He is the unimportant spectator, taking it all in, but contributing very little in the main events. If Thorgils was not in this story, virtually nothing in it would change. But if you enjoy a historical novel in a very verbatim sense of the word, written in the tradition of norse sagas, you have found your book and series. Admittedly I entered into this book with significant expectations. Slikovito ispripovedana avantura na razmeđi stvarnosnog i fantastičnog, mogućeg i nemogućeg, hrišćanskog i paganskog, istorijskog i mitskog, civilizovanog i manje civilizovanog - granice su porozne i nejasne, s tendencijom da elementi iz svakog para zamene mesta, vrlo lako i prirodno, uverljivo i upečatljivo. Above all he possessed a skill so vital and wondrous that it is closely associated with the Gods themselves — he could shape metal in all its forms, whether smelting coarse iron from a raw lump of ore or fusing the steel edge to an axe and then hammering a pattern of silver wire into the flat of the blade. I didn't mind how slow the story was because the sagas can be quite slow and plodding, so it didn't ruin my enjoyment.
Because the narrator, Thorgils, does plenty of travelling, so you get to experience a lot of history. But again it ends up when it gets most interesting - when Thorgils escapes from Ireland and goes back to Iceland. He has inherited his mother's ability of second sight and his destiny lies beyond the imagination of those around him. The range of settings is diverse, from Ireland to Iceland, and the battle between emerging Christianity and Paganism is well described. He has inherited his mother's ability of second sight and his destiny lies beyond the imagination of those around him.
Such cumbersome, hulking use of consonants! The story seemed to move very slowly, without any apparent central plot. I look forward to the next, and not only for Grettir. He has inherited his mother's ability of second sight and his destiny lies beyond the imagination of those around him. They achieved a complete surprise. Even a love affair described as having a profound effect on our hero's life only takes a couple of pages to get through. To us he seemed ancient, though he was probably in his late fifties.
Master shipwright Vasilis Delimitros of hand built a 54-foot 16. If I told that same story here in the scriptorium and changed the details, saying that she had reappeared emitting a strange glow and holding a copy of the Bible, my colleagues would accept my version of events without hesitation. He has inherited his mother's ability of second sight and his destiny lies beyond the imagination of those around him. From her, Thorgils inherits the Sight, and from his father, perhaps, his lifelong wanderlust, and also his lifelong adherence to the Old Ways: he never has any intention of converting to Christianity, either now, or later, or even on his deathbed. He spends time growing up on the viking settlements on Greenland, and on two attempts to settle on Vinland. Severin recounted the expedition in The Jason Voyage 1985. The writnig style was dry, boring, full of empty details, having no basic emotional level.
Thorgils is a rootless character of quicksilver intelligence and adaptability. But it was too late. It was Tyrkir who had first come across the wild grapes that some believe gave Vinland its name. Along the way, Severin made tentative or conclusive identifications of The land of the , 's palace, the Halls of Hades, the Roving Rocks and and also the sirens. His quest takes him to the remotest parts of the South Pacific: the island of , whose people hunt with their hands and grappling hooks and the Indonesian island of , whose people hunt with from open boats. The only thing I found dull was the battle and fighting scenes when everything was described in painstaking det Although this is a work of fiction, you can tell that this guy has really read his sagas.
Главният герой в нея - Торгилс, син на Лейф Щастливеца и Торгуна е действителна личност и като такъв пасва чудесно на целите авторови. Synopsis Odinn's Child by Tim Severin is the stunning first volume in the captivating Viking trilogy - an epic historical adventure in a world full of Norse mythology and bloodthirsty battles. I love his writing style - it really carried me along through the story. Sus puntos positivos, pues sobre todo ese punto de vista diferente a lo que es habitual en una novela nórdica, en el que se nos muestran más aspectos cotidianos de la vida de la época. Unlike Bernard Cornwells Saxon series novels, this book can't stand on its own - it ends when reader expects true action to begin.
It was Bernard Cornwell with his tales of Uhtred of Bebbanburg that truly sold me on historical fiction so the bar was set pretty high, on top of having heard good things of the author. Possible writing in margins, possible underlining and highlighting of text, but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text. I found it was a while before the story really found it's pace and cadence. Having owned the trilogy this being 1 for over three years I gave it a fair crack of the whip and got to page 280 before chucking it in. Prvi deo ove trilogije nagoveštava da će se čitanje razviti u lepo i inspirativno druženje sa stvaralaštvom ovog autora. It's like a modern reworking of the sagas, and a really good way of stepping into the history of the vikings. The story is told from the I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this.
The story is told from the perspective of Thorgils Leifsson, son of explorer Leif Erikson. The ship was constructed in seven months of hand-sawn wooden planks sewn together with nearly 400 miles 640 km of hand-rolled, coconut-husk rope. Είναι φανερό ότι ο συγγραφέας ξέρει τι γράφει για την εποχή των Βίκινγκς και κάποια κύρια γεγονότα που την επηρέασαν, αυτό όμως δεν μπορεί να το εντάξει κατά τη γνώμη μου σε ένα ενδιαφέρον μυθιστόρημα. To view it, Although this is a work of fiction, you can tell that this guy has really read his sagas. Severin attended Tonbridge School and studied geography and history at Keble College, Oxford.