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on 8 November 2013
You can see where the ideas came from for later books of this genre.
Poul Andersons beautifully crafted tale was the first of them.
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on 10 May 2015
Great story, marvelous plot, great story telling.
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on 24 August 2014
A classic of the fantasy genre
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on 25 October 2010
This book, which was obscured by the recent release ad succcess of The Lord of the Rings, deserves some attention. Anyone who enjoyed Tolkien's saga would like Anderson's book.
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on 10 March 2010
I thought that it was brilliant. It was exciting, well written and really conveyed a great sense
Of the old Norse Sagas.
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on 11 September 2002
Published the same year the first volume of LOTR was published, this is what Tolkien should have been, shorn of sentimentality and anachronism. Only Henry Treece captures the same kind of mind-set. Nothing else but to say -- buy this. It's brilliant.
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on 20 June 2010
I bought this as the first- and last- book by an unknown(for me)author based on the reviews and my liking of high fantasy.Its a fairly short book but still I gave up in disgust about one third in.After reading The lord of the ring several times I expect more.This was shallow and more like a hasty first draft than a finished book.The characters were two dimensional,uninteresting and unlikable.This is not a story rich in action and insight in the characters,its rather the bare bones of a story without any meat what so ever.
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