NEW LIFE IN VINLAND
THORSTEIN, SON OF LEIF ERIKSON, ARRIVES IN THE AMERICAS
CENTURIES BEFORE COLUMBUS
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.