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Weland, Smith Of The Gods
 
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Ursula Synge
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Weland, Smith Of The Gods

4.25  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Retells the Norse myth of Weland, whose imprisonment by a greedy king coveting his skill forced him to take a terrible revenge.
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Perry Whitford
Simply yet elegantly retold Norse myth about the sorrowful life of Weland, who suffers much, but by his artistry and union with a Valkyrie is elevated to an unlikely place in Valhalla as the smith of the gods.

It's a short, crisp rendering by Synge, with the purpose of bringing the old myths and legends alive for teenagers and young adults, aided by scratchy but powerful illustrations by Charles Keeping.

I would have loved it at that age, and found plenty to enjoy in the hour it took to read, wit
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John Mccullough
May 16, 2016 John Mccullough rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a story in the old telling, filled with myths and real life, of births and deaths, spiritual forces, fools and wise men, of the old Norse gods and mortals and how they interacted. It is th story of three brothers who swear to remain together, marry swan maidens, split up, then it becomes the story of one of the brother, Weland the smith who creates marvellous things from iron and copper and gold, of how he is wronged by king Nidud. This is really a book for 10-year-olds but still a good ...more
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Apr 24, 2013 SmokingMirror rated it really liked it
The book enfolds tales from sagas and legend into this dark tale, fleshing out the narrative. Bit as darkly told as some versions, the language is pleasing.
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