Gorm, son of Hardecnut [NOOK Book]

Overview

(In Russian - fonts are embedded in the file, so it will run on a stock unmodified Nook.)

Planet Heim. Several centuries have passed after Fimbulwinter - the ice age that wiped out most of the gods and mortals. The glaciers are receding, herds of mammoths, woolly rhinos, greatdeer, and other animals graze the steppes nourished by the melting ice, and several tribes of survivors are rebuilding civilization.

Gorm's father is a chieftain of one...
See more details below
Gorm, son of Hardecnut

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$2.99
BN.com price

Overview

(In Russian - fonts are embedded in the file, so it will run on a stock unmodified Nook.)

Planet Heim. Several centuries have passed after Fimbulwinter - the ice age that wiped out most of the gods and mortals. The glaciers are receding, herds of mammoths, woolly rhinos, greatdeer, and other animals graze the steppes nourished by the melting ice, and several tribes of survivors are rebuilding civilization.

Gorm's father is a chieftain of one of the western tribes. His mother was a priestess from the east, and her death is shrouded in mystery. Gorm leaves on a journey to meet the eastern relatives and ask them the questions his father refuses to answer. Certain truths are revealed to the young warrior, he makes new friends (some of them rather strange), and encounters the trail of blood and destruction left by a powerful adversary.

In the south, Thyra is the last descendant of the royal line with origins traceable to the mythical times before the winter of a thousand years. A regent rules in her name until a suitable husband is found to continue the dynasty. In the meantime, raids of the northern barbarians often prove too much for the crumbling fleet and the dwindling royal guard, and messengers bring disturbing news from the north and the west...

Defender of the Otter, the junior shaman of one of the tribes living north of the White Goose Bay, must find the reason why the pack ice is receding, and the fish and birds change their migration patterns, putting the livelihood of his tribe in danger. Could it be that the changes are brought upon by the sorcerers sailing in on strange ships from across the eastern ocean?

The epic novel spans two continents and several decades, tracing the adventures of Gorm, Thyra, and Defender of the Otter, along with several hundred of other characters - warlords, farmers, priests, smiths, scholars, fishermen, and one rather confused troll.

The tale of Gorm and Thyra is loosely based on the actual historical events of the ninth and tenth centuries of Earth's history. Gorm den Gamle (Gorm the Old) was a founder of the Danish monarchy, and the oldest monument with the name "Denmark" mentioned in writing is a runestone erected by Gorm in Thyra's memory.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

http://discoursf.livejournal.com/104367.html - Sergey Nekrasov
Ideology, technology and valiant prowess combined in lines of a smooth-flowing chronicle, interspersed with cheerful sarcasm and commented upon in a precise style of a university monograph.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012481696
  • Publisher: Hand of Doom Press
  • Publication date: 2/19/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 573
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Peter Vorobieff is a mad Russian scientist living in the United States, building solar power stations, battle lasers, motorcycles, and race cars, and blowing stuff up.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2011

    Better than "Nabla Kvadrat"

    Sometimes you wait for a sequel (or a prequel) to a favorite nook or movie for years only to get a major disappointment (like it happened with the "new" Star Wars trilogy). The good thing about this book is... not a Jar Jar Binks in sight. If anything, "Nabla Kvadrat" was fun, but it was literary hooliganism. "Gorm..." is a mature novel, written in the tradition of history and historical science fiction writers like Vasiliy Yan or Ivan Efremov - but with just the right touch of that literary hooliganism.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    Very good Russian prose, atmospheric, with a wide emotional rang

    Very good Russian prose, atmospheric, with a wide emotional range - from grim to hilarious, and great attention to detail. Vorobieff is indeed a worthy successor to 20th century historic fantasy writers like Efremov.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)