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The Broken Sword by Poul Anderson (Fantasy Masterworks Number 32) was first published in According to the blurb on the back of the book. The sword. The Broken Sword was first published in , the same year as the original publication of The Fellowship of the Ring, so it's a pre-Tolkien. The Broken Sword [Poul Anderson, Bronson Pinchot] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. [This is the MP3CD audiobook format.] This classic.
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But, the setting of this book, an England in the grip of winter is fantastic. You can feel the cold settling around you as you read. I found it quite difficult to read the first half of the book as it just felt rather depressing, but as I got further into the book the story gripped me, and I had to power through the last half of the book in one sitting, knowing things looked a bit grim for the hero, but still needing to find out what happened.
So what do I think of the book, it's not the sort of story I usually enjoy reading. I find I have never really got along with the Viking legends and tales of the Alfar in the past, but I did have a fun time reading this.
I enjoyed the writing and once I got the hang the broken sword poul anderson the slightly different names, I had fun reading this book.
The fights are great, and the surroundings very atmospheric. I think this the broken sword poul anderson a worthy 7 out of 10 book, but not in my opinion in the same league as say The Lord of the Rings. Fantasy Masterworks Fantasy Masterworks: The legions of Faery, aided by trolls, demons and the Wild Hunt itself, are poised to overthrow the Realm Merry, graceful and brave, Scafloc is a credit to his adopted people.
Equally strong, Valgard is a brooding brute. Scafloc becomes Alfeim's darling.
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Valgard be-comes a cruel berserker. Seduced by the witch and given greater power by Odin, Valgard soon adds fratricide and patricide to his crimes.
With Jacobean relish, Anderson thickens his plot with betrayal, rapine and incest. Our human capacity for love and hate is used to further the ambitions of Aesir and Faery alike.
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An elvish expedition to Trollheim alerts them to the threat of a troll army massing to destroy Alfheim for ever. Valgard discovers the truth of his own origins and joins the trolls. Fatally, Scafloc falls in love with a woman he rescues from Valgard.
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Inevitably, as the elves are vanquished, he embarks on a journey to reforge the broken sword. Ultimately all will be defeated by their own passions. His women have character, wills, and power. They kill, they wear armor, they defy and manipulate men--Anderson clearly draws the women of his tragic epic from the tragedies of the Greeks and Shakespeare.
Yet they tend still to be emotionally reliant on men, and the broken sword poul anderson often lead to act out of their desires for and relationships with those men.
More than that, every woman seems to be described at least once as wearing some clinging, form-fitting thing which makes the broken sword poul anderson her curves, revealing that it's important for an author to describe what is relevant to the story, not merely what his own eye habitually lingers on.
Strong women are not the only things Anderson takes from the great tragedies--his central story is a remarkably deep and sympathetic exploration of personal tragedy, full of purpose and pathos. The deaths, trials, betrayals and self-doubts are not thrown into the story haphazardly to feed a chaotic plot, like Martin'sthey are vital and personal, each one built precisely to reveal some new aspect of a character's inner turmoil.
Despite being laid out like a classical tragedy, so that the downfall is evident from the beginning, looming over us, I never felt that this knowledge hurt the reader's expectation, because Anderson was a good enough writer to make sure that it wasn't about what external events happened to the characters, but what their internal reactions would be.