Saga Land

Author(s): Richard Fidler and Kari Gislason

History | Summer Reading Guide 2017/18

Great for history & mythology buffs. A gripping blend of family mystery, contemporary stories and the beautiful and bloody Viking tales, set against the starkly stunning landscape of Iceland. Broadcaster Richard Fidler and author Kari Gislason are good friends. They share a deep attachment to the sagas of Iceland - the true stories of the first Viking families who settled on that remote island in the Middle Ages.These are tales of blood feuds, of dangerous women, and people who are compelled to kill the ones they love the most. The sagas are among the greatest stories ever written, but the identity of their authors is largely unknown. Together, Richard and Kari travel across Iceland, to the places where the sagas unfolded a thousand years ago. They cross fields, streams and fjords to immerse themselves in the folklore of this fiercely beautiful island. And there is another mission: to resolve a longstanding family mystery - a gift from Kari's Icelandic father that might connect him to the greatest of the saga authors.

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PRAISE FOR FIDLER & GISLASON 'Wise and unassuming, humorous and remarkably affecting all at the same time, The Promise of Iceland is an enchanting reflection of a fascinating life and a profound exploration of the human condition.' Krysi Egan, Stilts We already know Fidler is an interviewer of great empathy, now we know he mirrors that skill on the page, too.' Andrew McMillan, The Australian

General Fields

  • : 9780733338236
  • : ABC Books
  • : Abc Books
  • : October 2016
  • : 210mm X 135mm
  • : Australia
  • : November 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : Hardback
  • : 400
  • : 400
  • : Richard Fidler and Kari Gislason
  • : Richard Fidler and Kari Gislason