[KINDLE] ❂ Röde Orm ❅ Frans G. Bengtsson – Frans Gunnar Bengtsson’s The Long Ships resurrects the fantastic world of the tenth century AD when the Vikings roamed and rampaged from the northern fastnesses of Scandinavia down to the MediterranKINDLE Röde Orm Frans G Bengtsson Srl ltdcouk Frans Gunnar Bengtsson’s The Long Ships resurrects the fantastic world of the tenth century AD when the Vikings roamed and rampaged from the northern fastnesses of Scandinavia down to the Mediterran Frans Gunnar Bengtsson’s The Long Ships resurrects the fantastic world of the tenth century AD when the Vikings roamed and rampaged from the northern fastnesses of Scandinavia down to the Mediterranean Bengtsson’s hero Red Orm—c

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Anny courageous and above all lucky—is only a boy when he is abducted from his Danish home by the Vikings and made to take his place at the oars of their dragon prowed ships Orm is then captured by the Moors in Spain where he is initiated into the pleasures of the senses and fights for the Caliph of Cordova Escaping from captivity Orm washes up in Ireland where he marvels at those epicene creatures the Christian monks and from which he then moves on to play an ever important part in the intrigues of the v

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Röde OrmArious Scandinavian kings and clans and dependencies Eventually Orm contributes to the Viking defeat of the army of the king of England and returns home an off the cuff Christian and a very rich man though back on his native turf new trials and tribulations will test his cunning and determination Packed with pitched battles and blood feuds and told throughout with wit and high spirits Bengtsson’s book is a splendid adventure that features one of the most unexpectedly winning heroes in modern fiction nyrbcom

FREE DOC ✓ READER Röde Orm Frans G Bengtsson – was born and raised in the southern Swedish province of Skåne the son of an estate manager His early writings including a doctoral thesis on Geoffrey Chaucer and two volumes of poetry written in what were considered antiuated verse forms revealed a career long interest in historical literary modes and themes Bengtsson was a prolific translator of Paradise Lost.

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  • Jeffrey Keeten

    FREE DOC ✓ READER Röde Orm Röde Orm”His voice became frenzied and he glared wrathfully from one to the other brandishing his arms and crying Blood wolves murderers and malefactors adulterated vermin Gadarene swine weeds of Satan and minions of Beelzebub generation of vipers and basilisks shall you be cleansed by holy baptism and stand as white as snow in the regiments of the blessed angels? Nay I tell you it shall not be so I have lived long in this house and have witnessed too much; I know your ways No bishop or holy father shall ever persuade me that such as you can be saved How should men of the north be allowed to enter the gates of heaven? You would scrabble at the blessed virgins with your lewd fingers you would raise your war whoops against the seraphim and archangels you would bawl for ale before the throne of God Himself No no I know what

  • Henry Avila

    FREE DOC ✓ READER Röde Orm Röde OrmAt the end of the dark tenth century Vikings and their ancient customs were changing rapidly the bold men sea pirates and land raiders didn't recognize it that was a fatal mistake the harsh climate of Norway Sweden and Denmark even distant Iceland slowly becoming nations did not make illiterate peasants there wealthy just the opposite much easier to rob than working on poor farms scratching a living in the unpredictable cold weather an unproductive soil The era of stealing the neighbors goods murdering the defenders and taking their women would not last much longer A powerful force came to the ignorant Norsemen from a far

  • Steve

    FREE DOC ✓ READER Röde Orm Röde OrmIn just a minute I’ll be trying my hardest to sell you Goodreading friends on this sensational Viking experience Before that though seeing as how I’m foaming over with excitement and appreciation I have multiple people to thank⊕ First to the author I know that you’re dead but believe you must be sitting at the right hand of Odin smiling that another reader has recognized your magnificent talent for stories your impressive capacity for research and your sure way with words Plaudits to your translator too It couldn’t have been easy to get the spare vaguely archaic tone of this right⊕ To NYRB Classics Had I known that your choices for reissue were this good I’d have sampled your collection much sooner ⊕ To my lovely level headed wife who may be a bit prejudiced against Norsemen and for that matter frat boys Your initial reluctance to believe that a story about Vikings in the late 10th century

  • Manny

    FREE DOC ✓ READER Röde Orm Röde OrmBrilliant comic novel about life in Viking Sweden Those Vikings were real tough dudes My favorite bit is the seuence with Orm's first captain who has a run of bad luck and ends up being captured and sold into slavery The overseer knows he used to be a big guy and takes special delight in tormenting him but the former captain waits for his chance One day while they're working in a shipyard they're close to a barrel of boiling pitch; he picks up the hated overseer and dumps him in head first He's immediately run through with three spears but has time for some last words He looks calmly around him and says Nu är min lycka bättre My luck has finally improvedI have just finished re reading this wonderful book; I have now read it three times T

  • Kalliope

    FREE DOC ✓ READER Röde Orm Röde OrmThis year my reading has been to a great extent directed by my travels or visits These also account for my irregular presence in GR I have been either on the go or involved with other projects related to the travelsAs one of my upcoming trips is to the South of Spain to Andalusia I hav

  • Martin

    FREE DOC ✓ READER Röde Orm Röde OrmOrm the son of Toste did not choose to be a viking but Fate sent him on a path towards raiding plunder slavery war and the pursuit of a princess Orm's luck was best“For man can triumph over man and weapon over weapon; against the gods we can pit sacrifice and against witchcraft contrary magic; but against bad luck no man has anything to oppose”Taken in a pirate raid Orm joins the viking crew as they seek plunder in the southern land of Spain The Jewish ship mateThe Jew knew all about the stars and declared himself skillful at navigation; but in the event he proved to be of little use to them for his stars had different names f

  • Algernon (Darth Anyan)

    FREE DOC ✓ READER Röde Orm Röde OrmThis is the most laughs I've got out of a book dealing with pillaging raping burning slaving at a galley's oar duels to the death wars at sea or on land The fun starts from the very first chapter where it is dryly suggested that the reason the Northmen were so fond of going a viking to the ends of the known world every spring was to escape the sharp tongues and the fiery tempers of their beloved consorts After being cooped in with them for six long and cold winter months going out at sea must have been sheer blissThe hero of the story is Orm Tostesson the third son of a minor chieftain first met as an impetuous youth with a slight flaw in his character he is uickwitted skillful in the wielding of the spear and the battleaxe talented i

  • Tara

    FREE DOC ✓ READER Röde Orm Röde Orm The Long Ships An entertaining historical fiction adventure tale featuring badass Vikings doing badass Viking things Overall this was a fast fun often exciting read filled with a surprising amount of historically accurate details and dry humor

  • David

    FREE DOC ✓ READER Röde Orm Röde OrmA five hundred page novel about Vikings set in the year 1000? Sure why not? This book has got booty than a Sir Mix a Lot video rimshot Of course I mean old school booty as in creaky wooden chests filled with gold coins and jewel encrusted amulets Red Orm is our hero a strangely lovable barbarian who begins the novel as a pubescent naif and ends it as a wealthy chieftain Oops spoiler alert retroactive I'm not really giving anything away there This is very much an old fashioned epic of seafaring treasure hunting and grisly spear fighting so there's little doubt that that things end well for the protagonist—which isn't to say that he doesn't have to steer h

  • Kiekiat

    FREE DOC ✓ READER Röde Orm Röde OrmAnother tough book to review mainly because it has already been reviewed so well by folks like Kalliope and Manny among others Let me say that 'The Long Ships' was the most fun read I've had in a long time Many books I read seem almost obligatory and being a slow reader I slog through even books like 'The Long Ships' that I genuinely like It took me almost two weeks to read this book but the average reader on here whose brain is functional than mine could probably finish this book in a couple of days The story chronicles Viking life and specifically the missions of the book's main character Many people in the book were actual historical figures and Bengtsson does an excellent job of portraying some of them esp King HaraldIt is as has been noted many times an adventure story set in the late 10th Century featuring the protagonist