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Hello, and welcome to the second book review to ” The Black Viking – The Trials Of King Dane.” In this first review, we dived deeply into the story of the Black Viking, the origin of his trials, and an introduction to the main characters. This review is going to focus solely on the main characters in the epic blockbuster, novel, “Black Viking – The Trials Of King Dane.”
The hero of the Black Viking book series, is King Dane – The Black Viking himself. We’re not going to go in great detail about The Black Viking, because we’ve gone extensively on his origins and his purpose, mainly being the one decreed by the Supreme Gods, to put an end to the timeless feud of his father Gods, Odin and Amon.
King Dane is the son of King Arn and Kasaqa. For the vast majority of his life, King Dane has only known life from the perspective of a Viking, living in Normanzia. Growing up, King Dane was very inflicted by being part Viking and part Kush, and was on the inside, disappointed that his father King Arn, didn’t provide him more details about his Kush side nor the rigors that were awaiting him, for King Arn as well as Mathias knew since Dane’s birth, that he was born to do the bidding of the Gods.
…The Fearless, and fierce sums up King Arn, the greatest and most legendary of Viking warriors who had ever lived. Arn, of course is the father of King Dane, the great one…the one decreed by humanity to save the Gods. like many Vikings before him, knew nothing but war with the Kush. And like every Viking, King Arn swore allegiance to uphold Odin’s honor by vanquishing the Kush. Although offered the chance to marry several times, King Arn for reasons perhaps not even known to him, never married, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t going to meet the love of his life.
The mother of the Great One…King Dane. Kasaqa is not human, in fact she is a Celestial Goddess, which is a form of Godhood even mightier than the Earth Gods, Odin and Amon. Yes you’ve guessed right, her son King Dane is greater than that of Amon and Odin themselves….
A kindred spirit, Kasaqa had since fallen in love with Earth ever since it’s creation. For eons she watched peace and harmony reign until the devastating feud between Odin and Amon began. Desperate to find a solution to the endless war and through the prophecy of the Supreme Gods, Kasaqa scoured the Earth looking for the one man mighty enough to sire the Great One…and that man was none other than King Arn.
When the moment presented itself, Kasaqa took human form as a high priestess, specifically to cross paths with King Arn. It was at this time, that she took a strong liking to another pivotal character in the Black Viking pantheon, Bedouin.
Kasaqa would get her chance to be with her beloved Arn, after Mathias managed to get him to safety after a fierce battle with the Kush in Kushmanland. Kasaqa would nurse King Arn back to health…and then fulfill her mission…to conceive The Great One – King Dane. You can learn a bit more about Kasaqa by watching The Black Viking trailers right after this quote and paragraph below.
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It seems that you can’t go too far into the story without mentioning Mathias’ name. As I’ve stated several times in the video, Mathias to me is not only an important character, but a very central character…sort of the glue that keeps the fabric together. Right away, Mathias knew that there was something special going on between Kasaqa and Arn, and it was right there that Mathias pledged his life to King Dane…The Great One, before he was even conceived.
Mathias is a very interesting man in his own right. Not only is Mathias the Master General to King Arn (Master General means second in command only to the King) but he is of nobility. In the kingdom of Normanzia, important families are villages are broken down into houses. Next to the kingship, you have nobility classes, and when it comes to nobility, Mathias is not only a lord, he is in fact a high lord.
I know what you’re thinking, if Mathias is a powerful lord, why not live life to the fullest with all the benefits of a lord? The answer is, Mathias in his heart is a solider. For him, there is no better glory. Mathias does have a younger brother, a fierce warrior in his own right who goes by the name of Darius. Lord Darius, however, is not on the mainland of Normanzia, he lives in one of Normanzia’s islands, the awesome and spectacular Isle Of Gormac. Darius and the Isle Of Gormac will be a major factor for King Dane in “Divinity Unleashed.”
Not to be overlooked is that Mathias has a family right outside the grounds of Normanzia. His wife, Lily, is his bedrock, and he has a grown son by the name of Turchin. Because Mathias’ first allegiance is to the kingdom of Normanzia, Mathias’ personal life often took a blow. And as Mathias got up in years, guilt really began to take its toll on him…but you will have to read “The Trials Of King Dane,” for all the specific details.
Iban is not a warrior, nor a sorcerer, in fact, he is a but a small boy, but a special one at that. Iban’s origins is an orphan who found his way into the horse stables of King Dane. Iban’s best friend is actually a horse, specifically Pantheon, the prized warhorse of King Dane. Pantheon, outside of Mathias, Iban and King Dane, has no respect for anyone. Pantheon allows little Iban to groom him and even to rest by him.
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Gudrid is a Viking woman whose own child died. Desperate to have a baby in her arms again, Gudrid became the wet nurse to prince Dane. Over the course of the year, Gudrid became very attached to prince Dane and in the process, fell in love with King Arn. Then the day came when Gudrid’s services were no longer needed, a day that Mathias gently tried to warn her about. Wanting nothing more than to stay with King Arn and prince Dane, Gudrid foolishly became pregnant with King Arn’s second child…Ragnulf.
Oh where to begin with Ragnulf, born the second prince to throne of Normanzia. Ragnulf is the rejected child of King Arn and Gudrid. Bitter from having been cast away by King Arn, Gudrid took her hate out on young Ragnulf who was born weak and sickly. In fact, Ragnulf for a great part of his childhood, would spend most of his time in bed, which further drew the ire of King Arn who viewed him as a major disappointment, while Prince Dane was the apple of his eye, the reason why King Arn continued to breath.
But even though Ragnulf was weak in body, he was a champion…a true king when it came to the heart. Desperate to prove his worth, Ragnulf foolishly would put himself in embarrassing predicament after another, which in turn further irritated King Arn. Bitterness and resentment set in for Ragnulf at an early age, especially when it came to Prince Dane. And even though Dane tried to have a brotherly relationship with him, Ragnulf’s resentment and envy towards him, would prove to be too great.
I could go on writing and writing, but I think I’ve written quite enough for this review, and the last thing I want to do is bore you. For the third book review, we will talk more about Ragnulf, Bedouin and other characters that you will come to know in “The Black Viking.”
Stay tuned next for the third part to the review of “The Black Viking – The Trials Of King Dane.”