The Broken Sword

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Orion, Nov 11, 2010 - Fiction - 240 pages
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The sword Tyrfing has been broken to prevent it striking at the roots of Yggdrasil, the great tree that binds earth, heaven and hell together . . . but now the mighty sword is needed again to save the elves, who are heavily involved in their war against the trolls, and only Skafloc, a human child kidnapped and raised by the elves, can hope to persuade the mighty ice-giant, Bolverk, to make the sword Thor broke whole again. But things are never easy, and along the way Skafloc must also confront his shadow self, Valgard the changeling, who took his place in the world of men.

A superb dark fantasy of the highest, and most Norse, order The Broken Sword is a fantasy masterpiece.

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User Review  - GSB68 - LibraryThing

Its very interesting to read a fantasy the isn't beholden to Tolkien. Its elves and trolls and other creatures of faerie are its own. The story has the feel of being a myth retold and the gods here are precursors to those of Neil Gaiman's American Gods. Read full review

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User Review  - jaddington - LibraryThing

I found out that this book was published at the same time as J.R.R. Tolkien'n books. It took about 10 pages for me to become thoroughly enthralled. Notice I said enthralled and not enchanted. A ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Poul Anderson (1926-2001) was born in Pennsylvania of Scandinavian stock. He started publishing science fiction in 1947 and became one the great figures in the genre, serving as President of the Science Fiction Writers of America, winning many Hugo and Nebula awards, and also winning the Gandalf (Grand Master) Award.

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