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The Saga of the Volsungs by Anonymous
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Dec 31, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: mythology, classic-literature, anonymous

As an appreciator of Norse/Icelandic mythology and history I had my eye on this story for quite a long time. Wasn't sure whether I should read it before or after Snori's "Prose Edda". After reading Penguin's introduction to the tale, I decided the reader would not be at a disadvantage reading the Volsung's story prior to "Prose Edda". And it certainly did not dissappoint! A fabulous story about the history of Volsung's descendants from Sigmund through Hamdir and Sorli. Battles, adventure, betrayals, dragon slaying, romance and heartbreak. The saga is every bit as dramatic as a television soap opera but in a more compact story.
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