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Dragon Under The Hill

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  18 ratings  ·  4 reviews
To Edmund Laidlaw, the holy island of Lindisfarne is an enchanted place - beautiful, remote, full of legend.

But it has a terrible and bloody history, as laidlaw discovers when he takes a holiday there with his wife Runa and their young son Erik.

Caught between past and present, Laidlaw watches horrified and helpless as a dark remorseless power reaches out from the grave to
Hardcover, 335 pages
Published 1972 by Hutchinson
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David Sakrison
Dec 17, 2007 David Sakrison rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: lovers of history and ghosts
If you love a good ghost story, this one will have you going around the house, turning on lights on a sunny day. I love this book--a well-crafted story, and one that you can read for the history and the shivers.
Anthony Hains
I must have read this over 30 years ago, and would like to read it again. I found a used copy on amazon and purchased it with the intent of picking it up sometime soon. I recall it as chilling and unnerving. There are passages I can vividly recall, even after all of this time. Norse and/or Viking mythology is heavily embedded, and the ghostly images are unsettling. I can't wait to delve into it for a second time. The only problem is that I have a huge stack of other novels to read for the first ...more
Cool plot line based on Anglo-Saxon history in Britain, but dated in its language and characterizations.
Mike (the Paladin)
I'll bend my rule here (and possibly be slightly mislead) in that I'm giving 2 stars to a book I strongly dislike. I do this because the book is well constructed and uses some interesting (albeit in a crushingly negative and depressing way) imagery. It is well written using a somewhat mythological storyline or plot device. I suspect you'll put what's going on together before the character does, but that's not all that unusual and here it's handled alright. I find it a little hard to complement t ...more
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