Author(s): Henry Treece
Into this breathtaking trilogy is woven the true spirit of the Vikings, who great thirst for travelling the seas took them on incredible voyages in defiance of icy waters, terrible hardships and bloodthirsty resistance. It is AD 780. Viking's Dawn sees a young Norse boy, Harald Sigurdson, set sail for the Hebrides in the longship 'Nameless'. The goal: to plunder the helpless coastal villages of Britain. Just five years later, undeterred by his first desperate journey, the dauntless warrior puts to sea once again, in The Road to Miklagard - this time lured by the news of a fabulous hoard of treasure. After a lifetime struggling with the bitter waves, Harald embarks on his last voyage in Viking's Sunset, this time not for gain but to seek vengeance on a blood enemy.
Henry Treece (1911-1966) was born in the West Midlands. He went to Wednesbury High School and Birmingham University where he graduated in 1933. He began work as a teacher and then served as an intelligence officer with RAF Bomber Command during the Second World War. He began his literary career as a poet and writer, and is best known for his many historical novels for children, including the Roman books Legions of the Eagle and The Eagles Have Flown, and the Norse trilogy Viking's Dawn, The Road to Miklagard and Viking's Sunset.