April 3, 2014
This time out, we've got the bitterly funny Bandamanna Saga, a much-beloved saga set in the mid-11th century
and centered around the corruption of Icelandic law by the rich and powerful
chieftains of that later age. The saga pits old money against the
nouveau riche against a backdrop of legal wrangling and murder.
Skiðason and his estranged son Odd Ofeigsson put aside their differences in
time to thwart the combined forces of eight of the most powerful men in
Iceland? What's Ospak Glumsson (grandson and namesake of the notorious outlaw
king of Eyrbyggja saga) doing in this saga? Why do Thorarin of
Laugardal's servant laugh at him behind his back? And was there a second bowman
hidden in a grassy knoll as Hermund Illugason's band of men rode by? Learn the
answers to these questions and prepare your own judgments as you enjoy Bandamanna saga--the saga of the Confederates!