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    ”His voice became frenzied and he glared wrathfully from one to the other brandishing his arms and crying Blood wolves murderers and malefactors adulterated vermin Gadarene swine weeds of Satan and minions of Beelzebub g

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    At the end of the dark tenth century Vikings and their ancient customs were changing rapidly the bold men sea pirates and land raiders didn't recognize it that was a fatal mistake the harsh climate of Norway Sweden and Denmark even distant Iceland slowly becoming nations did not make illiterate peasants there wealthy just the opposi

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    In just a minute I’ll be trying my hardest to sell you Goodreading friends on this sensational Viking experience Before

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    Brilliant comic novel about life in Viking Sweden Those Vikings were real tough dudes My favorite bit is the seuence with

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    This year my reading has been to a great extent directed by my travels or visits These also account for my irregular presence in GR I have been either on the go or involved with other projects related to the travelsAs one of my upcoming trips is to the South of Spain to Andalusia I have been reading about the Muslim and medieval times in Spain Prior to this I had also travelled to another enclave that lies deep

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    This is the most laughs I've got out of a book dealing with pillaging raping burning slaving at a galley's oar duels to the death wars at sea or on land The fun starts from the very first chapter where it is dryly suggested that the reason the Northmen were so fond of going a viking to the ends of the known world every

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    Orm the son of Toste did not choose to be a viking but Fate sent him on a path towards raiding plunder slavery war and the pursuit of a princess Orm's luck was best“For man can triumph over man and weapon over weapon; against the gods we can pit sacrifice and against witchcraft contrary magic; but against bad luck no ma

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    The Long Ships An entertaining historical fiction adventure tale featuring badass Vikings doing badass Viking things Overall this was a fast fun often exciting read filled with a surprising amount of historically accurate details an

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    A five hundred page novel about Vikings set in the year 1000? Sure why not? This book has got booty than a Sir Mix a Lot video rimshot Of course I mean old school booty as in creaky wooden chests filled with gold coins and jewel encrusted amulets Red Orm is our hero a strangely lovable barbarian who begins the

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    Another tough book to review mainly because it has already been reviewed so well by folks like Kalliope and Manny among others Let me say that 'The Long Ships' was the most fun read I've had in a long time Many books I read seem almost obligatory and being a slow reader I slog through even books like 'The Long Ships' that I genuinely like It took me almost two weeks to read this book but the average reader on

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Read & download ð PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Û Frans G. Bengtsson

Frans Gunnar Bengtsson’s The Long Ships resurrects the fantastic world of the th century when the Vikings roamed rampaged from the northern fastnesses of Scandinavia down to the Mediterranean Bengtsson’s hero Red Orm canny courageous above all lucky is only a boy when he is abducted from his Danish home by the Vikings made to take his place at the oars of their dragon prowed ships Orm i. At the end of the dark tenth century Vikings and their ancient customs were changing rapidly the bold men sea pirates and land raiders didn t recognize it that was a fatal mistake the harsh climate of Norway Sweden and Denmark even distant Iceland slowly becoming nations did not make illiterate peasants there wealthy just the opposite much easier to rob than working on poor farms scratching a living in the unpredictable cold weather an unproductive soil The era of stealing the neighbors goods murdering the defenders and taking their women would not last much longer A powerful force came to the ignorant Norsemen from a far away warm unknown dry desert land Something they could not stop with a slashing sword a thrust of the spear an arrow hitting a target or a stab of a knife into the soft bloody flesh You can t kill an idea with weapons which people want and needThe Viking ships long and narrow sails made of cloth oarsmen rowing tirelessly in three feet of water the brave crew traveling speedily up and down rivers lakes stormy seas when no breeze flutters the sails The strange fearless shaven men continuously arrive preaching a new religion about just one God the Christ no matter how many lose their headsslowly a trickle of women children and a few men are baptized however it will spread but that is in the future At present Orm Red Tostesson is a young vigorous big man a boy really full of exciting stories he has heard from four older brothers All have gone on long raids some coming back with loot to tell the tales of foreign adventures legends made to be recited for many years of these exploits Still his influential concerned mother Asa keeps him home in southern Sweden called Skania though his father Toste is a famous warrior chieftain ruled by the Danish king Harald Bluetooth Yet constant Viking raids even against their own people in this turbulent dangerous times never stop he is captured by enemies and fights the Moors in Spanish waters and becomes a galley slave then a prestigious bodyguard to the great Muslim ruler there Almansur and that is just the beginning Wars brutal sea battles heads fall faster than bowling balls hitting pins later an escape from an unfriendly situation with a treasure joining a Viking expedition on his own boat The vast wealth of England a weak English king Ethelred the Unready greedy men from the long ships well it is a perfect combination for a large fleet to plunder the inhabitants of the island and the red haired raider and his friend Toke Grey Gullsson a good man when sober but he seldom is do Luckily Father Willibald a better healer of wounds than a savior of souls is back home A third rousing uest by Red Orm into a puzzling territory that someday will become Russia the best Viking book ever written if you like thrills spills and chills by an author who knows his history well some of it

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S then captured by the Moors in Spain where he's initiated into the pleasures of the senses fights for the Caliph of Cordova Escaping from captivity Orm washes up in Ireland where he marvels at those epicene creatures the Christian monks from which he then moves on to play an ever important part in the intrigues of the various Scandinavian kings clans dependencies Eventually Orm contributes. Brilliant comic novel about life in Viking Sweden Those Vikings were real tough dudes My favorite bit is the seuence with Orm s first captain who has a run of bad luck and ends up being captured and sold into slavery The overseer knows he used to be a big guy and takes special delight in tormenting him but the former captain waits for his chance One day while they re working in a shipyard they re close to a barrel of boiling pitch he picks up the hated overseer and dumps him in head first He s immediately run through with three spears but has time for some last words He looks calmly around him and says Nu r min lycka b ttre My luck has finally improvedI have just finished re reading this wonderful book I have now read it three times There is hardly any novel I know which is so simply enjoyable The author said that his modest goal was to wrote a good story like The Odyssey or The Three Musketeers In my estimation and that of many others he succeeded he has also been fortunate in having found a good translator and the English edition though not uite as fine as the Swedish original does not fall far short If you have not already done so I recommend that you lose no time in acuainting yourself with Orm Tostesson Toke Gr gulleson the lord Almansur the Jew Salaman King Harald Bl tand his beautiful daughter Ylva and their many unforgettable adventures

Read & download ð PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Û Frans G. Bengtsson

To the Viking defeat of the army of the king of England returns home an off the cuff Christian a very rich man tho back on his native turf new trials tribulations will test his cunning determination Packed with pitched battles blood feuds told throughout with wit high spirits Bengtsson’s book is a splendid adventure that features one of the most unexpectedly winning heroes in modern fictio. A five hundred page novel about Vikings set in the year 1000 Sure why not This book has got booty than a Sir Mix a Lot video rimshot Of course I mean old school booty as in creaky wooden chests filled with gold coins and jewel encrusted amulets Red Orm is our hero a strangely lovable barbarian who begins the novel as a pubescent naif and ends it as a wealthy chieftain Oops spoiler alert retroactive I m not really giving anything away there This is very much an old fashioned epic of seafaring treasure hunting and grisly spear fighting so there s little doubt that that things end well for the protagonist which isn t to say that he doesn t have to steer his painted dragon ship through many a shitstorm to arrive at the happy ending Anyway people who lived in Scandinavia one thousand years ago were some hardcore mofos I m not implying that non Scandinavian people were pussies but I haven t read any novels about them so they re temporarily irrelevant Life s pretty cheap to this sort One day everything is status uo and the next day they re at a drunken feast fighting to the death with some Swedish lug for giving them the stinkeye And nobody bats an eyelash This is just another day In other words don t make any longterm goals because any day now someone could split your skull in half Maybe even by accident thinking you were Smalander when you were really from Lister But it s just no big deal Your family washes out your chainmail and asks what s for dinner There is a lack of sentimentality in Y1K that makes the Seinfeld final episode look like a Douglas Sirk movie Bengtsson I think realized that this could be a problem for modern audiences so he gives us a relatively honorable and good Viking to follow around Don t get me wrong Red Orm is all about killing for booty but he lets the other dude attack first so he can take the moral high ground But needless to say when you re dealing with a five hundred page novel about Vikings set in the year 1000 you start out a little skeptical maybe This doesn t exactly sound like something to read while you re waiting for your oil to be changed But this novel has received some pretty rapturous acclaim from blurbsters the world over In fact one female reviewer made a case that even chicks would dig this book I don t know about that I mean maybe a certain type of chick I m thinking a Renaissance Faire chick or one who enjoys role playing games And that s still a maybe I think the so called universal appeal of this novel is somewhat overstated Yes it is a rollicking adventure but that s all it is If you re looking for like literary substance and profound meaning go pick up a VC Andrews novel for Chrissake That s not what The Long Ships is trying to sell you This is the tentpole movie of literary fiction Approach it as such and enjoy