Berserk Revenge

Berserk Revenge

by Mark Coakley
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Overview

Berserk Revenge by Mark Coakley

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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940000722497
Publisher: Mark Coakley
Publication date: 11/07/2009
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 222,900
File size: 722 KB

About 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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Berserk Revenge 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 106 reviews.
crusherve More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was great. It seemed to modern in style to be a translation, though.
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Wasn't sure I would like it, but I really did. Great story.
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Excellent story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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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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Horrible. Minus stars. Worse book ever
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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easily read and an exciting peek into history.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.