NEW LIFE IN VINLAND

THORSTEIN, SON OF LEIF ERIKSON, ARRIVES IN THE AMERICAS

CENTURIES BEFORE COLUMBUS

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While I could've let Erik the Red's son, Thorstein, narrate the story, I chose Gudrid, his intrepid wife. Gudrid was a force all her own, and the story revolves around her infamous feud with Freydis, another tough Viking woman. This is all based on traces of what is known about Vinland, a place Torstein named as "Vine Land" for the many vines and grapes that grew wild there.

 

My story also includes the first European child born in the Americas: Snorri, son of Gudrid and Thorstein. And so, a new world was born.

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