Twilight of the North
By Jorgen Flood
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Published: Aug. 01, 2011
Words: 87,738 (approximate)
For 250 years the Vikings sailed the oceans. Their exploits are legendary.
THE TWILIGHT OF THE NORTH recounts the exciting story of Erik Sigvaldsson. We follow him from the Battle of Stiklestad, as a member of the famous Varangian Guard in Byzantium, to the crucial Battle of Stamford Bridge. He also meets and fall in love with a slave girl.
For two hundred and fifty years the Vikings plundered the Medieval world. From Constantinople to North America they left a legacy of violence and conquest.
THE TWILIGHT OF THE NORTH recounts the exciting story of Erik Sigvaldsson. We follow him from the Battle of Stiklestad, as a member of the famous Varangian Guard in Byzantium, to the crucial Battle of Stamford Bridge Many men from Northern Europe did indeed service the Emperor in Constantinople. In this story the main character repeatedly intersect with the impressive figure of Harald Sigurdsson, who served the emperor for many years before he traveled back to Scandinavia and became King of Norway. Erik Sigvaldsson continued to serve King Harald after their first meeting in Constantinople, and followed him in his quest to conquer England.
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