“The Saga of Gunnlaug the Worm-tongue and Rafn the Skald” By William Morris Review

The first time I’ve read this short story if you will was in high school couple of years back and I was reminded of it while talking with one of the people I went to high school with. So I decided to re read it and see if my opinion about it will change after re-reading it. And it did change. 

This story comes from Icelandic mythology about vikings who have settled in Iceland in 8th century. And for the most part it talks about the golden ages of vikings sagas which I personally am a huge fan of. 

At the beginning there is a ton of different names which really made the beginning very confusing and a little bit boring especially if this one is your first saga from the viking time or your first mythology about vikings. 

This saga is a part of stories of the old families living in Iceland and for the most part is about their adventures, their rivalries, their romance and their friendships which I personally enjoy reading about. 

The characters in this saga are mighty warriors as well as skilled poets which is an interesting mix to say at least. And I enjoyed to getting to know them and see what will happen to them throughout this saga. 

The writing style here was good for the most part but there were moments when it turned to being very doll especially at the beginning of this saga. 

I Give Saga 4 / 5

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