|Meadowland (2005) [Novel]|
by Tom Holt
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(From the publisher):
The year is 1036. John Stetathus, a middle-aged civil servant from Constantinople, is volunteered to accompany the army payroll to Sicily. Traveling with him are twelve iron chests filled with gold coin and three soldiers from the Varangian Guard—the elite troops recruited from Scandinavia. When their wagon loses a wheel somewhere near Corinth, all they can do is wait and talk. And the Varangians have a remarkable story to tell. For two of the men, originally from Ireland, once knew a man called Leif Erikson. And all three of the soldiers, some years earlier, had founded a settlement on a large island they called Meadowland
Original title: Meadowland
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ Medieval