Berserk Revenge [NOOK Book]

Overview

Berserk Revenge is a literary historical thriller, written in the style of authentic ancient Norse sagas. For lovers of action fiction, poetry and/or alternate history.

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Overview

Berserk Revenge is a literary historical thriller, written in the style of authentic ancient Norse sagas. For lovers of action fiction, poetry and/or alternate history.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000722497
  • Publisher: Mark Coakley
  • Publication date: 11/7/2009
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 99,003
  • File size: 706 KB

Meet the Author

Halfdan's Saga is a pulse-pounding literary historical thriller, set in 793 AD, when Norway was ruled by many small kingdoms and folk still worshipped the old gods. Halfdan the Black -- a young fighter and beer-soaked poet, with a Norse father and African mother -- vows revenge for the killing of his king. Halfdan's fate leads him through actual historical events, such as the raid on England's Lindisfarne nunnery and the first Norse contacts with Christianity. This spare, cunningly ironic novel is set against a brutal backdrop of life in the "Dark Ages", and features violent action, a unique love-story, odd twists, cool humour, primitive poems and more. Well-researched and fast-moving, Viking Saga follows Halfdan the Black as he battles, boozes and rhymes his way to revenge, love, wisdom ...


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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted August 20, 2011

    quite nice

    If you are looking for a riveting norse saga like Lord of the Rings, this is not your cup of tea. According to the author it's his own translation of an old norse legend and altough the plot is nice is sometimes hard to follow. The parts of the letters between nun and bishop are much better written and show clearly they are of a different author, but it's not until the end that you understand why he choose to add them to the translation. All in all, quite good to know, historically speaking

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2011

    it is worth the read. by not a poet

    read this in one sitting, so entertaining it was, you do the same, then write a review to say what you think of my applause.

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    like I was there

    I really enjoyed this book which is a recent translation from a historic text. The writing is such that you really feel that you are there. I am looking for more historical novels that are more about action and human interaction, less about romance, written in this vein.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    Not a translation

    Note to the unwary: This book is not a translation of a saga, but a self-published work of historical fiction -with emphasis on fiction. The author, Mark Coakley, acknowledges this much in an online forum I came across. The modern writing style is a clue to this fact.

    As for the quality of the bork, the concept is interesting, but the result is mediocre. The modern style feels ackward when describing the main character's state of mind. The author could have used an editor to help catch spelling mistakes.

    Two stars for effort.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2012

    A very neat read transport you to another time and place

    For those Vikings I know, this is a must read.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2011

    Enjoyable, but doubtful that it's a real translation

    The story was great. It seemed to modern in style to be a translation, though.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2014

    Loved it

    Wasn't sure I would like it, but I really did. Great story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2013

    Great

    Excellent story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    A very good book

    I have to wonder at the negative reviews. Are they critic wannabes trying to sound critical regardless of how good the book is? Cause this was a very good book, as is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Gggg

    Gggg

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    GREAT

    Never thought i'd like a Nordic epuc saga, but this was great! It kept me engaged, was a quick read, and made me laugh! Highly recommend!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    !

    Horrible. Minus stars. Worse book ever

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2012

    Elder's den

    Prettystar

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2012

    Fascinating story

    I liked the two story lines that flowed together. And how some people just went on, never to be heard from again. What a great writer. Glad his work survived all these centuries and thanks to the author for his translation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2012

    Fascinating

    Easily read and an exciting peek into history.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2012

    Okay, but a bit tedious.

    Much of what I enjoyed was the early part of the saga. I pushed myself to finish and felt that the story was also being forced in the last 150 pages or so. I really enjoyed the actual letters written between the nun/abbottess and the priest/bishop who had obviously been young lovers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    Cool excelent story

    This waas a really good book. I really enjoyed it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 7, 2012

    Tedious

    Slow read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Excellent

    Wondeful combination of history and story telling

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Great read, please look at rest of review.

    It has a very interesting plot, but the fact that its translated from a real text doesn't seem truthful

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