A Novel

Book - 2016
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Kama is a young woman living in a Viking settlement midway between Constantinople and southern Denmark in 900 AD. Her father is the son of King Gnupa, her mother a former slave. Tragic events set Kama on a journey to fulfill her destiny in Hedeby. Crossing the Baltic Sea to reach her grandmother, Queen Astrid, she heroically withstands the brutal laws and rites that govern and tyrannize women. KAMA is not a historical novel, although many aspects are true-including the ritual slaying of slave girls.
Publisher: San Francisco : Outpost19, 2016
ISBN: 9781937402877
Branch Call Number: BRASEN T
Characteristics: 223 pages : illustration ; 21 cm


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Feb 13, 2018

I really enjoyed this book! From the time I opened it, I didn’t want to stop until I’d finished. This was my first taste, really, of old Norse mythology and this particular place in history and the author really managed to capture the flavour of the people – what they valued and why, and their distinction from early Christians. The scene where the grandmother visits the Christian queen was fascinating. The novel is well-written, full of detail and authenticity. I am hoping there is a second and even a third book in Kama’s saga!

Jan 24, 2018

"Kama" grabbed me by the throat and took me on a journey that wouldn't let me go. The richly painted characters and the vivid storytelling kept me spellbound until the last page. 5 stars!

Jun 10, 2016

Have been interested in medieval lifestyles and practices, and was looking forward to Kama as an entertaining historical fiction of a Viking women.

Was disappointed. Was unable to connect with characters and the plot was very predictable.


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