A Slave’s Tale, the sequel to Hakon of Rogen’s Saga, is told from the point of view of a slave girl, Helga, who stows away on the longship when Hakon, the young Viking chieftain, sets sail for France on a voyage to return Rark, a freed slave, to his homeland. The voyagers’ journey is perilousthey narrowly escape capture by an invading fleet, and their ship is severely damaged by a storm. Upon reaching Francewhere the Vikings are now hated, not fearedonly tragedy ensues.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
About the Author
Erik Christian Haugaard (1923-2009) was a celebrated Danish author and translator of more than twenty critically acclaimed books for young readers, including The Samurai’s Tale, The Boy and the Samurai,and The Revenge of the Forty-Seven Samurai. His books have been awarded the American Library Association Notable Book Award, Jane Addams Award, and the Boston Globe Horn Book Award, among others.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I first read "Hakon of Rogen' s Saga" and "A Slave's Tale" as a child almost 50 years ago. Rereading them as an adult, I was happy to see the magic was still there and thoroughly enjoyed my trip down memory lane!