Grendel prowled in, hating all men and all joy and hungry for human life. So swift was his attack that no man heard an outcry; but when the dawn came, thirty of Hothgar's best and noblest thanes were missing.
Only Beowulf, foremost among warriors, has the strength and courage to battle with Grendel the Night-stalker.
In this thrilling re-telling of the Anglo-Saxon legend, Rosemary Sutcliff recounts Beowulf's most terrifying quests: against Grendel the man-wolf, against the hideous sea-hag and, most courageous of all - his fight to the death with the monstrous fire-drake.
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"The author retells this classic Anglo-Saxon tale of adventure, monsters and heroes faithfully but with great panache" ( The Good Book Guide)
"Adults and children will enjoy this simple retelling" ( Sunday Express)
A classic tale of high adventure, desperate enterprises and bloody encounters made vividly real in Rosemary Sutcliff's masterful retelling.
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Book Description Red Fox / Random House, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099417138
Book Description Red Fox / Random House, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099417138