Time & Location
Nov 17, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Nordic Hall, 63 Jacobs Rd, Coupeville, WA 98239, USA
About the Event
This month's discussion will be about Don Holloway's The Last Viking: the true story of King Harald Hardrada. '
King Harald III (called Hardrada, or "Hard Ruler") of Norway was a real-life fantasy hero who burst into history as a teenaged youth in a Viking battle, from which he escaped with little more than his life and a thirst for vengeance.
The Last Viking is a fast-moving narrative that reads like a novel, combining Norse sagas, Byzantine accounts, Anglo Saxon chronicles, and even King Harald's own verse and prose, into a single, compelling story. While pointing out errors and contradictions in the ancient stories for the sake of accuracy Don Hollway brings the true tale of this hero to life.