Weland: Smith of the Gods
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Weland: Smith of the Gods

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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 of the sorrowful life of Weland, who suffers much, but by his artistry and union with a Valkyrie is elevated to an unlikely place inValhalla 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, with sh...more
SmokingMirror
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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