Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
* In A.D. 921 the king of Baghdad sends Ibn Fadlan north to the king of the Bulgars. His journey is interrupted.
* Ibn encounters a group of Viking warriors and is forced to go with them to kill mist monsters.
* After three years, Ibn returns to Baghdad and his adventures are recorded in an official...
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