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Book Title: Northlanders: Blood In The Snow V. 3|
The author of the book: Brian Wood
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 4.85 MB
Edition: Titan Books Ltd
Date of issue: May 28th 2010
ISBN 13: 9781848565586
Read full description of the books Northlanders: Blood In The Snow V. 3:"Northlanders" is a series of Viking stories set in the latter half of the first millennia AD. The series is different from other Vertigo series as it doesn't feature a single "quest" like storyline and a central cast of characters. Rather, writer Brian Wood chooses to write either book length stories per character/storyline or, like in "Blood in the Snow", a series of short stories. Because of this it makes the series more accessible as if you pick up this book (third in the series) or the fourth you won't have missed a huge chunk of story to render the book difficult to follow, but if you have been reading them all you'll get more out of it as Wood does bring back some characters.
The stories contained here are among the best of the series so far. "Lindisfarne" features some gorgeous artwork by Dean Ormston of the monk town of Lindisfarne before it is raided by Vikings and the townspeople murdered. It both captures the romance of the time and the bloodiness of the culture of the Vikings.
"The Shield Maidens" is worth this book alone. A two part story of three surviving wives of a recently razed village of Northmen by the Saxons, they escape and hole up in an abandoned Roman fortress, only to find the Saxons in pursuit, eventually laying siege to them. The story follows how that siege goes, and is brilliantly written by Wood who keeps the tension up and the action flowing nicely.
"Sven the Immortal" is another chapter in the life of Sven, the main character of the first Northlanders book. Here he must defend himself and his family from a group of young Northlanders out to prove themselves by slaying the legendary Sven the Returned. This too was an excellent story and a welcome reunion between Wood and artist Davide Gianfelice who produces beautiful scenes for this closing chapter of the book.
"Blood in the Snow" is an excellent read for all fans of comic books and needn't be read as the third book in the series but instead works fine as a standalone work. "Northlanders" continues to be a fascinating series and one of Vertigo's best, I highly recommend checking it out.
Read information about the authorrian Wood is a twenty-year veteran of the comic book industry, and the creator/co-creator and writer of numerous titles, including DMZ, The Massive, Channel Zero, Demo, The Couriers, Northlanders, Rebels, Starve, and Briggs Land.
His work on licensed properties includes Star Wars, The X-Men, Conan The Barbarian, EVE: Online, Supernatural, and Aliens.
He co-wrote the video game screenplay for 1979 Revolution: Black Friday, and is currently writing and producing the television adaptation of his Briggs Land series for AMC TV.
He is most known for work dealing with near-future world building, but also for historical fiction, military sci-fi, and female-friendly YA, all with strong identity and socio-political themes.
Brian lives in Brooklyn, NYC with his family.
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