The Broken Sword

By Poul Anderson
Read by Bronson Pinchot

8.43 Hours 01/01/2007 unabridged
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This classic fantasy takes listeners to a world similar to that of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Thor has broken the sword Tyrfing so that it cannot strike at the roots of Yggdrasil, the tree that binds together earth, heaven, and hell. But now the mighty sword is needed again to save the elves in their war against the trolls, and only Skafloc, a human child kidnapped and raised by the elves, can hope to persuade Bölverk the ice-giant to make Tyrfing whole again. But things are never easy, and along the way Skafloc must also confront his shadow self, Valgard the changeling, who has taken his place in the world of men. A superb dark fantasy of the highest, and most Norse, order The Broken Sword is a fantasy masterpiece.

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Summary

Summary

This classic fantasy takes listeners to a world similar to that of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.

Thor has broken the sword Tyrfing so that it cannot strike at the roots of Yggdrasil, the tree that binds together earth, heaven, and hell. But now the mighty sword is needed again to save the elves in their war against the trolls, and only Skafloc, a human child kidnapped and raised by the elves, can hope to persuade Bölverk the ice-giant to make Tyrfing whole again. But things are never easy, and along the way Skafloc must also confront his shadow self, Valgard the changeling, who has taken his place in the world of men.

A superb dark fantasy of the highest, and most Norse, order The Broken Sword is a fantasy masterpiece.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Poul Anderson’s classic fantasy, The Broken Sword, knocks The Fellowship of the Ring into a cocked hat.” Guardian (Manchester)
“This book is a stunner, and a must for every fantasy lover.” Asimov’s
“One of the most influential fantasy novels I’ve ever read.” Michael Moorcock
“Anderson taps the authentic vein of Norse myth, but, like Tolkien, recreates it in his own unique style.” Michael Scott Rohan

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Author

Author Bio: Poul Anderson

Poul Anderson (1926–2001) was one of the most prolific and popular writers in science fiction. He won the Hugo Award seven times and the Nebula Award three times, as well as many other awards, including the Grand Master Award of the Science Fiction Writers of America for a lifetime of distinguished achievement. With a degree in physics and a wide knowledge of other fields of science, he was noted for building stories on a solid foundation of real science, as well as for being one of the most skilled creators of fast-paced adventure stories. He was author of over one hundred novels and story collections, several hundred short stories, and several mysteries and nonfiction books.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 8.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English