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The Final Battle of Gisli Sursson: A Picture Book / Lokabardagi Gísla Súrssonar: Myndasaga By William R. Short
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Gísla saga tells the Viking-age story of Gisli Sursson, a valiant man whose luck sometimes deserted him, and so ultimately, he was declared an outlaw. In his final battle, Gisli faced Eyjolf... More > and fourteen armed men. He fought them to his death, killing many of them and wounding all of them before he was overcome. This book tells the story of that battle in brilliant photographs, with text from the saga in both English translation and in the original Icelandic. The photos were taken where the battle took occurred, standing in the footsteps of the people who fought and died there over 1000 years ago.< Less
The Final Battle of Grettir the Strong By William R. Short
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Grettir the Strong was a brave and courageous fighter, but he was dogged by ill-fortune his entire life. He was outlawed at the age of 25, and he lived nearly 20 more years on the run in the harsh... More > Icelandic landscape. His story is told in Grettis saga, one of the Sagas of Icelanders. At the end, Grettir lived on the remote island of Drangey. Here, half-dead and unable to stand due to the magic of an evil sorceress, Grettir, aided by his young brother Illugi, made his last stand: 2 against 20. This book brings that battle to life in brilliant color photographs, shot on the location of the actual battle and using realistic weapons, fight moves, clothing, and houses. The saga text is presented side by side in the original Icelandic and in English translation.< Less

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