The Forgotten Land is first and foremost, a military action tale, a tale of time travel and lastly, a love story.
An Australian Special Air Service 5-man unit is sent behind enemy lines to kidnap a high-ranking Iraqi officer to be brought in for public trial for war crimes. The unit takes shelter in a deep cave to avoid capture when their mission goes bad.
While there, they find a mystical portal which transports them to 10th century Denmark and the land of the Vikings.
Their adventures begin when the Norsemen hail the Aussies as the Gods of Light. Their modern weapons, tactics and skills put them in good stead with the Norsemen as they fight and travel to get back to the cave where their adventure began in hopes of going back to their own time.
Reading on my Kindle, I found myself using the dictionary function to decipher the Australian slang and the various Norse words.
The military jargon and descriptions are as accurate as ever due to the author's military background. The action scenes are very realistic and nail-biting.
I will never again use the terms "Viking" and "Norseman" as being interchangeable. They're not.
This is an exciting book for it's action scenes and descriptions of ancient Norse culture and lifestyle. It is very well researched and written. A cliff hanger from start to finish!
Well worth the price of admission!