Book Review: Ragnar Lothbrok And A History Of The Vikings by Noah Brown

Book Details:

Book Title: Ragnar Lothbrok And A History Of The Vikings

Author: Noah Brown

Publication Date: May 23rd, 2017

Genre: History


My Thoughts:

I’m going to start by saying that my dad would have absolutely loved this book. I grew up with a history buff as a father and this would actually be one of those books that I would have loved to share with him, and which he would have enjoyed as thoroughly as I have.
That said Ragnar Lothbrok And A History Of The Vikings is a lot more thorough in context than I thought it would be, after reading the bio. I was expecting a light read, but instead, I discovered a deep dive into the history of a group of fascinating people. Covering everything from Vikings in Russia to their weapons and sports and entertainment as well as Norse mythology and so much more left me very pleased with my book choice.
Yes, kids, there is a lot more to Norse mythology than Thor and Odin (and the little bit else shown in the Marvel Universe) And this book covers it all.

I especially appreciated it that every chapter had a section featuring additional reading material, which made it even easier for me to dive into the parts that I enjoyed the most. As someone who loves both art history and mythology, these ended up being my favorite sections, and I will take advantage of the further reading suggestions made by the Author.
Thanks to my Dad, I thought I knew a little bit about the history of the Vikings, but I quickly learned that I had not spent enough time with these interesting people.

Not only did Ragnar Lothbrok and the History Of The Vikings sharpen my interest and knowledge, it made me crave for more and for that I am thankful.
If you are looking for a well written, well-researched and interesting about the Vikings then I highly suggest that you pick up this book.

My Rating:

5 out of 5 Stars

Book Summary: 

Ragnar Lothbrok was a legendary warrior who left a legacy among the Vikings like none other.

Today’s popular TV Show may have popularized Ragnar’s story but the real facts are not very well known. Discover the truth behind this Viking Warrior and the rich history of the Vikings

Topics Included in this Book:


  • The Legend of Ragnar Lothbrok
  • Vikings in England
  • Vikings in France
  • Vikings in America
  • Vikings in Ireland, Scotland and Wales
  • Rollo the Viking
  • And more amazing facts about the rich history of the Vikings!

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