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Bracelet of Bones: The Viking Sagas Audio Download – Unabridged

3.6 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

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This is a tale of a young norse teenager who is told the fantastical but true tale of how he saved Harald Siggurdson (Hardrada) from the flawed battle of his half-brother. Before long he is taken away with more of Harald supports but goes without saying goodbye to his daughter Solva. Solva takes it upon herself to escape her unlikable half-brothers and step-mother to undertake a most daring and dangerous journey across continents, rivers and seas to Miklagard (Istanbul) where she knows her father will work with Harald as the famous Varangian guard to the Empereress Zoe and her husband.

The characters come across well although Sulva seems to think very poetically and deeply for one so young and sometimes this can feel a bit annoying each time the Narrator shares more of her thoughts when she sees a scene or looks upon another character. Some of the dialogue itself feels to restricted and sometimes unreal but on the whole the adventure is still gripping, the plot still has twists and turns and reveals a lot about the viking way of life, in particular from a female perspective as well as male, and I loved the ending as it adds a nice backstory to a small peice of runic graphitiy found in the Hagia Sophia.
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Format: Hardcover
As a fan of historical fiction I can often be found wending my way through the ancient roman world or sailing the whale road with one of the crew of Scandinavian raiding vessels or another.

Here, in this book, Kevin takes the reader on a journey of discover from the fjords through to Miklagard as the tales heroine journeys seeking her father through adversity, war and many deaths.

It's wonderfully descriptive and the young reader will marvel at each step of this incredible journey with a whole host of supporting cast members who will leave the reader wondering who will live to the journey's end.

Back that up with a great sense of pace and the reader really has a treat in store.
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Format: Hardcover
Kevin Crossley-Holland has written another brilliant story.This time about a young girls search for her father.
Her travels take her from the cold northern regions of the Norsemen to Constantinople, encountering many diverse people
along the way.Kevin's knowledge of Norse myths & customs is masterful.His tireless reseach shows through in his tales
without detracting from the beauty of his story telling.I was proud to have done the illustrative map for this story
and wait impatiently for the next installment
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Format: Hardcover
I am a great fan of Kevin Crossley-Holland, and looked forward to reading Bracelet of Bones. It turned out to be a good adventure story written in a poetic vein echoing the saga-type language of the Vikings. It is a kind of odyssey, in which 15-year-old Solveig sets out from Norway to find her father whom she believes to have travelled to Miklagard (Byzantium). It traces vividly the changing scenery and culture from Scandinavia to the last outpost of the Roman Empire.

Unfortunately as I am not really au fait with Norse mythology I felt I was missing something even with the help of a list of Norse deities at the beginning. The plot (like the river!) meandered until the protagonists reached Kiev, after which it picked up in momentum. But the real drawback for me was the lack of familiarity with Norse names, which meant I constantly had to refer to the list of characters at the beginning; even then I was sometimes confused about their gender.

As an adult reader, I did wonder how much the book would appeal to children. However I am looking forward to a sequel which seems to be promised by the title page.
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