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Land of Wooden Gods: Volume 1 in The Holme Trilogy #2020

Land of Wooden Gods Volume in The Holme Trilogy The romantic and powerful Viking warrior is a favorite subject of novelists moviemakers and historians But he is not the hero of Land of Wooden Gods His servant is Jan Frideg rd recreates

  • Title: Land of Wooden Gods: Volume 1 in The Holme Trilogy
  • Author: Jan Fridegård Robert E.Bjork
  • ISBN: 9780803268708
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Paperback
  • Land of Wooden Gods: Volume 1 in The Holme Trilogy By Jan Fridegård Robert E.Bjork, The romantic and powerful Viking warrior is a favorite subject of novelists, moviemakers, and historians But he is not the hero of Land of Wooden Gods His servant is Jan Frideg rd 1897 1968 recreates the Viking period from a new perspective, bringing to life not only a warfare culture but the institutions that supported it, especially slavery and a religion of fear OThe romantic and powerful Viking warrior is a favorite subject of novelists, moviemakers, and historians But he is not the hero of Land of Wooden Gods His servant is Jan Frideg rd 1897 1968 recreates the Viking period from a new perspective, bringing to life not only a warfare culture but the institutions that supported it, especially slavery and a religion of fear Originally published in Sweden in 1940, Land of Wooden Gods is the first volume of a trilogy of novels that Scandinavians consider among the greatest and most accurate every written about the Vikings For capturing its directness and emotional force in English, Robert E Bjork won the 1987 Translation Prize of the American Scandinavian Foundation.A thrall named Holme is the protagonist of Land of Wooden Gods, which centers on the slave population of Sweden in the ninth century, when the country was on the verge of Christianization The novel begins with the abandonment of a slave baby, condemned to the wolf infested woods by a Viking chieftain upset by thrall unrest The ensuing action shows Holme, the father, acting as not slave has ever before Frideg rd, a master at creating atmosphere, sets the scene for his monumental work a Viking village, with its log halls, stable, and sty feuding families and human sacrifice broadsailed dragon ships and a port of pirates The remaining novels in the trilogy People of the Dawn 1944 and Sacrificial Smoke 1949 were published by the University of Nebraska Press in 1990.

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    1. A Swedish classic focusing on the perspective of the slaves during the time of the Vikings It is the first in a trilogy published in the 1940s The book follows the perspective of the slave Holme and his life over the timespan of about five years I understand that one of Frideg rd s main interests was archaeology The book certainly describes may aspects of society and its structure In addition, the theme of the arrival of Christianity is present One interesting aspect of the book is that it barel [...]

    2. I read this years ago in a class on Celtic and Norse mythology We read it from the mythological perspective and didn t go into any other details with it, and I had completely forgotten the narrative between then and now I wanted to reread it in part because I didn t remember it and wanted to read the whole trilogy, and partly because my co chair for my master s thesis, Bob Bjork, was the man who translated it He s a cool dude This is the first of the Holme Trilogy, which was published in Sweden [...]

    3. En kopia av denna boken har funnits i min pappas bokhylla s l nge jag kan minnas, men jag l ste den aldrig n r jag bodde hemma och det har liksom aldrig blivit av sen heller K pte dock denna f r typ en tia i somras och i sann theunreadshelfproject2018 anda har jag nu ntligen l st den Jag kan v l inte s ga att den l mnade n gra djupare sp r och jag r inte j ttesugen p att l sa hela trilogin Men den var helt klart l sv rd och som religionsl rare och dessutom allm nt historieintresserad s fanns det [...]

    4. Jag b rjade l sa Tr gudars land n r jag gick i h gstadiet Nu r jag f rdig, tjugotv r senare.Jag borde ha l st f rdigt den 1988 Det r inget s rskilt med historien om de tv f rrymda tr larna Ausi och Holme som hamnar i Birka och p helt olika s tt hanterar det nya livet i staden Men den lyckas bra med att ge liv t historieb ckernas sm tr kiga redog relser f r livet p vikingatiden precis n r asatron och kristendomen b rjade tr ngas p samma mark Om jag bara hade l st den samtidigt som jag l ste histo [...]

    5. Part of a three volume work by Fridegard A beautifully written story in translation from Swedish on 9th century Viking life and culture considered by Scandinavians as one of the greatest and most accurate descriptions of the period yet with message for today A can t put it down book as you follow the trall Holme and his fight for freedom Has vast amount of historically accurate and largely unromantizied, information about life during the Viking era R Wright, U of Ill.

    6. This book was nothing special It was very boring The storyline is ok, but the author didn t really make the book as exciting as it could have been Also the last 20 pages seem extremely unnecessary since the writer seems to be dragging the book out which was not needed All in all, it was not a good book.

    7. I found this trilogy by Jan Frideg rd in our company library shelf written in the 1940 s I didn t have too high expectations for historical fiction like this but Frideg rd paints a stunning story with blunt accuracy of the life in Sweden during the 9th century and the Viking era.

    8. Better than I remembered it from being forced to read it in school at age 13 Was it brilliant No But an excellent example of an all knowing author using God perspective I understand now why this book is used for educational purposes It s not just to bore 13 year olds to death nodnod

    9. I didn t expect this book to be as good as it was somehow historical novels from the 1940s usually substitute melodrama for accuracy But this one had a good feel for what I imagine pre Christian Sweden to have been like I am looking forward to reading the other two novels in the set.

    10. Excellent book One of the most historically accurate novel for the vikings I have ever read and a brilliant story.

    11. This book started out good, and then went downhill from there Though I liked the stranger guy He was cool 3

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