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CHOOSE YOUR WINNER: Viking vs Samurai


Loved it! 😍

Intense action ensues as two legendary warriors clash in a battle to the death!

I was immediately intrigued by the cover of this book. I mean, come on! Vikings vs. Samurai? How cool is that? I was not disappointed as I dove into the book, enjoying every page as the action gets more intense. In a mythical battle a lot like the hit series Deadliest Warrior, two fighters from opposite sides of the world come together in an epic fight of the ages. You and your adventure-loving little one are sure to have the time of your lives as you watch this incredible battle unfold.

I loved the illustrations in this book. It looks like they were at least mostly, if not entirely, done by hand, which is rare and beautiful in today's tech age. Every page is full of wonder, as the realistic combat sequences (sans blood, don't worry) continue to inspire. The story is a little tilted, in that you really want to root for the one side, and I'm also not really sure how you were supposed to choose the winner. Maybe there's a missing instructions page? But even though I would have ended it a little differently myself, this book is one I'd love to add to my bookshelf. Historically accurate weapons, armor, and ideals come together in this intense fantasy fight. Just make sure there's time for a few battles before bed!

I'd recommend this book for ages 7 and up. Though no blood is shown, the defeated soldiers do appear on a few of the pages. But if you and your child love history, action, world culture, and sword fights, then this is the book for you!

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Hello! I am Dakota Love, and I am an indie author, blogger, and book reviewer. I have published over forty indie titles, including "The Allies: Family and Friends", "The Guardian of Freedom", and "Coyote Stories: Legends of a Manitou." I love nothing better than to discover new stories.


VIKING vs SAMURAI is an action-packed picture book for beginning readers (ages 4-8). CHOOSE YOUR WINNER picture books will thrill young readers with adventurous stories and colorful illustrations.
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Samurai is a skilled warrior and protector of his land, but what will happen when the city is invaded by a Viking warlord and his men? Will Samurai succeed in turning back the Viking raiders in order to save his city?
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Published on January 03, 2020

Published by Read2MeDad

0-1000 words

Genre: Picture Books

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