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The life of Ranald of Orkney,
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This is a wonderfully simple book; written in a lyrical poetical tone which reminded me of the saga writers; one that does not hold emotion so much in the words used, but in the way they are all put together. The sweeping vista of the story, and the characters that Ranald meets on the way hold the reader enthralled. The writing is reminiscent of that of the old sagas; a narrative, with little or no judgment on the motives or emotions of the characters; merely statements of fact, honour, and righteous behaviour is evinced by the Orcadian, Icelandic and other warriors and women.
This is a wonderful book, and one to be savoured, and enjoyed again and again when the mood takes you; perhaps on a winter's night, sitting by the fire, enjoying mulled wine and dreaming of ages gone by.