A review by v_isreading
The Saga of the Volsungs, by Jesse L. Byock


The classic tale of Sigurd the dragon slayer.
The Saga of the Volsungs was written by an unknown Icelandic author who based this prose on the older Norse poetry (which were most likely passed down orally). Because of the source material, the presentation of the story can be quite basic, battles are described in one to three sentences and dialogue is straightforward, yet despite this, it remains a classic tale. I found myself invested in Sigrud and Brynhild's tragic love story.
It gives a fun insight into what the ancient Nordic people valued: bravery, justice, and pretty much any over-the-top masculine traits.
Overall, a fun experience and a must for any Norse mythology fan.