Review: The Children of Ash and Elm, by Neil Price
The Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings by Neil Price
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I received notification of this remarkable book through a group of archeologists specializing in Scandinavian history, specifically Viking. Their praise of Neil Price’s work did not disappoint.
My interest in this history pertains to a current novel in progress of my own, and certainly I’ve come away with a head bursting with all the latest findings, research, and an understanding of the Viking Era.
Written in an easy-to-read style, without compromising the importance of the information, Price details the cause of the Viking diaspora, the extent of it, their extraordinary and often violent culture, trade routes, spheres of influence, and a great deal more. This is essential reading, in my opinion, for anyone who has an interest in Viking culture.