In this third installment of the Strongbow Saga series, the Danish attack on Western Frankia continues. But as the invading Danes push deeper into the heartland of the Frankish kingdom, the mighty Frankish army, which far outnumbers them, gathers. The Strongbow Saga is an epic tale of one man's unstoppable quest for justice and vengeance that carries him across the 9th century world of the Vikings. In The Road to Vengeance, Halfdan continues to gain experience, and win renown as a warrior. But he will have to survive many dangers, from the Franks as well as from those within the Danish army who seek his death, in order to fulfill his vow of vengeance.
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I am enjoying the heck out of this series. This is the third book, and introduces a love element that is entirely sweet and fascinating, since they're from such different backgrounds. Instead of the typical romance between a noble and a commoner, this is between a remorseless warrior and pious nun. And the overarching heroic revenge tale takes a stride forward.
Historic fiction isn't always my bag of tea, since it can be dry and heavy-handed, but this series has great character development and well-integrated research. If you want to read about vikings, make this high on your 'to read' pile.
This third book is getting more interesting. The historical background adds more colorful to this story. I will go on to see how the"revenge is finalized".
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