In Iceland’s history, many men stand out for their courage and talent, but one man stands taller than the rest.
When young Grettir is outlawed from Iceland after killing a man in self-defense, he makes a name for himself in Norway for his heroic deeds. But he goes one step too far, and in trying to rid a town from an evil spirit terrorizing the land, he is cursed to wander alone as an outlaw for the rest of his days. At first Grettir scoffs at the curse, but it soon becomes clear that no matter where he goes, misfortune follows him by day and the spirit’s eyes follow him by night.
Grettir is determined to rise above his fate, and stories of his strength still spread across the land. This is the tale of the rise and fall of the strongest, bravest, and unluckiest man in Iceland.
These Sagas were from a time when men were knighted for achieving great feats, and great their feats were. Often dismissed by the King’s court and shunned by their peers, they went a-viking with a small band of loyal followers, or sometimes alone, to seek their fortune and fame in a way that only a Viking would know how.
On their return home they were, more often than not, proclaimed as heroes to be honoured by their kings and given their rightful places in the court and the nation.
The sagas in this series are:
9781907256455 The Saga of Viga Glum
9781907256462 The Saga of Gisli the Outlaw
9781907256486 The Life and death of Cormak the Skald - A Romantic Norse Saga
9781907256516 THE SAGA OF BEOWULF - rewritten for children & young adults
9781907256530 THE SAGA OF BURNT NJAL
9781907256578 THE SAGA of GRETTIR THE STRONG
9781907256646 Fridthjof's Saga or Friedhof's Saga
9781909302136 THE SAGA OF GUNNLAUG THE WORM-TONGUE AND RAVEN THE SKALD
9781907256738 The Saga of Eirik the Red - FREE EBOOK