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This Dark Ages tale of conflict, warfare and bloodshed is a family saga at heart. It follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, a curious, compelling man who is always looking to break through barriers and discover new worlds to conquer. A young farmer and family man, Ragnar is frustrated by the unadventurous policies of his local chieftain, Earl Haraldson, who continues to send his Vikings raiders east every summer, to the Baltic states and Russia, whose populations are as materially poor as themselves. Ragner, with the help of his friend Floki, builds a new generation of boats, faster, sleeker and more beautifully crafted than anything else on the sea, which enable him to go out and find the adventure he seeks.