The Broken Sword

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  • 6 pages
  • The Broken Sword
  • Poul Anderson
  • English
  • 03 September 2017
  • 1441786872

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The Broken Sword This classic fantasy takes listeners to a world similar to that of J R R Tolkien s Lord of the Rings Thor has broken the sword Tyrfing so that it cannot strike at the roots of Yggdrasil, the tree that binds together earth, heaven, and hell But now the mighty sword is needed again to save the elves in their war against the trolls, and only Skafloc, a human child kidnapped and raised by the elves, can hope to persuade Bolverk the ice giant to make Tyrfing whole again But things are never easy, and along the way Skafloc must also confront his shadow self, Valgard the changeling, who has taken 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. Free Download eBook The Broken Sword by Poul Anderson – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “The Broken Sword

  1. Lyn says:

    Why is this book notpopular Written four years after The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and published the same year as Tolkien s The Fellowship of the Ring, Poul Anderson s The Broken Sword is a fantasy masterpiece Combining Norse myth and legend, English and World myth, with historical fact and setting, this tells a legendary tale economically and with a fable like tone Adventurous and entertaining as well, the only reason I can think that it has been less successful than its Englis Why is this book notpopular Written four years after The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and published the same year as Tolkien s The Fellowship of the Ring, Poul Anderson s The Broken Sword is a fantasy masterpiece Combining Norse myth and legend, English and World myth, with historical fact and setting, this tells a legendary tale economically and with a fable like tone Adventurous and entertaining as well, the only reason I can think that it has been less successful than its English cousins is that where Lewis and Tolkien created fantasies rich in detail but w...

  2. Stephen says:

    THIS JUST IN In a stunning development certain to send shockwaves through the world of Fantasy Literature, The Lord of the Rings, long considered by many to be the Greatest Epic Fantasy of all time, has been bitch slapped and bitch smote by Poul Anderson s 1954 dark fantasy epic, The Broken Sword Anderson s story is now loudly demanding at least a share of the top honors Such recognition would be welcome and long overdue according to fantasy icon Michael Moorcock who believes that Ander THIS JUST IN In a stunning development certain to send shockwaves through the world of Fantasy Literature, The Lord of the Rings, long considered by many to be the Greatest Epic Fantasy of all time, has been bitch slapped and bitch smote by Poul Anderson s 1954 dark fantasy epic, The Broken Sword Anderson s story is now loudly demanding at least a share of the top honors Such recognition would be welcome and long overdue according to fantasy icon Michael Moorcock who believes that Anderson s taleknocks Fellowship of the Rings into a cocked hatLinguists are currently hard at work translating what the hell Moorcock s statement means, but it does appear to be high praise for Anderson s novel More on this as it develops Here is a breakdown of this criminally overshadowed epic fantasy tale provided to us by some FANTAnerd who reads way too many books about elves and wizards When looking at Lord of the Rings and The Broken Sword, one can t help but notice a number of similarities ...

  3. J.G. Keely says:

    Every young medium, if it wishes to be taken seriously as an art form, must find a way to present mature stories Movies began to take themselves seriously in the thirties, comic books began their struggle to elevate themselves in the late seventies, and videogames have been trying to achieve greater depth for the past few years.Yet, like any rise from adolescence to adulthood, this reaching for maturity is always an awkward period It is marked by overcompensation, by the striking of certain po Every young medium, if it wishes to be taken seriously as an art form, must find a way to present mature stories Movies began to take themselves seriously in the thirties, comic books began their struggle to elevate themselves in the late seventies, and videogames have been trying to achieve greater depth for the past few years.Yet, like any rise from adolescence to adulthood, this reaching for maturity is always an awkward period It is marked by overcompensation, by the striking of certain poses which are meant to seem mature, but which only make immaturity stand outWhether for child or art form, the signs of adolescence are the same and obsession with darkness and death, violence, sexuality, swear words, and amorality If these were truly the signs of a matur...

  4. Matthias says:

    Many ages ago, when majestic forests dominated our lands and little cottages of hay and wood were the only thing protecting the hairy humans from the elements, tales were not just tales The stories passed down from one generation to the next held Truth The stories read in those days were never forgotten They were carved in trees and stones, they were carried with the water and the wind, they were illuminated by the stars and the moon The tales were everywhere as mountains harboured dwarves a Many ages ago, when majestic for...

  5. Apatt says:

    Poul Anderson is an authors author Wait, I already said that in my review of Tau Zero Now I will talk about his versatility, The Broken Sword is nothing like his sci fi books that I have read before, and it is so very different from Tau Zero that it is hard to believe the same author wrote both books I can not imagine Arthur C Clarke writing this, or even Heinlein, whose only fantasy Glory Road is still very Heinlein in style The Broken Sword is one of Anderson s comparatively few fantasy n Poul Anderson is an authors author Wait, I already said that in my review of Tau Zero Now I will talk about his versatility, The Broken Sword is nothing like his sci fi books that I have read before, and it is so very different from Tau Zero that it is hard to believe the same author wrote both books I can not imagine Arthur C Clarke writing this, or even Heinlein, whose only fantasy Glory Road is ...

  6. Markus says:

    It was a cool spring dark with the moon nearly full, rime glittering on the grass and the stars still hard and bright as in winter The night was very quiet save for the sighing of wind in budding branches, and the world was all sliding shadows and cold white light Published in 1954, Poul Anderson s The Broken Sword is one of the forgotten giants of early modern fantasy The book remains an astounding influence of several important writers in the genre.Set in medieval England, the book featureIt was a cool spring dark with the moon nearly full, rime glittering on the grass and the stars still hard and bright as in winter The night was very quiet save for the sighing of wind in budding branches, and the world was all sliding shadows and cold white light Published...

  7. Stuart says:

    The Broken Sword A dark fantasy classic of Norse mythologyOriginally posted at Fantasy LiteraturePoul Anderson s The Broken Sword 1954 was selected by David Pringle in his Modern Fantasy The 100 Best Novels, and is highly praised by Michael Moorcock, whose character Elric of Melnibone and his demon possessed sword Stormbringer are directly inspired by The Broken Sword The audio version is narrated by Bronson Pinchot, who has an amazing vocal range and narrates with passion.To get right to t The Broken Sword A dark fantasy classic of Norse mythologyOriginally posted at Fantasy LiteraturePoul Anderson s The Broken Sword 1954 was selected by David Pringle in his Modern Fantasy The 100 Best Novels, and is highly praised by Michael Moorcock, whose character Elric of Melnibone and his demon possessed sword Stormbringer are directly inspired by The Broken Sword The audio version is narrated by Bronson Pinchot, who has an amazing vocal range and narrates with passion.To get right to the point, this book is amazing and deserves a much wider readership It s one of the most powerful, tightly written and relentlessly dark high fantasies I ve ever read It s chock full of Norse gods, demigods, Vikings, elves, trolls, goblins, sea serpents, evil witches, dark magic, mighty heroes, beautiful maidens, and above all tragedy, doomed love, and impl...

  8. Michael Fierce says:

    There are hundreds of good fantasy books, several that can be considered classics Only a few can be compared in any fashion to the The Lord of the Rings For me, this is one of them It may not be as grand or as ambitious as LOTR, but The Broken Sword is recognized, by several in the know, as an unheralded classic by Poul Anderson, a major fantasy science fiction master, and this book, a personal favorite of mine.The Broken Sword was first published in 1954, the same year as The Fellowshi There are hundreds of good fantasy books, several that can be considered classics Only a few can be compared in any fashion to the The Lord of the Rings For me, this is one of them It may not be as grand or as ambitious as LOTR, but The Broken Sword is recognized, by several in the know, as an unheralded classic by Poul Anderson, a major fantasy science fiction master, and this book, a personal favorite of mine.The Broken Sword was first published in 1954, the same year as The Fellowship of the Ring Both, Anderson and Tolkien, borrowed heavily from the same Nordic sagas, even so much as borrowing a few characters and several names from those sagas Both of these books came out the same year, 1954 Though minor, Dyrin and Dvalin in Tolkien s world, Durin and Dvalin are two important figures in dwarven history and...

  9. Dan Schwent says:

    Imric the Elf Earl steals a human baby and leaves a changeling, Valgard, in his place Little does he know the changeling will start the worst war the elves have ever seen But what of Skafloc, the child that was taken, and the broken sword given to him as a baby by the Aesir I originally picked this up because Michael Moorcock frequently cites it as an influence on his Elric saga Upon reading it, I can see what he means The Broken Sword has a lot of the epic feel of the Elric saga, complete w Imric the Elf Earl steals a human baby and leaves a changeling, Valgard, in his place Little does he know the changeling will start the worst war the elves have ever seen But what of Skafloc, the c...

  10. Bookwraiths says:

    Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths Reviews The Broken Sword is a modern Norse myth that both dazzles and disappoints with its tale of unwitting mortals caught in the web of gods When just a newborn, our hero Skafloc is snatched from his mother s breast due to the machinations of a disgruntled witch, who hates the babe s father This crone tricks Imric, a mighty lord of the elf folk, into substituting a half elf, half troll changeling named Valgard for Skafloc Thereafter, the two babies grow up Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths Reviews The Broken Sword is a modern Norse myth that both dazzles and disappoints with its tale of unwitting mortals caught in the web of gods When just a newborn, our hero Skafloc is snatched from his mothe...