The Discovery of America

In the year 1000 A.D., a Viking expedition launches an assault on America. Under the leadership of Leif Eriksson, the son of the mighty and infamous Viking Erik the Red, the group of Vikings settles down on the new continent. The new land seems perfect. They even called it Vinland.

Soon problems begin. The men and women are caught up in a desperate struggle for their lives, against winterstorms, attacks from Indians and conflicts in their midst that threaten to tear them apart.

The Vikings must use their essential qualities - their curiosity, courage and their ability to take on any challenge. However, this time it may have been too much of a challenge ...

Knut Lindh also traces the mysteries that appear in the footsteps of Leif Eriksson. What happened to the Norse farfarers? Did they go further into the great, new continent? Are their descendants still living in America today? Did they have an impact on Native American cultures? And why did the Norse population of Greenland mysteriously disappear a few hundred years later? Did they also travel west?

Translated by Rebekka Norvik-Smith