War of the Gods [NOOK Book]

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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, 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 ...
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Overview


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, 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.

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Editorial Reviews

Science Fiction Chronicle
An action-packed fantasy extravaganza.
Orlando Sun-Sentinel
One of the field's greatest writers.... War of the Gods is one of a number of Anderson's works that will stand the test of time.
Kirkus Reviews
Veteran pro Anderson (The Fleet of Stars, p. 26, etc.) offers a Dark Age saga based on Old Scandinavian mythology and the exploits of the legendary Danish King Hadding (cf. Bernard King's Starkadder, 1989). Following a disastrous war of the gods between the Aesir and the Vanir, the Vanir Njord becomes an implacable foe of the Aesir and their chief, Odin. So Odin arranges for Njord's avatar to be born in the world of men as Hadding, son of King Gram Skjoldung of Denmark. To ensure his safety, young Hadding is sent to live with a family of jotuns, or giants. Meanwhile, Svipdag, King of Geatland and Svithjod (Sweden), invades Denmark and kills Gram. Later, helped by a disguised Odin, Hadding overcomes Svipdag, but the latter's son Uffi retains control of Geatland and Svithjod, and the blood feud between them drags on for years. Eventually, after many further adventures, Hadding will relinquish his kingdom to his hotheaded children and give himself to Odin, thereby ending the dispute among the gods. Anderson writes in a modern Anglo- Saxon, full of words that long ago vanished from English; and if readers are sent scurrying to consult dictionaries and encyclopedias—so much the better.

A brilliantly accomplished yarn that smolders bravely without quite catching fire.

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"One of science fiction's most revered writers."—USA Today

"An action-packed fantasy extravaganza."--Science Fiction Chronicle

"One of the field's greatest writers....War of the Gods is one of a number of Anderson's works that will stand the test of time."—Orlando Sun-Sentinel

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312870676
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 2/15/1999
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 349,895
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author


The bestselling author of such classic novels as Brain Wave and The Boat of a Million Years, Poul Anderson won just about every award the science fiction and fantasy field has to offer. He has won multiple Hugos and Nebulas, the John W. Campbell Award, The Locus Poll Award, the Skylark Award, and the SFWA Grandmaster Award for Lifetime Achievement. His recent books include Harvest of Stars, The Stars are also On Fire, Operation Chaos, Operation Luna, Genesis, Mother of Kings, and Going for Infinity, a collection and retrospective of his life's work. Poul Anderson lived in Orinda, California where he passed away in 2001.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    Well worth the read

    I have to say, I enjoyed this yarn more than any book I've read since I read "The End of Sparta". It takes you away to those mystical places that most of us dreamed about as kids. It's not a kids book though, make no mistake. Lord I wish there were more like this. Thanks Mr. Anderson. All I can end with is, Read it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2012

    Goto second res. Of astro he is there

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2012

    Butterflykit

    "Starclab isnt in ranks"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2012

    Natureflower

    While Abyssalgod looks at the cat she kicks him off nad slashes his throat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2001

    old viikng legend comes to life

    reading this book, really makes me feel great that iam a viking. Anderson really shows what the vikings were like in their glory and in their ugliness.

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