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Kevin Crossley-Holland - The ​Faber Book of Northern Legends
Includes ​twenty-two tales drawn from Norse mythology, Germanic heroic legends, and Icelandic sagas.

Kevin Crossley-Holland - Bracelet ​of Bones
It ​is 1036. Halfdan is a Viking mercenary who is determined to travel to Constantinople and become one of the Viking Guard serving Empress Zoe. He promises to take his daughter, but one morning Solveig wakes up to find him gone. Setting off in her own tiny boat, she is determined to make the journey from Norway to the breathtaking city. Her boat is washed up, but Solveig is undeterred. What awaits Solveig as she continues on her summer journey across the world? She finds passage with Viking traders, witnesses the immolation of a young slave girl and learns to fight. She sees the clashes between those who praise her Norse Gods and the new Christians. In this perilous and exciting world, a young girl alone could be quickly endangered or made a slave. Will Solveig live to see her father again, and if she survives, will she remain free? A glittering novel that explores friendship and betrayal, the father-daughter relationship, the clash of religions and the journey from childhood to adulthood.

Kevin Crossley-Holland - Norse ​Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki
An ​extraordinary and enthralling illustrated anthology of Norse Myths from a Carnegie-Medal winning author. The gods of the Vikings come to life as never before in this extraordinary illustrated anthology by Carnegie Medal-winning author Kevin Crossley-Holland and artist Jeffrey Alan Love. These dramatic, enthralling and atmospheric tales are based on the Scandinavian myth cycle - one of the greatest and most culturally significant stories in the world - and tell of Odin with his one eye, Thor with his mighty hammer and Loki, the red-haired, shape-shifting trickster. In this stunning collection of myths, the strange world of ancient magic, giants, dwarfs and monsters is unforgettably imagined.

Kevin Crossley-Holland - At ​the Crossing Places
Arthur ​de Caldicot arrives at Holt to be squire to Lord Stephen and accompany him on crusade. It is an exciting and bewildering time for him as he finds a warhorse, is fitted with armour, and improves his fighting skills. He dreads a confrontation with his blood-father, the violent Sir William, and dreams of finding his true mother; he discovers girls - including the vivacious Winnie de Verdon whom he rescues from burning to death; he has to deal with the aftermath of a murder; he sees the sea for the first time, sails to France and finally takes the Cross. And meanwhile these events are reflected in his seeing stone, in stories of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Packed with incident, wonderful characters, and fascinating historical detail, and interwoven with brilliant retellings of Arthurian legends, this is a glorious follow-up to THE SEEING STONE.

Kevin Crossley-Holland - The ​Norse Myths
Here ​are thirty-two classic myths that bring the Viking world vividly to life. The mythic legacy of the Scandinavians includes a cycle of stories filled with magnificent images from pre-Christian Europe. Gods, humans, and monstrous beasts engage in prodigious drinking bouts, contests of strength, greedy schemes for gold, and lusty encounters. The Norse pantheon includes Odin, the wisest and most fearsome of the gods; Thor, the thundering powerhouse; and the exquisite, magic-wielding Freyja. Their loves, wars, and adventures take us through worlds both mortal and divine, culminating in a blazing doomsday for gods and humans alike. These stories bear witness to the courage, passion, and boundless spirit that were hallmarks of the Norse world.

Kevin Crossley-Holland - The ​Penguin Book of Norse Myths
The ​extraordinary Scandinavian myth cycle is one of the most enduring, exciting, dramatic and compelling of the world's great stories. A series of intertwined tales wich together form a strange and fantastical world teeming with gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters, battles and couplings, the Norse myths are as exciting to read as they are of vast cultural and historical importance. Taking us from the creation of the world through the building of Asgard's Wall to the final end in Ragnarok, and featuring the exploits and adventures of such mythical figures as Odin, Thor and Loki, The Penguin Book of Norse Myths brings alive the passion, cruelty and heroism of these unforgettable stories.

Kevin Crossley-Holland - A ​látókő
1199-et ​írunk. Anglia és Wales határán az ifjú Arthur de Caldicot türelmetlenül várja, hogy felnőjön és lovag lehessen. Egy szép napon apja barátja, Merlin egy fényesen csillogó, fekete követ ajándékoz Arthurnak, aki előtt így megjelennek névrokonának, Arthur királynak a történetei. A látókő a múlt megelevenedett tablója, tele érdekesebbnél érdekesebb figurákkal - megjelenik például Arthur féltékeny bátyja; Gatty, a szókimondó falusi menyecske; Tanwen, a szolgálólány; és Lady Alice, aki szörnyű titkot bíz Arthurra. Egyéni drámájuk mögött kibontakozik egy középkori uradalom élethű képe. Az egyéni drámákat pedig átszövik Arthur király legendái, s az elbeszélés izgalmas és csodálatos áradatában összefonódik a két Arthur története. A száz rövid elbeszélés nemcsak Arthur király életéről villan elénk száz eleven pillanatfelvételt, hanem a középkor földhözragadt, emberpróbáló mindennapjairól is - erről a bizonytalan jövőjű világról, az örökös háborús fenyegetésről, a mai szemmel nézve vérlázító társadalmi különbségekről, a józan ész és a babona küzdelméről és persze a kereszténység és az iszlám vetélkedéséről. A látókő az Arthur-mondakörnek a maga nemében páratlan feldolgozása. Olyan, mint az Arthurnak adott varázserejű "látókő". Segítségével belepillanthatunk a múltba s a múlton keresztül a jövőbe. Kevin Crossley-Holland, a neves költő, irodalmi antológiák szerkesztője és régi történetek felelevenítője sok könyvet írt már gyerekeknek és felnőtteknek egyaránt. Leghíresebb művei egyebek közt a Norse Myths, Beowulf, British Folk Tales és az Enchantment: FAiry Tales, Ghost Stories and Tales of Wonder, Emma Chichester Clark illusztrációival. Az ő műve The King Who Was and Will be: Th World of King Arthur and His Knights is. Crossley-Holland most e kötet folytatásán, az Arthur-trilógia hamarosan megjelenő második és harmadik kötetén dolgozik. Kevin Crossley-holland rendszeresen tart előadásokat és szerepel a rádióban is. Éveken áttanított a Minnesotai Egyetemen, ma Észak-Norfolk partvidékén él, ahol gyermekkora nagy részét is töltötte. A Royal Society of literature tagja. Storm (Vihar) című regényéért Carnegie Érdeméremmel tüntették ki.

Kevin Crossley-Holland - King ​of the Middle March
It ​is 1202, and thousands of knights and footsoldiers are mustering in Venice for the Fourth Crusade. Among them is young Arthur de Caldicot, squire to Lord Stephen. It is thrilling to be part of this huge gathering; but as Christian falls upon Christian and Saracens draw their scimitars, Arthur's eyes are opened to the realities of war. Looking into his seeing stone for guidance, he realises that the exploits of King Arthur and his knights, like those of the crusaders, are as grim as they are glorious. Meanwhile Arthur has his own concerns: Gatty, his betrothal, his dream of finding his mother, his relationship with his violent father and his churlish foster-brother. When he finally returns to England, all he has lost and all he has won come together. War, romance, murder, family quarrels, power politics, the conflict between Christianity and Islam: all these are elements in a story packed with drama and colour. Its vivid picture of daily life in medieval times is shot through with earthy comedy and the magic of the Arthurian legends. Darker and deeper than the first two books, this is a marvellous ending to a trilogy that has utterly captivated its readers.

Kevin Crossley-Holland - The ​Seeing Stone
It ​is 1199 and young Arthur de Caldicot is waiting impatiently to grow up and become a knight. One day his father's friend Merlin gives him a shining piece of obsidian and his life becomes entwined with that of his namesake, the Arthur whose story he sees unfold in the stone. In this many-layered novel, King Arthur is seen as a mysterious presence influencing not just one time and place but many. The 100 short chapters are almost like snapshots not only of the mythic tales of King Arthur, but the earthy, uncomfortable reality of the Middle Ages.

Kevin Crossley-Holland - Keresztutak ​előtt
A ​Keresztutak előtt önmagában is élvezetes második regénye az Arthur-mondakört feldolgozó háromrészes sorozatnak, amelynek első kötete az Arthur király - A látókő. A sorsára és küldetésére eszmélő fiúgyermek kalandjai folytatódnak egy legendás mondavilág, valamint a középkor - Oroszlánszívű Richárd király és I. Földnélküli János - Angliájának határmezsgyéjén.

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