Eaters of the Dead

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Adı:
Eaters of the Dead
Baskı tarihi:
Mayıs 1993
Sayfa sayısı:
199
Format:
Karton kapak
ISBN:
9780345383242
Kitabın türü:
Dil:
English
Ülke:
United States of America
Yayınevi:
Ballantine Books
Internationally renowned for his riveting, stunningly original bestsellers JURASSIC PARK and RISING SUN, Michael Crichton has crafted, in EATERS OF THE DEAD, the strangest and most fascinating story of his career. In the year 922 AD, the refined Arab courtier Ahmad Ibn Fadlan, representative of the powerful Caliph of Bagdad, accompanies a party of Viking warriors on their journey to the barbaric north. Ibn Fadlan is appalled by Viking customs--the wanton sexuality of their pale, angular women, their disregard for cleanliness, their cold-blooded human sacrifices. But only in the depths of Northland does he learn the horrifying truth: that he has been enlisted to combat a terror that comes under cover of night to slaughter the Vikings and devour their flesh. Based on the fragments of an actual 10th-century Arabic manuscript, EATERS OF THE DEAD combines the thrill of a voyage into the unknown with the shocking revelations of a truth far stranger than fiction.
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... I watched the sea for many minutes and had no view of this sea monster, and l had no reason to believe what they said.
Then one of their number shouted to Odin, a scream of prayer, repeating the name many times in supplication, and then I also saw with my own eyes the sea monster. It was in
the shape of a giant snake that never raised its head above the surface, yet I saw its body curl and twist over, and it was very long, and wider than the Northmen's boat, and black
in color. The sea monster spat water into the air, like a fountain, and then plunged down, raising a tail that was cleft in two, like the forked tongue of a snake. Yet it was enormous, each section of the tail being broader than the largest palm frond.

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Adı:
Eaters of the Dead
Baskı tarihi:
Mayıs 1993
Sayfa sayısı:
199
Format:
Karton kapak
ISBN:
9780345383242
Kitabın türü:
Dil:
English
Ülke:
United States of America
Yayınevi:
Ballantine Books
Internationally renowned for his riveting, stunningly original bestsellers JURASSIC PARK and RISING SUN, Michael Crichton has crafted, in EATERS OF THE DEAD, the strangest and most fascinating story of his career. In the year 922 AD, the refined Arab courtier Ahmad Ibn Fadlan, representative of the powerful Caliph of Bagdad, accompanies a party of Viking warriors on their journey to the barbaric north. Ibn Fadlan is appalled by Viking customs--the wanton sexuality of their pale, angular women, their disregard for cleanliness, their cold-blooded human sacrifices. But only in the depths of Northland does he learn the horrifying truth: that he has been enlisted to combat a terror that comes under cover of night to slaughter the Vikings and devour their flesh. Based on the fragments of an actual 10th-century Arabic manuscript, EATERS OF THE DEAD combines the thrill of a voyage into the unknown with the shocking revelations of a truth far stranger than fiction.

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