A Travel Saga
About the Book
Bill Arnott guides readers on an epic literary odyssey following history’s most feared and misunderstood voyageurs: the Vikings!
To “go Viking” is to embark on an epic journey. For more than eight years, Bill Arnott journeyed throughout the northern hemisphere, discovering sites Scandinavian explorers raided, traded, and settled – finding Viking history in a wider swath of the planet than most anthropologists and historians ever imagined.
With a small pack and weatherproof journal, Bill explores and writes with a journalist’s eye, songwriter’s prose, poet’s perspective, and a comedian’s take on everything else. Prepare yourself for an armchair adventure like no other!
From Europe to Asia, the Mediterranean to the British Isles, through Scandinavia to Iceland, Greenland, and the New World, with further excursions around Thor Heyerdahl’s Pacific, Roald Amundsen’s Arctic, and Olaf Crowbone’s stormy North Atlantic, Bill takes readers on a mythic personal adventure in real time – a present-day Viking quest.
“An extremely well-documented travelogue with beautiful imagery.” —The Ottawa Review of Books
“This is definitely one of the best reads of the year.” – Candice James, Laureate Emerita, Silver Bow Press
“Fasten your seatbelts. Gone Viking has a glorious romp in store for you.” – P. W. Bridgman, author of A Lamb
“A fascinating travelogue! Bill Arnott’s lyrical language, informative and funny anecdotes take the reader on an unforgettable journey.” – Annette LeBox, award-winning author of Peace is an Offering
“A fantastic read!” – Michael Seidelman, author of The Garden of Syn Trilogy
“This is a writer who engages and entertains at every point along the way.” – Adrienne Drobnies, author of Salt and Ash