Door to the North
Subtitled "A Saga of 14th Century America", this adventure story provides an early look at America from a Scandinavian perspective. The year is 1360 AD and King Magnus Eirikson rules over Sweden and Norwaya united, Christian Scandinavia. It is rumored that the colonies in Greenland have reverted to their old pagan rituals, and the inhabitants of the Western Settlement have disappeared. King Magnus sends Paul Knutson and forty men across the sea to Greenland to verify the truth of these stories. After the men confirm the disappearance of the settlement, they follow a trail of clues south across the seas toward "Vinland"in search of answers for the King. The Norse expedition reaches an unknown continent filled with surprising animals and inhabitants. Will they solve the mystery and return safety to their homeland? By Elizabeth Coatsworth. 245 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa
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