Eaters of the Dead is a novel by Michael Crichton that is a reinterpretation of the classic Beowulf tale. This first person epic is about Ibn Fadlan, a fictional traveler who is summoned for a foreign king’s mission. He soon meets up with Buliwyf, and together they fight the mysterious snake-thing Wendol.

This book is filled with good story telling and keeps a good attempt at historical accuaracy.

The movie of this book is The 13th Warrior starring Antonio Banderas.