The Long Swords
Author: Edward Frankland
Sword and Axe
Roaring and ravaging, the Vikings blazed across
Now he waited in the great hall for Edwin, standing in front of the fire. He held his battle-ax, its shaft bound with iron wire. The door opened. "Hail, Edwin," said Gunnar.
Edwin drew his sword. He dealt a swift slanting blow at Gunnar's head, but Gunnar parried it easily. A second blow fell on Gunnar's shoulder, but did not bite on his mail.
Then Gunnar swung his ax backhanded and caught Edwin below the ear. Blood spurted high.
Edwin gave at the knees and fell sidewise into the fire . . .
His wife laughed...
A resounding historical novel of eleventh century England when only a strong man could survive—and a woman's sole refuge was a warrior . .
Condition: (VG) Used paperback, Square spine, all pages clean and complete.
Published by: Bantam Giant (# A1425)
Category: Adventure, Victorian, War
Format: Soft cover, 212 pages
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