Wednesday, 15 June 2016
Hrolf Kraki's Saga
Between the Skjoldungs and the Ynglings are the Gotar who include Beowulf, who appears in this book! Thus, Anderson's works connect not only with each other but also with other works of literature. Beginning to reread the ...Saga, I find a passage that recalls similar passages in Time Patrol and War Of The Gods but also find that I have remarked on it before here. The references are:
"...the Great King had given so much law to his dominions that it was said a virgin with a sack of gold could walk unmolested across all Persia."
-Time Patrol (New York, 2006), p. 65.
"At last a maiden could walk alone, mile after mile, without fear."
-War Of The Gods (New York, 1999), p. 218.
Early in ...Saga, we also find two princes in danger of assassination sheltered in humbler circumstances, a familiar story.