“A fascinating, violent, and moving story [that’s] firmly among other timeless classics … Seriously, I don’t know how many different ways I can say this manga is worth reading.” —Kotaku
"Gripping doesn't begin to describe Vinland Saga. 5 stars." —ICv2
"With its rich visual details, emotional pull and strong characters, this historical epic is an instant winner." —Anime News Network
From the acclaimed author of Planetes. Winner of the Japan Media Arts Awards Grand Prize for Manga and the Kodansha Manga Awards.
As a child, Thorfinn sat at the feet of the great Leif Ericson and thrilled to wild tales of a land far to the west. But his youthful fantasies were shattered by a mercenary raid. Raised by the Vikings who murdered his family, Thorfinn became a terrifying warrior, forever seeking to kill the band’s leader, Askeladd, and avenge his father. Sustaining Throfinn through his ordeal are his pride in his family and his dreams of a fertile westward land, a land without war or slavery … the land Leif called Vinland.