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Good, but not great series of books
on 30 January 2007
Having read all three of the Viking trilogy now, I feel that the series is good, but by no means brilliant.
While the scenery was very well set, and the characters were interesting, I felt that the author was trying to cram too much into the books. Thorgils had too many professions, which made the books feel like an overview of the period 999-1066, rather than a story of one man.
Overall though, I feel that the major problem with the series is that they stand in contrast with Bernard Cornwell's current Saxon series. While Severin's books are good, Cornwell proves once again to be the expert at historical fiction.