- Author: Robert Michael Ballantyne
- Copyright: Public domain
- Published in: 1872
- Word count: 85,968 words (≈ about 6 hours)
A tale of adventure and evangelism, Ballantyne transforms into engaging historical fiction the well-known facts of the Icelandic Saga--stories of exploration and adventure, blessed marriage, alternating turmoil and peace with indigenous people--all sprinkled with delightful and humorous stories of day-to-day life surrounding the first European ground breaking in America.