Olafs Saga Stephen Liley

ISBN: 9781434320315

Published: June 28th 2007

Paperback

416 pages


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Olafs Saga  by  Stephen Liley

Olafs Saga by Stephen Liley
June 28th 2007 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 416 pages | ISBN: 9781434320315 | 5.73 Mb

Olafs Saga is an historical novel chronicling one Norse mans life in the late 8th century . The story is told by Jn Loftsson a direct descendent of the protagonist, some four hundred years later to his adopted son Snorri. The tale descibes OlafsMoreOlafs Saga is an historical novel chronicling one Norse mans life in the late 8th century .

The story is told by Jn Loftsson a direct descendent of the protagonist, some four hundred years later to his adopted son Snorri. The tale descibes Olafs background and his upbringing in the harsh Viking world. Olaf has life changing events thrust upon him and as a result he has to make his way in Midgard - the world of men.

As a young Norse man, Olaf sees the first brutal death of a Saxon by one of his kind. He takes part in the early raids on Christian monasteries located at remote sites around Britain- experiencing the joy of success and the despair of failure. The entire text is punctuated with references to the Norse pantheon, with characters at times speaking in their all but forgotten language (translations are provided).

There are also many references to Norse technology of the time such as their boats - the drakkar and knarr, their weapons, as well as number systems, time telling and various religious festivals. Olafs Saga not only paints a full and detailed picture of the Norse World, but also tells an intriguing and spell-binding story.



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