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To the Viking defeat of the army of the king of England returns home an off the cuff Christian a very rich man tho back on his native turf new trials tribulations will test his cunning determination Packed with pitched battles blood feuds told throughout with wit high spirits Bengtsson’s book is a splendid adventure that features one of the most unexpectedly winning heroes in modern ficti. A five hundred page novel about Vikings set in the year 1000 Sure why not This book has got booty than a Sir Mix a Lot video rimshot Of course I mean old school booty as in creaky wooden chests filled with gold coins and jewel encrusted amulets Red Orm is our hero a strangely lovable barbarian who begins the novel as a pubescent naif and ends it as a wealthy chieftain Oops spoiler alert retroactive I m not really giving anything away there This is very much an old fashioned epic of seafaring treasure hunting and grisly spear fighting so there s little doubt that that things end well for the protagonist which isn t to say that he doesn t have to steer his painted dragon ship through many a shitstorm to a Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy: The Inside Story of the Sustainable Development Goals pitched battles blood feuds told throughout with wit high spirits Bengtsson’s book is a splendid adventure that features one of the most unexpectedly winning heroes in modern ficti. A five hundred All Night Long (Nannies, page novel about Vikings set in the year 1000 Sure why not This book has got booty than a Sir Mix a Lot video rimshot Of course I mean old school booty as in creaky wooden chests filled with gold coins and jewel encrusted amulets Red Orm is our hero a strangely lovable barbarian who begins the novel as a The Freeze-Frame Revolution protagonist which isn t to say that he doesn t have to steer his The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 painted dragon ship through many a shitstorm to a

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Röde Orm

Is then captured by the Moors in Spain where he's initiated into the pleasures of the senses fights for the Caliph of Cordova Escaping from captivity Orm washes up in Ireland where he marvels at those epicene creatures the Christian monks from which he then moves on to play an ever important part in the intrigues of the various Scandinavian kings clans dependencies Eventually Orm contributes. This year my reading has been to a great extent directed by my travels or visits These also account for my irregular presence in GR I have been either on the go or involved with other projects related to the travelsAs one of my upcoming trips is to the South of Spain to Andalusia I have been reading about the Muslim and medieval times in Spain Prior to this I had also travelled to another enclave that lies deep in the Christian medieval times of Spain to Burgos and this had me reading on those Reconuering kings And then unexpectedly I was invited to join another trip to Norway rapidly I put aside the medieval Moors and Christians and picked this book up What a surprise it was that once I boarded on this lit

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Frans Gunnar Bengtsson’s The Long Ships resurrects the fantastic world of the 10th century when the Vikings roamed rampaged from the northern fastnesses of Scandinavia down to the Mediterranean Bengtsson’s hero Red Orm canny courageous above all lucky is only a boy when he is abducted from his Danish home by the Vikings made to take his place at the oars of their dragon prowed ships Orm. At the end of the dark tenth century Vikings and their ancient customs were changing rapidly the bold men sea pirates and land raiders didn t recognize it that was a fatal mistake the harsh climate of Norway Sweden and Denmark even distant Iceland slowly becoming nations did not make illiterate peasants there wealthy just the opposite much easier to rob than working on poor farms scratching a living in the unpredictable cold weather an unproductive soil The era of stealing the neighbors goods murdering the defenders and taking their women would not last much longer A powerful force came to the ignorant Norsemen from a far away warm unknown dry desert land Something they could not stop with a slashing swor


10 thoughts on “Röde Orm

  1. says:

    ”His voice became frenzied and he glared wrathfully from one to the other brandishing his arms and crying Blood wolves murderers and malefactors adulterated vermin Gadarene swine weeds of Satan and minions of Beelzebub generation of vipers

  2. says:

    At the end of the dark tenth century Vikings and their ancient customs were changing rapidly the bold men sea p

  3. says:

    In just a minute I’ll be trying my hardest to sell you Goodreading friends on this sensational Viking experience Before that though seeing as how I’m foaming over with excitement and appreciation I have multiple people to thank⊕ First to the author I know that you’re dead but believe you must be sitting at the rig

  4. says:

    Brilliant comic novel about life in Viking Sweden Those Vikings were real tough dudes My favorite bit is the seuence with Orm's first captain who has a run of bad luck and ends up being captured and sold into slavery The overseer knows he used to be a big guy and takes special delight in tormenting him but the former capt

  5. says:

    This year my reading has been to a great extent directed by my travels or visits These also account for my irregular presence in GR I have been either on the go or involved with other projects related to the travelsAs one of my upcoming trips

  6. says:

    This is the most laughs I've got out of a book dealing with pillaging raping burning slaving at a galley's oar duels to the death wars at sea or on land The fun starts from the very first chapter where it is dryly suggested that the reason the Northmen were so fond of going a viking to the ends of the known world every spring was to escape

  7. says:

    Orm the son of Toste did not choose to be a viking but Fate sent him on a path towards raiding plunder slavery war and the pursuit of a princess Orm's luck was best“For man can triumph over man and weapon over weapon; against the gods we can pit sacrifice and against witchcraft contrary magic; but against bad luck no man has anything to oppose”Taken in a pirate raid Orm joins the viking crew as they seek

  8. says:

    The Long Ships An entertaining historical fiction adventure tale featuring badass Vikings doing badass Viking things Overall this was a fast fun often exciting read filled with a surprising amount of historically accurate details and dry humor

  9. says:

    A five hundred page novel about Vikings set in the year 1000? Sure why not? This book has got booty than a Sir Mix a Lot video rimshot Of course I mean old school booty as in creaky wooden chests filled with gold coins and jewel encrusted amulets Red Orm is our hero a strangely lovable barbarian who begins the novel as a pubescent naif and ends it as a wealthy chieftain Oops spoiler alert retroactive I'm not really giving anything

  10. says:

    Another tough book to review mainly because it has already been reviewed so well by folks like Kalliope and Manny among others Let me say that 'The Long Ships' was the most fun read I've had in a long time Many

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