Viking's Dawn

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  • Viking's Dawn
  • Henry Treece
  • English
  • 21 July 2018
  • 0875991173

About the Author: Henry Treece

Hardcover ñ Viking's Dawn ePUB ´ viking's book, dawn mobile, Viking's DawnViking's Dawn eBookHenry Treece was a British poet and writer, who worked also as a teacher, and editor He is perhaps best remembered now as a historical novelist, particularly as a children s historical novelist, although he also wrote some adult historical novels.


Viking's DawnHardcover ñ Viking's Dawn ePUB ´ viking's book, dawn mobile, Viking's DawnViking's Dawn eBookHarold is an adolescent who sails with his father on a raid to Scotland They come to grief on an island in the Hebrides.

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10 thoughts on “Viking's Dawn

  1. Mymymble says:

    I just bought a new copy of this stunning book because my old one finally fell apart I loved it so much as a child I named two of my kids after its characters Luckily they still like their names.

  2. Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance says:

    Harald and his father join the crew of a Viking ship, but Harald s father breaks his leg before the ship leaves and is unable to travel with the boat Onboard is the captain, Thorkell, a brave and charismatic leader, as well as the captain s friend and rival, Ragnar The Vikings set off, and soon see another ship, and the crews of the two ships battle, for there is treasure aboard the ship and the Vikings want it This is a story originally published in 1955, and it is filled with swords and axe Harald and his father join the crew of a Viking ship, but Harald s father breaks his leg before the ship leaves and is unable to travel with the boat Onboard is the captain, Thorkell, a brave and charismatic leader, as well as the captain s friend and rival, Ragnar The Vikings set off, and soon see another ship, and the crews of the two ships battle, for there is treasure aboard the ship and the Vikings want it This is a story originally published in 1955, and it is filled with swords and axes and fighting and usurpation and heroism and danger and death I am a person who never looks for books about swords and axes and fighting and usurpation and heroism and danger and death, but I was surprised to find that I enjoyed reading this story It s a story told without sentiment, and the world views of the characters are very different from the world views of most people today.You won t find many books such as this today, but I imagine that lots of kids would love to read a story like this one Quotes from the book, with some spoilers Here are a few quotes from the book There are some spoilers in the quotes.When Harald sees the man who is to be captain of the boat, he is captivated by him But his father cautions him Harald s father, Sigurd, curled his lip a little disdainfully It is always thus, my son, he said, before a voyage Men seem heroes in the torchlight at a feasting But we must wait till the harsh salt cakes on their hands and the bitter wind tears their fine cloaks from them before we can judge whether they be true men or no Henry Treece Viking s Dawn Kindle Locations 378 380 Kindle Edition Harald s father shares a little of his life philosophy with his son So what can you change with all your worrying You are but an ant crawling on a hunter s boot Henry Treece Viking s Dawn Kindle Location 479 Kindle Edition A discussion among two of the Vikings about the man who acted against the wishes of the captain But Kragge said, And you are a child, Hasting, not to see that this Ragnar, being so ruthless, is such a leader as would stop at nothing once his mind was set toward a thing He is the man to bring us to our hearts desire He is a man to be followed Aye, and feared, said Bj rn, turning his head in disgust Who thinks worse of a man for that said Kragge That is what a leader should be, for if we fear him it means that our enemies must surely fear himHenry Treece Viking s Dawn Kindle Locations 797 802 Kindle Edition A different way of looking at the world Thorkell was silent, for it was against the law for any man to prevent another from fighting, if he thought fit Henry Treece Viking s Dawn Kindle Locations 1011 1012 Kindle Edition When Harald was ill, and the other Vikings were almost without water No man had tasted water for two days, and they were too weak to battle any longer against the sea which seemed determined to keep them from the shore Yet, even though they suffered agonies of thirst, they had agreed to let the sick boy have what water there was Harald never knew this No viking would tell him a thing like that Henry Treece Viking s Dawn Kindle Locations 1281 1284 Kindle Edition

  3. Matilda Rose says:

    Harald and his father Sigurd were vikings Their king died, so they planned to go a viking on a voyage to seek riches and treasure They joined a crew by the coast and helped prepare the ship Nameless Unfortunately, whilst pushing the boat into the sea, Sigurd slipped and his leg was brocken under the bulk of the huge vessel He was left in a nearby fisherman s hut to recover while his son Harald set off.The captain of the ship, Thorkell, took on the role as Harald s father Then the Name Harald and his father Sigurd were vikings Their king died, so they planned to go a viking on a voyage to seek riches and treasure They joined a crew by the coast and helped prepare the ship Nameless Unfortunately, whilst pushing the boat into the sea, Sigurd slipped and his leg was brocken under the bulk of the huge vessel He was left in a nearby fisherman s hut to recover while his son Harald set off.The captain of the ship, Thorkell, took on the role as Harald s father Then the Nameless began to plunder nearby towns along the coast Then, after so much good luck, the vikings find themselves prisoners and must escape

  4. Mikaiser says:

    Excellent children s novel A bit darker than I remember as a child but a lot of real life aspects in there Authors don t write like they used to.

  5. Jeremy says:

    This was one of the first historical fiction books I ever read I went on to read everything I could find by, Treece, Roger Greene and several others, but Treece alwas remained my favorite.

  6. Amber Scaife says:

    Young Harald and his father, Sigurd, sign up to travel with Thorkell Fairhair on his ship, The Nameless Harald s father is injured and must be left behind, but Harald voyages with Thorkell and his colorful band of Vikings, meeting with adventures and misfortunes all along the way.This one wasengaging and entertaining than I suspected it would be For a children s book, it doesn t sugarcoat Viking life and the ending is bittersweet, which is refreshing, to be honest.

  7. Garry Nixon says:

    At the age of 10, or thereabouts, I embark on my first trilogy

  8. Simon Haisell says:

    He has been where none of us will ever go He has come back to us from the belly of the sea Let s begin 2019 with a classic Two books by Henry Treece had an enormous impact on my childhood reading The Dream Time and Electra The first in its simplicity, the second in its complexity, created worlds simultaneously real and mythic Here, Treece achieves the same magic with a coming of age story about a young Viking on his first voyage across the North Sea Deceptively simple and boy s own in He has been where none of us will ever go He has come back to us from the belly of the sea Let s begin 2019 with a classic Two books by Henry Treece had an enormous impact on my childhood reading The Dream Time and Electra The first in its simplicity, the second in its complexity, created worlds simultaneously real and mythic Here, Treece achieves the same magic with a coming of age story about a young Viking on his first voyage across the North Sea Deceptively simple and boy s own in its presentation, Treece does not shrink from the moral ambiguity, the cultural relativity and the casual brutality of the world he explores Never content with easy answers, Treece implicitly asks over and over in this story why did men cross the North Sea, kill and steal, and dream of dying in battle Not your average adventure story

  9. Frankie Rufolo says:

    Unlike the Children s Crusade, my first book by Henry Treece which told a HUGE story, this book is proud to tell a very small story This leaves a lot of room to develop the characters REALLY well They re very layered and complex, but at times, just pleasant and likeable It was really interesting to see a conversation that could go from being dark and serious to being casual and friendly.Harald is pretty well written as the main protagonist The father son relationship felt real and you real Unlike the Children s Crusade, my first book by Henry Treece which told a HUGE story, this book is proud to tell a very small story This leaves a lot of room to develop the characters REALLY well They re very layered and complex, but at times, just pleasant and likeable It was really interesting to see a conversation that could go from being dark and serious to being casual and friendly.Harald is pretty well written as the main protagonist The father son relationship felt real and you really see him admiring all these other men who act as father figures, and his journey as a character.Another of the book s strengths is the descriptive writing I nearly always had a very clear picture in my head and the vocabulary challenged me as a reader, but not too much The Vikings having horned helmets is fairly stereotypical and historically inaccurate, but I did learn a bit about Norse culture, I get the vibe at least The book isn t all savagery and blood, but it s not swashbuckling fun It gets a good balance and talks a lot about religion, loyalty and fate.Admittedly, I did get some of the characters confused a couple of times, forgetting who was who, despite Treece taking so much time to set them up Also, the illustrations let the book down a little Not that they weren t detailed or impressive, but sometimes an illustration would interrupt a fight scene or an emotional moment and because the characters eyes are just black, it put a bit of distance between me and the book s heroes.Overall, Viking s Dawn is a very thoughtful and enjoyable story

  10. Deborah Pickstone says:

    These classic children s books did not treat children as childlike they wrote about young people, sure but they didn t talk down to the child reader, simply were moderate in language and contained no gratuitous violence and sex In short, they were excellent stories from masterful storytellers.It was a joy to read this, a ripping yarn that galloped along with our young protagonist as he experienced his first trip a Viking I heartily recommend this short read to anyone who loves the Dark Age These classic children s books did not treat children as childlike they wrote about young people, sure but they didn t talk down to the child reader, simply were moderate in language and contained no gratuitous violence and sex In short, they were excellent stories from masterful storytellers.It was a joy to read this, a ripping yarn that galloped along with our young protagonist as he experienced his first trip a Viking I heartily recommend this short read to anyone who loves the Dark Ages or history at all