Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Demon of Scattery - Poul Anderson

Anderson has created a tale around the legend of a monster and a saint on the isle of Scattery, according to his appendix, which gives some detail of the situation.

A viking raider lands on the island, and a local woman is tasked with looking after one of his severely injured men.

The woman and the viking leader have growing feelings for each other, even though she is aiming to be a bride of god.

It ends with a curse and a sea monster.

3 out of 5

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