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Fantasy that uses elements of Norse Mythology or is set in the Viking Age. From the earliest Fantasy writers to the latest crop in the new millennium, Thor and Odin rock!
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American Gods

by Neil Gaiman

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It has been a decade since #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book) rocked the literary world with American Gods—his breathtaking tale of the war on Earth between old gods and new. For those who have yet to experience Gaiman’s bestselling tour de force—a novel USA Today called “a powerful, searing force that makes readers confront what is real and what is not”—and for those eager to enter this astonishing world again, comes the Author’s Preferred Text 10th Anniversary Edition. Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Bram Stoker Awards, with a special introduction by the author, this is American Gods as Neil Gaiman always meant it to be.

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The Broken Sword

by Poul Anderson

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mass market paperback book
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Swords And Deviltry

by Fritz Leiber

One of the most influential and critically acclaimed fantasy writers of all time, Fritz Leiber pioneered the sword-and-sorcery genre! In the ancient city of Lankhmar, two men forge a friendship in battle. The red-haired barbarian Fafhrd left the snowy reaches of Nehwon looking for a new life while the Gray Mouser, apprentice magician, fled after finding his master dead. These bawdy brothers-in-arms cement a friendship that leads them through the wilds of Nehwon facing thieves, wizards, princesses and the depths of their desires and fears. Superb writing and brilliant, believable characterizations highlight the first entry in Leiber's seminal series.
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Grendel

by John Gardner

The first and most terrifying monster in English literature, from the great early epic BEOWULF, tells his side of the story.

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The Sea Of Trolls Trilogy

by Nancy Farmer

Jack was eleven when the berserkers loomed out of the fog and nabbed him. "It seems that things are stirring across the water," the Bard had warned. "Ships are being built, swords are being forged."

"Is that bad?" Jack had asked, for his Saxon village had never before seen berserkers.

"Of course. People don't make ships and swords unless they intend to use them."

The year is A.D. 793. In the next months, Jack and his little sister, Lucy, are enslaved by Olaf One-Brow and his fierce young shipmate, Thorgil. With a crow named Bold Heart for mysterious company, they are swept up into an adventure-quest in the spirit of The Lord of the Rings.

Award-winner Nancy Farmer has never told a richer, funnier tale, nor offered more timeless encouragement to young seekers than "Just say no to pillaging."
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Rhinegold

by Stephen Grundy

As warbands harry the coast of northern Europe in the throes of change, a hoard of gold becomes the spark that ignites the flame of bloodshed for two clans whose destinies are interwoven.
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The Light Of The Last Sun

by Guy Gavriel Kay

From the multiple award-winning author of Tigana, A Song for Arbonne, and the three-book Fionavar Tapestry that "can only be compared to Tolkien's masterpiece" (Star-Phoenix), this powerful, moving saga evokes the Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, and Norse cultures of a thousand years ago.

Author Biography: Guy Gavriel Kay has been awarded the International Goliardos Prize for his work in the literature of the fantastic, is a two-time winner of the Aurora Award, and has been nominated three times for the World Fantasy Award. His works have been translated into 21 languages.

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Renshai Trilogy

by Mickey Zucker Reichert

First in a bold, magical trilogy of a world living in the shadow of an ancient prophecy of war. Enemies band together to attack the Renshai, the mightiest, most hated and feared of all warrior races. One Renshai escapes, determined to keep the memory of his people alive and to claim his vengeance on the slayers of his race. Original.
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Expecting Someone Taller

by Tom Holt

Inheriting a magic ring from a dying badger, Malcolm Fisher suddenly finds himself in the much-coveted position of Ruler of the World and must fight off many enemies despite the ring's terrible curse. Reissue. PW.
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The Saga Of Eric The Viking

by Terry Jones

This is the tale of a Viking warrior by the name of Erik. But Erik is no ordinary Viking. With his trusty band of men he sets sail in search of the land where the sun goes at night - but he finds much more! The Sea Dragon, Dogfighters and giants combine to make his voyage a great saga of thrilling adventures. Written by Terry Jones, most famous for his membership of the Monty Python team, this is a wonderful tale, expertly spun, which won the Children's Book Award.
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The Tower Of Beowulf

by Parke Godwin

The epic story of tormented warrior and monster slayer Beowulf from the legendary prophecy by the haunted lake through his decoration with the unwanted mantle of glory. Reprint. PW.
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Hrolf Kraki\'s Saga

by Poul Anderson

Used - Like New. Fine condition as new. Mass market paperback.
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Brisingamen

by Diana L. Paxson

The gift of an ancient necklace, the legendary Brisingamen, gives Karen Ingold the extraordinary powers of the goddess Freyia and leads her into a perilous confrontation with the evil Loki
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The Winter Of The World

by Scott Michael Rohan

First in a trilogy that blends magic with prehistory, here is a tale of potent magicks, immortal struggles, and human courage in the face of evil forces and awesome odds that follows Elof and his band of adventurers in a battle with the evil Mastersmith Mylio. Reissue.
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