Combining traditional myth, oral history and re-worked European
legend to depict an ancient realm of heroism and wonder, the seven
tales collected here are among the most fantastical of all the
Norse romances. Powerfully inspired works of Icelandic imagination,
they relate intriguing, often comical tales of famous kings,
difficult gods and women of great beauty, goodness or cunning. The
tales plunder a wide range of earlier literature from Homer to... more...