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The Lord of Horses (Wodan's Children #3)

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The legendary warrior Sigfrid Sigmundson was destroyed by a wronged lover's pain, the faithlessness of royal friends and the will of a god - impelling Gudrun, his grieving widow, to seek isolation in the charcoal burners' forest. Now duty demands she wed again. But the beautiful princess of the Niflungar can neither forgive nor forget a murderous treachery that must be ans ...more
Hardcover, 373 pages
Published March 1st 1996 by William Morrow & Company (first published 1996)
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Juan Gallardo Ivanovic
Oct 17, 2016 Juan Gallardo Ivanovic rated it really liked it
The wolf and the raven have died...
After three years of mourning in a isolated cabin in the woods with her daughter, Gudrun is contacted by her brothers in order to play a crucial part on a Burgund-Hun alliance. She will be part of the bargain as bride for The Lord of Horses Attila, who will take her far into the east.
As she is sent away she will struggle with hate and duty, meanwhile she waits for Fate to give her an opportunity for revenge.
In the other hand, her brothers will go on a head-on-c
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Margo Berendsen
May 05, 2011 Margo Berendsen rated it really liked it
This is a retelling of the last part of old Germanic tale Nibelungenlied, the strange story of Kriemhild (called Gudrun in the book) who marries King Etzel (the Germanic name of Attila the Hun) in order to revenge the murder of her first husband, Siegfrid, by King Gunther (Gundohar) and his brother Hagen (Hagano). I was tempted to confuse the story with Wagner's Ring of the Nibelungen, which is also loosely based on this same medieval tale. It's worth it to read a synopsis of the Nibelungenlied ...more
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Sep 02, 2009 Kendra rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
This one slowed down and I thought was very anticlimatic. It tied everything together, however.

Apparently the series is based on two sagas, the Nibelung and another which I can't remember. It ties in the Burgunds, Attila the Hun and Rome together.

Overall I did enjoy it, however.
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