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The Broken Sword STOLEN BIRTHRIGHTHis Father Was Imric The Elf Earl.His Mother Was A Captive Princess Of The Trolls.But Valgard The Changeling Was Raised As The Son Of Orm In The Lands Of Men.His Mortal Foster Parents Never Knew That Their Real Son, Skalfloc, Had Been Stolen At Birth To Be Reared To Manhood In The Twilight Fields Of Faerie.they Never Knew That The Curse That Had Brought Them Valgard Had Even Heinous Magic To Wreak.But When Valgard Learned The Truth Of His Heritage, His Vengeance Knew No Bounds And So It Was That He Set Forth To Destroy His Double Unaware That The Gods Had Other Plans For An Elfin Mortal And A Changeling Born To Kill SWORD AND SORCERY WITH VENGEANCE


10 thoughts on “The Broken Sword

  1. says:

    Why is this book notpopular Written four years after The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and published the same year as Tolkien s The Fellowship of the Ring, Poul Anderson s The Broken Sword is a fantasy masterpiece Combining Norse myth and legend, English and World myth, with historical fact and setting, this tells a legendary tale economically and with a fable like tone Adventurous and entertaining as well, the only reason I can think that it has been less successful than its Englis Why is this book notpopular Written four years aft...


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    THIS JUST IN In a stunning development certain to send shockwaves through the world of Fantasy Literature, The Lord of the Rings, long considered by many to be the Greatest Epic Fantasy of all time, has been bitch slapped and bitch smote by Poul Anderson s 1954 dark fantasy epic, The Broken Sword Anderson s story is now loudly demanding at least a share of the top honors Such recognition would be welcome and long overdue according to fantasy icon Michael Moorcock who believes that Ander THIS JUST IN In a stunning development certain to send shockwaves through the world of Fantasy Literature, The Lord of the Rings, long considered by many to be the Greatest Epic Fantasy of all time, has been bitch slapped and bitch smote by Poul Anderson s 1954 dark fantasy epic, The Broken Sword Anderson s story is now loudly demanding at least a share of the top honors Such recognition would be welcome and long overdue according to fantasy icon Michael Moorcock who believes that Anderson s taleknocks Fellowship of the Rings into a cocked hatLinguists are currently hard at wo...


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    Every young medium, if it wishes to be taken seriously as an art form, must find a way to present mature stories Movies began to take themselves seriously in the thirties, comic books began their struggle to elevate themselves in the late seventies, and videogames have been trying to achieve greater depth for the past few years.Yet, like any rise from adolescence to adulthood, this reaching for maturity is always an awkward period It is marked by overcompensation, by the striking of certain po Every young medium, if it wishes to be taken seriously as an art form, must find a way to present mature stories Movies began...


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    The Broken Sword is an essential work of heroic fantasy, as important to the development of the genre as Eddison and Tolkien, Howard and Leiber If it is neglected today, that is partly because it is unique it stands alone, not part of a multi volume saga or the trilogies that are fashionable today But it is also neglected, I believe, because it is a cold book, literally cold in its setting most of it takes place in winter , but metaphorically cold as well It is a grim tale, full of hardship The Broken Sword is an essential work of heroic fantasy, as important to the development of the genre as Eddison and Tolkien, Howard and Leiber If it is neglected today, that is partly because it is unique it stands alone, not part of a multi volume saga or the trilogies that are fashionable today But it is also neglected, I believe, because it is a cold book, literally cold in its setting most of it takes place in winter , but metaphorically cold as well It is a grim tale, full of hardship and scant of pity, worthy of the old Scandinavian sagas that inspired it.It tells of the struggle between Skafloc, a human child raised by elves, and of the changeling Valgard half elf, half troll left behind in his place The two are destined to battle each other in the great war ...


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    Many ages ago, when majestic forests dominated our lands and little cottages of hay and wood were the only thing protecting the hairy humans from the elements, tales were not just tales The stories passed down from one generation to the next held Truth The stories read in those days were never forgotten They were carved in trees and stones, they were carried with the water and the wind, they were illuminated by the stars and the moon The tales were everywhere as mountains harboured dwarves a Many ages ago, when majestic forests dominated our lands and little cottages of hay and wood were the only thing protecting the hairy humans from the elements, tales were not just tales The stories passed down from one generation to the next held Truth The s...


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    Poul Anderson is an authors author Wait, I already said that in my review of Tau Zero Now I will talk about his versatility, The Broken Sword is nothing like his sci fi books that I have read before, and it is so very different from Tau Zero that it is hard to believe the same author wrote both books I can not imagine Arthur C Clarke writing this, or even Heinlein, whose only fantasy Glory Road is still very Heinlein in style The Broken Sword is one of Anderson s comparatively few fantasy n Poul Anderson is an authors author Wait, I already said ...


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    It was a cool spring dark with the moon nearly full, rime glittering on the grass and the stars still hard and bright as in winter The night was very quiet save for the sighing of wind in budding branches, and the world was all sliding shadows and cold white light Published in 1954, Poul Anderson s The Broken Sword is one of the forgotten giants of early modern fantasy The book remains an astounding influence of several important writers in the genre.Set in medieval England, the book featureIt was a cool spring dark with the moon nearly full, rime glittering on the grass and the stars still hard and bright as in winter The night was very quiet save for the sighing of w...


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    There is a broken sword and there is a broken thing, a changeling, the story s villain There is a man and a woman and both shall be broken as well love shall bind them and love shall break them There are elves that rape their prisoners and trolls that mourn their lost daughters Odin disguised as Lucifer and Lucifer coming to mock and offer no succor, even...


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    The Broken Sword A dark fantasy classic of Norse mythologyOriginally posted at Fantasy LiteraturePoul Anderson s The Broken Sword 1954 was selected by David Pringle in his Modern Fantasy The 100 Best Novels, and is highly praised by Michael Moorcock, whose character Elric of Melnibone and his demon possessed sword Stormbringer are directly inspired by The Broken Sword The audio version is narrated by Bronson Pinchot, who has an amazing vocal range and narrates with passion.To get right to t The Broken Sword A dark fantasy classic of Norse mythologyOriginally posted at Fantasy LiteraturePoul Anderson s The Broken Sword 1954 was ...


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    There are hundreds of good fantasy books, several that can be considered classics Only a few can be compared in any fashion to the The Lord of the Rings For me, this is one of them It may not be as grand or as ambitious as LOTR, but The Broken Sword is recognized, by several in the know, as an unheralded classic by Poul Anderson, a major fantasy science fiction master, and this book, a personal favorite of mine.The Broken Sword was first published in 1954, the same year as The Fellowshi There are hundreds of good fantasy books, several that can be considered classics O...


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