As a child, Thorfinn sat at the feet of the great Leif Ericson and thrilled to wild tales of a land far to the west. But his youthful fantasies were shattered by a mercenary raid. Raised by the Vikings who murdered his family, Thorfinn became a terrifying warrior, forever seeking to kill the band's leader, Askeladd, and avenge his father. Sustaining Thorfinn through his ordeal are his pride in his family and his dreams of a fertile westward land, a land without war or slavery ... the land Leif called Vinland. "A fascinating, violent, and moving story [that's] firmly among other timeless classics … Seriously, I don't know how many different ways I can say this manga is worth reading." -Kotaku "Gripping doesn't begin to describe Vinland Saga. 5 stars." -ICv2 "With its rich visual details, emotional pull and strong characters, this historical epic is an instant winner." -Anime News Network From the acclaimed author of Planetes. Winner of the Japan Media Arts Awards Grand Prize for Manga and the Kodansha Manga Awards.
9 mo. ago
Older Teen (16+)
Japanese Comics (Manga)
Black & White
© Makoto Yukimura/Kodansha Ltd.
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