Everything you need to understand or teach The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker.
The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker is a historical fiction novel. It immerses readers in the world of ninth-century Norway, subtly showing what Viking culture held in high esteem and what these people deemed to be distasteful. Readers follow the three main characters, Ragnvald, Svanhild, and Solvi, as they navigate being at the center of a changing world. The actions of the characters will forever change their lives, moving them down paths they never expected, but for which they were destined. The Half-Drowned King explores themes of honor, family, storytelling, and gender roles.