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Born the bastard son of an english thane, Shef goes on to lead the viking army of the way to re-shape the history of the world. In this book, Shef goes from ranks of thrall to carl to Jarl.
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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   alternate history Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   ruler    -   an adult (general) Training/Apprent.    -   Yes Working up the ranks of...    -   armed forces    -   politics Kind of alteration:    -   exotic/alien torture for major character Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   slave Age:    -   a teen


Terrain    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   general past Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript. of private male anat. How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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