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The Resource A Gathering of Ravens

A Gathering of Ravens

Label
A Gathering of Ravens
Title
A Gathering of Ravens
Statement of responsibility
Scott Oden
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Beowulf meets The Lord of the Rings meets Bernard Cornwell in an epic novel of vengeance, faith and the power of myth. To the Danes, he is skraelingr; to the English, he is orcnéas; to the Irish, he is fomoraig. He is Corpse-maker and Life-quencher, the Bringer of Night, the Son of the Wolf and Brother of the Serpent. He is Grimnir, and he is the last of his kind—the last in a long line of monsters who have plagued humanity since the Elder Days. Drawn from his lair by a thirst for vengeance against the Dane who slew his brother, Grimnir emerges into a world that’s changed. A new faith has arisen. The Old Ways are dying, and their followers retreating into the shadows; even still, Grimnir’s vengeance cannot be denied. Taking a young Christian hostage to be his guide, Grimnir embarks on a journey that takes him from the hinterlands of Denmark, where the wisdom of the ancient dwarves has given way to madness, to the war-torn heart of southern England, where the spirits of the land make violence on one another. And thence to the green shores of Ireland and the Viking stronghold of Dubhlinn, where his enemy awaits. But, unless Grimnir can set aside his hatreds, his dream of retribution will come to nothing. For Dubhlinn is set to be the site of a reckoning—the Old Ways versus the New—and Grimnir, the last of his kind left to plague mankind, must choose: stand with the Christian King of Ireland and see his vengeance done or stand against him and see it slip away?
Summary
Grimnir, the last of a long line of monsters, seeks vengeance against the Dane who killed his brother and discovers a world he barely recognizes, where a new faith is quickly replacing the Old Ways across Europe
Theme
Storyline
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Character
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10565917
Cataloging source
DLC
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Oden, Scott
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
A Gathering of Ravens
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:RDH_445202
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781409031697
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Gathering of Ravens
Control code
BORROWBOX:RDH_445202
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781409031697
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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