The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki
Jesse Byock, 144 pages
Composed in medieval Iceland, Hrolf’s Saga recalls ancient Scandinavia of the Migration Period when the warrior chieftain King Hrolf ruled in Denmark. Hrolf’s Saga recounts the tragedy of strife within Denmark’s royal hall, of powerful women and the exploits of Hrolf’s famous champions including Bodvar Bjarki, who strikingly resembles Beowulf. Combining heroic legend, myth and magic, Hrolf’s Saga is full of wizards, sorceresses, and ‘beserker’ fighters, originally members of the cult of Odin.