Book 206: The Last Vikings by K. A. Seaver


The Last Vikings by K. A. Seaver

Finished reading on March 27th, 2016

Rating: 8/10

I started reading this book in January after having raced through A Very Short Introduction to Vikings and while reading The Sagas of Icelanders.

The first chapters of this book sucked me into the topic of Norse settlements in Greenland and their travels elsewhere.

It is a fascinating book as you find out about trade between Greenland and England for example and how communication between Norway and its Greenland settlement seems to have stopped.

Another interesting thing – you can read about some of the fake rune-stones found in the US and also about how Greenland’s actual location was quite a mystery for a long time. And also how the location of the settlements was thought to be on the east coast of Greenland.