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RuneWarriors: Ship of the Dead Hardcover – December 28, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: Runewarriors
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061449423
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061449420
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,702,566 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dane and his boon companions set off in their usual hilarious and quarrelsome manner to save the world. The plot and subplots are handled with masterly finesse: Action and suspense are nonstop. The resolution will satisfy. Fans will devour this excellent series finish.” (Kirkus Reviews)

PRAISE for RUNEWARRIORS: SWORD OF DOOM“Rip-roaring adventure. Dane’s quest for revenge and his romance with Astrid, Mistress of the Blade, provide a nice balance to the gross-out humor, and the resulting tale is at once funny and thrilling. An excellent next step for fans of Percy Jackson.” (The Horn Book)

“…a page-turner... lots of body humor and a rousing climax.” (Kirkus Reviews)

PRAISE FOR RUNEWARRIORS: SHIELD OF ODIN“The brisk pace and rollicking adventures should keep both boys and girls alike spellbound.” (KLIATT)

“A page-turner with definite appeal...boys especially will enjoy the pell-mell action, the wisenheimer narration and the belch-and-flatulence humor embedded in the adventurous tale.” (Kirkus Reviews)

About the Author

James Jennewein lives in a bloodthirsty, barbaric land filled with evil tyrants, slimy monsters, and comely maidens. It is called Los Angeles.



Tom S. Parker, who has Viking ancestors on his Swedish mother's side, enjoys pillaging now and then with his pet Chihuahua, Tony. He lives in a moated fortress in Topanga, California.


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It was a very fun read.
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There are a very few books that I just don't want to keep reading after the first chapter.
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We loved the hero's and villains escapades.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Kangas on October 18, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
The whole Rune Warrior series was awesome.  Great read
could not stop reading  them   disappointed that it was the last book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By xfades on August 6, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I was expecting this to be some straight retelling of Viking legends. I was delighted and surprised that it was not! Sure, there's plenty of brave warriors, Valkyries, swordplay and hairbreadth escapes, but there's also lots of Terry Prachett style humor to go along with it. There aren't enough books like this! It was a very fun read. I will definitely pick up the first two books in the series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bookhound on August 2, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The authors do not disappoint once again in the final book in the Rune Warriors series, "Ship of the Dead". The story has non-stop action and adventure, while weaving the "true love" story of Dane and Astrid. They left us hanging in the previous book - will they be able to be together after she is dead?!! The story is a serious one - what one has to do the save the world from an undead evil king and his band of undead warriors - but there is plenty of school-boy humor to lighten the mood and give you a good chuckle. Dane's band of motley cohorts are with him again, which we loved, along with some new characters, too. The scenes with Dettmarr the dwarf, his wife and the Fire giant are just great storytelling. Our daughter loved the Norse mythology, too.

Our whole family enjoyed all three books. We fought over who got to read them first! Highly recommend.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Library Chris on July 29, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I bought the first book in the Rune Warriors trilogy for my grandson. He enjoyed it so much that I was encouraged to read it too. We anxiously awaited the publishing of the second book and then "Ship of the Dead".

All of the books are so full of good story telling and humor that they appeal to readers of all ages. We loved the hero's and villains escapades. As a school librarian I especially appreciate the authors wonderful use of colorful language.

At the end of this truly entertaining book we wanted more of Dane and Astrid and their friends.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nic on April 21, 2013
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The whole viking theme really enhances this fantasy adventure of gods, Valkyries, undead, etc... It's a non-stop adventure! It's like the series Percy Jackson and the Olympians, the humor and everything, the only difference is that it's not in the modern day, but instead it's in the middle-ages (medieval), and instead of Greek Mythology, it's Scandinavian Mythology! (it's also got a little bit of romance) All around great series! A must read!
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