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The Valor of Cappen Varra Paperback – May 1, 2011

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 26 pages
  • Publisher: Aegypan (May 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 160664467X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606644676
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,249,262 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stephen A. North on March 17, 2012
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Poul Anderson was a great writer, and this story is a good example of that. If you haven't read any of his works, this is a good place to start. Better yet, he wrote a lot of books. None of the ones I've read were bad, either.
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This is a pure fantasy story rather than science fiction. Of course, it is true that the bulk of science fiction is more accurately categorized as science fantasy, which blithely ignores fundamental scientific principles. I do not always mind that, since I occasionally enjoy space opera, but I prefer that it be categorized as such. This is a fun, light-hearted story. One of the very best of its kind, in my opinion. The ending is sort of a twist, though consistent with the rest of the story. It involves a bard misplaced by circumstances among a tough crew of Viking-types. They are caught in a storm and force him ashore to fetch fire from an island they know to be inhabited by a man-eating troll.
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By LadyHawke on September 3, 2013
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Great short story, I love Poul Anderson's imagery, it's hard not to feel like you're right there. I liked the ending, a little humorous.
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By JayBee3 on August 6, 2013
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Well written short story.
Mr Anderson's prose brought the story to life.
Too bad the hero didn't get to know the king's daughter better ...
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By Casey Sullivan on June 3, 2013
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Truly a master at the pinnacle of his craft. A great story. Vivid with great wit. I highly recommend this short story.
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