Top positive review
Well Written, Very Interesting
Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2015
Not a real "how to" manual for HEMA/ARMA or other European martial arts enthusiasts, but still a great read. As it pertains to the weapons and techniques, Short basically explains the various common Viking weapons, and talks about how they were likely used, drawing on martial arts research, historical data, and clues from the Norse sagas. Again, it is not presented as a fighting manual, so much as a discussion of the topic. What makes this book great is that along the way, you get exposed to a ton of Nordic history and culture, told through the lens of combat research. Well written, engaging read, I highly recommend.