The Dragon and the Raven
In this story the author gives an account of the fierce struggle between Saxon and Dane for supremacy in England, and presents a vivid picture of the misery and ruin to which the country was reduced by the ravages of the sea-wolves. Th...more
God and his country.
I was vaguely disappointed with the book for a couple ...more
The main character, fictional Edmund, is placed in the historical events of King Alfred’s early reign when the Danish Vikings were plundering and overrunning divided England. Edmund, through discipline of himself and his men, helps push back the Norsemen. He acts with honor and courage even when captured. He thinks ahead and plans wisely, fighting in defense of his country, but never for his own aggrandizement.
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The Dragon and the Raven artfully blends history and historical fiction in an entertaining way. It weaves a compell ...more
While I would have a hard time choosing a favorite story, I think I have to pick Alfred the Great as my favorite character. There are so many wonderful heroes of old we learn more of in Henty's rich stories- William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, King Harold II- I think I fell in love with Alfred the Great. He's my historical figure crush. I mean really, the guy was all that AND a bag of chips.
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The Dragon and the Raven is a novel about the days of King Alfred. Like all Henty's books, this work aims at historical accuracy and reproduces the faith and concerns of the era. King Alfred ...more
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A friend of ours, Jim Hodges, has recorded many G. A. Henty books and we own them all and my brothers have listened to everyone of them. http://jimhodgesaudiobooks.com/
It takes place in the days of King Alfred and the Viking Invasion so it should be an interesting book to listen to as all of G.A. Henty's books are.
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