Thursday, January 21, 2010
Three Hearts and Three Lions by Poul Anderson
Fantasy book with very archetypical plot. A Dane fighting for the resistance in the WW2 finds himself naked in a fantasy land, with a fine sword and a horse beside him. He must find out what is going on, and eventually most tropes of fantasy turn up at one time or another. Arthurian characters, battle between good and evil, fairyland, a beautiful spunky lady, trustful companions, trolls, fights against almost unbeatable enemies. Ok book, probably one of those books which started all those things which now seem to be cliches. Somewhat hard to read at places as some characters speak in “funny”language, and I had to “sound out” the words in my head to understand the dialogue, something I usually don't do while reading.