The Thrall's Tale

Subject Guides » Books » Reading Lists » The Thrall's Tale A tale set in Viking Greenland at the turn of the ninth century follows the intertwined lives of three women straddling the pagan past and Christian future, from the slave Katla, who anticipates the promise of a new land; to Bibrau, the daughter born to Katla; to the prophetess Thorbjorg, who teaches Norse magic to Bibrau.

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