January 30, 2015
The title is a mouthful, but some might call this saga an
underappreciated gem of medieval Iceland.
Like the other warrior poet's sagas, we’ve got a love triangle. This time Bjorn, a dashing swashbuckler who
sports the impressive title “Champion of the Hitardal People,” loses the girl
to his conniving rival, Thord Kolbeinsson.
But this isn’t your average warrior poet saga. Rather than a series of duels and fights,
these men trade verbal barbs in some of the raunchiest poetry saga literature
has to offer. It isn’t all taunts and
insulting verses, however. This saga has
some depth and strong characterizations that make it an instant favorite for
the men of Saga Thing.