The Emperor’s Treasure

It’s spring and the Vikings are sailing to Miklagård (Constantinople) for trade, but Siri can’t go with them: her father, Chief Torkel, says that she is too young. And a girl!

If he thought it would stop her, he was wrong. She hides on the ship. On board, there is also a mysterious box that will be given to the emperor himself.

But the villains Ivar and Grym are searching for the box and Siri has to gather all her courage and niftiness to protect it. Luckily, she gets help from Zack, a young boy she meets in Miklagård, speaks her language and – as she will learn later – is the emperor’s son.

The Emperor’s Treasure is the first part in the series of Siri the Viking. Siri the Viking is a comic series aimed at middle-grade readers. The series mixes imaginative adventure with historical settings and facts about the Viking age.

The comic format encourages reluctant readers, and fans of Asterix will get to experience the Viking stories through the eyes of a young girl. Many aspects of Viking life are portrayed in a historically accurate way, and a lot of information highlighted in special fact boxes.

It’s spring and the Vikings are sailing to Miklagård (Constantinople) for trade, but Siri can’t go with them: her father, Chief Torkel, says that she is too young. And a girl!

If he thought it would stop her, he was wrong. She hides on the ship. On board, there is also a mysterious box that will be given to the emperor himself.

But the villains Ivar and Grym are searching for the box and Siri has to gather all her courage and niftiness to protect it. Luckily, she gets help from Zack, a young boy she meets in Miklagård, speaks her language and – as she will learn later – is the emperor’s son.

The Emperor’s Treasure is the first part in the series of Siri the Viking. Siri the Viking is a comic series aimed at middle-grade readers. The series mixes imaginative adventure with historical settings and facts about the Viking age.

The comic format encourages reluctant readers, and fans of Asterix will get to experience the Viking stories through the eyes of a young girl. Many aspects of Viking life are portrayed in a historically accurate way, and a lot of information highlighted in special fact boxes.

info

  • Year of publication

    2020

  • Original title

    Kejsarens skatt

  • Page count

    85

  • Original publisher

    Stevali

  • Original language of publication

    Swedish

Reviews

  • The Swedish Academy of Comic Art

    "This series about the courageous and charming Viking girl Siri is no less than a masterpiece. A children’s comic series in the same category as the best international works."

  • The Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul (SRII)

    "With a swift plot, well researched illustrations and a tough little girl in the lead, Siri the Viking is a reading experience for all ages. Not the least does it convey a story about cultural encounters in the Middle Ages, which should be written about more often in our time."

  • Bibliotekstjänst

    "The story is characterised by joyful humour and fast-paced comedy in a well-elaborated setting."

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