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Hrolf Kraki's Saga

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British Fantasy Society Best Novel
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book (nominee)
Winner of the British Fantasy Award: The ancient legend of the Danish Viking king is retold in a tale of vengeance, battles, magic, and monsters.

In the court of the Anglo-Saxon king, a visiting storyteller regales the assembled nobles with the enthralling tale of her faraway land's most revered hero: the Viking Hrolf Kraki. Born of an incestuous union into a royal family with a history of violence, jealousy, usurpation, and murder, Hrolf assembled a loyal band of the mightiest champions in the realm and expanded his small kingdom through wisdom, courage, and conquest. Unbeaten on the battlefield, his great deeds and victories became legends throughout the North as he ushered in an era of peace and prosperity. But Hrolf's desire for vengeance was ever the warrior-king's driving force, as he sought the truth about his father's murder. This obsession would threaten Hrolf's life and his rule - and ultimately bring his great kingdom to ruin.

Poul Anderson, one of the acknowledged giants of twentieth-century fantasy, employs his unparalleled storytelling talents to bring Denmark's great Viking king to life. A saga that predates the stories of King Arthur and his knights and Shakespeare's Hamlet, while echoing the Oedipus and Beowulf myths, the Norse legend of Hrolf Kraki takes on a new and breathtaking richness in this classic novel the Guardian described as "full of thrills."

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August 1988 : USA Paperback

Title: Hrolf Kraki's Saga
Author(s): Poul Anderson
ISBN: 0-671-65426-8 / 978-0-671-65426-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baen
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June 1977 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Hrolf Kraki's Saga
Author(s): Poul Anderson
ISBN: 0-345-25846-0 / 978-0-345-25846-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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September 2011 : UK Kindle edition

Title: Hrolf Kraki's Saga
Author(s): Poul Anderson
Publisher: Gateway
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