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The Saga of the Volsungs, by Jesse L. Byock

thebigness's review

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5.0

This book was very interesting. If you've ever wondered where Tolkien got his source material this is definitely one of his inspirations. An excellent look at "barbarian mythology" that was very compelling to read.

ckoogle's review

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adventurous slow-paced

5.0

valeriasabrina's review against another edition

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5.0

Definitivamente uma saga que merece (e precisa) ser lida mais de uma vez. Leitura obrigatória para quem quer que nutra o desejo de aproximar-se das sagas islandesas, da mitologia e do povo nórdico. Pretendo um dia aprender islandês e vivenciar uma experiência ainda mais intensa com tudo isso que me chama tanto.

dson's review

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adventurous dark medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

lydia_harrisx's review

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adventurous challenging dark fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75


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elizabethreads98's review

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adventurous dark fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

reunitepangaea's review

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adventurous challenging emotional sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

fairymodmother's review

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4.0

This story is badass! It seems to be related to the King Arthur legend, and is part that, part torture tutorial, and part boss bitch women tearing things down around them when men try to control them. Beware Icelandic women, they will cut you up and feed you to their suitors should you displease them.

This is another one I'll have to study further. Really amazing scenes that I'd like to think more about, gruesome though they are.

toad_maiden's review

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3.0

an ancient adventure story, and much racier than the odyssey.

aliciaroy19's review

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adventurous

4.0