Synopses & Reviews
In the year A.D. 922, a refined Arab courtier, representative of the powerful
Caliph of Bagdad, encounters a party of Viking warriors on their journey
to the barbaric North. He is appalled by Viking customs - the wanton sexuality
of their pale, angular women, their disregard for cleanliness, their cold-blooded
human sacrifices. But only in the depths of the Northland does he learn
the horrifying truth: He has been enlisted to combat a terror that comes
under cover of night to slaughter the Vikings and devour their flesh...
"Crichton excells at storytelling."
In A.D. 922 Ibn Fadlan, the representative of the ruler of Bagdad, City of Peace, crosses the Caspian sea and journeys up the valley of the Volga on a mission to the King of Saqaliba. Before he arrives, he meets with Buliwyf, a powerful Viking chieftain who is summoned by his besieged relatives to the North. Buliwyf must return to Scandanavia and save his countrymen and families from the monsters of the mist....
The classic adventure novel of Viking warriors on a journey to face their most dreaded enemy -- by the New York Times-bestselling author of Airframe.