(Chapter 35, page 229: … Icelanders took their horses and saddles and rode to greet their hero, Hannes Hafstein, almost two centuries earlier. * )
Hannes Hafstein (1861 – 1922) was an Icelandic politician and national poet – one of Iceland‘s most loved poets; known for elegance and wits and still to this day considered an outstanding politician. In 1904 he became the first Prime Minister of Iceland and the first Icelander to be appointed to the Danish Cabinet as the Minister for Iceland, based in Reykjavík as Iceland gained Home rule. It turned out to be a landmark in Iceland‘s quest for Independence.
Another historic echo in the gripping political thriller "Vulture's Lair" by Hallur Hallsson.