The second book in Tim Severin's thrilling historical adventure series set in Saxon times
Sigwulf, a Saxon prince exiled to the court of Carolus, King of the Franks, is summoned by the royal advisor Alcuin of York. Carolus has received magnificent gifts from the Caliph of Baghdad and is determined to send back presents that will be equally sensational. White is the royal color of Baghdad so the most important gifts will be rare white animals from the Northlands. Sigwulf, having proved himself as a royal agent to Moorish Spain, has been selected to obtain the creatures, then take them to Baghdad. He must find white gyrfalcons and two white polar bears and—as Carolus has seen its picture in a book of beasts—a unicorn. He and his companions travel far into the north. Though they obtain some of the animals, they quickly realize that not all are even real. Setting out for Baghdad with their menagerie, they encounter danger after danger and it seems that someone is trying to wreck their mission—with each stage of the long journey bringing a new and unexpected peril.
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Tim Severin is an explorer, historian, and writer. His books include The Brendan Voyage and the Viking Series. He is noted for his work in retracing the legendary journeys of historical figures, and has been awarded both the Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society and the Livingstone Medal of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.Review :
"Still breathless from his stirring Viking series, author and explorer, Tim Severin has moved back 200 years in time to unearth a fresh and fertile patch of history on which to summon up his readers blood. . . As always. Severin excels in his palpable sense of history and adventure, rich period detail, thrilling battle sequences and fascinating, larger-than-life characters who strut their hour upon his epic stage. . . a gripping start to what promised to be another all-action historical series." —Lancashire Evening Post
"Saxon is a very good page-turning read ... exciting and full of interesting historical detail." —The Bookbag blog
"A terrific read, and the first in a series: watch this space!" —Good Book Guide
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