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The House of the Wolfings (Foundations of Modern Fantasy Edition)

ByWilliam Morris

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FROM THE FATHER OF MODERN FANTASY THAT INSPIRED TOLKIEN AND LEWIS. Warriors, dwarves, gods, epic battles, magic armor, and a ring. If this all sounds a familiar, it’s for good reason. In The House of the Wolfings, the first of the author’s many great fantastic romances, William Morris weaves the traditional with the supernatural, and establishes a precursor to the modern epic fantasy genre. Based on a translation of an old Norse saga, Morris reconstructs a portrait of the lives of the Germanic Gothic Tribes galvanized into action againts the attacks of imperial Rome. Thiodolf, the leader of the Wolfings, is one of two men chosen as War-Dukes to lead the tribes against their enemies. Thiodolf may be supported by his lover the Wood-Sun and their daughter the Hall-Sun (both of whom are related to the gods), but he also possesses a dwarf-made mail-shirt that, unbeknownst to him, bears a curse.

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Publication Date
Oct 11, 2012
Language
English
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): William Morris

Specifications

Pages
196
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
Digest (5.5 x 8.5 in / 140 x 216 mm)

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