Blood Feud



Sold into slavery to the Northmen in the tenth century, a young Englishman becomes involved in a blood feud which leads him to Constantinople and a totally different way of life. New Read Blood Feud [ author ] Rosemary Sutcliff [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – tiffanydaniels.co.ukBlood Feud

Rosemary Sutcliff was a British novelist, best known as a writer of highly acclaimed historical fiction Although primarily a children s author, the quality and depth of her writing also appeals to adults, she herself once commenting that she wrote for children of all ages from nine to ninety Born in West Clandon, Surrey, Sutcliff spent her early youth in Malta and other naval bases where her fa Rosemary Sutcliff was a British novelist, best known as a writer of highly acclaimed historical fiction Although primarily a children s author, the quality and depth of her writing also appeals to adults, she herself once commenting that she wrote for children of all ages from nine to ninety Born in West Clandon, Surrey, Sutcliff spent her early youth in Malta and other naval bases where her father was stationed as a naval officer She contracted Still s Disease when she was very young and was confined to a wheelchair for most of her life Due to her chronic sickness, she spent the majority of her time with her mother, a tireless storyteller, from whom she learned many of the Celtic and Saxon legends that she would later expand into works of historical fiction Her early schooling being continually interrupted by moving house and her disabling condition, Sutcliff didn t learn to read until she was nine, and left school at fourteen to enter the Bideford Art School, which she attended for three years, graduating from the General Art Course She then worked as a painter of miniatures.Rosemary Sutcliff began her career as a writer in 1950 with The Chronicles of Robin Hood She found her voice when she wrote The Eagle of the Ninth in 1954 In 1959, she won the Carnegie Medal for The Lantern Bearers and was runner up in 1972 with Tristan and Iseult In 1974 she was highly commended for the Hans Christian Andersen Award Her The Mark of the Horse Lord won the first Phoenix Award in 1985.Sutcliff lived for many years in Walberton near Arundel, Sussex In 1975 she was appointed OBE for services to Children s Literature and promoted to CBE in 1992 She wrote incessantly throughout her life, and was still writing on the morning of her death She never married.http us.macmillan.com author rosema

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  • Hardcover
  • 144 pages
  • Blood Feud
  • Rosemary Sutcliff
  • English
  • 18 June 2017
  • 0525267301

10 thoughts on “Blood Feud

  1. says:

    Delightful novel of two young men one English, one Viking who become blood brothers and travel as part of the crew of a Viking ship down the Dnieper to Kiev in Rus, thence to Byzantium when they become part of the newly formed Varangian Guard to the Byzantine emperor A blood feud hangs over all The very poignant story tells us how the blood feud is finally resolved Sutcliff s usual gentle, sensitive writing brings this era to life with unforgettable characters and the beautiful themes of lo Delightful novel of two young men one English, one Viking who become blood brothers and travel as part of the crew of a Viking ship down the Dnieper to Kiev in Rus, thence to Byzantium when they become part of the newly formed Varangian Guard to the Byzantine emperor A blood feud hangs over all The very poignant story tells us how the blood feud is finally reso...

  2. says:

    This is one of the first books I remember buying, I was younger than ten and it was a library sale, and incredibly magical place in what seemed like a giant hall and books everywhere Reading it again it s enjoyable enough, and it s good historical fiction for a kid There s lots of war and blood and bad thing...

  3. says:

    Upon the death of his mother, 12 year old Jestyn is cast out by his step father He wanders to a coastal Saxon community where he is taken on as a cattle herd by the local chieftain He spends the next five years fairly comfortably until he is abducted by a group of raiding Vikings who sell him at the Dublin slave market Thormod, a Viking stationed at the local garrison, buys Jestyn on a whim for six gold pieces and a wolfskin cloak.Jestyn and Thormod form a bond, cemented by an act of loyalty Upon the death of his mother, 12 year old Jestyn is cast out by his step father He wanders to a coastal Saxon community where he is taken on as a cattle herd by the local chieftain He spends the next five years fairly comfortably until he is abducted by a group of raiding Vikings who sell him at the Dublin slave market Thormod, a Viking stationed at the local garrison, buys Jestyn on a whim for six gold pieces and a wolfskin cloak.Jestyn and Thormod form a bond, cemented by an act of loyalty exceeding that of a thrall, and when Thormod sails for Scandinavia in the spring, he frees Jestyn who accompanies him Their relationship is a mixture of bromance and sibling There may or may not be some sexual undertone...

  4. says:

    I finished Blood Feud in one big rush whilst in a waiting room and discovered that my holding back tears in public noise is weird.This book is short, and written for children, and marketed as a sort of bromance though I don t think the term had been coined when it was written , but in actual fact it is a beautiful love story for all ages The protagonist is Jestyn Englishman, and his best friend love of his life, Thormod Sitricson, a Viking Now, I know there will be people rolling their I finished Blood Feud in one big rush whilst in a waiting room and discovered that my holding back tears in public noise is weird.This book is short, and written for children, and marketed as a sort of bromance though I don t think the term had been coined when it was written , but in actual fact it is a beautiful love story for all ages The protagonist is Jestyn Englishman, and his b...

  5. says:

    This is far from the best of Sutcliff s books However, her worst would be better than many people s best and this is not her worst either Jestyn Englishman as he became known, wandered from England to Constantinople via the Norsemen I m not sure why she started her character in England other than that being her country so it seemed like a good starting place Sutcliff always hasthan merely a good story going This one explores the changing times and customs from one religion to a newer This is far from the best of Sutcliff s books However, her worst would be better than many people s best and this is not her worst either Jestyn Englishman as he became known, wandered from England to Constantinople via the Norsemen I m not sure why she start...

  6. says:

    I haven t read Sutcliff in a long time and I kinda forgot her style Well, this book was perfect to reacquaint me with her writing It was evocative and dark at times, without ever being really hopeless I liked her descriptions, as usual It s strange, because most of her books are set in Britain In this one, the characters go from England to the northern lands, to Kiev, Thrace and Constantinople, so I would have thought it was a bit outside Sutcliff s comfort zone Yet each place is brilliant I haven t read Sutcliff in a long time and I kinda forgot her style Well, this book was perfect to reacquaint me with her writing It was evocative and dark at times, without ever being really hopeless I liked her descriptions, as usual It s strange, because most of her books are set in Britain In this one, th...

  7. says:

    I wasn t expecting to like this one as much as I did after all, it isn t about Romans, and clearly I like the ones about Romans best but it is, surprisingly, really really good, and I will happily recommend it to anyone who wants a YA book about vikings.It s the tale of Jestyn Englishman, a shepherd who ends up sold as a slave in Dublin to Thormod Sitricson they become friends, they fight at each other s side, and Jestyn becomes caught up in the blood feud for Thormod s father, a quest th I wasn t expecting to like this one as much as I did after all, it isn t about Romans, and clearly I like the ones about Romans best but it is, surprisingly, really rea...

  8. says:

    Although often thought of as a children s writer, Rosemary Sutcliff is a talented author of historical novels that have engendered a love of history in many students and adults She writes of Roman Britain, of the Norsemen who raided the British Isles, of the Celtic people and tribes, and although her characters are fictional the facts of history are real Her vocabulary and her story telling give the reader a sense of place, of people, and the conflicts that evolved into the culture of Anglo Sa Although often thought of as a children s writer, Rosemary Sutcliff is a talented author of historical novels that have engendered a love of history in many students and adults She writes of Roman Britain, of the Norsemen who raided the British Isles, of the Celtic people and tribes, and although her characters are fictional the facts of history are real Her vocabulary and...

  9. says:

    A book about a man and the slave he becomes BFF with and frees so they can go on a quest to an unfamiliar land to resolve the unfinished business due to the man s father also, there is a leg injury, and a girl who is pretty much peripheral to the story but ends up marrying the protagonist Sound familiar Okay, this is set roughly 800 years after The Eagle Of The Ninth, and it s the story of Esca rather than of Marcus , but wow, the similarities really bopped me in the nose And yeah, I enjoy A book about a man and the slave he becomes BFF with and frees so they can go on a quest to an unfamiliar land to resolve the unfinished business due to the man s father also, there is a leg injury, and a girl who is pretty much peripheral to the story but ends up marrying the protagonist Sound familiar Okay, this is set roughly 800 years after The Ea...

  10. says:

    Superb fiction Exciting, fascinating, and thought provoking Rosemary Sutcliff s work stands the test of time She set the bar high for all the writers of children s historical fiction who followed her Note this is written at a high...

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