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Ten years ago, a strong warrior named Thors lost his life in a fight with Askeladd - a powerful and ruthless Viking. Having witnessed his demise, Thors’ son, Thorfinn, became consumed by hatred and vowed to exact revenge on his father’s killer in an honorable duel. With nowhere to go, Thorfinn was recruited onto Askeladd’s ship and began working with the crew as they pillage settlements and trick naive armies. Now, the young boy spends his days honing his battle skills while carrying out Askeladd’s bidding in order to earn his reward of a duel with the vicious captain. But despite having failed in all his bouts with the man he despises so much, will the day ever come when Thorfinn can finally defeat Askeladd and lay his father’s memory to rest?
No matter how you slice it, the main characters of Vinland Saga and CAT are assasins who go about their daily routine steathfully killing their target. In Vinland's case, Thorfinn goes after the leaders in order to get something in return. The Woman assasin, being her duty, mercelessly goes after her target. While both series are in a totally different time period, the concept is the same. Each of our main characters has nowhere to turn in the world. Each character has a spiteful past, deadly reality and bleak future. If your into the daily life of assasins then stealthfully choose your series then go for the other.