The Exile 一册 Leonard Pierce 漫画下载
Vikings are enjoying a bit of a cultural moment, although they’re now too civilized to really enjoy it. Goodness knows why the escapades of a bunch of marauding white people would appeal to anyone at this point in history, but between the Vikings television and streaming series, Robert Eggers’ electrifying film The Northman, and Valhalla, the latest installment in the popular Assassin’s Creed video game series, it’s a pretty good time to be a sword-wielding Scandinavian. But just try telling that to Hallstein Thordsson, the protagonist of The Exile, the new graphic novel from Dutch cartoonist Erik Kriek. The life of an Icelandic raider isn’t really working out for him. When we first meet Hallstein, he’s returning to his homeland after seven years of wandering, during which he made a living guarding merchant ships and hiring himself out as a mercenary. Along the way, he picked up a pair of companions (the Finnish archer Ukko and the hulking warrior Bjarki Leifsson, leaving him just one wizard short of a solid D&D adventuring party), but, plagued by traumatic nightmares of his violent past, he’s decided to come back, end his exile, and plead his case to the althing (the local parliament) to be allowed to claim his family’s lands and inheritance.