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  • Viking raids were not just on the coasts, but also up the rivers.
  • It was a large open row boat with a tall front and a tall back (like a Viking boat of old)
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
  • And the Viking ships had no weapons, aside from the men.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • "That’s a Viking sword—very old.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire

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  • You’d look at Eleanor’s mom and think she must be carved into the prow of a Viking ship somewhere or maybe painted on the side of a plane….
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • Fair-skinned, blond, Nordic features, like a Viking princess.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • She found the buffet, and found it in shambles, a feast raided by animals or Vikings, and made her way to the nearest bar, which was out of Riesling and was now offering only some kind of vodka-and-energy drink concoction.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • They’re death traps, every one of them, containing the very bloodiest episodes from London’s history—the Great Fire of 1666; the exceedingly lethal Viking Siege of 842; the pestilent height of the terrible Plague!
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • I imagine Viking warriors might look like that, if Vikings were clean-shaven and modernized.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • The Viking was spoken about with reverence, those who had competed bearing their injuries like veterans of some distant and particularly brutal war.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You

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  • "It’s a minivan, not a Viking."
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Vikings, you know.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • There was the tall man, built like a Viking, straw hair in a ponytail, throwing the pills in the deep end, hundreds of them.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • I also went on board a Viking ship which lay a short distance from the little craft.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • Along the fjords and in the hidden valley of Norway, he saw wooden stave churches, the timbers of which had been carved by Viking boat-builders.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • I believe in my heart of hearts that he suffered as much about Lucy’s death as any of us, but he bore himself through it like a moral Viking.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • That’s where the Vikings used to hide in the Middle Ages.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • At first, Hazel thought they were wearing Viking helmets.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • I should like best to be a Viking, Ejlif.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • The scene is part personal tragedy, part Viking funeral, part Chippewa trip to the next world, all strange.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Both men looked fondly down at the new Viking.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • Someone who looked like a Viking, with big broad shoulders.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • The Vikings believed that the inhabited world was an island under constant threat from outside dangers.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • I had a book contract with Viking Press because Richard Seaver, who was a Viking editor, saw my short stories in Ken Rosen’s anthology, The Man to Send Rain Clouds.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • Painter referred to the Lockheed Vikings, carrier-borne antisubmarine aircraft.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • She especially enjoyed reading about Paolina and Ake Viking.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • One of the strongest representations appears in the Poetic Edda of the ancient Vikings.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • He said he wanted to give their boat a "Viking funeral" out at sea.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • That made it a Viking funeral, after a fashion.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • I always wanted to be a pirate, or a Viking.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • But since we were in a seven-freaking-bedroom country chateau with a Sub-Zero fridge and Viking range at our disposal, it didn’t cut it.
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • …minutes and there was no one in when I pressed the button that said Flat C and the only interesting thing that happened on the way was 8 men dressed up in Viking costumes with helmets with horns on and they were shouting, but they weren’t real Vikings because the Vikings lived nearly 2,000 years ago, and also I had to go for another wee and I went in the alleywaydown the side of a garage called Burdett Motors, which was closed, and I didn’t like doing that but I didn’t want to wet…
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • The kitchen had been remodeled only two years earlier; the SubZero refrigerator and Viking cooking range were still considered state of the art; no, he’d said, cooking for twenty or more wouldn’t be a problem.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Nights in Rodanthe
  • I suppose the Vikings thought that where one was good, three might be better.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • It reminds me of a Viking ship.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Jason hosted a celebration party in his room, a timbered Viking hall.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • The next game we have is against the Vikings on Monday Night Football.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • I thought this was the Troy, not the Viking raiders.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • A bachelor’s party is not a Viking invasion.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • Mariner, Viking, Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity, just to name a few, had all been born in this one room.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • Her forefathers had been Vikings, savage chieftains who bore no cross and brooked no hindrance to their will.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • I’ve heard rumors that the Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars were also trying to trade up to take me.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • We experienced and absorbed the same waves of invasions: Celts, Vikings, Normans — all left their distinctive mark on our countries.
    Tony Blair  --  First Address to Irish Parliament From a British PM
  • She was draped heavily in white, shaded with blue, like a Queen, and she stood braced and looking upward like the figurehead on a Viking ship.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • After Onassis’s death, Jackie retreated from the public eye, eventually securing a job with Viking Press as a book editor in New York City.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • When set upon the water and given the proper command, the miniature would expand into a Viking longship that could navigate and sail itself against wind, wave, and tide.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Within a minute, the frame had assumed the characteristic shape of a Viking ship.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • But if you hit your sales projections and collect a year-end bonus, you not only aren’t worried about the $100 ticket but can also afford to buy that Viking range you’ve always wanted—and on which your toddler can now burn her own finger.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Looking at him for the first time, Alba saw that she had been cavorting with what looked like a total stranger, who not only had the hair of a Viking but also lacked the beard of Miguel and his small round schoolmaster’s spectacles, and seemed much thinner.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • So when this mattress flared up around the sailor, in his Viking’s funeral: the stored, coded years of uselessness, early death, self-harrowing, the sure decay of hope, the set of all men who had slept on it, whatever their lives had been, would truly cease to be, forever, when the mattress burned.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
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