Segunda, 21 Junho 2010 18:00

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun Paperback Editions

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While Harpercollins has already released The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun in paperback format in April, I noticed the book will now be printed by other publishers as well, for example in Canada World UK Books will release it in paperback format and for the US (and the rest of the world) Mariner Books also reprints it; the latter being known for there high quality paperbacks.

One thing is certain, I'm going to pick up a paperback copy, so that I can carry it along through the summer! I'm very much a fan of this book, mainly because it introduced me to Mythologies I did not know so well, secondly because of the very interesting foreword by Christopher Tolkien. For the first time I truly enjoyed a foreword as much as the main book itself. It is probably because the topic of the book is something Christopher Tolkien loves himself and his great knowledge on the subject shines through, as does his passion for these mythologies.

To be honest, somehow I expect many people to get disappointed when they read this book, since most of them expect something 'different', something more 'Tolkien', more 'Elvish', more 'Hobbits'... at first I got the same feeling and found it hard to focus on the story. Yet I read on and after some time I got sucked into the different rhyme, the dark tale, and I started to discover these mythologies, feel the suffering, smell the sea,... and a whole new world opened up to me. It is my hope, when you walk around with your paperback, read it out loud (which works best with this book) that you can also find this magical place!

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