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The Saga of Beowulf is the first complete novelization of the classic 10th century Old English poem Beowulf, chronicling the tragic wars of the rising Nordic nations, the endless blood-feuds of their clans, battles with mythic creatures in an ancient heroic age, and the final, futile struggle of one man against the will of Fate that made of him a legend.
"Breathtaking in scope and riveting in pace," the story follows Beowulf as he embarks upon a fateful quest for vengeance against the creature that slew his father, setting in motion a sequence of events which will take him from the fetid fens of Denmark to the frozen fields of Sweden as he battles men and demons in a quest to conquer his own fears, all the while fleeing from the woman he has sworn to love. Steeped in Norse myth and lore, this epic tale now comes to life once more in a "riveting" new retelling for a modern audience.
R. Scot Johns is a life-long student of ancient and medieval literature, with an enduring fascination for Norse mythology and fantasy epics. He first came to Beowulf through his love of J.R.R. Tolkien, a leading scholar on the subject. He lives in Boise, Idaho and works for Books Are Fun, a division of Readers Digest.
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- Paperback: 640 pages
- Publisher: Fantasy Castle Books (October 1, 2008)
- ISBN-10: 0982153805
- ISBN-13: 978-0982153802
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