Beowulf

Beowulf

by Caitlín R. Kiernan, Neil Gaiman
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Overview

Beowulf by Caitlín R. Kiernan, Neil Gaiman

Who will come to the aid of beleaguered King Hrothgar, whose warriors have become the prey of the vengeful outcast monster Grendel?

A grand and glorious story that has endured for centuries, the ageless classic adventure takes on a breathtaking new life in a remarkable new version for a modern era. Brilliantly reimagined by acclaimed, award-winning author Caitlín R. Kiernan, based on the screenplay by #1 New York Times bestseller Neil Gaiman and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Roger Avary, it is the tale of a noble liege and a terrible creature who has cursed his kingdom with death, blood, and destruction—and of the great hero, Beowulf, who is called to a land of monsters to triumph where so many have failed . . . or to die as so many of the brave before him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061832994
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/17/2009
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 623,144
File size: 638 KB

About the Author

Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains; the Sandman series of graphic novels; and the story collections Smoke and Mirrors, Fragile Things, and Trigger Warning. He is the winner of numerous literary honors, including the Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, and the Newbery and Carnegie Medals. Originally from England, he now lives in the United States. He is Professor in the Arts at Bard College.

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Beowulf 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name :: Gwylae <br> Age :: Hmph. <br> Gender :: &female <br> Appearace :: A large, lithe build. Her scales are indigo-iridescent-black. Her eye is pale sea-foam green with silver flecks. Her horns are like polished opals, running down her spine, two great ones crowning her head. Her tail is a spiked mace of horns, wicked curved claws on her paws and wing-tips. The webbing of her wings is a translucent turquoise. <br> Other :: Yes, her fire is blue.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
In the book Beowulf written by Caitlin R. Kiernan there are many conflict. The first conflict of the story is that King Hrothgar¿s village is being attacked by a ugly monster named Grendal. Grendal attacked Heorot Hall, a place where the citizens eat and sing. He attacked Heorot Hall because the noise from the singing made him go crazy. He killed many people which made King Hrothgar close down Heorot Hall and end all singing of any kind. There were things the reader liked and disliked about the novel. The book had a good story line and it was a book that you could follow along with the story and know what is happening at all times. The things the reader disliked was that it dated back in the olden days so the author used old English which made it more realistic but harder for the reader to understand. Over all the book was outstanding and the reader recommends it to people who like action, fantasy, and adventurous stories.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you won't read the original Beowulf, then read Crichton's Eaters of the Dead (the movie based on it was 13th Warrior to non readers). It is a good modern interpretation of the Beowulf saga.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you want Beowulf, go read Beowulf. Don't be fooled by the Hollywood knockoff.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is by far a good version I've read of this and i recommend this for anyone who's are curouis and can't wait for the movie
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the beginning of this book, you start off to think it is really good. But, the when you get to the 70-80th page, you realize that it is all written in past tense. When you read the book in past tense it is going to start to get on your nerves. In short words, this book is a waste of money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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