The King of Vinland's Saga

A Novel of Vikings and Indians in Pre-Columbian North America Kindle Edition

Fleeing the ice clad fjords of his native Greenland just ahead of greedy kinsman who would keep his inheritance from him, Sigtrygg Thorgilsson, half-breed grandson of the storied explorer Leif Eiriksson, seeks his fortune on the shores of North America, last glimpsed by his grandfather some forty years before.

The King of Vinland's Saga

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Stuart W. Mirsky

Stuart W. Mirsky is an author of two novels and two works of philosophy as well as a former government bureaucrat and journalist. His works include historical fiction, The King of Vinland’s Saga: A Novel of Vikings and Indians in Pre-Columbian North America and A Raft on the River, a novelized account of a young girl’s coming of age in the shadow of Germany’s occupation of Poland during World War II. He is also the author of two works of philosophy: Choice and Action (2016) and Value and Representation: Three Essays Exploring the Implications of a Pragmatic Epistemology for Moral Thought (2019) and has authored a number of philosophy articles including “Moral Ideas and Religious Belief” (The Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics) and several articles on “Logic, Language and Life”; “Waiting for Wednesday”; “The Phenomenology of Morals”; “Reason or Rationalization: An Essay on System Pragmatics”; and “Conceiving Concepts,” among others.
Mirsky is a former bureaucrat who last served in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as Assistant Commissioner for Operations. He retired in 2002 to pursue his interests in narrative fiction and philosophy. He has lived abroad but currently resides in New York City with his wife of more than forty years. He’s the father of three and grandfather of nine. He also holds a second degree black belt in the art of karate although it didn’t help in bringing up the kids.

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Press About the King of Vinlands Saga:

"As with most historical novels, it is essential that the reader view this Saga as fictional, and not confuse it with the relatively meager known facts about Leif Ericsson, the Greenland settlement and Vinland. Keeping this firmly in mind, Viking enthusiasts should enjoy this engaging tale from beginning to end."

The Norseman News, Winter 1999


A Raft on the River



Value and Representation



Choice and Action






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