The Long Ships (New York Review Books Classics)

The Long Ships (New York Review Books Classics)


Frans Gunnar Bengtsson’s The lengthy Ships resurrects the glorious global of the 10th century advert while the Vikings roamed and rampaged from the northern fastnesses of Scandinavia all the way down to the Mediterranean. Bengtsson’s hero, pink Orm—canny, brave, and mainly lucky—is just a boy whilst he's kidnapped from his Danish domestic via the Vikings and made to take his position on the oars in their dragon-prowed ships. Orm is then captured via the Moors in Spain, the place he's initiated into the pleasures of the senses and fights for the Caliph of Cordova. Escaping from captivity, Orm washes up in eire, the place he marvels at these epicene creatures, the Christian priests, and from which he then strikes directly to play an ever extra vital half within the intrigues of many of the Scandinavian kings and clans and dependencies. finally, Orm contributes to the Viking defeat of the military of the king of britain and returns domestic an informal Christian and a truly wealthy guy, even though again on his local turf new trials and tribulations will attempt his crafty and resolution. full of pitched battles and blood feuds and informed all through with wit and excessive spirits, Bengtsson’s e-book is a well suited event that includes some of the most suddenly profitable heroes in smooth fiction.

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