People of the Songtrail

People of the Songtrail

A Novel of North America's Forgotten Past

Book - 2015
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Follows the members of a Viking settlement in America, five hundred years prior to the arrival of Columbus, who left narrow-minded religious beliefs and political and civil unrest to face the unknown in a new world, long before the Pilgrims.
Publisher: New York, NY : Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780765337252
Branch Call Number: FIC GEAR, W.
Characteristics: 349 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Gear, Kathleen O'Neal - Author


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ChristchurchLib Jun 23, 2016

This latest novel by the Gears, the popular husband-and-wife team of archaeologist-authors, focuses on the Norse colonisation of the Americas. In the year 1000 CE, Vikings arrive in what is now Northeastern Canada and establish a settlement, setting the stage for violent clashes with the "skrælings," the newcomers' term for the indigenous people of the region. Although People of the Songtrail is the 10th book in the First North Americans series, this novel easily stands on its own with its strong sense of place, well-researched historical details, and vivid rendering of cross-cultural conflict.


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