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To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The English reincarnation of a Norse warrior describes his early passions and trials in the marshes of Denmark, his confrontations with Odin, his service in the court of Byzantium, and the mysteries of ancient Egypt. The conceit of partial recollection lets Haggard skip dull transitions and get right from one dramatic moment to the next.

In Byzantium, earnest young Olaf must face madness, greed, lust, and cowardice in those around him for the sake of his own honor and the love of his life.

Sir Henry Rider Haggard - , known as H. Rider Haggard, was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa and a pioneer of the Lost World literary genre. He was also involved in agricultural reform throughout the British Empire.

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Don't have a Kindle? Synopsis Visions of a past life given to a fictional modern observer provide the material for The Wanderer's Necklace. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Showing of 2 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I enjoyed this book, but then I am a Rider Haggard fan - if only the modern writer's had more of his flare for words.

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The 'Wanderer's Necklace' is a classic Haggard 'historical' novel, published in and reflecting the attitudes of its time. The novel follows the familiar 'Haggard' pattern of a modern figure 'remembering' events from a supposed past life. The central character is a gentle Norseman, Olaf, who is an excellent warrior but only wants a life of peace.

He acquires the fateful necklace through robbing an ancient tomb, and then dreams of the beautiful woman to whom the necklace once belonged. Travelling far overseas to the great city of Byzantium, his military expertise wins him power and influence at the court of the Empress Irene and her son Constantine. Irene wants him to be her husband, but Olaf still seeks his dreamed-of bride.

The jealous and scheming Irene is determined to punish him for loving another, and disaster and tragedy follow for all involved. This is a compelling read, but I wouldn't recommend this book except to diehard Haggard fans. See both reviews. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Verified Purchase. This is a Haggard adventure outside his african world; the hero is a northman who by a disastrous failure of a planned wedding loses most of his tribe, family, friends, wife-to-be, and religion, and discovers that he is a kind of reincarnation of a long-ago leader, the Wanderer.

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The Wanderer had loved a woman in ancient egypt, but got separated from her; they divided a necklace as sign of recognition. The hero takes this necklace from the Wanderer's tomb and sets out to find the other half, and with it the reincarnation of his ancient love. After heroic adventures in Byzantium and Egypt they are reunited, and return to his home in the north.

The story is full of heroic action, but to me it feels a bit flat, neither the exotic places of some of Haggards novels nor the historical connections of others, and with the byzantine empress causing so much problems by her jealousy and breaches of promises, one does feel imaptient, why doesn't he kill her and get the book over a hundred pages earlier?

The book itself is a bit large, about letter-sized paper, and printed in a typewriter style, but the printing is clean and well-readable. This was a wonderful diamond in the rough. Rider Haggard was a British civil servant and novelist whose tales of mystery, romance, and rip-roaring adventure deeply influenced subsequent generations of writers.

Haggard is most famous as the author of the novel King Solomon's OverDrive uses cookies and similar technologies to improve your experience, monitor our performance, and understand overall usage trends for OverDrive services including OverDrive websites and apps. We use this information to create a better experience for all users. Please review the types of cookies we use below. These cookies allow you to explore OverDrive services and use our core features. Without these cookies, we can't provide services to you.

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