[Ebook] ➢ Orkneyinga Saga By Anonymous – Fastfood-point-of-sale-2018.info

Orkneyinga Saga lots and lots of war and raiding I was hoping for some verses on the queens, but there weren t many. Now, you have to be in the right frame of mind to read this.It is a terse narrative, rich in detail and names It meanders along at it s own little pace and is a fascinating insight into a culture which thrived so long ago The people in it feel real, a little twisted at times, but this is, after all, a story of people who lived possibly hundreds of years before the author was alive.Read this if you love all things Viking and Norse or if you re interested in the history of early Scotland. Written Around AD By An Unnamed Icelandic Author, The Orkneyinga Saga Is An Intriguing Fusion Of Myth, Legend And History The Only Medieval Chronicle To Have Orkney As The Central Place Of Action, It Tells Of An Era When The Islands Were Still Part Of The Viking World, Beginning With Their Conquest By The Kings Of Norway In The Ninth Century The Saga Describes The Subsequent History Of The Earldom Of Orkney And The Adventures Of Great Norsemen Such As Sigurd The Powerful, St Magnus The Martyr And Hrolf, The Conqueror Of Normandy Savagely Powerful And Poetic, This Is A Fascinating Depiction Of An Age Of Brutal Battles, Murder, Sorcery And Bitter Family Feuds Bought this during a holiday as a student at the St Magnus Festival, where I fell for the place and the cheeky, chunky owner of the music shop in Kirkwall , but been putting it off for twenty years because I feared, deep down, it d be really boring It truly was Despite my adoration for Orkney and lust for Vikings, I m no historian I suspect I should ve tried to find a picture book version Two stars, though, because its deadpan gore threw up some unintentionally hilarious passages, such as Bought this during a holiday as a student at the St Magnus Festival, where I fell for the place and the cheeky, chunky owner of the music shop in Kirkwall , but been putting it off for twenty years because I feared, deep down, it d be really boring It truly was Despite my adoration for Orkney and lust for Vikings, I m no historian I suspect I should ve tried to find a picture book version Two stars, though, because its deadpan gore threw up some unintentionally hilarious passages, such as The night was pitch dark, and it was hard frost During the night he came to another farm His feet were very much frostbitten, and some of his toes fell off.P.S I recently took another trip to Orkney, and was just as enchanted by it I was gutted, however, to find that the music shop is no , let alone run by its previous owner The people in this book are literally my ancestors, from Norway and Shetland and they seem to have been very stupid, although good at making tools, boats, and weapons, and drinking Numerous references to they spent the day sitting in a great hall drinking , followed by he mistook his brother Jon for Svein Stone Brains, and split his head down the middle with an ax, after which Jon fell down on the ground My ancestors were drunk idiots A fun read though, and lots of references to the Auld R The people in this book are literally my ancestors, from Norway and Shetland and they seem to have been very stupid, although good at making tools, boats, and weapons, and drinking Numerous references to they spent the day sitting in a great hall drinking , followed by he mistook his brother Jon for Svein Stone Brains, and split his head down the middle with an ax, after which Jon fell down on the ground My ancestors were drunk idiots A fun read though, and lots of references to the Auld Rock, so kinda cute A really awesome translation of Orkneyinga saga, this book offers the reader the chance to have a very useful and historically accurate insight regarding the history of Orkney between 9th and 12th century and it s relationships and influences with the rest of Northern Europe And even down to Byzantine Empire The book is very well written, it s exact and accurate to the context, the translation is one of the best that exists out there.It s one of my favorite historical books and my main source A really awesome translation of Orkneyinga saga, this book offers the reader the chance to have a very useful and historically accurate insight regarding the history of Orkney between 9th and 12th century and it s relationships and influences with the rest of Northern Europe And even down to Byzantine Empire The book is very well written, it s exact and accurate to the context, the translation is one of the best that exists out there.It s one of my favorite historical books and my main source of information about the History of the Earls of Orkney as is the title the book is also known as.If you love reading history records and study them, or if you are curious about expanding your knowledge about Norse history and the Sagas, then this book should be in your library A fascinating look into the stories about people who are so like, but so very unlike us I wish modern day fantasy writers could write with this sort of clarity. Although not one of my favorite sagas, I enjoy pulling this one out every now and then. Extraordinary insight into Viking Life Written in the 1200s by an Icelandic poet skald I am related to most of the Viking Earls of Orkney so reading this was an amazing experience. 3.5 Orkneyinga Saga is an interesting read, however, it is not one of my favorite Norse sagas.In general I would probably not suggest Orkneyinga Saga to someone who has never read a Norse saga before Like with other sagas, the first half of the book sets up the events of the second half That it takes so long to get to the primary characters may be frustrating to many modern readers There are also a lot of characters with the same or similar names which can be confusing, especially since ch 3.5 Orkneyinga Saga is an interesting read, however, it is not one of my favorite Norse sagas.In general I would probably not suggest Orkneyinga Saga to someone who has never read a Norse saga before Like with other sagas, the first half of the book sets up the events of the second half That it takes so long to get to the primary characters may be frustrating to many modern readers There are also a lot of characters with the same or similar names which can be confusing, especially since characters tend to only last a few pages before they are killed off My edition of this book had a family tree, and it was much needed Orkneyinga is a little different from other sagas most of it takes part in Orkney and other parts of modern day Scotland, it takes place later than most of the other sagas, when Christianity has started to be established, and it is very focused on warring, rather than mixing fighting with domestic issues Unlike in most of the other sagas, women hardly have a role except to be mentioned as the wife, mother, or sister of someone This gives Orkneying a unique perspective, showing the transition in their culture, and giving readers an idea of the harsh life the Norse men lived there is lots of betraying, house burning, and, of course, killing Unfortunately for me, what Orkneying lacks is what generally interests me most in Norse sagas While the battling is interesting it can get repetitive Wile it is interesting to see a culture in transition, the elements of the original Norse religion are really interesting to me, and I missed it There are a few hints of it, such as in a scene where a women and her sister make a beautiful shirt for one of her two sons Against protest the other son puts the shirt on and dies That is the scene in which both the old religion and women are most prominent in the book, and it was probably my favorite Other hints of the old religion can be found in small elements, such as the man who is missing and eye and has a connection with crows Sadly these are very small hints, however There are also small peeks at the men s domestic lives, such as how they would schedule their raids to fit between the planting and harvesting of their farms Here again, the reader only gets to see small bits and pieces of this element of the Norse life.Overall, fans of Norse sagas will probably find interest in Orkneyinga Saga However, it is different from other sagas, and it wasn t my favorite

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