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In this first part of the epic fantasy adventure “The Saga of Beowulf” we follow the young Norse warrior Beowulf as he embarks upon a fateful quest for vengeance against the creature that slew his father, setting in motion a sequence of events that will take him from the fetid fens of Denmark to the frozen fields of Swede-Land as he battles men and demons in a quest to conquer his own fears, all the while fleeing from the woman he has sworn to love.
“Part I: The Land of Death & Shadow” takes us from the daring fight with Grendel to the battle with the Troll-Hag witch that spawned the ogre brood. In the hall of Hrothgar we meet the proud but fallen clan of Danes, and await with Beowulf the hidden terrors lurking in the shadows of the night.
Steeped in Norse mythology and lore and set amidst the harsh and rugged northern shores of dark age Dane-Land, “The Saga of Beowulf” is a bold new retelling of the epic 10th century poem “Beowulf,” the first epic to be written in the English language.
An epic adventure “1500 years in the making,” this classic tale now comes to life once more in a bold new retelling for a modern audience.
NOTE: This edition contains exclusive digital bonus content, including "Edgtheow's Tale," a 6-page, 2543-word deleted sequence cut from chapter one, as well as high-resolution rear jacket cover art from the print edition and complete glossaries of place and proper names (with pronunciation guides).
"A terrific story told with great skill...described with richness and power."
– Alex McGilvery, Armchair Interviews
"An astoundingly readable, satisfyingly meaty historical tale."
– Dr. Al Past, Professor of Linguistics
"Action packed and true to the heroic fantasy genre. I was amazed."
– Jon Snow, Best Fantasy Books
"A classic, full of guaranteed enjoyment."
- Midwest Book Review
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