Started reading it today. Currently at chapter 46, right after...Bjorn.
It's kinda slow at the start, had trouble chewing through the flashback that hits right at the beginning.
Now that it's picked up pace it's quite enjoyable.
I like how controversial the characters are, Askeladd being the prime example with how he treats Thorfinn and everyone else.
The prince really got struck with the death of his retainer Ragnar. For the better, might I add.
Thorfinn makes for an interesting plot, he's basically an extremely good tool for Askeladd that's cutting deeper into his hand every time he uses it.
So far I'm hooked, hopefully it continues like this or, better yet, gets even more interesting.