..... it offers a distinct picture of the old life in the Lake country, when aboriginal Celts, Vikings, English, later Danes and Scots of Scotland were striving for the mastery...
On the whole the book is not so much a Saga as a work in the manner of Bekker's 'Charicles' applied to the Northern conditions of existence.
The story, when once we reach it is really romantic; indeed it is a form of the widely diffused Jason Saga --the loves of the boy of the Giant's daughter. (-- The Times)
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