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The victorious Viking army has returned to Denmark from Frankia, after capturing Paris and extracting an enormous ransom from the Franks in exchange for. The Long Hunt book. Read 21 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The victorious Viking army has returned to Denmark from Frankia, afte. Der Weg zur Rache (The Road to Vengeance), the German language translation of book 3 of the Strongbow Saga, is now available in print and site Kindle.


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Strongbow Saga Book 4: The Long Hunt. 1. A Good Plan. Soon it would be done. Soon Toke would be dead, and Harald avenged. For we had a plan. The Long Hunt: Book 4 of The Strongbow Saga (Volume 4) [Judson Roberts, Luc Reid] on ronaldweinland.info *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The victorious. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Judson Roberts brings an extensive, carefully cultivated Book 4 of 4 in The Strongbow Saga (4 Book Series).

Not in United States? Choose your country's store to see books available for download. See if you have enough points for this item. Sign in. The victorious Viking army has returned to Denmark from Frankia, after capturing Paris and extracting an enormous ransom from the Franks in exchange for leaving their kingdom in peace. Now Halfdan, with the aid of Jarl Hastein and his warriors, is ready to bring Toke, the chieftain who murdered Halfdan's brother Harald, to justice.

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I cut the rating to 4. The book is still a great read with battles and character development. Halfdan arrives back home from a victory over the Franks. He has earned much renown because of his talent with a bow and now possesses the name Strongbow.

The homecoming was not a happy event however. Toke told lies that Halfdan was dead and that he, Toke, was the sole hei 4.

Toke told lies that Halfdan was dead and that he, Toke, was the sole heir to the estate. Upon news though that Halfdan lives, Toke takes his warriors and kidnaps Halfdan's half sister Sigrid and leaves. He plans to sell Sigrid as a slave. After much debate, Halfdan, Jarl Hastein and company embark to hunt Toke down for his treachery.

Along the way, Halfdan finds himself in the company of and responsible for a young Finnish woman. This is as much of a coming-of-age story as a Viking adventure story which lends much appeal to the overall story. The story is steeped with a rich historical element as well. For example, we see through Halfdan's eyes how superstitious the Viking people were of this time.

Again, the audio book is execellent! Now a break in the reading since Book 5 has not be released yet. Hopefully, it will be available soon! I had a lot of mixed feelings about this book. Halfdan is as interesting a character as ever, an odd paradox of kindness and cruelty, pursuing his vow of vengeance across the open seas. All in all, if you're a fan of the series this book is well worth a read, but it's a continuation, not a conclusion--and be aware you'll finish it with even more questions than when you started.

Sep 25, Apricity rated it liked it Shelves: It ends on a cliffhanger again! They were all good men, and our comrades. About Toke's attack. And there is one thing we do not understand. How is it that everyone else—H It ends on a cliffhanger again! How is it that everyone else—Harald, Rolf and the others, and even all of the folk of the estate up there—was killed, but you survived?

Harald was the finest swordsman I have ever known, and Ulf a very skilled and experienced warrior. Yet they were killed, and you escaped unharmed. How did that happen? I had not expected them, nor the tone of his voice, or the scorn visible in his eyes. I could feel my face getting hot and flushed, and my feelings swirled in a confused mix of anger and shame, as I realized Floki believed—and was all but accusing me to my face—that I was a coward.

All but. And then, when I said nothing, he did. But this was my home, or so I had considered it. Here I was just Halfdan, not Strongbow. I had believed this man was one of my people, and I one of his. You should understand that we follow the jarl, not you. You may be Harald's half-brother, and Hrorik's son. You may be a warrior to the jarl and his men. But we know who you are. We know what you are.

You are not a chieftain—especially not our chieftain, and you never will be. We are not your men. You do have a lawful claim to them.

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No one else has a stronger one. It might be possible—I suppose—to work the lands successfully with only the slaves you freed, if they do not all run off. But it is a chieftain's estate. A man who holds such lands, if he wishes to keep them, must surely have some followers who are more than former thralls. He must have housecarls, warriors, who can fight to protect the estate and its folk, if necessary.

The folk of the estate must accept that you are one. So you must learn how to act like a chieftain. In part you must learn how to command men, and how to make them wish to follow you. But there is more to it than that.

You must conduct yourself in all things as if you believe you are as good as any man, and better than most. So I have decided—it is I who must teach you these things. There is no one else who can. You have no one else—your father and brother are both dead. This was totally unexpected. He clearly expected some response. When we had been at the estate, I had asserted that I had a claim of right to it.

But Hastein was correct: And I was not chieftain, and did not believe I could ever be. To the folk of that estate, I would surely always be just Hrorik's bastard son and a former slave.

But I could not tell Hastein that—especially not now. It is also why I wished to ride to Jarl Arinbjorn's estate, rather than walk there. From now on, you must always be aware of the impression you make when others meet you—particularly important men, such as Arinbjorn.

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And it is also why I told you to bring your bow. You have already gained some renown as a warrior, in no small part due to your unusual skill with your bow. A renowned war-king, Ragnar Logbrod, has named you Strongbow, in front of an entire army. That is an honor that few achieve. Do not let others—and particularly do not ever let the carls of your estate— forget that. Many a great man is great to a large extent because others believe he is.

The measure of a man is often revealed by how he chooses to do so. The six pirates who found themselves suddenly stranded on the small island, the rest of their comrades all either slain or taken prisoner, had elected to drink themselves into a stupor. It is useful to think of life that way. Each of us, as we travel through our lives, regularly come to places where the path forks—where there are different directions our life may take, depending on some decision we must make.

In your life for example, what would have happened if, after Toke slaughtered your brother Harald, and his men and the folk of the farm up on the Limfjord, you had not sworn to avenge their deaths?

What if you had just fled, caring only for your own safety, and had become a homeless wanderer? For certain, if I had met you under such circumstances, I would not have been moved to offer you a place in the crew of the Gull. And had that not happened, you would not have been with me and my men in Frankia, and would not have been in a position to save the life of Ragnar Logbrod. Do you see how it works?

How so much has flowed from that one decision you made? How your life could so easily have gone a different way? The path of a man's life is not like runes carved into stone, which cannot be changed. That is why mortal men do not have the ability to truly comprehend it. You have seen cloth woven, have you not? When growing up I had watched my mother and the other women of Hrorik's household seated at the big looms, weaving the threads they'd spun from sheep's wool into cloth.

Many, many threads are woven into a single bolt of cloth. And to make something as large as a longship's sail, many bolts of cloth must be woven, and sewn together. If a single weaver were to fail to weave a few short lengths of thread in their proper place and order into a single bolt of cloth, it would not change the sail in any way you could notice, would it?

Unlike mortal men, the Norns can see, as they weave, that which has not yet come to pass.

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As they hold the threads of each man's life in their fingers, they can see a path our lives could follow that would best serve the pattern they are weaving. We are, each of us, given the chance to follow that path which the Norns wish us to take. But if any man, through his own decisions and actions, turns aside from that path…" Hastein shrugged. There are other lives, other threads, which can be woven instead to achieve the final pattern.

No single man's life can change the course of fate itself. I believe the Norns caused your path and mine to cross for a reason. I believed, when we met and I learned what had befallen you, that the Norns wished me to take you into the crew of the Gull, and to aid you in your quest for vengeance.

But aiding you has certainly brought benefit to me, as well. You saved my life more than once in Frankia. I could have died there, but instead I came away from Frankia a much wealthier man. Aug 01, Yami rated it really liked it. No one else has a stronger one. It might be possible—I suppose—to work the lands successfully with only the slaves you freed, if they do not all run off. But it is a chieftain's estate.

A man who holds such lands, if he wishes to keep them, must surely have some followers who are more than former thralls. He must have housecarls, warriors, who can fight to protect the estate and its folk, if necessary.

The folk of the estate must accept that you are one. So you must learn how to act like a chieftain.

In part you must learn how to command men, and how to make them wish to follow you. But there is more to it than that. You must conduct yourself in all things as if you believe you are as good as any man, and better than most. So I have decided—it is I who must teach you these things.

There is no one else who can. You have no one else—your father and brother are both dead. This was totally unexpected.

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He clearly expected some response. When we had been at the estate, I had asserted that I had a claim of right to it. But Hastein was correct: it was a chieftain's estate. And I was not chieftain, and did not believe I could ever be. To the folk of that estate, I would surely always be just Hrorik's bastard son and a former slave.

But I could not tell Hastein that—especially not now. It is also why I wished to ride to Jarl Arinbjorn's estate, rather than walk there.

From now on, you must always be aware of the impression you make when others meet you—particularly important men, such as Arinbjorn. And it is also why I told you to bring your bow. You have already gained some renown as a warrior, in no small part due to your unusual skill with your bow. A renowned war-king, Ragnar Logbrod, has named you Strongbow, in front of an entire army.

That is an honor that few achieve. Do not let others—and particularly do not ever let the carls of your estate— forget that. Many a great man is great to a large extent because others believe he is. The measure of a man is often revealed by how he chooses to do so. The six pirates who found themselves suddenly stranded on the small island, the rest of their comrades all either slain or taken prisoner, had elected to drink themselves into a stupor.

It is useful to think of life that way. Each of us, as we travel through our lives, regularly come to places where the path forks—where there are different directions our life may take, depending on some decision we must make.

In your life for example, what would have happened if, after Toke slaughtered your brother Harald, and his men and the folk of the farm up on the Limfjord, you had not sworn to avenge their deaths?

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What if you had just fled, caring only for your own safety, and had become a homeless wanderer? For certain, if I had met you under such circumstances, I would not have been moved to offer you a place in the crew of the Gull.

And had that not happened, you would not have been with me and my men in Frankia, and would not have been in a position to save the life of Ragnar Logbrod. Do you see how it works? How so much has flowed from that one decision you made? How your life could so easily have gone a different way? The path of a man's life is not like runes carved into stone, which cannot be changed.