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Frans G. Bengtsson ã 0 REVIEW FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã Frans G. Bengtsson REVIEW Röde Orm Frans Gunnar Bengtsson’s The Long Ships resurrects the fantastic world of the tenth century AD when the Vikings roamed and rampaged from the northern fastnesses of Scandinavia down to the Mediterranean Bengtsson’s hero Red Orm canny courageous and above all lucky is only a boy when he is abducted from his Danish home by the Vikings and made to take his place at the oars of their dragon prowed ships Orm is then. His voice became frenzied and he glared wrathfully from one to the other brandishing his arms and crying Blood wolves murderers and malefactors adulterated vermin Gadarene swine weeds of Satan and minions of Beelzebub generation of vipers and basilisks shall you be cleansed by holy baptism and stand as white as snow in the regiments of the blessed angels Nay I tell you it shall not be so I have lived long in this house and have witnessed too much I know your ways No bishop or holy father shall ever persuade me that such as you can be saved How should men of the north be allowed to enter the gates of heaven You would scrabble at the blessed virgins with your lewd fingers you would raise your war whoops against the seraphim and archangels you would bawl for ale before the throne of God Himself No no I know what I speak of Hell alone will serve for such as you whether you be baptized or no Praised be Almighty God the One the Eternal amen Okay so Brother Willibald has good reason to be suspicious as to whether Norsemen will make good Christians They spend a good bit of their adult life scouring the world for plunder women treasure and have been known to lop off a fair number of priestly heads in the process When they are not out perpetrating murder and mayhem they are dreaming about it They are ruled by impulses and pride When they are not fighting others they are fighting among themselves For churches cash cows to stay built and not to be continually razed to the ground a certain level of civilization has to be achieved Conversion of the Vikings from the warrior gods Thor and Odin is in the best interest of the world OdinOur hero of this epic tale is Orm serpent He sports a mane of red hair and a fiery temper and is at times is referred to as Red Orm He is the third son which would be a problem leaving him what seems an insurmountable distance from his father s inheritance but given the nature of the Viking life span he is only a descending axe blade a wreck at sea or a well placed sword thrust away from being the heir His mother Asa dotes on him and practically makes him into a hypochondriac Throughout his adventures as he is speared stabbed bashed thumped and smashed he embraces his injuries for much longer than what a manly Viking should This creates many opportunities for humor I might want to confess at this time that I laughed out loud several times than once while I was sandwiched on a cattle car we call planes As I lost feeling from the knees down and the ache in my back finally shorted out all the pain sensors in my spine and my head became woozy no not with mead or ale or wine but with the stale air we are forced to breath thank goodness Orm and his band of Viking brothers took me away to a ship where at least when the waves became choppy I could lean over the side and spew my breakfast without fear of sharing the fumes with all my fellow travelers Viking Prow to instill fear in their enemiesOrm is taken capture right off his father s sheep farm Viking plunder ships are always in need of arms and shoulders for rowing In a battle at sea Orm and eight of his companions are taken captive again this time by the Andalusians and are forced to row for their fleet Because of his position on the rowing bench Orm becomes left handed He rows for two years and in that time becomes uite the manly specimen with bulging muscles and a thirst for adventure Al Mansur knowing what fierce fighters Norsemen are and makes them part of his body guard on one condition that they switch their religion to Islam With a sword blade against one s neck one tends to sayYES Orm didn t really mind this new religion but he did become tired of smashing his head against the ground As soon as they leave Al Mansur s service they return to their old ways Orm and his friend Toke acuire lifetime companions while in Andalusia swords made of the finest Spanish steel King Harald and Styrbjorn expressed their wish to see these swords so Orm and Toke passed Blue Tongue and Red Jowl up the table King Harald and Styrbjorn drew them from their scabbards and weighed them in their hands studying them carefully and both agreed that they had never in their lives seen finer swords than these Then the swords were passed round the whole table for many of the guests were curious to examine such fine weapons and Orm fidgeted nervously until he had Blue Tongue back at his waist again for he felt half naked without her cheek against his thigh Frans G BengtssonFranz G Bengtsson is a Swedish novelist who published his masterpiece in two parts The first part was published in 1941 and the second part in 1945 Others consider his biography of the Swedish king Charles XII to be his magnum opus He wrote many well respected essays about many leading historical figures Bengtsson once said Joan of Arc Charles XII and Garibaldi are the persons I would like to meet for them the truth was important than intriguesPoetry is considering almost as important to Norseman as a good sword arm They love telling stories and while reading the book I really felt like I was curled up by a roaring hearth fire listening to the men tell of their exploits punctuated by ale pots crashing against the table and the sueals of women who wandered too close to curious fingers If you had told me this was written a 1000 years ago I d have almost believed you You challenged a priestAnd that was the leastFor he toppled you intoThe mud King SvenYou were always greedy forMore King SvenYou thought yourself greater thanThor King SvenBut the priest threw a stoneAnd down with a groanYou fell on your face to the Floor King Sven Ahh yes our favorite priest Father Willibald is commemorated in verse by Orm He is making progress converting the heathens to Christianity His ability to heal the sick something that Orm is usually in great need of convinces many of the Norsemen that his god is stronger than theirs The Christian God is strongerAs we approach 1000AD the Christians are convinced that Judgement Day is nigh and use this impending event to win converts faster The Norsemen have a different idea about the end of times than what Willibald expected From the very first day of this year every young Christian woman had sought the delights of bodily pleasure greedily than ever before for they were uncertain whether this pleasure would be allowed them in heaven and were therefore anxious to enjoy as much of it as they could while there was yet time since whatever form of love heaven might have to offer them they doubted whether it could be as agreeable as the sort practiced on earth By the time they realize they have been Cotton Mathered every woman in the village is pregnant It is hard for the Vikings to understand how pleasure in all its forms can be looked on as a deficit against their ability to achieve heaven If you are having a good time your soul is in jeopardy but stories about sin are always good to hear ThorThe names are so wonderful Harald Blue tooth Sven Rat Nose Ivar Broad Hug Sone the Sharp Sighted Kolbjorn Burnt in His House Gudmund of Uvaberg Widow Gudny She was of powerful and impressive appearance not yet old enough to frighten menThorkell the High and One eyed Rapp just to name a few Characters will appear and disappear only to reappear much later but Bengtsson deftly gives us little hints to refresh our memory to the placement of these people in the plot There is romance in fact Orm converts to Christianity as part of a plot to see the love of his life Ylva the daughter of King Harald Blue Tooth There is adventure with many mishaps and many opportunities for Orm to show his craftiness when over matched by sword arms As I finish this review I feel a bit lovelorn myself with many fine memories of eagerly turning pages and experiencing right along with the characters the smashing of a blade against my shield the salt air in my nostrils the good cheer of a good meal of food and stories and maybe even a willing young woman to warm my 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Frans G. Bengtsson ã 0 REVIEW FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã Frans G. Bengtsson REVIEW Röde Orm Captured by the Moors in Spain where he is initiated into the pleasures of the senses and fights for the Caliph of Cordova Escaping from captivity Orm washes up in Ireland where he marvels at those epicene creatures the Christian monks and from which he then moves on to play an ever important part in the intrigues of the various Scandinavian kings and clans and dependencies Eventually Orm contributes to the Viking. Orm the son of Toste did not choose to be a viking but Fate sent him on a path towards raiding plunder slavery war and the pursuit of a princess Orm s luck was best For man can triumph over man and weapon over weapon against the gods we can pit sacrifice and against witchcraft contrary magic but against bad luck no man has anything to oppose Taken in a pirate raid Orm joins the viking crew as they seek plunder in the southern land of Spain The Jewish ship mateThe Jew knew all about the stars and declared himself skillful at navigation but in the event he proved to be of little use to them for his stars had different names from the ones they were used to besides which he was seasick Orm suffered likewise and he and Solomon hung over the gunwale together in great misery thinking that they would die The Jew wailed most piteously in his own language in the intervals of his vomiting Orm told him to shut up but he answered that he was crying to his God who was in the storm wind Then Orm grabbed him by the scruff of his neck and told him that though he himself was in poor shape he yet had enough strength to throw him over the side if he uttered one cry for there was sufficient wind about already without his bringing his God any nearer to themThis uieted Solomon and toward morning the wind lessened and the sea grew calm and they both began to feel better Solomon was very green in the face but he grinned at Orm in a friendly way and seemed not to bear him any ill will for his conduct of the night before and pointed his finger across the sea at the sunrise He sought among the words he knew and said that those were the red wings of the morning far out in the sea and that his God was there Orm replied that his God appeared to him to be the sort of divinity who was best kept at a respectable distance Throughout the story Orm easily mixes with people of different religions never becoming involved until he must be a ChristianBrother Willibald assures Orm that this could never happenI do not waste my time trying to convert such men as you His voice became frenzied and he glared wrathfully from one to the other brandishing his arms and crying Blood wolves murderers and malefactors adulterate vermin Gadarene swine weeds of Satan and minions of Beelzebub generation of vipers and basilisks shall you be cleansed by holy baptism and stand as white as snow in the regiments of the blessed angels Nay I tell you it shall not be so I have lived long in this house and have witnessed too much I know your ways No bishop or holy father shall ever persuade me that such as you can be saved How should men of the north be allowed to enter the gates of heaven You would scrabble at the blessed virgins with your lewd fingers you would raise your war whoops against the seraphim and archangels you would bawl for ale before the throne of God Himself No no I know what I speak of Hell alone will serve for such as you whether you be baptized or no Praised be Almighty God the One the Eternal amen But before the story ends Orm does become Christian to the best of his easy going ability It would appear then said Orm that I have involuntarily angered this Satan by ceasing to worship Allah and His Prophet and that all my misfortunes have resulted from this It is as I feared said Orm Few men are in such a desperate plight as I It is too much for any man to be on evil terms with both God and Satan He sat for a while buried in reflectionAt length he said Take me to the envoys I wish to speak with men who have influence with God A speedy marriage I will not return to the crone said Ylva and I cannot stay here I shall go with Orm in any case and it will be better if you wed us first He is not yet baptized cried the Bishop in despair Dear child how can I marry you to a heathen It is a scandalous thing to see a young girl so hot with lust Have you never been taught the meaning of modesty No replied Ylva without hesitation My father taught me many things but modesty was something of which he knew little In a story of Vikings nomad tribesman and stolen treasure it is an unexpected treat to see dancing girls but here they are A rare moment of beauty in a dangerous world The whole tribe is proud of them said Felimid dolefully and their mothers wash them in sweet milk every morning to make their skins clear But they will never learn to dance properly whatever pains I may expend upon them Mats were spread out on the ground in front of the chieftains and men brought flaming torches Then the dancers appeared and were greeted with a great sigh of anticipation from all the tribesmen They were well shaped and appeared to be about thirteen or fourteen years old They wore red hats over their dark hair and strings of green glass beads round their breasts and were dressed in broad breeches of yellow silk from the land of the Seres tied at the ankles It is a long time since I last saw dancing girls said Orm Not since I served my lord Almansur But I do not think I ever saw any of a engaging appearance than these It is not by their appearance but by their dancing that they are to be judged said Felimid But I designed their costumes myself and think them not displeasing The dancers had with them two boys of the same age as themselves who suatted on their haunches and began to blow on pipes As the music started the girls began to hop around in the torchlight to the time of the pipes strutting and giving sudden leaps and bouncing backwards and twirling round on one leg so that everybody except Felimid sat entranced When the girls stopped great applause broke out and they looked gratified when they observed that the strangers too appeared pleased with their performance Then they glanced timidly at Felimid He nodded toward them as though satisfied and turned to Orm I cannot tell them what I really feel he explained for it would make them miserable and the whole tribe with them And they are doing their best this evening with strangers present But the pipers pain me than the girls although they are Khazar slaves who have been given much leisure for practice and the Khazars are said to be skillful pipers But that is evidently a false reputation The girls began to dance anew but after a while Felimid shouted angrily at them so that they ceased I am glad my brother Ferdiad was spared this he said to Orm He had a tender ear than I He said something to the pipers and one of them came over and handed him his pipeAs Felimid set his lips to it it seemed as though witchcraft entered into its reeds It was as though he piped of joy and luck jests and laughter the beauty of women and the gleam of swords the shimmer of morning upon a lake and the wind blowing over spring grasses Blackhair and Ulf sat rocking backwards and forwards as though they had difficulty in remaining seated the two chieftains sitting on either side of Felimid nodded piously and fell asleep the Patzinaks stamped their feet and clapped their hands rhythmically some laughing others crying and the dancing girls spun and hovered as though they had been translated into thistledown by the notes of Felimid s pipeThis is an action story with battles great deeds and skilled sword fights but there are also deeper aspects to this most honest and unusual vikingEnjoyPS There is a film of the book Do not watch it you will be disappointed

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Frans G. Bengtsson ã 0 REVIEW FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã Frans G. Bengtsson REVIEW Röde Orm Defeat of the army of the king of England and returns home an off the cuff Christian and a very rich man though back on his native turf new trials and tribulations will test his cunning and determination Packed with pitched battles and blood feuds and told throughout with wit and high spirits Bengtsson’s book is a splendid adventure that features one of the most unexpectedly winning heroes in modern fiction nyrbc. A five hundred page novel about Vikings set in the year 1000 Sure why not This book has got booty than a Sir Mix a Lot video rimshot Of course I mean old school booty as in creaky wooden chests filled with gold coins and jewel encrusted amulets Red Orm is our hero a strangely lovable barbarian who begins the novel as a pubescent naif and ends it as a wealthy chieftain Oops spoiler alert retroactive I m not really giving anything away there This is very much an old fashioned epic of seafaring treasure hunting and grisly spear fighting so there s little doubt that that things end well for the protagonist which isn t to say that he doesn t have to steer his painted dragon ship through many a shitstorm to arrive at the happy ending Anyway people who lived in Scandinavia one thousand years ago were some hardcore mofos I m not implying that non Scandinavian people were pussies but I haven t read any novels about them so they re temporarily irrelevant Life s pretty cheap to this sort One day everything is status uo and the next day they re at a drunken feast fighting to the death with some Swedish lug for giving them the stinkeye And nobody bats an eyelash This is just another day In other words don t make any longterm goals because any day now someone could split your skull in half Maybe even by accident thinking you were Smalander when you were really from Lister But it s just no big deal Your family washes out your chainmail and asks what s for dinner There is a lack of sentimentality in Y1K that makes the Seinfeld final episode look like a Douglas Sirk movie Bengtsson I think realized that this could be a problem for modern audiences so he gives us a relatively honorable and good Viking to follow around Don t get me wrong Red Orm is all about killing for booty but he lets the other dude attack first so he can take the moral high ground But needless to say when you re dealing with a five hundred page novel about Vikings set in the year 1000 you start out a little skeptical maybe This doesn t exactly sound like something to read while you re waiting for your oil to be changed But this novel has received some pretty rapturous acclaim from blurbsters the world over In fact one female reviewer made a case that even chicks would dig this book I don t know about that I mean maybe a certain type of chick I m thinking a Renaissance Faire chick or one who enjoys role playing games And that s still a maybe I think the so called universal appeal of this novel is somewhat overstated Yes it is a rollicking adventure but that s all it is If you re looking for like literary substance and profound meaning go pick up a VC Andrews novel for Chrissake That s not what The Long Ships is trying to sell you This is the tentpole movie of literary fiction Approach it as such and enjoy


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    REVIEW Röde Orm EBOOK / KINDLE (Röde Orm) author Frans G. Bengtsson Frans G. Bengtsson ã 0 REVIEW ”His voice became frenzied and he glared wrathfully from one to the other brandishing his arms and crying Blood wolves murderers and malefactors adulterated vermin Gadarene swine weeds of Satan and minions of Beelzebub generation of vipers and basilisks shall you be cleansed by holy baptism and stand as white as snow in the regi

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    EBOOK / KINDLE (Röde Orm) author Frans G. Bengtsson At the end of the dark tenth century Vikings and their ancient customs were changing rapidly the bold men sea pirates and la

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    EBOOK / KINDLE (Röde Orm) author Frans G. Bengtsson Frans G. Bengtsson ã 0 REVIEW FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã Frans G. Bengtsson In just a minute I’ll be trying my hardest to sell you Goodreading friends on this sensational Viking experience Before that though seeing as how I’m foaming over with excitement and appreciation I have mult

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    FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã Frans G. Bengtsson EBOOK / KINDLE (Röde Orm) author Frans G. Bengtsson Frans G. Bengtsson ã 0 REVIEW Brilliant comic novel about life in Viking Sweden Those Vikings were real tough dudes My favorite bit is the seuence with Orm's first

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    EBOOK / KINDLE (Röde Orm) author Frans G. Bengtsson This year my reading has been to a great extent directed by my travels or visits These also account for my irregular presence in GR I have been either on the go or involved with other projects related to the travelsAs one of my upcoming trips is to the South of Spain to Andalusia I have been reading about the Muslim and medieval times in Sp

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    FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã Frans G. Bengtsson EBOOK / KINDLE (Röde Orm) author Frans G. Bengtsson Orm the son of Toste did not choose to be a viking but Fate sent him on a path towards raiding plunder slavery war and the pursuit of a princess Orm's luck was best“For man can triumph over man and weapon over weapon; against the

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    EBOOK / KINDLE (Röde Orm) author Frans G. Bengtsson This is the most laughs I've got out of a book dealing with pillaging raping burning slaving at a galley's oar duels to the death wars at sea or on land The fun starts from the very first chapter where it is dryly suggested that the reason the Northmen were so fond of going a viking to the ends of the known world every spring was to escape the sharp tongues and the fiery tempers of their beloved consorts After being c

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    EBOOK / KINDLE (Röde Orm) author Frans G. Bengtsson Frans G. Bengtsson ã 0 REVIEW FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã Frans G. Bengtsson The Long Ships An entertaining historical fiction adventure tale featuring badass Vikings doing badass Viking things Overall this was a fast fun often exciting read filled with a surprising amount of historically accurate details and dry humor

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    EBOOK / KINDLE (Röde Orm) author Frans G. Bengtsson Frans G. Bengtsson ã 0 REVIEW A five hundred page novel about Vikings set in the year 1000? Sure why not? This book has got booty than a Sir Mix a Lot video rimshot Of course I mean old school booty as in creaky wooden chests filled with gold coins and jewel encrusted amulets Red Orm is our hero a strangely lovable barbarian who begins the novel as a pubescent naif and ends it as a wealthy chieftain Oops spoiler alert retroactive I'm not really gi

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    Frans G. Bengtsson ã 0 REVIEW EBOOK / KINDLE (Röde Orm) author Frans G. Bengtsson Another tough book to review mainly because it has already been reviewed so well by folks like Kalliope and Mann

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  • Paperback
  • 503
  • Röde Orm
  • Frans G. Bengtsson
  • English
  • 10 September 2018
  • 9781590173466