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Three Hearts and Three Lions by Poul Anderson
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Jan 06, 16

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy, classic, own
Read from August 28 to September 06, 2012

This was actually a more fun (and more readable) story than I expected based on The Broken Sword. That was a tale told as if it were an old legend, almost a British version of Beowulf. Other than writing the dialogue to sound more like what it would to the ears of someone from the 20th century, the language of this one is more modern and thus easier to read. While I appreciated the effort Poul Anderson put into The Broken Sword, I have to admit it's more fun not to have to work as much at comprehending the words.

The story is enjoyable too, with the main character somehow getting transported from WWII-era Denmark back to a fantasy middle ages. It's only 170 pages, but Anderson moves the story more on each page than most current authors and a lot happens. If you can get your hands on a copy and enjoy fantasy, I would recommend it.

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