When We Were Vikings

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • When We Were Vikings
  • Andrew David MacDonald
  • 01 January 2018
  • 1982126760

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When We Were Vikings A heart swelling debut for fans of The Silver Linings Playbook and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.Sometimes life isn t as simple as heroes and villains For Zelda, a twenty one year old Viking enthusiast who lives with her older brother, Gert, life is best lived with some basic rules 1 A smile means thank you for doing something small that I liked 2 Fist bumps and dabs respect 3 Strange people are not appreciated in her home 4 Tomatoes must go in the middle of the sandwich and not get the bread wet 5 Sometimes the most important things don t fit on lists.But when Zelda finds out that Gert has resorted to some questionable and dangerous methods to make enough money to keep them afloat, Zelda decides to launch her own quest Her mission to be legendary It isn t long before Zelda finds herself in a battle that tests the reach of her heroism, her love for her brother, and the depth of her Viking strength When We Were Vikings is an uplifting debut about an unlikely heroine whose journey will leave you wanting to embark on a quest of your own, because after allWe are all legends of our own making. New Download eBook When We Were Vikings author Andrew David MacDonald – passionbusiness.co.uk

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9 thoughts on “When We Were Vikings

  1. Bon says:

    Thank you, Netgalley, for an ARC Wow, what a good read A story I was into, with real daily life problems being address by an unlikely heroine you can only root for, with her Viking philosophies quick at hand and a desire to write her own legend.I d certainly compare this to the Curious Incident of the Dog inasmuch as a young, mentally different protagonist leads the story, and the blunt narration made it easy but also immersive to read But this was a young woman s story, one I was infinitelyThank you, Netgalley, for an ARC Wow, what a good read A story I was into, with real daily life problems being address by an unlikely heroine you can only root for, with her Viking philosophies quick at hand and a desire to write her own legend.I d certainly compare this to the Curious Incident of the Dog inasmuch as a young, mentally different protagonist leads the story, and the blunt narration made it easy but also immersive to read But this was a young woman s story, one I was infinitelyinvested in by only a few pages in This was a novel full of heart Zelda s struggles are framed through her love of Viking culture, and it really showed how she could be just like the rest of us Her grand Viking legend might have begun with simple goals like get a job, help her tribe family with money, and defeat growing challenges and villains in her life, but it didn t make it any less important a ...

  2. Shelley says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here You wouldn t know it by reading the legends of our own making blurbs, but this is not an upbeat, uplifting story At best it s a intellectually and socioeconomically disadvantaged heroine can kind of cope in the world with a lot of help from savior characters after going through a bunch of really awful stuff I m a bit surprised everyone is so overwhelmingly effusive Is it the novelty of the FAS narrator Or the tidy ish ending after what is, mostly, a depressing story As fond as I am of t You wouldn t know it by reading the legends of our own making blurbs, but this is not an upbeat, uplifting story At best it s a intellectually and socioeconomically disadvantaged heroine can kind of cope in the world with a lot of help from savior characters after going through a bunch of really awful stuff I m a bit surprised everyone is so overwhelmingly effusive Is it the novelty of the FAS narrator Or the tidy ish ending after what is,...

  3. Viral says:

    Thanks to Scout Press for the ARC at BEA 2019 This was an interesting, enjoyable, and honestly, empowering book MacDonald gives us the story of Zelda, a young adult on the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum, who loves Vikings, honor, legends, and wants to have sex with her boyfriend Marxy, who is bit less independent as her Zelda grapples with her desires to be like the legends of old, while dealing with problems at home that show how classic stories of good and evil arecomplex in real life Her bro Thanks to Scout Press for the ARC at BEA 2019 This was an interesting, enjoyable, and honestly, empowering book MacDonald gives us the story of Zelda, a young adult on the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum, who loves Vikings, honor, legends, and wants to have sex with her boyfriend Marxy, who is bit less independent as her Zelda grapples with her desires to be like the legends of ol...

  4. James says:

    The story is not only heart breaking, but also uplifting not only gut wrenching, but also encouraging there is fear, there is humor there are heroes, there are villains lists, books, sex, hatred, love, fury, death, life in short, When We Were Vikings does it all in one sharply and lovely world created by my new super duper character in fiction, Zelda As the Sacramento Kings good old play by play announcer Grant Napear says, If you don t like that, you don t like reading books At all.Sa The story is not only heart breaking, but also uplifting not only gut wrenching, but also encouraging there is fear, there is humor there are heroes, there are villains lists, books, sex, hatred, love, fury, death, life in short, When We Were Vikings does it all in one sharply and lovely world created by my new super duper character in fiction, Zelda As the Sacramento Kings good old play by play announcer Grant Napear says, If you don t like that, you don t like reading books At all.Said that, the novel is not only about Zelda and her quest to be a legend The supporting cast and their own stories are also strong They are not there to only populate Zelda s world, a ...

  5. Laura Hill says:

    Thank you to Gallery Scout Press and NetGalley for providing an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review The book will be published on Jan 28th, 2019.Writing 4 5 Plot 4.5 5 Character 5 521 year old Zelda is obsessed with Vikings Drawing inspiration from Viking lore, she is writing and living her own legend, tackling life with courage and loyalty to her tribe She was also born on the fetal alcohol syndrome spectrum FASD and is aware of needing to take things slowly, fo Thank you to Gallery Scout Press and NetGalley for providing an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review The book will be published on Jan 28th, 2019.Writing 4 5 Plot 4.5 5 Character 5 521 year old Zelda is obsessed with Vikings Drawing inspiration from Viking lore, she is writing and living her own legend, tackling life with courage and loyalty to her tribe She was also born on the fetal alcohol syndrome spectrum FASD and is aware of needing to take things slowly, follow rules, and study thingsthoroughly than others Her brother Gert with his shaved head, tattoos, and a thug like exterior has been taking care of her since he extracted both of them from the abusive Uncle who took them in when their mother died A remarkable cast of characters populates this unique c...

  6. Barb Martin says:

    Not all of the monsters are outsiders Sometimes, the grendels can be part of our own tribes.Andrew David McDonald writes When We Were Vikings with the same charm as other books featuring a protagonist who is different This story, though, is much darker.Zelda loves vikings She knows the sagas, the language and the importance of the hero s journey Her tribe includes an older brother dubbed by others as an angry thug, his former girlfriend who is Zelda s best friend and her friends at the c Not all of the monsters are outsiders Sometimes, the grendels can be part of our own tribes.Andrew David McDonald writes When We Were Vikings with the same charm as other books featuring a protagonist who is different This story, though, is much darker.Zelda loves vikings She knows the sagas, the language and the importance of the hero s journey Her tribe includes an older brother dubbed by others as an angry thug, his former girlfriend who is Zelda s best frien...

  7. Heather Erickson says:

    When We Were Vikings, by Andrew David MacDonald is one of the most engrossing books I ve read in a long time and I read a lot of good books When I requested the book, I was expecting something a bitinnocent, like the main character, Zelda, from whose point of view the story is told But for all of Zelda s innocence, she is living in a very dangerous world, one that she is ready to embark upon as an adult as a Viking Zelda is an intellectually impaired woman who is obsessed with Vikings When We Were Vikings, by Andrew David MacDonald is one of the most engrossing books I ve read in a long time and I read a lot of good books When I requested the book, I was expecting something a bitinnocent, like the main character, Zelda, from whose point of view the story is told But for all of Zelda s innocence, she is living in a very dangerous world, one that she is ready to embark upon as an adult as a Viking Zelda is an intellectually impaired woman who is obsessed with Vikings When she finds out that a woman can also be a Viking warrior, she decides it s time to be her own legend.There is such a tenderness and loyal bond within Zelda s tribe Her family isn t traditional She is being raised by her older brother, Gert, and his on again, off again girlfriend, AK47 But in many ways, it is like the best of families where love and sacrifice are offered up freely for the good of the others in the tribe When We Were Viki...

  8. Erin says:

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC This book is beautiful, silly, scary, real, you name itIt had me on a roller coaster of emotions the entire time When We Were Vikings tells the story of Zelda, a 21 year old girl who is on the fetal alcohol spectrum She lives with her brother Gert, who runs with the wrong crowd but does so in order to provide for himself and Zelda Zelda is a viking enthusiast, and uses a book about vikings as a handbook to life She follows the rules of Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC This book is beautiful, silly, scary, real, you name itIt had me on a roller coaster of emotions the entire time When We Were Vikings tells the story of Zelda, a 21 year old girl who is on the fetal alcohol spectrum She lives with her brother Gert, who runs with the wrong crowd but does so in order to provide for himself and Zelda Zelda is a viking enthusiast, and uses a book about vikings as a handbook to life She follows the rules of vikings, like defending your tribe and defeating villains When Zelda tries to defend her brother against the gang he hangs out with, she has to face the biggest villains she s ever seen With the help of Gert, his girlfriend Annie nicknamed AK47 , her psychologist Dr Laird, and her friends at the community center, Zelda discovers she can be the hero of...

  9. Lou Jacobs says:

    A tour de force DEBUT novel deserving of a 5 Star rating A heart rendering coming of age story of 21 year old Zelda a high functioning victim of the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome who tries to cope and make sense of her life by following the creed of the Vikings She is determined to function as fully as possible she is well aware of her shortcomings She makes sense and order of her life by making lists adhering to the code of the Vikings Her life revolves around her book knowledge of the A tour de force DEBUT novel deserving of a 5 Star rating A heart rendering coming of age story of 21 year old Zelda a high functioning victim of the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome who tries to cope and make sense of her life by following the creed of the Vikings She is determined to function as fully as possible she is well aware of her shortcomings She makes sense and order of her life by making lists adhering to the code of the Vikings Her life revolves around her book knowledge of the Vikings their lore, history, legends, creed and accomplishments This endeavor provides needed stability and structure to her life She appears dependent on her brother Gert, who she lives with and adores He and their friends are her tribe and will do anything to assure their success and well being Gert to the outside world appears as a thug due to his bald head, tattoos, language and his choice of clothes but, this is far from ...