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Northlanders, Volume 07: The Icelandic…

Northlanders, Volume 07: The Icelandic Trilogy

by Brian Wood

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Rise and fall of a founding family in Iceland.
  ritaer | Mar 31, 2017 |
A brutal trilogy about one of the first families to settle Iceland. The tales cover eleven generations of Haukksons, from their settler beginnings, to dominance of the island, to their ultimate defeat. Like the other 'Northerners' comics, this one is self-contained. Moodily drawn, it evokes the cold and empty island and its hardened inhabitants. ( )
  questbird | Jun 20, 2016 |
A fabulous close to one of the strongest graphic novel series I've ever read. There is a real cinematic sweep to most of the stories in this series and I would be surprised if some of them didn't end up being made into movies. Seriously, the Hauksson saga from this volume is screaming out for an HBO miniseries.

I also enjoyed the depth of historical and sociological context throughout the series, all handled with such a discerning touch that it is possible to read the stories as character portraits only, the context being there if you want to dip into it. Of course the characters are (mostly) so well drawn and three dimensional that it's all to easy just to get lost in their lives and ignore what's happening in the background. Resist that urge because the background is awesome, in the old-fashioned, dictionary definition of that word.

This is a genuine modern masterpiece and I'm sad, but not surprised, that it was cancelled so early - it must have required a gargantuan creative effort to produce even 50 issues. Thank you Brian Wood.
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  MartynChuzz | Feb 22, 2016 |
A good end to a long, dark series. ( )
  LJMax | Aug 21, 2015 |
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With informative but accessible text, the sport is brought to life. This work offers an in-depth look at the sport, from its history and beginnings to the modern game, how it's played, who plays it and the rules that govern it. Packed with facts, stats and full-colour photographs, this is the essential guide.… (more)

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