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The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki
  • Published: 30 September 1998
  • ISBN: 9780141914091
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 144

The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki



A powerful human drama complete with many exciting events and stirring battle scenes, THE SAGA OF KING HROLF KRAKI ranks among the masterworks of the Middle Ages.

Composed in medieval Iceland, Hrolf's Saga is one of the greatest of all mythic-legendary sagas, relating half-fantastical events that were said to have occurred in fifth-century Denmark. It tells of the exploits of King Hrolf and of his famous champions, including Bodvar Bjarki, the 'bear-warrior': a powerful figure whose might and bear-like nature are inspired by the same legendary heritage as Beowulf. Depicting a world of wizards, sorceresses and 'berserker' fighters - originally members of a cult of Odin - this is a compelling tale of ancient magic. A work of timeless power and beauty, it offers both a treasury of Icelandic prose and a masterful gathering of epic, cultic memory, traditional folk tale and myths from the Viking age and far earlier.

  • Published: 30 September 1998
  • ISBN: 9780141914091
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 144

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