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This is a readable translation with some useful footnotes and a good introduction.
If you've read any sagas before, then I recommend skipping the intro and reading it AFTER you've read Eyrbyggja Saga.
He manages to maintain his power despite several threats that unfold during the several generations of this story.
The saga covers the settlement of Iceland and the power struggles that emerged among some of the prominent families, culminating in the rise of Christianity as the established... Read morePublished 6 months ago by K Scheffler
love icelandic sagas and nordic tales. hadn't read this one yet, looking forward to it. was surprised to find it in the first placePublished on September 28, 2012 by Njal
The Eyrbyggja Saga is an interesting saga, quite different in focus and scope from other sagas of the day. Read morePublished on December 20, 2008 by Christopher R. Travers
I have read a number of the Norse sagas and found this to be amongst the most interesting, from a story point of view. Read morePublished on November 23, 2000 by Wade Johnson
this is one of the most unusual of the sagas, full of drama and characters, and as immediate and clear as if it were written yesterday. Read morePublished on November 24, 1999 by C. Holland