Rather than epic and badass, I would describe The Voyage of the Short Serpent by twisted Frenchman, Bernard du Boucheron, as short and quirky. It’s a funky little story about an Icelandic mission sent to Greenland during its final days of Norse inhabitation. Lots of gruesome ongoings take place in the decaying Greenlandic colony which makes for an interesting read. Not the greatest fiction novel about Norsemen and women, but a unique one.
Click here to go to its official page at The Overlook Press’ website. (Note: the publisher’s description is wrong; the novel is set in Greenland, not Iceland, and it appears that Overlook got bought out…)