Here’s a list of some books that I have found useful and enjoyable to use while studying the topic! They vary a bit in their usefulness so make sure you take a look at them before you use them. I have also included links to external websites where you can purchase a copy of each book. Where possible I’ve tried to link to small Irish booksellers. Enjoy!
Gunnar is the son of a Viking chieftain, living peacefully on his family steading with his mother, father and their people – until they are raided by Skuli and his Wolf Men, who raze his home to the ground and take his father's life. Gunnar swears an oath to avenge his father's death and save his mother from Skuli – but first he must run to save himself.
In fifth-century Denmark, a murderous monster stalks the night, and only the great prince of the Geats has the strength and courage to defeat him. Beowulf's terrifying quest to destroy Grendel, the foul fiend, a hideous sea-hag and a monstrous fire-dragon is the oldest surviving epic in British literature.
Only Beowulf, foremost among warriors, has the strength and courage to battle with Grendel the Night-stalker. In this thrilling re-telling of the Anglo-Saxon legend, Rosemary Sutcliff recounts Beowulf's most terrifying quests: against Grendel the man-wolf, against the hideous sea-hag and, most courageous of all - his fight to the death with the monstrous fire-drake.
The Vikings were fearsome seafaring warriors with big boats, big shields and enormous ginger beards. This much you probably know. But do you know... * Why the vicious Vikings had names like Fat-thighs, Oaf and Stinking? * How to build a vicious Viking longboat? * Which vicious Viking god dressed up as a woman? Read on for hordes of frightening facts about these vile invaders and their savage Saxon enemies!
The Irish Vikings
Irish history isn’t boring ... it’s DEADLY! And nobody was more DEADLY! than the Vikings who attacked Ireland in the 8th century! DEADLY! Viking warriors! DEADLY! Viking ships! DEADLY! Viking weapons! But were they really just marauding, murdering maniacs?
The Saga of Erik The Viking
As Erik and the crew of The Golden Dragon set off in search of adventure, little do they know that their courage, skill, strength and stamina will all be tested to the extremes... Includes an exclusive foreword from Monty Python's Terry Jones and newly coloured illustrations from Michael Foreman.
Tom and Isis find themselves setting off on a Viking voyage, to raid a foreign country of its treasure. As the vicious Vikings reach land and attack, Tom and Isis desperately search for the third amulet, using all their new skills to dodge the fighting. This is their most daring adventure yet! Join Tom and Isis on their action-packed journey through history as they search for the hidden treasure and try to break the ancient curse.
Olaf the Viking
Olaf is desperate to find his father. So when his uncle makes it clear that he is more interested in carousing, marauding, and pillaging than in finding his long-lost brother, Olaf decides to take matters into his own hands. With the help of a strangely-gifted slave named Loki, a magical war-hammer, and two barmy ravens, Olaf sets off to adventure!
Vigi The Viking
Vigi wants to be a Viking warrior, but the only thing he's ever really fought with is Grandma Grumpit's awful porridge! But when Vigi's father gets swindled by a band of pirates, Vigi and his friends set out on an adventure worthy of the Viking name. A fun, laugh-out-loud comedy.