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Viking Tales

Jennie Hall

Book Overview: 

Viking tales are tales from Iceland, featuring the King Halfdan and his son Harald.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Even as we went, a spear whizzed through the air, and Hakon fell dead; for the king and all his men were running to the shore.

"'After them!' they were shouting.

"Then we heard the king call to the men in his boats lying out in the water:

"'Row to shore and take us in.'

"Thorkel was standing by my side. At that he laughed and said:

"'They do not answer. He left but a handful to guard his ships. They tasted our swords. And we went aboard and broke the oars and threw the sails into the water. It will be slow going for Havard to-night.'

[46]"Then he turned to the shore and sang out loudly:

"'King Havard's ships are dead:
Olaf's dragon flies.
King Havard stamps the shore:
Olaf skims the waves.
King Havard shakes his fist.
Olaf turns and laughs.'

"That was the end of our meeting with King Havard."


[5] See note about beds on page . . . Read More

Community Reviews

This is a fictionalized account covering the life of Norse king Harald Hairfair, the settling of Iceland and Greenland, and the story of Leif Ericsson. It was an okay account, but for the target audience, I'd rather recommend The Vikings by Elizabeth Janeway. It covers much of the same material, is

K: "It was a good book."
E: "I'd give it four stars."
L: "I liked the stories. They were good stories."
K: "But there were dumb guys doing dumb things. I hoped it would be more about ladies."

We finished the first half through where Harald goes west over seas, as it’s scheduled on AO. We pick up the rest from other books, as it starts to mingle with British and American history. (That’s my guess as to why AO only schedules the first half?!) we’ll also read “Leif the Lucky” next term. I r

Puanım 3/5 (%60/100)

Genel olarak beğendim ama bu seriden daha önce okuduğum İrlanda Masalları veya Japon Masalları kadar etki bırakmadı (ki çok umutluydum bu kitap için). İskandinav mitolojisi en sevdiğim mitoloji ve beklediğim şey de İskandinav mitolojisinden bilindik öykülerdi. Fakat kitabın nered

Прекрасен разказ посветен на скандинавската митология, казвам скандинавска, защото в книжката не се засяга само историята на Исландия, но и на Норвегия, та дори и Съединените Американски Щати. Всичко е представено под формата на кратки разкази с главни герои славни викинги, които са толкова колоритн

This is how and for what purpose the author created this book in 1902:
(Kindle Ed., p. 92)
The head of the history department who planned this course says it is "in a sense a dramatization of the development of geographical knowledge."

The book is truly delightful compared to most of the other Viking

If you are fan of vikings fighting dragons and sailing ships to settle far off land, you'll enjoy these stories greatly.

And if you are a fan of the Vikings series, you'll find the truth of each story to be hilarious in comparison to what the series led us to believe.

We see the story of King Harald

Tek bir ateşin etrafında toplanıp söylenen ve dinlenen o güzel masallar, Buz ülke, yeşil ülke, üzüm ülkesi; İzlanda ve Norveç topraklarını yuvaları bilen Vikingler, şimdi işte o güzel masallarda, minnetle ve hayranlıkla anılıyor.

Diğer bütün ülkelerin masal serilerini merak ettim. En kısa zamanda diğ

Beautiful short tales simple enough for children but for adults too. These tales are about Viking adventures exploring the world. They went as far as the US. Imagine them braving the Atlantic ocean on their magnificent viking ships. Their forays out of motherland Norway resulted in settlements in Ir

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