The Saga of the Volsungs by Jesse L. Byock

The Saga of the Volsungs

Jesse L. Byock with Jesse L. Byock (Translator)

160 pages first pub 1200 (editions)

nonfiction poetry religion adventurous dark medium-paced


One of the great books of world literature--an unforgettable tale of jealousy, unrequited love, greed, and vengeance. Based on Viking Age poems and composed in thirteenth-century Iceland, The Saga of the Volsungs combines mythology, legend, and sh...

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adventurous 95%
dark 52%
informative 25%
challenging 20%
emotional 15%
mysterious 13%
sad 13%
inspiring 9%
reflective 9%
tense 9%
funny 6%
lighthearted 4%
relaxing 4%
hopeful 2%


fast 46%
medium 35%
slow 17%

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