Varg Vikernes was sentenced to prison in the early nineties in connection with his involvement in the Black Metal movement. This sub-culture carried a rebellion against mainstream society, being responsible for the burning of churches and ploting against leading politicians. Vikernes is the man behind the band 'Burzum' and he has written several books and articles on Nordic mythology, Asatru, and Germanic history in the past 15 years. Albeit written in 1994 and published not until 1996, hence quite outdated nowadays, this book still remains an all-time classic. Varg Vikernes deals with the history and destiny of his native homeland - Norway - and appeals to his kinsmen to abandon the materialistic and antihuman "modernism" in favor of the ancient and heathen beliefs of their elders.