Fiction (Vol. I in a series)
Historical Novel

Jan Ove Ekeberg

Apprentice of War
Den siste vikingkongen. Krigens læregutt

In the autumn of 1028, the Norwegian king is forced to flee. The Danish king, Cnut the Great, runs Olaf Haraldsson out of the country. Olaf travels east to Russia accompanied by only his most trusted men. His younger half-brother, Harald, remains at home. So does the severely injured Rane Kingsward, once the most feared of all Vikings. The old Viking teaches the stubborn young boy his weaponry skills. When the old berserker sets out on horseback from the estate, it is with Harald chained to the back of another like a slave. Thus begins a long journey for the obstinate apprentice and his unyielding master. For Harald it is a journey that has just as big an impact on his unformed mind as the Battle of Stiklestad (1030) that makes his brother Saint Olaf. After the major battle for Christianity, it is Harald who must flee. He is now heir apparent and in great danger.

Ekeberg den siste vikingkongen hd

‘Home run from viking era.’

Dagbladet, six of six stars

’It’s long since I read an equally good novel. I was totally taken into it.’


‘A historical novel writer from the top division.’

Hamar Arbeiderblad

‘A joy to read.’

Romerikes Blad

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