Graphic Novels & Manga
9781401263317, 9781401265083, 9781401273798, 1401263313, 1401265081, 1401273793
"Northlanders created by Brian Wood"
Record based on volume 1.
Volume 1. "Sven is living the high life in Constantinople--the Las Vegas of the 11th century--when he learns of his father's death and sets out to the frigid islands of the North Sea to reclaim his birthright. Intending only to take his money and run, he discovers far more than he bargained for back at home. What follows is a bloody quest to free his people, a struggle to discover his place in a rapidly changing world, and an introduction to the awful sacrifices required to transform from a prince into a king. Collects NORTHLANDERS #1-16, #18-19, #41"-- $c Provided by publisher.
Volume 2. From the shadows of the first millennium come the men and women who would define the next. In A.D. 871, the Norsemen arrived on Iceland's shores. They sought land, freedom and a new way of life. Over the course of centuries, these humble settlers built farms, clans and towns until they shaped a new nation and its path through history. A daring man named Dag becomes the first man ever to turn his Viking boat west and sail to unknown shores in "The Sea Road." Twenty years after being exiled, Sven of Orkney comes face to face with his own mythology as a group of mercenaries comes to hunt him down in "Sven the Immortal." An old Icelandic fisherman discovers the body of a young girl embedded in the ice and then finds himself accused of her murder in "The Girl in the Ice." And in the epic "The Icelandic Trilogy," a small family with the name Hauksson builds a powerful crime family only to clash with the rising Church. Writer Brian Wood (DMZ , Rebels, The Massive), with a lineup of acclaimed artists including Fiona Staples (NORTH 40, Saga) and BECKY CLOONAN (GOTHAM ACADEMY), brings his modern, stylish sensibility a thousand years into the past. Collecting issues #20, #29, #35-36 and #42-50, NORTHLANDERS BOOK 2: THE ICELANDIC SAGA is the second of three volumes chronicling the entire NORTHLANDERS saga!-- $c Provided by publisher.
Volume 3. Even as the Vikings invaded, conquered and colonized the North Sea, they did not leave the mainland untouched. They spread outward across Europe in search of land, wealth and glory. A Norse blacksmith befriends a poor girl fallen in with corrupt Christian missionaries only to be banished. In 'The Siege of Paris,' medieval warfare is seen through the eyes of a simple grunt as a massive army grinds to a halt against the walls of that ancient city. And an isolated Viking settlement on the Volga River falls prey to a violent contagion as the brutal Northern winter descends in 'The Plague Widow.'-- $c Provided by publisher.