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Eric Brighteyes

Gelesen von Brett W. Downey

(4,393 Sterne; 61 Bewertungen)

The Saga of Eric Brighteyes is the title of an epic viking novel by H. Rider Haggard, and concerns the adventures of its eponymous principal character in 10th century Iceland. Eric Thorgrimursson (nicknamed 'Brighteyes' for his most notable trait), strives to win the hand of his beloved, Gudruda the Fair. Her father Asmund, a priest of the old Norse gods, opposes the match, thinking Eric a man without prospects. But deadlier by far are the intrigues of Swanhild, Gudruda's half-sister and a sorceress who desires Eric for herself. She persuades the chieftain Ospakar Blacktooth to woo Gudrida, making the two men enemies. Battles, intrigues, and treachery follow. (Introduction by Wikipedia) (10 hr 17 min)

Chapters

How Asmund the Priest Found Groa the Witch

15:51

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How Eric Told His Love to Gudruda in the Snow on Coldback

20:54

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How Asmund Bade Eric to His Yule-Feast

16:39

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How Eric Came down Golden Falls

17:50

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How Eric Won the Sword Whitefire

26:57

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How Asmund the Priest Was Betrothed to Unna

18:08

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How Eric Went up Mosfell Against Skallagrim the Baresark

24:06

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How Ospakar Blacktooth Found Eric Brighteyes and Skallagrim Lambstail on Horse-…

19:17

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How Swanhild Dealt with Gudruda

17:29

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How Asmund Spoke with Swanhild

17:07

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How Swanhild Bid Farewell to Eric

20:58

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How Eric Was Outlawed and Sailed a-Viking

23:27

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How Hall the Mate Cut the Grapnel Chain

15:57

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How Eric Dreamed a Dream

26:46

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How Eric Dwelt in London Town

16:03

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How Swanhild Walked the Seas

19:08

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How Asmund the Priest Wedded Unna, Thorod's Daughter

16:05

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How Earl Atli Found Eric and Skallagrim on the Southern Rocks of Straumey Isle

17:32

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How Koll the Half-Witted Brought Tidings from Iceland

18:32

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How Eric Was Named Anew

18:52

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How Hall of Lithdale Took Tidings to Iceland

15:11

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How Eric Came Home Again

17:38

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How Eric Was a Guest at the Wedding-Feast of Gudruda the Fair

14:58

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How the Feast Went

16:11

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How the Feast Ended

16:48

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How Eric Ventured down to Middalhof and What He Found

17:43

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How Gudruda Went up to Mosfell

18:37

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How Swanhild Won Tidings of Eric

20:50

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How Went the Bridal Night

25:22

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How the Dawn Came

17:39

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How Eric Sent Away His Men from Mosfell

13:53

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How Eric and Skallagrim Grew Fey

14:57

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How Eric and Skallagrim Fought Their Last Great Fight

19:52

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Bewertungen

New Haggard fan

(5 Sterne)

I am a happy ending type person but this was really well written and prepares the reader for what is to come so I didn’t walk away feeling devastated. It felt like it all ended the way it was supposed to. I really enjoyed this and look forward to reading more of Haggard’s brilliant work.

what a good book

(5 Sterne)

it was good, it had battles and love and betrayal and drunkenness. it had witchcraft and hellhags. so much death and gore and so well read! thank you

(4 Sterne)

Brilliantly read Brett.... a tale of its time which, if written today, would undoubtedly end happily ever after, but here does not.

(4,5 Sterne)

bit tricky to start with but gets better the longer you stick with it

(3,5 Sterne)

entertaining. decent reader, he sounded like a 1950s radio broadcast

another great story with sad ending

(3 Sterne)

Eric Brighteyes

(5 Sterne)

A wonderful tale, true to it's time and beliefs. Though the ending is tragic and sad, it could not have ended any other way. Great reading, thank you!