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Viking Terror Teachers' Guide

Dundurn Teachers' Guide

by Kathleen Grainger & Ann M. da Mota

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category: Study Aids
published: 2012
publisher: Dundurn
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
9 to 12
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
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The Teacher’s Guide to accompany Viking Terro by Tom Henighan.
Short-listed for the 2007 Ottawa Book Award for Fiction
When 17-year-old Rigg and his friend Ari hang a marauding wolf in the wilds of medieval Greenland, they get much more than they bargained for: a hint of werewolves, glimpses of human sacrifice to the old Norse gods, and an encounter with a resourceful native girl that changes their lives forever.
This adventure brings Rigg and Ari into conflict with Rigg’s grandfather, Erik the Red, the ruler of the Greenland Norse colony, and with his daughter, Freydis, skilled in black magic. Rigg must fight a mysterious warrior known only as Death Watcher and lead a dangerous expedition to rescue his father, Leif Eriksson.
Based on history and Viking beliefs and customs, Viking Terror is a striking tale of conflict between young and old, pagan and Christian, Norse settlers and Greenland natives. The skill and courage of Rigg and Ari are pitted against strong and wily adversaries, with the survival of the new Norse colony in Greenland at stake.

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Contributor notes

Tom Henighan is an expert on Viking lore and Norse mythology. His previous books include The Well of Time (1988), shortlisted for the Seal First Novel Award; the initial volume of the "Rigg" series, Viking Quest (2001), presently being turned into an animated feature film; and Mercury Man (2004), available from Dundurn.

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Editorial Reviews

"Henighan builds one peril upon another in a carefully mounting ascent. Through minor puzzles ... he opens the door to the possibility of magic before unleashing Freydis's horrors later in the story. He has the same discreet approach to character."

— The Globe and Mail

"It's main appeal will be to readers with an interest in medieval Viking culture."


'Tom Henighan's Viking Terror ... is an immediate thrill, a teen romp in the wilds of medieval Greenland."

— Star Phoenix
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Kathleen Grainger

Kathleen Grainger, OCT, B.Ed., B.ES Dip. IRM
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