Young Thorfinn seeks vengeance for the death of his father. His quest takes him on an adventure throughout the Viking world.
As a child growing up in a remote village in Iceland, Thorfinn knew his father as a loving, peaceful man, a simple farmer. He would spend quiet evenings together with his family listening to wild tales. Tales told by his father’s friend, the great Viking explorer Leif Ericson, of a land far to the west.
But one day his father’s bloody past catches up to him and Thorfinn learns that he was once a terrifying Viking warrior. When his father is killed in battle in front of his eyes, Thorfinn is changed forever and he sets out on a dark path of violence and vengeance.
Revenge is a double-edged sword
Thorfinn believes he must become strong to avenge his father. But what did his father mean with his last words? “Become a true warrior. A true warrior needs no sword.”
Thorfinn begins to realize that the circle of vengeance is never ending, and he dreams of a place without war, violence, and slavery. The land Leif called Vinland. Could it truly exist?
For young adults
Vinland saga is a manga series that has a teen plus rating. That means it may be suitable for older teens and adults. It deals with mature issues and contains graphic violence. This is the first book in the series.