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Eaters of the Dead: The Manuscript of Ibn Fadlan, Relating His Experiences with the Northmen in A.D. 922by Michael Crichton
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The year is A.D. 922. A refined Arab courtier, representative of the powerful Caliph of Bagdad, encounters a party of Viking warriors who are journeying to the barbaric North. He is appalled by their Viking customs — the wanton sexuality of their pale, angular women, their disregard for cleanliness . . .
their cold-blooded human sacrifices. But it is not until they reach the depths of the Northland that the courtier learns the horrifying and inescapable truth: He has been enlisted by these savage, inscrutable warriors to help combat a terror that plagues them — a monstrosity that emerges under cover of night to slaughter the Vikings and devour their flesh . . .
This early work by the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "Jurassic Park" and "Prey" tells a remarkable 1,000-year-old story that originates from actual journal entries of an Arab man who traveled with a group of Vikings throughout northern Europe.
About the Author
Michael Crichton was born in Chicago in 1942. His novels include The Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park, Timeline, Prey,and State of Fear. He is also the creator of the television series ER.
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