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Odinn's Child: The Heroes of the North Live On (Viking Trilogy) (No.… (original: 2005; edição: 2005)

de Tim Severin

Séries: Viking (1)

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Set in an ancient Viking world full of brooding Norse mythology and bloodthirsty battles, 'Viking - Odinn's Child' is the stunning first volume in an epic historical fiction trilogy. In the year 1001, a toddler arrives on the shores of Brattahlid in Greenland to be brought up in the foster care of a young woman - Gudrid. The toddler is a rootless character of quicksilver intelligence and adaptability. With the ability of second sight, his destiny lies beyond the imagination of those around him. He is raised by various mentors, who teach him the ancient ways and warn him of the invasion of the "White Christ" into the land of the "Old Gods". Thorgils is guided by a restless quest for adventure and the wanderlust of his favoured god - Odinn?.… (mais)
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Título:Odinn's Child: The Heroes of the North Live On (Viking Trilogy) (No. 1)
Autores:Tim Severin
Informação:Macmillan UK (2005), Edition: 1ST, Paperback, 400 pages
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Etiquetas:historical fiction

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Odinn's Child de Tim Severin (2005)

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Historical fiction, part of a trilogy based on the life of Thorgils Leiffson. This was ok but I can't say I enjoyed it a huge amount. The plot is slow and plodding and none of the characters are developed enough to really care about. I picked up all three books in a charity shop recently so I will probably still read the next book but if it's another dud I can't see myself reading the third. ( )
  Brian. | Apr 9, 2021 |
After giving it a thorough try, I'm now around page 50 and I can't get into the book. The main reason for that is the style of writing. I read the sentences, I understand what is said, but the story doesn't come to life.
Too bad, but I'm giving up. This book will not receive a rating.
  BoekenTrol71 | Jul 18, 2015 |
“...this might be what Odinn was intending -- that I should be an honest chronicler of the Old Ways and the truth about the far-flung world of the Norsemen.”

Authentic is the word that springs to mind. It’s stitched together from sagas, as he tells us in his author’s note, and from the story set-up, with Odinn the Wanderer, the acquirer of knowledge, as his chosen god and patron, you can see the above is the aim: a universal look at the Norse world. I appreciate how trustworthy he is on the history, and when he uses the genuine saga-stuff as he does, there’s going to be enough tale. It goes from episode to episode, as he travels, which I enjoy – always new things on the horizon.

Want to mention a couple of things:

There’s a large uncanny content. Of our main, Thorgils, Erik the Red's Saga tells, “... there seemed to be something uncanny about him his whole life.” He has to do with seidr (as a true Odinn’s child), and besides that, there’s a lot of fun with things that go bump in the night. In a group this year I read The Saga of Grettir the Strong – luckily, as Grettir features in #2, and I went Grettir-crazy in the saga – and that had as much fetch or ghost activity as Severin includes. So, genuine to the mind of the times, and like I said, fun.

Great women. I’m tempted to attribute these to his faithfulness to the sagas too, since Grettir’s Saga had great women. The majority of Severin’s seem to be large-framed, ‘formidable’ and not necessarily presented as attractive; perhaps he has reason to think Norse women were built on this model (I wouldn’t put it past him to have measured the skeletons); at any rate, they were fully involved in the story in a way that… they aren’t always.

And real. He may not go into great depths with the characters, but I thought them often unusual and not the stock cast; there were several I liked or who interested me.

I look forward to the next, and not only for Grettir. ( )
  Jakujin | Aug 16, 2014 |
Really good book, thoroughly enjoyed it. Well researched and well written. Looking forward to picking up the others in the series. ( )
  Speesh | Mar 29, 2014 |
You can't fault the research, but the storytelling was poor. Abandoned. ( )
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Set in an ancient Viking world full of brooding Norse mythology and bloodthirsty battles, 'Viking - Odinn's Child' is the stunning first volume in an epic historical fiction trilogy. In the year 1001, a toddler arrives on the shores of Brattahlid in Greenland to be brought up in the foster care of a young woman - Gudrid. The toddler is a rootless character of quicksilver intelligence and adaptability. With the ability of second sight, his destiny lies beyond the imagination of those around him. He is raised by various mentors, who teach him the ancient ways and warn him of the invasion of the "White Christ" into the land of the "Old Gods". Thorgils is guided by a restless quest for adventure and the wanderlust of his favoured god - Odinn?.

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