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Books about Norse mythology

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Postby StevenTill » Mon September 14th, 2009, 11:24 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome, annis. It's good to be back!

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Viking Saga

Postby MarkCoakley » Wed December 2nd, 2009, 12:18 pm

My free novel deals with Norse mythology. It's at http://www.scribd.com/vikingsaga

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Postby greyartist » Tue February 1st, 2011, 1:32 pm

I just finished "giants of the Frost" by Kim Wilkins. It uses the Norse gods as main charaters along with modern day humans. I found it a good way to get an introduction to Norse myth while enjoying a good story.

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Postby annis » Wed February 2nd, 2011, 5:32 am

I should put in a mention here of M D Lachlan's Wolfsangel which I read last year. I thought it a powerfully imaginative interpretation of Norse mythology, but rather OTT. Coincidentally I re-read an old favourite not long after - Poul Anderson's The Broken Sword. A dark fantasy which incorporates the spirit of Norse mythology, it stands the test of time well. It was interesting to compare it to Lachlan's tale. There are some similarities - both have as the heart of the story a stolen child/doppelgänger. Although Wolfsangel is imaginative and full of dazzling imagery, compared to the spare and sinewy Broken Sword with its beautiful but restrained use of descriptive passages, WA seems rather overwrought, like a film relying on special effects for its impact. Sometimes the old masters can't be beaten!

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Postby Cuchulain » Tue April 30th, 2013, 5:34 pm

How about Elizabeth Boyer's World of the Alfar series (The Sword and the Satchel,The Elves and the Otterskin, The Thrall and the Dragon's Heart etc.)?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Sword-Satchel-Elizabeth-Boyer/dp/0552127582/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367343176&sr=8-1&keywords=sword+satchel


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