The Year of the Warrior

The Year of the Warrior GOD WILLS IT It all started with a Viking raid When he is captured and forced into slavery Aillil the Irishman must pretend to be a priest or die Better to be a high value priest than a low value cor

  • Title: The Year of the Warrior
  • Author: Lars Walker
  • ISBN: 9780671578619
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Paperback
  • GOD WILLS IT It all started with a Viking raid When he is captured and forced into slavery, Aillil the Irishman must pretend to be a priest or die Better to be a high value priest than a low value corpse, he thinks, and so it happens that a failed novitiate he loved women too well is taken up by Norway s first Christian lord, Erling Skjalgsson to bring the Word to hisGOD WILLS IT It all started with a Viking raid When he is captured and forced into slavery, Aillil the Irishman must pretend to be a priest or die Better to be a high value priest than a low value corpse, he thinks, and so it happens that a failed novitiate he loved women too well is taken up by Norway s first Christian lord, Erling Skjalgsson to bring the Word to his people.Ironically, though Father Aillil is as phony as a three dollar psalm, he and he alone must convert a fiercely pagan people to the gentle teachings of Christ and they don t want to hear about it Nor do their gods, who are all too real, and all too liable to do something horrible to those disturbing their divine peace.It s going to take a miracle for Aillil to succeed, or even survive, but fortunately God the one true God, not those pagan demon creatures is on his side At the publisher s request, this title is sold without DRM Digital Rights Management.

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    1. This volume contains the first two novels about a failed Irish priest, Father Aillel, who becomes the priest nevertheless to one of the first Christian Norwegian warlords. It takes place at the end of the first millennium. As with much historical fiction, it's difficult to know how much is fiction and how much historical. Many of the characters are historical like King Olaf, Leif the Lucky and the main warrior, Erling Skalgsson. Much of the conflict surrounds how much and how quickly the new rel [...]

    2. this book has a fantastic flavor of setting of an Irish priest adapting to the barbaric North and the Norse culture. Conversion of politics and faiths are expressed as the main conflict in this book with under notes as well as challenging how faith is defined and founded, free-will and interpreting True and false power. This book has a creative perspective of how to grasp theological concepts without being 'preachy'.

    3. Reminds me of Stephen Lawhead, especially in that both authors write fiction that is fantistical in its elements but realistic in its depiction of the fallen world. No sugar-coating for Walker, but lots of struggle with the horrors in the world. Yet it's neither a gloomy book or a despairing one. It's a great adventure story and the hero's journey of faith is compelling.

    4. Excellent read. "The Year of the Warrior" challenges the notion of how we Christians view our religion. It forces us to face the uglier side of our faith, the one of prejudice and intolerance, by mingling fantastic stories with hard-hitting moral dilemmas we face every single day of our lives.

    5. Lots of freaky Norse mysticism, brutality, and history. If you're looking for romance, this is not the book to read. If you're looking for a taste of Viking era rough-and-tumble warriors, then this is the one you'll want to take a peek at.

    6. Christian, historical, warrior fantasy done right. The tension between Christian teaching, Viking culture, paganism, the supernatural and heresy is excellent.

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