Bran Snorrison, a young Irish Viking bard, journeys through the turbulence and uncertainty of his eighth-century world, as a confrontation erupts between the old magic and the rise of the new Christian religion.
Very original, highly entertaining, hilariously funny in a couple of places, with a bittersweet twist at the end. This is an adult oriented novel about a young man growing up in early Nordic society. It touches on adventure, politics, friendship, spirituality and human nature. The editing could have been better, but it's still a great read. I wish there were a sequel.
This book, while not historically acurate captures the true feeling of the early Celtic sagas. Like Beowulf, it is a cracking good tale full of adventure, magic, and capricious luck. All this makes this book the most accessable novel on Norse and Irish mythology ever written! I seriously recomend this to anyone who can get it