The Saga of the Volsungs: The Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer by

The Saga of the Volsungs: The Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer

with Jesse L. Byock

154 pages first pub 1200 (editions)

nonfiction poetry religion adventurous dark medium-paced

Description

Based on Viking Age poems, The Saga of the Volsungs combines mythology, legend and sheer human drama. At its heart are the heroic deeds of Sigurd the dragon slayer who acquires magical knowledge from one of Odin's Valkyries. Yet it is also set in ...

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Moods

adventurous 93%
dark 46%
informative 26%
challenging 23%
emotional 16%
mysterious 13%
funny 10%
inspiring 10%
reflective 10%
sad 10%
tense 10%
lighthearted 6%
relaxing 6%
hopeful 3%

Pace

fast 51%
medium 29%
slow 19%

Average rating

3.92

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