Egil is one of the oddest, most unattractive characters you run into in the Icelandic sagas. He is giant (has ogres in his family) and misshapen, murders his first victim at age... Read morePublished on November 16, 2009 by Fíal
I am no scholar of the sagas; in fact, this is only the third one that I've read. I don't know how close this translation is to the original, but I am impressed that the poetry... Read morePublished on January 5, 2006 by Thewsson
This is one of the best of the Sagas I have read. Egil Skallagrimsson is a fascinating character. He is a skilled poet. He's a powerful warrior. Read morePublished on March 16, 2005 by J. W. Kennedy
Hermann Pálsson's translation of Egil's Saga, does a great job of making this Icelandic saga accessible to an English-speaking reader. Read morePublished on November 16, 2003 by Alex Harn
Reader's who are looking for a blunt and quick moving saga should buy Egil's Saga right away. Egil, a Viking worthy of many stories, kills his first man when he's six years old. Read morePublished on November 10, 2003 by Alex Bryson
If I were to describe Egil's Saga in a phrase I'd say it was the portrait of a person who has natural-born monster like qualities(such as those of Cathy in East of Eden, by John... Read morePublished on October 30, 2003 by melissa munoz
This book translated by Hermann Pálsson and Paul Edwards is well worth the money. It's writing style is fairly smooth and the translation seems to follow the original text... Read morePublished on October 30, 2003 by dw232
Egil�s Saga is an account of the life and adventures of the villainous Icelandic hero, Egil Skallagrimsson, and other members of his lineage. Read morePublished on October 29, 2003 by "amr773"