This series follows the exploits of a group of Vikings led by Ragnar Lothbrok, one of the most popular Viking heroes of all time, whose destiny is the stuff of legends. Ragnar is thought to be of Danish, Swedish or Norwegian origin, depending on the source. He is credited with unifying the Viking clans in a kingdom of undetermined borders at the end of the 8th century (King Echbert mentions having lived in the court of King Charlemagne, who was crowned in 800). But Ragnar is most widely known as the man behind the very first Viking raids in Christian, Saxon, French or Celtic territory. This simple farmer, a liegeman of Jarl Haraldson, rebels against the strategic choices of his lord: instead of attacking the pagan Slavs and Balts on the Baltic, he decides instead to launch an offensive on the rich lands of the West, where monasteries abound with treasures just waiting to be pillaged by ambitious warriors. Ragnar sets out on a clandestine expedition, and his success will forever change the destiny of the Vikings and the Christian kingdoms to the South – who will be terrorized at the mere mention of the word “Viking” for nearly a century to come.


Genre Fiction / Drama

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