Pre-Tolkien Challenge: The Regent of the North by Kenneth Morris

The tale concerns Halfdan Halfdansson, an aging Viking disgusted by the conversion of Sweden to Christianity. King Igne has cast aside the old heroic pagan virtues in favor of the new foreign creed of meekness. Halfdan refuses Igne’s command to allow a priest into his household and prepares for an assault by the king’s army.

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