Beowulf

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AuthorHouse, Nov 12, 2010 - Fiction - 636 pages
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A fat, dreamy child, disappointing to his famous berserker father, Berki is given the mocking name "Beowulf" by his fellow youths. His love for the maiden Hygd drives him to his first heroic contest, in the course of which he is swept up by the wild passions of the sea-god's ninth daughter. Coming back from the sea's depths to the Geatish court, Beowulf discovers that he is no longer an object of mockery: his troll-like size, strength, and the lingering touch of the Otherworld upon him make him feared where he was once despised. Now Beowulf's true strife lies before him: the struggle to remain human among humans while accepting the sorrows and loneliness of his Otherworldly nature; to use his monster's strength to defend the earth from the ravages of troll and dragon; and to stand, at last, as a true king for the folk who once thought him worthless.

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Dr. Stephan Grundy was born in 1967. He received his doctorate in Old Norse studies from Cambridge in 1995 For The thesis "The Cult of ”ūinn: God of Death?" He is the author of several books, including the German bestseller Rhinegold, and designs historical Scandinavian and Celtic jewelry for Orů Jewelers. He now lives in Ireland with his wife and partner. His hobbies include Society for Creative Anachronism armoured combat, music, and cultivating an extensive garden of medicinal and folkloric herbs.

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