The Dragon’s Hoard: stories from the Viking Sagas

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

If Vikings make you think of violent warrior raiders, think again! Some of the Vikings in this collection of 11 stories are indeed hard, brutal north-men addicted to battle, but here you will also encounter sailors, traders and explorers easily terrified by magic and monsters.

Meet Fafnir, transformed into a dragon by his greed to safeguard his gold; Kara, the Swan Warrior protecting her beloved in battle; the Berserker Babysitter; sailor Bjarni Herjolfson, who discovered America, and then went back home; and Glam, the undead zombie. 

Elemental, unadorned and compelling, these stories of strong characters and emotions living closely alongside animals and nature are illuminated by earth-toned illustrations. These engaging retellings of the Viking Sagas bring their voices echoing down from the 13th and 14th centuries.

More books like this

How to Train Your Dragon

Author: Cressida Cowell

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an incredible sword-fighter, dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking hero who ever lived.

Read more about How to Train Your Dragon

Winter's Tales

Author: Lari Don

How did the boy known as the Prince of Wolves get his name? Where did tinsel come from? How did Lars and the snow bear get rid of Christmas trolls? Find out in this unusual collection.

Read more about Winter's Tales

Share this book with your friends

Use our Bookfinder to discover the perfect children's books for every age...