The Norsemen Saga
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  • 1
    Fin Gall - A Novel of Viking Age Ireland: Norsemen Saga Series #1 | James L. Nelson

    Fin Gall - A Novel of Viking Age Ireland: Norsemen Saga Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James L. Nelson
    • Narrated By Shaun Grindell
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    For centuries, the Vikings have swept out of the Norse countries and fallen on whatever lands they could reach aboard their longships, and few could resist the power of their violent onslaught. They came at first to plunder and then to settle, an encroachment fiercely resisted wherever they went. Such was the case in the southern lands of Ireland. En route to the Viking longphort there, known as Dubh-linn, Thorgrim Night Wolf and Ornolf the Restless stumble across an Irish ship.

    Tolerable with this trick

    The story is good, not great, but good enough that I've bought the second in series. Narrator is intolerably slow however, not bad, just slow---so I u..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 10 2016 by Victoria (NEW ORLEANS, LA, United States)
  • 2
    Dubh-Linn: A Novel of Viking Age Ireland - Norsemen Saga Series #2 | James L. Nelson

    Dubh-Linn: A Novel of Viking Age Ireland - Norsemen Saga Series #2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By James L. Nelson
    • Narrated By Shaun Grindell
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    Eager to return to his native Norway, Thorgrim agrees to participate in one last raid under the command of a man he does not trust. But the Northmen, he finds, are no longer simply invaders on foreign soil. They have become a part of the Irish kings' ongoing struggle for power, and, far from securing a means to return home, Thorgrim and his men are plunged into a battle for the throne of Tara - a battle that will test their strength and loyalty as none has before.

    As good as Bernard Cornwell

    Every bit as good as the Saxon Series and similar time period and set in Ireland. This is the second in the series. I read the first, Fin Gall, enjoyi..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 13 2017 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 3
    The Lord of Vik-Lo: A Novel of Viking Age Ireland - Norsemen Saga Series #3 | James L. Nelson

    The Lord of Vik-Lo: A Novel of Viking Age Ireland - Norsemen Saga Series #3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By James L. Nelson
    • Narrated By Shaun Grindell
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    Having recovered from the wounds of battle and having won for himself a fortune, a crew, and a longship, Thorgrim Night Wolf makes ready to leave the Viking town of Dubh-linn for the long journey back to his home in Norway. But the gods have other plans, and Thorgrim and his men wash up in the small Viking longphort of Vík-ló. Thinking themselves among friends, they soon learn that the opposite is true - that Grimarr Giant, the Lord of Vík-ló, has reason to want Thorgrim and his son, Harald, dead.

    FANTASTIC!!

    The writing, story, characters & narration are phenomenal!!! Up on my awesome shelf with. Bernard Cornwell & Angus Watson, can't wait for book 4 audio..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 20 2016 by Robin Rains ()
  • 4
    Glendalough Fair: The Norsemen Saga, Book 4 | James L. Nelson

    Glendalough Fair: The Norsemen Saga, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By James L. Nelson
    • Narrated By Shaun Grindell
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    Spring has come to Ireland, where Thorgrim Night Wolf, new-made Lord of Vík-ló, and the 300 Viking warriors under his command have suffered through a brutal winter. Despite having accomplished much during the months of cold and rain, the patience of the men has worn thin, and anger and frustration threaten to tear the ships' crews apart. But just as the men are turning on one another, a local Irish lord arrives with a proposal, a plan for Irish and Norse to join together in a raid.

    Best book so far

    Best in the series yet. Cliff Hanger ending that built on the previous book's ending. I'm really looking forward to the next one.

    Reviewed on September 15 2017 by Luke (Tuam, Ireland)
  • 5
    Night Wolf: A Novel of Viking Age Ireland: Norsemen Saga Series, Book 5 | James L. Nelson

    Night Wolf: A Novel of Viking Age Ireland: Norsemen Saga Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By James L. Nelson
    • Narrated By Shaun Grindell
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    With their ill-fated raid on the monastary at Glendalough torn apart by betrayal and defeat, Thorgrim Night Wolf and his handful of survivors from the crew of Sea Hammer find themselves in desperate and tenuous straits. Stranded far from the safety of Vik-lo, surrounded by enemies, and with barely enough men to work the longship's oars, the Norsemen must make their way back through a dangerous and uncertain country. Thorgrim, however, is not interested in mere survival. His one thought, his one desire, is to take revenge.

    I hope it's not the last one.

    The story improves with each book. Not particularly heavy writing, but entertaining nonetheless! I hope the saga continues.

    Reviewed on November 02 2016 by Daniel ()
  • 6
    Raider’s Wake: A Novel of Viking Age Ireland: The Norsemen Saga, Book 6 | James L. Nelson

    Raider’s Wake: A Novel of Viking Age Ireland: The Norsemen Saga, Book 6

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    • By James L. Nelson
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    After the treachery and slaughter they met during the raid on Glendalough, Thorgrim Night Wolf and his small band of surviving Northmen have returned to Vik-lo, where Thorgrim again sits as lord of the Viking longphort. But the Northmen are a restless lot, and soon they find themselves eager to put to sea. Loading weapons and supplies aboard the four longships under Thorgrim's command, they set out in search of the rich merchant ships that now ply Irish waters. But not all cargoes are the same, nor all merchant captains easy targets for the Norse raiders.

    Another great chapter of the Norsemen Saga.

    The author's Mariner background really shines in this book. Another captivating novel. I can't wait for the next book!

    Reviewed on October 14 2017 by Brandon Wilkins ()