The Wanderer's Necklace

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Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 95,642 / 259 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.4
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 2,240
mnybks.net#: 3138
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Adventure, Romance

Olaf a Northman, at a taunt from his betrothed, enters the haunted "Wanderer's tomb" to find a wonderful necklace and sword. Then he dreams himself the Wanderer, falls in love with the dream wearer of the necklace, and, after a feud which comes from the elopement of his betrothed, he journeys to Byzantium to find the reincarnation of his lady of the necklace, much peril, but final happiness.

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s of a house, surrounded by a moat, situated in a great plain near to seas or inland lakes, on which plain stood mounds that I connected with the dead. What the dead were I did not quite understand, but I gathered that they were people who, having once walked about and been awake, now laid themselves down in a bed of earth and slept. I remember looking at a big mound which was said to cover a chief known as "The Wanderer," whom Freydisa, the wise woman, my nurse, told me had lived hundreds or thousands of years before, and thinking that so much earth over him must make him very hot at nights.

I remember also that the hall called Aar was a long house roofed with sods, on which grew grass and sometimes little white flowers, and that inside of it cows were tied up. We lived in a place beyond, that was separated off from the cows by balks of rough timber. I used to watch them being milked through a crack between two of the balks where a knot had fallen out, leaving a convenient eyehole about the height of

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Average Rating of 4.5 from 2 reviews: *****
2012.08.18
bhold
****.

Told from the perspective of an unknown narrator's recollection of past lives, this novel chronicles the adventures of Olaf the Dane, an eighth century northman, leading up to and during his travels to the Byzantine empire. A well balanced blend of history, romance, treachery, and adventure.

2012.07.22
Maria
*****

I liked it very much overall. There was amzing historical accuracy and the plot line was far above average. The dialogue was believable. I did find the characters to be slightly larger than life, though. But, overall, I think it is worth five stars.


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