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  1. Ron Ron says:

    A monumental effort to create the saga of a heroic king who may or may not have actually lived drawn on one admittedly poor source But others have done with less creating a historical Arthur from Gildas' sixth century Ruination of Britain Shades of The Silmarillion and like it not as successful as one would hopeexpectMy chief uibble is that I never felt an emotional connection to the protagonist It was all about as interesting as reading a history book or one of the Middle Earth tomes written after Tolkien's death I know Anderson can do better

  2. Juan Gallardo Ivanovic Juan Gallardo Ivanovic says:

    The untold story of Hadding king of the Danes is set on an age where gods were walking among men and women Our main character is born to a fallen king and raised by giants on the wild When he acknowledges this first fact he embarks himself in a uest initially to get his revenge on the man who killed his father but then to bring peace to his kingdom On the way he will fight against odds and foes make mighty allies and discover his place in this world and the other beyond The story is good it has a lot of interesting situations and adventure is just right the corner but i was normally wondering myself “how did Hadding get into this?” and lose track of what was the main reason that he had to be there There was too many things that Anderson wanted us to know that in the end he was confusing us Main character begins very plain and typical but with every page he starts to become wise and reasonable But aside of Hadding with some excemptions cast was very one dimensional and usual Bottom line great book but it could be than it was The ending was a complete shocker

  3. Charles Charles says:

    This was certainly decent but not up to the uality of the Last Viking series or Hrolf Kraki's Saga

  4. Craig Craig says:

    This should probably be at least 3 as the writing is ok Fantasy mythology with magic and swords just isn't my thing But I've started to read Poul Anderson as I've hears so many great things Never did really care about what the characters were trying to do or accomplish so just abandoned after about 100 pages Just felt like Tolkien wanna be type of story that really didn't come close to pulling it off

  5. Kent Beck Kent Beck says:

    I picked up a copy of this at a used bookstore and absolutely blew through it Highly recommended for any fans of Norse mythology Recommended for fantasy fans

  6. The_Mad_Swede The_Mad_Swede says:

    uite few years ago now I read Anderson's Broken Sword and immediately fell in love with his handling of Norse Germanic and early British mythology and lore using much of the same material Tolkien used at just about the same time but simultaneously ever so differently As a result I've picked up a few other books by him in the years between then and now though they have for one reason or another been standing on the shelf unreadFinally deciding to take War of the Gods off the shelf recently was indeed a good idea While Anderson's retelling of the story of King Hadding's life clearly ties in with mythology and has some fantastical elements in it and around it there is less of those elements permeating the story on the whole than say in Broken Sword This however is certainly no flaw in the story which is a well told saga about a Norse king who after having been fostered by giants living on the rim of human existence as it were has a few supernatural or mythical encounters in his long life but than that leads an adventurous and prosperous life as king of the DanesAnderson's vocabulary and literary style bring the old texts of the Vikings to mind and creates a marvellous sort of verisimilitude that draws you right into the storyAnderson is clearly a must read for any true fan of fantasy especially of the kind relying on Norse mythology

  7. Alan Alan says:

    I wasn't sure whether to rate this lower or higher It's not a perfect book there are some strange mistakes for a veteran writer such as going back and forth in the timeline of a plot when one could have just as easily done everything for a certain time at once and perhaps accomplished things better but for the most part I enjoyed this bookMuch fantasy is influenced by Norse mythology but Poul Anderson is one of the very very few to actually use it in his fiction Somehow he's able to write stories that feel original closer to the source if you will then some fiction that had come before There's a lot to get from a book like this where early viking culture and daily life is displayed Sometimes the plot could get dull I felt like it was too episodic in nature There wasn't really any single point of climax which is strange but Anderson was after all basing this off of an older independent myth so I would shy from blaming it all on the author The book did however tend to meander in it's self a lot but I for the most part enjoyed Hadding's adventures and loved seeing the combination of viking Europe connected to viking mythologyIt's a good change and yet comfortably familiar for all interested in classic fantasy

  8. Mike Mike says:

    Anderson does his best to take a legendary character the protagonist is known only through the summary of his legends in Saxo Grammaticus and provide an authentic feeling saga about him Actually the story seems to take place before the age of the viking expansion perhaps the 3rd or 4th century AD The story naturally includes a lot of mythicsupernatural elements but then so do many of the real sagas As in everything else I've read by Poul Anderson the characters are all given realistic motivations rather than the blackwhite cardboard characters you find in a lot of fantasy and science fiction although a couple of characters' motivations are kept mysterious until the end Another nice touch is the inclusion of a lot of old Germanic words which are comprehensible in context but add the alien ness the Scandinavia in the dark ages

  9. Travis Travis says:

    Poul Anderson takes some norse myths and tries to fashion them into a novel with only luke warm resultsDespite the change in format this doesn't read like a novel It still reads like a myth and it doesn't uite work at this length It gets very dry and even with all the fantastic elements the characters stay fairly flatInteresting as it was covering myths I wasn't familiar with but there was no extra spark here I could have gotten the same feeling story if I'd just bought a book of norse myths I was really hoping for then I got hereEspecially disappointing as Anderson is usually uite good at putting personality into some short books or some very standard characters

  10. Poli Poli says:

    When you know little about a subject it's always nice to find something which excites your curiosity to know about itThis happened to me with this book though all I found out about this king since yesterday is greatly involved in myth which makes it harder to create a clear image of the man behind itHowever with or without the myth it seems to me like he was a great leader and this work of fiction despite its obvious fantasy shows you that

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War of the Gods ➱ [Read] ➬ War of the Gods By Poul Anderson ➼ – Thomashillier.co.uk The story of the great King Hadding is one of the darkest and most violent to come down to us from the old North Hadding was raised by giants far from his rightful throng as his father a Danish King w The story of the great King Hadding is one of War of ePUB ½ the darkest and most violent to come down to us from the old North Hadding was raised by giants far from his rightful throng as his father a Danish King was slain shortly after Hadding's birth But the times comes when Hadding feels he must reclaim his legitimate place in the land of the old North He must endure ferocious battles the charms of voluptuous Valkyries and a War of the Gods to rival Armageddon.

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • War of the Gods
  • Poul Anderson
  • English
  • 07 May 2014
  • 9780812539257

About the Author: Poul Anderson

Winston P Sanders P A KingsleyPoul William Anderson was an War of ePUB ½ American science fiction author who began his career during one of the Golden Ages of the genre and continued to write and remain popular into the st century Anderson also authored several works of fantasy historical novels and a prodigious number of short stories He received numerous awards for his writing including seven Hugo Awards and three Nebula Awards Anderson received a degree in physics from the University of Minnesota in He married Karen Kruse in They had one daughter Astrid who is married to science fiction author Greg Bear Anderson was the sixth President of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America taking office in He was a member of the Swordsmen and Sorcerers' Guild of America a loose knit group of Heroic Fantasy authors founded in the s some of whose works were anthologized in Lin Carter's Flashing Swords anthologies He was a founding member of the Society for Creative Anachronism Robert A Heinlein dedicated his novel The Cat Who Walks Through Walls to Anderson and eight of the other members of the Citizens' Advisory Council on National Space Policy Poul Anderson died of cancer on July after a month in the hospital Several of his novels were published posthumously Series.