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A Thoughtful and Immersive Trip Through Time
Reviewed in the United States on February 25, 2018
I thought I knew very little about Viking lore and paganism until I realized after reading Nancy Marie Brown's book that Viking lore is embedded in J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and numerous other great fantasy and classical writers. In this book, which I would highly recommend for folks who are not only looking for great reference material but also an intriguing historical tale about the author of the Snori Sturluson, the thirteenth-century Icelandic man, and chieftain who wrote the Edda. It's a fascinating tale for anyone who wants to look beyond Viking lore and into its roots. Brown has a deep appreciation and fondness so that is easily carried over in an easy to read, simple, yet thorough analysis and review of one of history's greatest influences on English literature. I highly recommend this book to students of English and history alike and you will be satisfied with rich writing, attention to detail, and an author whose love of the subject jumps from page to page.