Well... I don't know. It's a work of alternative fiction, in which Anglo-Saxon England remains un-Christianised, William the Conq loses
the battle of Hastings through a catastrophic error of judgment, Svein Forkbeard and Canute the Great become one person (to make the journey easier)... and every so often, we can see and hear what the Norse gods and goddesses are up to in Valhalla, where they are as boisterous and fun as the Discworld gods (or the Greek gods... or any
Also, the names of places and people are playfully parodied; the only Kings of England (or, should I say, Anglo-lund - because this is alternative fiction, after all) are affectionate parodies of Ethelred the Unready and Canute, and eventually our heroes have to face down and defeat a witch-hunter with the authority and the resources of a Prince. There is much comedy here, but also tragedy, and (eventually) a bitter-sweet-but-happy ending... of sorts. We even see a glimpse of 11th-century Scotland.
With a cast of thousands, including merchants, guards, torturers, assassins, hangmen, skalds, a holy man or two, and many more holy women. Also featuring Harald Hardraade, Tostig, and William the Bastard as themselves. (And a thousand elephants!
Well, not really - but lots of horses!)
How does that sound?
Words are the litmus paper of the mind. If you find yourself in the power of someone who will use the word "commence" in cold blood, go somewhere else very quickly. But if they say "Enter", don’t stop to pack.