The Dragon and the Raven
Author: G. A. Henty
Publisher: Preston Speed Publications; Hardcover
Period: 870 A.D. Britain; Fiction
In The Dragon and the Raven, Mr. Henty gives us a vivid account of the life and times of Alfred the Great, the king who defeated the Vikings and brought stability to England by providing for land and sea defenses, establishing schools, and instituting legal reforms. Edmund, the young Saxon hero, enters the service of King Alfred to fight the Danes. While fighting at sea, his ship is driven to the coast of Norway by a storm, and it is not before he has survived many perilous adventures that he returns home to England.