Review ½ Saga A Novel Of Medieval Iceland

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T Janoda's Saga provides a model of how to do it pick out the hidden currents imagine how they would seem to peripheral characters and as with all historical novels load the narrative with period detail drawn from the scholars No better saga adaptation has been yet writte. This is a novelized retelling of the Saga of the People of Eyri written by a nameless Norsemen around 1270 AD Set in 10th century Iceland the novel weaves a darkly grim narrat

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Saga A Novel Of Medieval Iceland

This retelling of Novel Of Kindle #214 the ancient Saga of the People of Eyri is a modern classic Absolutely gripping and compulsively readable Booklist said this book does what good historical fiction is supposed to do put a face on history that is recognizable to all An. An endless feud of blood and politicking mostly politicking in medieval Iceland Wonderfully light touches of the fantastic in with the mundane Psychologically and morally opau

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D medieval expert Tom Shippey writing for the Times Literary Supplement said Sagas look like novels superficially in their size and layout and plain language but making their narratives into novels is a trick which has proved beyond most who Saga A PDFEPUB or have tried i. Jeff Janoda put a new spin on a very difficult subject Iceland has long been mysterious and takes a lot of study to write a good period piece with a new story Jeff once told m


10 thoughts on “Saga A Novel Of Medieval Iceland

  1. says:

    I I like itThe names were confusing A bunch of times I found myself staring at a name trying to remember who that person was But I could mostly keep track of the characters I didn't realized that they were all named after Thor because nobody really invoked the god Thor in the bookIt was a beautiful story Janoda captured perfectly the harsh cruel unsatisfactory life for the Norse in Iceland Most of the characters were given their time and t

  2. says:

    An endless feud of blood and politicking mostly politicking in medieval Iceland Wonderfully light touches of the fantastic in with the mundane Psychologically and morally opaue which can be fun but can be frustrating

  3. says:

    I had a hard time getting through this one Essentially the book is a novelization of historical events as passed down through oral tra

  4. says:

    This book rated a rave review by Professor Tom Shippey and a mention in his magnificent book on Vikings Laughing Shall I Die Lives and Deaths of the Great Vikings both of which it richly deserves This is a fine nov

  5. says:

    Jeff Janoda put a new spin on a very difficult subject Iceland has long been mysterious and takes a lot of study

  6. says:

    I finished this book last night and I really liked it The story always has a nice pace and you feel like all of this could have actually happened Janoda gives you a real look into a society that is in a constant struggle to survive the harsh surroudings and each other The ending was a bit of an anti climax but it suited the story v

  7. says:

    Amazing complicated but amazing Don't miss the glossary at the back it will help you so much One of my favourite books

  8. says:

    I'm not sure I can give this a star rating It wouldn't be fair This is a work of historical fiction based on legendary Icelandic sagas but since I'm not familiar with the source material I could only read it as a work of fiction Many reviewers on seem to be much familiar with the sagas so they are a better resource for learning about this boo

  9. says:

    This is a novelized retelling of the Saga of the People of Eyri written by a nameless Norsemen around 1270 AD Set in 10th century Iceland the novel weaves a darkly grim narrative tapestry the component threads of which are the lives of chieftains and slaves farmers warriors and fishermen each struggling to prosper in a harsh land that is convincingly rendered through Janoda's obviously extensive researchForemost in im

  10. says:

    Pros engaging intricate plotlines lots of political intrigueCons the names are confusing for the first few chaptersJeff Janoda took the Icelandic sagas and turned them into living stories Reading his prose felt like listen

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