The Broken Sword

Author: Poul Anderson
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497694221
Size: 36.87 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 3241
Download Read Online

This acclaimed fantasy classic of men, elves, and gods is at once breathtakingly exciting and heartbreakingly tragic. Published the same year as The Fellowship of the Ring, Poul Anderson’s novel The Broken Sword draws on similar Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon sources. In his greed for land and power, Orm the Strong slays the family of a Saxon witch—and for his sins, the Northman must pay with his newborn son. Stolen by elves and replaced by a changeling, Skafloc is raised to manhood unaware of his true heritage and treasured for his ability to handle the iron that the elven dare not touch. Meanwhile, the being who supplanted him as Orm’s son grows up angry and embittered by the humanity he has been denied. A pawn in a witch’s vengeance, the creature Valgard will never know love, and consumed by rage, he will commit a murderous act of unspeakable vileness. It is their destiny to finally meet on the field of battle—the man-elf and his dark twin, the monster—when the long-simmering war between elves and trolls finally erupts with a devastating fury. And only the mighty sword Tyrfing, broken by Thor and presented to Skafloc in infancy, can turn the tide in a terrible clashing of faerie folk that will ultimately determine the fate of the old gods. This edition contains the author’s original text. Along with such notables as Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury, multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winner Poul Anderson is considered one of the masters of speculative fiction.

The Broken Sword

Author: Molly Cochran
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780812545135
Size: 39.73 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 5081
Download Read Online

Interweaving present-day events and flashbacks to Camelot, an imaginative story recasts an array of Arthurian elements into a mythology in which Knights learn to cope with twentieth-century reality, while a a young Arthur and a teenage girl seek the Holy Grail, with a malevolent assassin in hot pursuit. Reissue.