"Plenty of axe-swinging violence. The narratives value the human virtues of cleverness and competition." -- Matthew Rettino, The Vinciolo Journal
"Resplendent with sweeping tales and shield-beating rhythm and meter." -- Liz Ratajczak Ratel
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'There shone out from the twelfth shield,
A raven, all in brown.
That carried Richard Ravengarth,
For rhymes and runes he's known. Read more
Ian Cumpstey's masterful translation of ten Scandinavian folk ballads will amuse, entertain, and delight you if you are at all into this sort of mythological storytelling. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Don Sloan
Synopsis: When I first started writing this review, I was struggling with what all to include for the synopsis. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Hildegart
Warrior Lore was provided to me by author Ian Cumpstey in exchange for an honest review. Lucky for him, it's the only kind I write! Read morePublished 11 months ago by mike
Warrior Lore is an excellent collection of Scandinavian ballads. Brilliantly translated by Ian Cumpstey, the ballads primarily encompass the theme of warfare. There are 10 ballads. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Saradia Chatterjee
Scandinavian folklore and mythology is a guilty pleasure of mine. I tend to lean towards Norse mythology, so naturally when I saw the name “Thor” I was curious. Read morePublished 11 months ago by David Aaron
What a thoroughly delightful book this is. Ian Cumpstey, a chemist and litterateur from the Northwest of England who spent a number of years living in Sweden, set himself the... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Patrick Murtha
As a college student I took a class in the evolution of language and it's linguistic origins. I found it thoroughly fascinating, because not only did we learn what words were... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Celia Kennedy
Warrior Lore is a collection of Scandinavian folk ballads, translated by Ian Cumpstey. They would have formed part of the oral tradition of storytelling that has probably been part... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer