There can be few outsiders who know as much about the Scandinavians as Robert Ferguson.
Scandinavians is essential reading.
Sir Richard Eyre, former Director of the National Theatre
He tells his stories with deep knowledge and an intoxicating passion for the "Soul of the North".
Fiona Talkington, Presenter, Late Junction, BBC Radio 3
His prose has the crisp, deliberate crunch of footsteps on gravel; you can't tell if he's taking you to a Lutheran funeral or to 'Hamlet' at the theatre.
Max Adams, author of 'The King of the North'
Intriguing ...the intellecual rewards are plentiful...Provides a significant deepening of our knowledge of the Viking Age
The reasons for the great Viking outreach, the slow and confusing Scandinavian encounter with the arrival of Christianity, and the slow death of the Viking project are all here in this brave, engaging book
Jonathan Wright in The Tablet
Intricate and thoughtful ...a gripping account
Dan Jones in The Times