The second half of season 4 of the drama series Vikings has recently made its brutal return to SBS. But what were the Vikings really like? We’re giving you the chance to WIN one of ten copies of the book ‘Vikings: Raids, Culture, Legacy’, which sheds an intriguing light on the Viking Age.
SBS Distribution
23 Jan 2017 - 10:05 AM  UPDATED 31 Jan 2017 - 4:52 PM

Competition now closed.


The impact of the Vikings is impossible to overstate. A people apparently condemned to a marginal existence in the remote wastes of Dark Age northern Europe, they burst onto an unsuspecting continent with extraordinary consequences. Initially they were pirates and raiders of astounding ferocity. In a matter of decades, they had laid waste to much of the coastal British Isles and had penetrated deep into France, threatening to snuff out for good an emerging Christendom. They launched raids against Muslim Iberia and then into the Mediterranean. They pushed east across the Baltic and from there south along the river systems of western Russia to the Black Sea and Byzantium, establishing themselves as traders and slavers. They discovered and exploited sea-routes deep into the North Atlantic—to the Faroes, to Iceland and Greenland, and finally to America itself. They initiated routes of oceanic exploration that would be unmatched until Columbus five centuries later.

The book ‘Vikings: Raids, Culture, Legacy’ examines their gods and belief systems, their technological advances, their extraordinary levels of craftsmanship, their social organization, their success as colonizers, their political coups, their military might, their commercial nous, and their remarkable self-belief. It provides a compelling portrait of a world decisively shaped by the Viking initiatives and imperatives.

(Vikings season 4b is premiering on Wednesday evenings until 8th March on SBS.)


Vikings: Raids, Culture, Legacy (Book)   |    BUY NOW    |    RRP: $34.99


Competition opens: Monday 23rd January 10:00am (AEDT)

Competition closes:  Sunday 29th January 11:59pm (AEDT)

Competition drawn: Monday 30th January 10:00am (AEDT)


Congratulations to our winners:

J. Crameri, 4350
S. Loker, 2037
L. Alias, 7248
D. Buchanan, 3129
T. Cusack, 4305
J. Hautot, 3214
M. Horvath, 4051
P. Cameron, 5096
V. Tran, 2134
S. Bradshaw, 3155


Winners will be notified by email. Read the full terms and conditions here.

Authorised under NSW Permit No. LTPM/16/00597 Class: Type C; ACT Permit No. TP 16/01116. Promotions under these terms and conditions will commence on 10/06/2016 and finish on 27/02/2017.