If there's one lesson I've learned from Vinland Saga, it's that you don't screw with Vikings. I first picked up Vinland Saga because it's by Makoto Yukimura, who wrote one of my all-time favourite manga series, Planetes. While I did expect a story of decent quality going in, what I didn't expect was a fascinating, violent, and moving story that would place the manga on my shelf firmly among other timeless classics.