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This is full adventure Saga set in Greenland, coastal Canada and Maine in the US, and depicts "first contact" between the Norsemen and the Indians of the US. The story unfolds centring around a man, with his two feet in two separate cultures and his love for a woman from each. It is based on the little known work of Edward Reman,a Scandinavian sailor, who putting forth the idea Vinland's directions were misinterpreted and by his reckoning put it off Grand Manaan Isle, off the Maine Coast.

This report prepared by DeborahAnne MacGillivray








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 40% Tone of story    -   scarey (primal ax-wielding fear) Time/era of story:    -   middle ages Exploring into the wild    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   trouble with tribes Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   explorer Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   warship

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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