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The United States Of Vinland: The Landing (The Markland Settlement Saga Book 1) by [Taber, Colin]
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What if?

What if the descendants of the Vikings who settled Greenland and went on to reach North America around the end of the first millennium had stayed?

Five hundred years later, would Christopher Columbus have arrived to the south of an eastern seaboard dotted with centuries old settlements and towns hosting devotees to Thor and Odin?

Might the Norse have gone on to build a nation as dominant as the United States of our own world?

A thousand years after reaching Greenland, Vinland and Markland, would we still have had two world wars? What might the world look like? Where might the political and religious divides be drawn?

Welcome to Norse America.

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At the turn of the first millennium:

Eskil, orphaned in war, but now a man, is leading his followers to found a settlement dedicated to Asgard’s gods in the newly discovered lands in the west. There, after tests, adventures and challenges, he will leave a legacy that will grow to become the strongest nation the world has ever seen.

The Landing is the first book in The United States of Vinland series and is an alternate history that begins the saga with the establishment of the first Markland halls.

Join us as we rewrite 1000 years of history.

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The Markland Settlement Trilogy (including separately published short stories) reading order:

The United States Of Vinland (USV#1): The Landing
A Short Tale From Norse America (ASTFNA#1): Young Ravens & Hidden Blades
The United States Of Vinland (USV#2): Red Winter
A Short Tale From Norse America (ASTFNA#2): Old Gods (written with permission by L.E. Sheppard)
The United States Of Vinland (USV#3): Loki's Rage (2015)

About the Author

Colin Taber was born in Australia in 1970 and announced his intention to be a writer at the innocent age of 6. His father, an accountant, provided some cautious advice, suggesting that life might be easier if his son pursued a more predictable vocation. Colin didn't listen. Over the past twenty years Colin's had over a hundred magazine articles published, notably in Australian Realms Magazine. In 2009 his first novel, The Fall of Ossard, was released to open his coming of age dark fantasy series, The Ossard Trilogy. The second installment, Ossard's Hope, followed in 2011 and was supported by a national book signing tour. Currently, Colin is working on the final book in that trilogy, Lae Ossard, and the second book in his new series, The United States of Vinland. Loki's Rage will follow the release of The Landing also in 2013. Colin has done many things over the years, from working in bookshops to event management, small press publishing, landscape design and even tree farming. All he really wants to do, though, is to get back to his oak grove and be left to write. Thankfully, with an enthusiastic and growing readership, that day is coming. He currently haunts the west coast city of Perth.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5294 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1451569661
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Thought Stream Creative Services (8 March 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BRC8ENK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,033 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

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4.0 out of 5 starsAn Alternative to Viking
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