San Francisco, California (PRWEB) July 1, 2009
Gododdin Publishing announced today the release of Michael de Angelo's second novel, "Viking, Killing the Young." An allegory for modern times set in tenth-century Viking Norway, "Viking" tells the story of a young warrior who must conquer violence within himself, even as he fights to save his family, in order to discover a new and better world.
This is the saga of Gundar, a young man returning home after years of sea raids, hoping to live in peace with his young family. When his home is invaded by an unknown enemy, he sets out on a harrowing and nightmarish quest for vengeance, a journey at once moving and profound.
Reached for comment in Rome, author Michael de Angelo said, "We live with violence. It is everywhere, within and without, in ourselves and others. This is the story of one man's battle to not let it possess his soul."
While a riveting and fast-moving adventure story, "Viking" is also one man's journey of discovery. Not a work of myth or fantasy, the novel seeks to faithfully recreate the worldview of a tenth-century character struggling to save his family in a world ruled by the sword. The main character, seeking desperately to save his daughter, races and battles his way through Kongerikit Norge (early Norway), encountering one remote village that has suffered the cruel ravages of early Christianity, and another that has embraced the hope of its teachings. In the end, his journey of vengeance and hatred becomes at last one of hope and redemption.
Michael de Angelo is a novelist, screenwriter, and poet. He is the author of "Cyr Myrddin, The Coming of Age of Merlin," the story of young Merlin in search of his destiny, and "Chronicles of the King, the Coming of the Bear," an epic war poem told from within the mind of King Arthur.
This work is available through Amazon, web outlets, and bookstores for $12.95. For more information, please visit http://www.gododdinpublishing.com .
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