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    Free (Röde Orm) AUTHOR Frans G. Bengtsson ”His voice became frenzied and he glared wrathfully from one to the other brandishing his arms and crying Blood wolves murderers and malefactors adulterated vermin Gadarene swine weeds of Satan and minions of Beelzebub generation of vipers and basilisks shall you be cleansed by holy baptism and stand as white as snow in the regiments of the blessed angels? Nay I tell you it shall not be so I have lived long in this house and ha

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    Free (Röde Orm) AUTHOR Frans G. Bengtsson At the end of the dark tenth century Vikings and their ancient customs were changing rapidly the bold men sea pirates and land raiders didn't recognize it that was a fatal mistake the harsh climate of Norway Sweden and Denmark even distant Iceland slowly becoming nations did not make illiterate peasants there wealthy just the opposite much easier to rob than working on poor farms scratching a living in the unpredictable cold weather an unpr

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    review · eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ò Frans G. Bengtsson Frans G. Bengtsson Ò 7 Summary Free (Röde Orm) AUTHOR Frans G. Bengtsson In just a minute I’ll be trying my hardest to sell you Goodreading friends on this sensational Viking experience Before that though seeing as

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    Free (Röde Orm) AUTHOR Frans G. Bengtsson Frans G. Bengtsson Ò 7 Summary Free read Röde Orm Brilliant comic novel about life in Viking Sweden Those Vikings were real tough dudes My favorite bit is the seuence with Orm's first captain who has a run of bad luck and ends up being captured and sold into slavery The overseer knows he used to be a big guy and takes special delight in tormenting him but the former capta

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    Free read Röde Orm Frans G. Bengtsson Ò 7 Summary Free (Röde Orm) AUTHOR Frans G. Bengtsson This year my reading has been to a great extent directed by my travels or visits These also account for my irregular presence in GR I have been either on the go or involved with other projects related to the travelsAs one of my upco

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    review · eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ò Frans G. Bengtsson Frans G. Bengtsson Ò 7 Summary Free (Röde Orm) AUTHOR Frans G. Bengtsson This is the most laughs I've got out of a book dealing with pillaging raping burning slaving at a galley's oar duels to the death wars at sea or on land The fun starts from the very first chapter where it is dryly suggested that the reason the Northmen were so fond of going a viking to the ends of the known world

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    Free (Röde Orm) AUTHOR Frans G. Bengtsson Orm the son of Toste did not choose to be a viking but Fate sent him on a path towards raiding plunder slavery war and the pursuit of a princ

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    Free read Röde Orm Free (Röde Orm) AUTHOR Frans G. Bengtsson The Long Ships An entertaining historical fiction adventure tale featuring badass Vikings doing badass Viking things Overall this was a fast fun often exciting read filled with a surprising amount of historically accurate details an

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    Free (Röde Orm) AUTHOR Frans G. Bengtsson A five hundred page novel about Vikings set in the year 1000? Sure why not? This book has got booty than a Sir Mix a Lot video rimshot Of cour

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    review · eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ò Frans G. Bengtsson Free (Röde Orm) AUTHOR Frans G. Bengtsson Frans G. Bengtsson Ò 7 Summary Another tough book to review mainly because it has already been reviewed so well by folks like Kalliope and Manny among oth

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Free read Röde Orm

Free read Röde Orm review Ù Röde Orm ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB The book is set in the late 10th century follows the adventures of Orm serpent called Red for his hair his temper a native of Scania The story portrays the political situation of Europe in the l. At the end of the dark tenth century Vikings and their ancient customs were changing rapidly the bold men sea pirates and land raiders didn t recognize it that was a fatal mistake the harsh climate of Norway Sweden and Denmark even distant Iceland slowly becoming nations did not make illiterate peasants there wealthy just the opposite much easier to rob than working on poor farms scratching a living in the unpredictable cold weather an unproductive soil The era of stealing the neighbors goods murdering the defenders and taking their women would not last much longer A powerful force came to the ignorant Norsemen from a far away warm unknown dry desert land Something they could not stop with a slashing sword a thrust of the spear an arrow hitting a target or a stab of a knife into the soft bloody flesh You can t kill an idea with weapons which people want and needThe Viking ships long and narrow sails made of cloth oarsmen rowing tirelessly in three feet of water the brave crew traveling speedily up and down rivers lakes stormy seas when no breeze flutters the sails The strange fearless shaven men continuously arrive preaching a new religion about just one God the Christ no matter how many lose their headsslowly a trickle of women children and a few men are baptized however it will spread but that is in the future At present Orm Red Tostesson is a young vigorous big man a boy really full of exciting stories he has heard from four older brothers All have gone on long raids some coming back with loot to tell the tales of foreign adventures legends made to be recited for many years of these exploits Still his influential concerned mother Asa keeps him home in southern Sweden called Skania though his father Toste is a famous warrior chieftain ruled by the Danish king Harald Bluetooth Yet constant Viking raids even against their own people in this turbulent dangerous times never stop he is captured by enemies and fights the Moors in Spanish waters and becomes a galley slave then a prestigious bodyguard to the great Muslim ruler there Almansur and that is just the beginning Wars brutal sea battles heads fall faster than bowling balls hitting pins later an escape from an unfriendly situation with a treasure joining a Viking expedition on his own boat The vast wealth of England a weak English king Ethelred the Unready greedy men from the long ships well it is a perfect combination for a large fleet to plunder the inhabitants of the island and the red haired raider and his friend Toke Grey Gullsson a good man when sober but he seldom is do Luckily Father Willibald a better healer of wounds than a savior of souls is back home A third rousing uest by Red Orm into a puzzling territory that someday will become Russia the best Viking book ever written if you like thrills spills and chills by an author who knows his history well some of it

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Röde Orm

Free read Röde Orm review Ù Röde Orm ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Gland under Ethelred the Unready the Battle of Maldon all before the backdrop of the gradual Christianisation of Scandinavia contrasting the pragmatic Norse pagan outlook with Islam Christianity. Orm the son of Toste did not choose to be a viking but Fate sent him on a path towards raiding plunder slavery war and the pursuit of a princess Orm s luck was best For man can triumph over man and weapon over weapon against the gods we can pit sacrifice and against witchcraft contrary magic but against bad luck no man has anything to oppose Taken in a pirate raid Orm joins the viking crew as they seek plunder in the southern land of Spain The Jewish ship mateThe Jew knew all about the stars and declared himself skillful at navigation but in the event he proved to be of little use to them for his stars had different names from the ones they were used to besides which he was seasick Orm suffered likewise and he and Solomon hung over the gunwale together in great misery thinking that they would die The Jew wailed most piteously in his own language in the intervals of his vomiting Orm told him to shut up but he answered that he was crying to his God who was in the storm wind Then Orm grabbed him by the scruff of his neck and told him that though he himself was in poor shape he yet had enough strength to throw him over the side if he uttered one cry for there was sufficient wind about already without his bringing his God any nearer to themThis uieted Solomon and toward morning the wind lessened and the sea grew calm and they both began to feel better Solomon was very green in the face but he grinned at Orm in a friendly way and seemed not to bear him any ill will for his conduct of the night before and pointed his finger across the sea at the sunrise He sought among the words he knew and said that those were the red wings of the morning far out in the sea and that his God was there Orm replied that his God appeared to him to be the sort of divinity who was best kept at a respectable distance Throughout the story Orm easily mixes with people of different religions never becoming involved until he must be a ChristianBrother Willibald assures Orm that this could never happenI do not waste my time trying to convert such men as you His voice became frenzied and he glared wrathfully from one to the other brandishing his arms and crying Blood wolves murderers and malefactors adulterate vermin Gadarene swine weeds of Satan and minions of Beelzebub generation of vipers and basilisks shall you be cleansed by holy baptism and stand as white as snow in the regiments of the blessed angels Nay I tell you it shall not be so I have lived long in this house and have witnessed too much I know your ways No bishop or holy father shall ever persuade me that such as you can be saved How should men of the north be allowed to enter the gates of heaven You would scrabble at the blessed virgins with your lewd fingers you would raise your war whoops against the seraphim and archangels you would bawl for ale before the throne of God Himself No no I know what I speak of Hell alone will serve for such as you whether you be baptized or no Praised be Almighty God the One the Eternal amen But before the story ends Orm does become Christian to the best of his easy going ability It would appear then said Orm that I have involuntarily angered this Satan by ceasing to worship Allah and His Prophet and that all my misfortunes have resulted from this It is as I feared said Orm Few men are in such a desperate plight as I It is too much for any man to be on evil terms with both God and Satan He sat for a while buried in reflectionAt length he said Take me to the envoys I wish to speak with men who have influence with God A speedy marriage I will not return to the crone said Ylva and I cannot stay here I shall go with Orm in any case and it will be better if you wed us first He is not yet baptized cried the Bishop in despair Dear child how can I marry you to a heathen It is a scandalous thing to see a young girl so hot with lust Have you never been taught the meaning of modesty No replied Ylva without hesitation My father taught me many things but modesty was something of which he knew little In a story of Vikings nomad tribesman and stolen treasure it is an unexpected treat to see dancing girls but here they are A rare moment of beauty in a dangerous world The whole tribe is proud of them said Felimid dolefully and their mothers wash them in sweet milk every morning to make their skins clear But they will never learn to dance properly whatever pains I may expend upon them Mats were spread out on the ground in front of the chieftains and men brought flaming torches Then the dancers appeared and were greeted with a great sigh of anticipation from all the tribesmen They were well shaped and appeared to be about thirteen or fourteen years old They wore red hats over their dark hair and strings of green glass beads round their breasts and were dressed in broad breeches of yellow silk from the land of the Seres tied at the ankles It is a long time since I last saw dancing girls said Orm Not since I served my lord Almansur But I do not think I ever saw any of a engaging appearance than these It is not by their appearance but by their dancing that they are to be judged said Felimid But I designed their costumes myself and think them not displeasing The dancers had with them two boys of the same age as themselves who suatted on their haunches and began to blow on pipes As the music started the girls began to hop around in the torchlight to the time of the pipes strutting and giving sudden leaps and bouncing backwards and twirling round on one leg so that everybody except Felimid sat entranced When the girls stopped great applause broke out and they looked gratified when they observed that the strangers too appeared pleased with their performance Then they glanced timidly at Felimid He nodded toward them as though satisfied and turned to Orm I cannot tell them what I really feel he explained for it would make them miserable and the whole tribe with them And they are doing their best this evening with strangers present But the pipers pain me than the girls although they are Khazar slaves who have been given much leisure for practice and the Khazars are said to be skillful pipers But that is evidently a false reputation The girls began to dance anew but after a while Felimid shouted angrily at them so that they ceased I am glad my brother Ferdiad was spared this he said to Orm He had a tender ear than I He said something to the pipers and one of them came over and handed him his pipeAs Felimid set his lips to it it seemed as though witchcraft entered into its reeds It was as though he piped of joy and luck jests and laughter the beauty of women and the gleam of swords the shimmer of morning upon a lake and the wind blowing over spring grasses Blackhair and Ulf sat rocking backwards and forwards as though they had difficulty in remaining seated the two chieftains sitting on either side of Felimid nodded piously and fell asleep the Patzinaks stamped their feet and clapped their hands rhythmically some laughing others crying and the dancing girls spun and hovered as though they had been translated into thistledown by the notes of Felimid s pipeThis is an action story with battles great deeds and skilled sword fights but there are also deeper aspects to this most honest and unusual vikingEnjoyPS There is a film of the book Do not watch it you will be disappointed

Frans G. Bengtsson Ò 7 Summary

Free read Röde Orm review Ù Röde Orm ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ater Viking Age Andalusia under Al Mansur Ibn Abi Aamir Denmark under Harold Bluetooth followed by the struggle between Eric the Victorious Sweyn Forkbeard of Denmark Ireland under Brian Boru En. This year my reading has been to a great extent directed by my travels or visits These also account for my irregular presence in GR I have been either on the go or involved with other projects related to the travelsAs one of my upcoming trips is to the South of Spain to Andalusia I have been reading about the Muslim and medieval times in Spain Prior to this I had also travelled to another enclave that lies deep in the Christian medieval times of Spain to Burgos and this had me reading on those Reconuering kings And then unexpectedly I was invited to join another trip to Norway rapidly I put aside the medieval Moors and Christians and picked this book up What a surprise it was that once I boarded on this literary long ships of Vikings after not many pages I found myself back in the Cordoba Caliphate with Al Mansur and accompanying the captured Viking R de Orm the Red Serpent With him and Al Manur I travelled and stole literarily and vicariously the bells from the Santiago de Compostela church Doing this from the 21st century allowed me to know that from Burgos Ferdinand III over two centuries later would recover and bring back to Santiago the stolen bellsEventually I left Andalusia with Orm and met Harald Bluetooth and while I write this I look at the Bluetooth icon on the top right of my computer and think what would have Harald thought if he had known that this technology that sends information in a most animistic fashion that not even Odin would have been able to dream of would be named after himSince my edition has put the two original books together those published in 1941 and in 1945 I then follow Orm to his invasion of England and again my reading so long after the fact enables me to know that about seventy years later the Norsemen would be successful and determinant in their renewed invading efforts And of course my visit a few years ago to Bayeux and its tapestry inevitably comes to mindAnd as I was still engaged in this read walking on the beach promenade in Alicante at the foot of the Moorish castle built about a century before Orm s time I see a poster announcing an exhibition dedicated to the Vikings in the local Anthropological museum a museum that stands at the other side of the mountain castle So there I went the following day to admire the pieces and the explanations an the rune stones and the reconstructions of those long ships and the wonderful chart showing the Viking invasions to the Umayyad s AndalusiaI just hope the way my reading and my traveling weave together just like a Viking or a Muslim cloth

  • Paperback
  • 477
  • Röde Orm
  • Frans G. Bengtsson
  • English
  • 14 December 2019
  • 9780006126096