date
    Aug 2006
    List Price
    $12.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554886821
    Publish Date
    Aug 2006
    List Price
    $8.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
  • Reading age: 9 to 12

Description

Short-listed for the 2007 Ottawa Book Award for Fiction
When 17-year-old Rigg and his friend Ari hang a marauding wolf in the wilds of medieval Greenland, they get much more than they bargained for: a hint of werewolves, glimpses of human sacrifice to the old Norse gods, and an encounter with a resourceful native girl that changes their lives forever.
This adventure brings Rigg and Ari into conflict with Rigg’s grandfather, Erik the Red, the ruler of the Greenland Norse colony, and with his daughter, Freydis, skilled in black magic. Rigg must fight a mysterious warrior known only as Death Watcher and lead a dangerous expedition to rescue his father, Leif Eriksson.
Based on history and Viking beliefs and customs, Viking Terror is a striking tale of conflict between young and old, pagan and Christian, Norse settlers and Greenland natives. The skill and courage of Rigg and Ari are pitted against strong and wily adversaries, with the survival of the new Norse colony in Greenland at stake.

About the author

Tom Henighan is the author of 17 published books, including Mercury Man, shortlisted for the Red Maple Award; Viking Quest and Viking Terror, two historical novels set in medieval Canada; and more recently, Demon in My View and Doom Lake Holiday. In 2008 he was awarded the Victor Tolgesy Prize for lifetime contribution to the arts in Ottawa, where he lives.

Tom Henighan's profile page

Awards

  • Short-listed, Ottawa Book Award for Fiction

Editorial Reviews

"Henighan builds one peril upon another in a carefully mounting ascent. Through minor puzzles ... he opens the door to the possibility of magic before unleashing Freydis's horrors later in the story. He has the same discreet approach to character."

The Globe and Mail

'Tom Henighan's Viking Terror ... is an immediate thrill, a teen romp in the wilds of medieval Greenland."

Star Phoenix

"It's main appeal will be to readers with an interest in medieval Viking culture."

VOYA

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