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Description - Meadowland by Thomas C. Holt

In 1037, a senior civil servant of the Byzantine empire faces a tedious journey to Greece, escorting the Army payroll. His only companions are a detachment of the Empire's elite Guard, recruited from Viking Scandinavia. When the wagon sheds a wheel, he passes the time talking with two veterans, who have a remarkable story to tell; the Viking discovery of America.As he records the story, years later, he also considers its effect on the fourth member of the party; a young Norwegian guardsman who went on to become King Harald Hardradi, who died invading England in 1066 ...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780349117416
ISBN-10: 0349117411
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 126mm x mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Abacus
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Thomas C. Holt

Thomas Holt is the author of historical fiction, including THE WALLED ORCHARD and ALEXANDER AT THE WORLD'S END, also such comic fantasy classics as WHO'S AFRAID OF BEOWULF?, EXPECTING SOMEONE TALLER and OVERTIME.

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