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Highly recommended to those who love poetry, Norse Myths or the great Tolkien.
Furthermore, Tolkien adds certain elements of his own to the traditional story of the Volsungs which are not irrelevant to the interpretation of his other writings.
The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun by J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien Yes a modern retelling of one of our greatest Pagan sagas.
A must for Tolkien fans and readers interested in old norse mythological poetry. The whole scope of Tolkien's philological knowledge and poetic skills are brought to bear in this... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Juan Pablo
This is such an interesting story. I find myself referring back to it often for comparisons to situations in today's world. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Carol Reed
In the Elder Edda, parts of the Sigurd story are told in the heroic lays, but longer stories were always told as prose sagas. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Diana L. Paxson
I love it. Tolkien, you're a master. It's a great and simple read if you have a background in Norse Mythology. Read morePublished 3 months ago by CorbeauBlanc
A little known work by Tolkien (and I mean 'work', being so much the result of research and comment), it is a delight for anyone interested in origins, poetry, the past, the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by L. A. Greet Boissiere
There are much better versions of this tale than Tolkien's, though I appreciate the way he used the meter and rhyme scheme of the ancient skalds. Read morePublished 3 months ago by peter bonkemeyer
Although I enjoyed the book, especially the poetry, it was not what Ithought I was buying. I thought I was buying a story by J.R.R. Tolkien, perhaps finished by his son.Published 4 months ago by Diane C. O'Keefe
I didn't care for this one. The rhyme meter and method in which the poetry is written hurts my eyes. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kenneth Burger
you must be a hardcore Tolkien fan to order and read this book. it is a different genre than his middle earth stories. Read morePublished 4 months ago by will mcg