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The Story of Howard the Halt
Chapter 1 - Of Thorbiorn and the Icefirthers
Chapter 2 - Of the Great Manhood of Olaf Howardson
Chapter 3 - Howard shifteth his Dwelling-Place
Chapter 4 - The Slaying of Olaf Howardson
Chapter 7 - Old Howard rideth to the Thing
Chapter 8 - Of Biargey and her Brethren
Chapter 9 - Howard goeth to Bathstead
Chapter 12 - Of the Slaying of Liot Thiodrekson
Chapter 13 - Of those Fellows and Steinthor of Ere
Chapter 14 - Of the Slaying of Holmgang-Liot
Chapter 16 - Of Atli the Little and his Words
Chapter 17 - Men get ready for the Thing
Chapter 18 - Men ride to the Thing
Chapter 19 - Of the Men of Dyrafirth
Chapter 20 - Of Atli's Dreaming
Chapter 21 - Of the Otterdalers
Chapter 22 - Of the Peace made at the Thing
Chapter 23 - Of the Feast at Howard's House
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The Saga of Howard the Halt

The Saga of Howard the Halt

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This is a Norse tale, or Saga, of Howard the Halt, or Howard the Lame. It tells of a man named Thorbiorn who had the priesthood over Icefirth. A mighty chief, but the most unjust of men. Throughout Icefirth all spoke ill of him. He would take maidens, handfast them awhile before sending them home. From others he took their goods and chattels or their lands. He had taken a young high-born woman, Sigrid, as his housekeeper.

And then there is our – Howard. He too was of great kin, but now in the Autumn of his life. In his earlier days he had been a great Viking and the best of champions. In one of his bouts he was badly wounded and incurred a knee injury. Ever after he was halt, hence his name. Howard’s wife was Biargey, a stirring woman of good kin. They had one son, Olaf, a most resolute young man. Great of growth, and goodly of aspect.

Olaf was keen on Sigrid as was she on him. One of Thorbiorn’s henchmen, Vakr, was also keen on Sigrid, but she rejected his advances. Thorbiorn, Vakr and his other men ambushed and killed Olaf. So disastrous was the news to Howard that it is said he took to bed for a year. Biargey convinced him to rise and seek retribution at the Thing. All he received from Thorbiorn was scorn. But other attendees were so revolted at Thorbiorn’s judgement that, to Thorbiorn’s chagrin, they agreed to pay Howard’s compensation.

But this is not where our story ends. On the contrary, it is merely the beginning of Howard and Biargey’s search for justice.

So pick up this ancient Norse tale, a story of the eternal search for love and justice amidst a world full of jealousy, spite and injustice. But know this, in the end justice and right will always prevail and in the case of Howard justice is dealt out in the Viking way.

33% of the publisher’s profit from the sale of this book will be donated to UNICEF.
This is a Norse tale, or Saga, of Howard the Halt, or Howard the Lame. It tells of a man named Thorbiorn who had the priesthood over Icefirth. A mighty chief, but the most unjust of men. Throughout Icefirth all spoke ill of him. He would take maidens, handfast them awhile before sending them home. From others he took their goods and chattels or their lands. He had taken a young high-born woman, Sigrid, as his housekeeper.

And then there is our – Howard. He too was of great kin, but now in the Autumn of his life. In his earlier days he had been a great Viking and the best of champions. In one of his bouts he was badly wounded and incurred a knee injury. Ever after he was halt, hence his name. Howard’s wife was Biargey, a stirring woman of good kin. They had one son, Olaf, a most resolute young man. Great of growth, and goodly of aspect.

Olaf was keen on Sigrid as was she on him. One of Thorbiorn’s henchmen, Vakr, was also keen on Sigrid, but she rejected his advances. Thorbiorn, Vakr and his other men ambushed and killed Olaf. So disastrous was the news to Howard that it is said he took to bed for a year. Biargey convinced him to rise and seek retribution at the Thing. All he received from Thorbiorn was scorn. But other attendees were so revolted at Thorbiorn’s judgement that, to Thorbiorn’s chagrin, they agreed to pay Howard’s compensation.

But this is not where our story ends. On the contrary, it is merely the beginning of Howard and Biargey’s search for justice.

So pick up this ancient Norse tale, a story of the eternal search for love and justice amidst a world full of jealousy, spite and injustice. But know this, in the end justice and right will always prevail and in the case of Howard justice is dealt out in the Viking way.

33% of the publisher’s profit from the sale of this book will be donated to UNICEF.

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