- Paperback: 244 pages
- Publisher: AuthorHouse (30 Oct. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1438924003
- ISBN-13: 978-1438924007
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,915,287 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Rise of the Saxons: And the Legend of Hengest and Horsa Paperback – 30 Oct 2008
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Top Customer Reviews
The story is blood thirsty and the violence is casual, and no doubt that is how it was.
The author does indeed state his story has an agenda; to tell the story of England, now I'm as proud to be an Englishman as the next Englishman, proud of the tribes who would become known as the English, but there are elements contained within the story , young warriors giving raised straight arm salutes shouting Heil England, a Roman style salute from a people who supposedly loath Roman ways according to this author, which sits uneasy with the authors very valid explanation of the use of the much maligned swastika. A confused take on a period of our history which could have been addressed in a more balanced way and give Early English heritage the story it truly deserves.
The Violence is horrible, the first being an 8 year old child enjoying committing the multiple murder of several slave children because they were from a different race- that should have been a clue. Then there was the imagery used surrounding the heroes people, a swastika, parallel lightening bolts (SS insignia), a "skinhead" warrior, the list began to have an aroma I did not care for. When a "dark skinned" slave was abused to the guffaws of jolly Saxon Warriors, enough was a enough, and into the flames the book went to the astonishment of my wife and 12 year old son. Once I explained myself, they both agreed that my course of somewhat impetuous action was valid
I've googled the author and there is no information at all on the Mr West if indeed he exists at all. The story and the writing itself, I felt flowed well, and as I have stated above I stuck with it until around half way in, but there was just one too many of these Pro Nazi Images that made me feed the book to the coals.
Mr England is Ryan West. I have had (sadly) contact with him before on here and can confirm this. He is also, if you have not already guessed, a Neo-Nazi. This, I think explains everything. He scolded me for saying that Meine Kampf was badly written and read like it was written by a hyperactive child. Anyways, sorry that this is not a review but I thought I should bring this to light.
The Rise of the Saxons follows a band of Angle, Saxon and Jute "heroes" as they launch a campaign of genocide against the Britons (in the words of the main character, "lets holocaust them into oblivion"). They take a particular fondness for murdering defenceless children: near the start of the book Hengest slits the throat of a little girl who had been captured as a slave, and later on he uses a spiked ball to smash in the head of a nine-year-old boy who is cowering in fear. Meanwhile, two of his buddies throw small children into the air and catch them on swords, purely for fun.
The heroes of the story are associated with overtly Nazi or neo-Nazi imagery, including swastikas, double lightning bolts, raised-arm salutes, skinhead hair styles and - again - multiple uses of the word "holocaust".
There is one more thing which I think needs to be noted about this novel, however. When children are not being massacred, they are being sexualised.
At one point the character Hrothgar flirts with the female lead, Dresden. When she tells him that she is thirteen years old, he replies "Nearly a woman then, that's old enough for me... What's the matter love? I'll be gentle".
Dresden objects, but this is simply because she already has a boyfriend - Hrothgar is still allowed to join the "good guys", with this incident never being mentioned again. The novel portrays it as perfectly acceptable for a grown man to lust after a thirteen year old girl.Read more ›
Having thumbed through several pages of this puerile dung, it became rapidly clear that here we have a barely-literate right-wing sympathiser who enjoys projecting his rabid, modern hatreds into a past that is immature wish-fulfilment.
If you enjoy history about the Anglo-Saxons (Hengist and Horsa were NEITHER- they were JUTES!!) and not extremist mouth-frothing, please go find a well-researched and articulately penned book by one of the many decent, intelligent and professional historians.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
helps you discover a little about the English race & how it came to bevery good read for cheap pricePublished on 24 Mar. 2013 by Odinsun
Very poorly written and hate-filled - as if an angry, disturbed teenager wrote it. filled with transparent racism, e.g. Read morePublished on 8 Jun. 2012 by johnlettings
At last a novel which deals with the transfer of the English or Englisc nation from Germania to Britannia. Read morePublished on 14 Aug. 2011 by Wulf V
Nice historical prefaces to each chapter and a subject of wide interest that could have produced a signature book for the author. Read morePublished on 9 May 2010 by T. J. Miller
I tried to read this book but I lost the will to live.
It reads more like a testament to moronic football hooligans than a tribute to the Anglo-Saxon race. Read more
Extremely badly written rubbish. I am not a book burner like another reviewer but I've given up in disgust. Read morePublished on 24 April 2009 by V. Knapp
Forget the Spartans and the Romans, forget Genghis Kahn and 300, THIS IS ENGLAND! The story follows Hengest from childhood growing up in Jutland and Angeln (Denmark) and after... Read morePublished on 26 Jan. 2009 by Mr. A. P. Tantum