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December 10, 2014

1001 A.D. by Wes Wetzel

1001 A.D.

 1001 A.D.

(from Amazon)
Sail with Leif Ericson and discover the New World. Jonathan Henry, a present day archaeologist, joins other scientists to evaluate global warming in the arctic when he finds Viking scrolls in an ancient village deep in a hidden fjord in Greenland. In the scrolls is the account of Leif Ericson during his historic sea voyage to the New World. Join Leif and his lifelong comrade Eric Thorson on their exciting encounter with the peoples of North America. Live with these two adventurers and others as they find danger and surprise in going beyond the beyond and into the unknown seas to the west. A hair raising good saga of courage and fortitude. Don't miss 1001 A.D. or you miss the adventure story of the century, the discovery of early North America by the Vikings.
  • Paperback: 302 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (September 10, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1478700866
  • ISBN-13: 978-1478700869

Wes Wetzel is a playwright turned novelist. Some of his plays can be found on the internet at senior He is a graduate of Oregon State University and a retired U.S. Navy pilot. This is his first novel and is based on the Vikings' discovery of the New World. He is married with four grown children. He resides in Arizona where his zeal turned to writing for Senior Theater and then to novels. 

An ancient village was discovered by a U.N. expedition of a team of scientists.  The village was hidden on a fjord in Greenland.
Here, a find of all finds is discovered by archaeologist Jonathan Henry.What was found was a stone casket with hidden and preserved inside, Nordic scrolls written on reindeer hide.
The author gives the reader a chance to go on his venture with him back into the pages of history.
Through the translated scrolls, the readers are sent to the life of the famous Viking explorer and navigator Leif Ericson along with his companion, Eric Thorson.  As they are trying to escape the regime of tyrant, Lord Gustav, Leif, Eric and others set to build a new village in a new land.
Readers will experience the emotions and situations with them as you read the book.  You will feel sad and you will be happy.
Even though this is a work of fiction, the reader may feel that it is more realistic.
The author puts the reader where he wants to know more about these adventures . If you like historic fiction of Viking lore, this is a good book for that.
I was given  complimentary copy of 1001 A.D. from the author, Wes Wetzel and OutSkirtsPress for my view of the book. No other compensation took place.

 I would give this book 4 STARS.


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