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Last Love [Kindle Edition]

Robert Ferguson

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Bragi and Aslaug are childhood friends who become teenage lovers. Christian missionaries arrive in Iceland and begin spreading their faith. Aslaug’s family converts to Christianity from the worship of the Aesir, Bragi’s does not. Aslaug is promised in marriage to a wealthy older man, Gris, who is also a Christian convert. Bragi’s campaign of hostilities against Gris leads to him being outlawed from Iceland for three years. While serving his sentence travelling in Scandinavia he learns that Aslaug and Gris have married. He broods over his fate and concludes that it is Christ who is his real enemy. He makes it his mission to expose Christian teaching as false and hypocritical and devises a plan to achieve this. It will almost certainly mean his own death, but Bragi believes it will be worth it if he can prevent his people from going over to Christianity. . .


A note on the historical background:
The main events in the story are historical fact. With civil war and the threat of secession looming between a heathen majority and a passionate Christian minority, the (heathen) Lawspeaker decreed that in the interests of peace, all Icelanders should be baptised. The mass baptisms took place at the Althing Assembly in the summer of 999. The character of Bragi is based on that of three historical Icelandic skalds (poets): Gunnlaug Snaketongue, Cormac the Poet and Hallfred the Troublesome Skald.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 255 pages
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  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007AZDGWC
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Robert Ferguson was born in the UK in 1948 and left school in 1966. He worked at a number of jobs including postman, hospital porter, deckhand on a trawler, factory worker, cook, driver etc before enrolling at UCL, London in 1976 and taking a course in Scandinavian Studies. He graduated in 1980. In 1983 he emigrated to Norway and has made his home there since. He began his literary career as a radio dramatist, translating and adapting for radio works by Knut Hamsun and Henrik Ibsen for the BBC. He has also written eleven original radio plays and twice won the BBC Methuen Giles Cooper Award for Best Radio Drama, in 1984 and 1986. His first literary biography was Enigma: The Life of Knut Hamsun, which was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Best Biography Award in 1987. It also won the University of London J.G.Robertson Award. In 1996 Enigma was dramatized as a 6-part television series by NRK (Norwegian State Television) As well as literary biographies and a history of the Vikings, Ferguson has written two novels, published only in Norwegian.

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