Children of the chieftain,
By Michael E Wills
The story of orphaned Viking children Ingir and Ahl, their journey to save their people from the fearsome Jomsviking after their father, the chieftain, dies after defeating the raiders. The pair battle valiantly against the odds, being betrayed by their friends and fighting to free all the adults.
A great tale of high adventure and a brilliant introduction to Vikings for the younger reader, 8 years plus. I’m 48 and I enjoyed it.
This is a short novel and perfect for the intended age, the only slight criticism would be, that I would have liked a little more depth into some of the characters. Perhaps that would have made the book unnecessarily long and put some young readers off.
A well-paced adventure, well worth a read and five stars.