The Road to Miklagard



The Road to MiklagardHarald Is Now A Young Man, His Father Has Died He Has A Complicated Series Of Adventures Which Takes Him To A Giant S Treasure Cave In Ireland, Then Jebel Tarik Gibraltar , Then To Miklagard The Viking S Name For Constantinople Where He Joins The Famous Varangian Guard Eventually Harald Returns Home To Norway Via The Great Ship Portage On The Dnieper

Henry 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.

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  • Hardcover
  • 254 pages
  • The Road to Miklagard
  • Henry Treece
  • English
  • 01 June 2018
  • 0875991181

10 thoughts on “The Road to Miklagard

  1. Garry Nixon says:

    It took me 30 years, but I got to Miklagaard eventually, in 1999 The emperor was long gone, and the Varangar disbanded.

  2. Ernest Marlin says:

    Really enjoyed reading this.

  3. Tony Tubb says:

    Treece s usual beautiful dialogue and deep research contribute to an exciting story continuing this historical saga.

  4. Matilda Rose says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Harald travelled to Jebel Tarik Gibraltar to raid coastal villages, along with a Danish bard named Arkil Then he heard of a great giant, named Grummoch, who was hiding in a cave with a huge hoard of treasure He had been causing nearby villages problems, and Harald agreed to put an end to him During the raid, Arkil was killed, along with many of Harald s followers, for Grummoch was as tall as one and a half men.Afterwards, Grummoch was taken prisoner, but agreed to become friends and stand b Harald travelled to Jebel Tarik Gibraltar to raid coastal villages, along with a Danish bard named Arkil Then he heard of a great giant, named Grummoch, who was hiding in a cave with a huge hoard of treasure He had been causing nearby villages problems, and Harald agreed to put an end to him During the raid, Arkil was killed, along with many of Harald s followers, for Grummoch was as tall as one and a half men.Afterwards, Grummoch was taken prisoner, but agreed to become friends and stand by another Grummoch s life had not been particularly pleasant He had once struck one of the boys in his village for teasing him about his size and accidentally killed him Then his mother had banished him from the village on pain of death should he return Poor lonely Grummoch had retired to the mountains and lived off what he could steal from nearby villages.With Grummoch and the remaining of his Viking companions, Harald was captured by a chieftain of a nearby city They became trusted by the chieftain after they stopped a group of robbers from stealing his treasure Then they were promoted to guards and one of the Vikings, Haro, fell in love with the chieftain s daughter, Marriba.Unfortunately, Marriba was in love with the Prince of Miklagard the Viking name for Constantinople Marriba feigned sickness, and her father asked the Vikings to take her north where the weather was cooler and that they obey her every command But as soon as they had set sail, Marriba stopped pretending and ordered they head towards Miklagard Harald unwillingly changed course.When they reached Miklagard, they were imprisoned by the evil queen, Lady Irene Because Marriba was Muslim, Irene wouldn t let her son marry her, and ordered for her to be locked up and beheaded The Prince of Miklagard was persuaded to sign her death contract, after which Marriba realised he didn t love her at all.Harald and his friends managed to rescue Marriba and they travelled back to their homeland and shared between them the treasure of Miklagard which they had stolen Marriba had promised to marry Haro, so he didn t need a share of treasure, for he had found the greatest treasure in the world.I enjoyed this book very much I love the way Henry Treece writes and I can t wait to read the next book in the series to find out what happens next

  5. Ryan says:

    This book of the Viking Saga is probably my favorite because it involves the Romans I thought that it is sometimes disturbing when you think of the scenes in your head.

  6. Mawson Bear says:

    Read this, and all the Treeces, when I was 11 and 12 They became a vital part of my imagination At the time I practically memorized this one Four stars for the enjoyment it gave me.

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