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Eowulf and all of Daneland celebrate in HEROT Hrothgar's monstrous mead hall construction Its creation lured the now defeated monster from the depths of the unknown Victory short lived ends in yet tragedy Grendel's MOTHER appears unleashing the full fury of a woman scorned Dismembering and beheading Hrothgar's closest friend nearly brings Hrothgar's ruin However as with Grendel Beowulf answers the call to battle Diving beneath murky waters slaying serpents and sea beasts he makes his way to the lair of the demon Grendel's mother awaits prepared for the mighty warrior Her venomous touch brings some difficulty in the undertaking but as with Grendel Beowulf prevails Using a magical sword from the days of the giants he courts her doom Severing her head the Geat fighter brings peace to Hrothgar Herot and the l First written over a thousand years ago and penned in the Germanic Anglo Saxon language Beowulf has been seriously translated into modern English by than twenty poets and countless others have offered adaptations of this famous epic A fresh exciting voice among these translations is poet James Matthew Byers whose book Beowulf The Midgard Epic has been published by Stitched Smile Publications Perhaps part of the freshness of Mr Byers voice rests in his decision to use iambic tetrameter in retelling this epic which lends a certain jaunty pace throughout This pace is significant as Beowulf s world is fraught with monsters battles war wounds death of companions and countless other dangers and stresses that challenge mortal man Many familiar with this tale will recall that Beowulf has three major battle tests during his lifetime two while he is young and able and one when the years have stacked the cards against him In all three challenges he is driven forward by courage duty and loyalty a calling to live a life of servitude to his king and to God Poet Byers does an excellent job of taking us into his battles with the horrendous and man eating monster Grendel with the eually horrific mother of Grendel who wreaks havoc to avenge her son and finally with an enraged treasure hoarding dragon Mr Byers verse also vividly paints scenes in the celebratory mead halls and royal courts of this hero s life who ultimately becomes king In the Epilogue The Wanderer one is reminded of the Book of Ecclesiastes Vanities of vanity all is vanity as the Wanderer laments that wealth friends life and kin are fleeting However ultimately the courage to seek a noble life of duty to one s calling and to God create a hero who lives far past mortal life as has been the case in Beowulf s tale Beowulf The Midgard Epic gives this hero an exciting new breath in today s world just as he lived in epic form in the eighth to tenth centuries AD

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BEOWULF By James Matthew Byers

Ands beyond Spanning fifty years peace ensues Once a thief steals a cup from a sleeping DRAGON's hoard this alters the state of retirement Beowulf enjoyed Silent no longer the giant wyrm rises from its pile of hidden treasure unleashing fiery death upon the great hero's countryside Many lose their lives but their cries do not fall on deaf ears WIGLAF a young pupil of the now aged warrior aids him in what will become Beowulf's final conflict Many thanes flee during the altercation for the dragon's bite means sudden death However Wiglaf stands by until the bitter end Beowulf triumphs over the old wyrm but in the process is bitten by its venomous fangs The ancient legend of a man passes into twilight as Wiglaf chastises his comrades for their cowardice Beowulf lives on in song and story for generations to co I must say this is an amazing adaptation of the original book The author takes us on a epic journey He has raised the bar and taken the story to a new level The characters jump out at youand you will be fascinated with them I honestly remember reading this in high school and didn t really like it but when I read this version I totally enjoyed it and I suggest you all take a chance

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Called from across the ocean BEOWULF responds to KING HROTHGAR's plea Bringing a small band of warriors he arrives in Daneland under Hrothgar's instruction There the mighty fighter learns of the terror GRENDEL a heinous monster inflicts night after night on the king's people Murders by the dozen craft panic and fear into the citizens of Daneland Seemingly unstoppable Grendel devours flesh and bone as he sees fit Weaponry cannot penetrate the creature's hide but Beowulf does not need sword or shield to accomplish his duty Choosing to lay all weaponry aside the warrior prepares for battle Feigning sleep he waits until the beast arrives The two battle Conuering the creature's horror the mighty one surpasses Hrothgar's expectations Ripping Grendel's arm from its socket the beast flees into the night howling B My hat off to James Matthew Byers for this entertaining and original rendition of a classic tale With a skill to rival bards and fablers he has woven this legend of old in rhyme and what better way to relate such an ancient a tale This presentation added a real charm and those already familiar with the story will find new insertions and additions A must for fans of old tales and legends a truly creative masterpiece


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  1. says:

    My hat off to James Matthew Byers for this entertaining and original rendition of a classic tale With a skill to rival bards and fablers he has woven this legend of old in rhyme and what better way to relate such an ancient a tale This presentation added a real charm and those already familiar with the story wil

  2. says:

    First written over a thousand years ago and penned in the Germanic Anglo Saxon language Beowulf has been seriously translated into modern English by than twenty poets and countless others have offered adaptations of this famous epic A fresh exciting voice among these translations is poet James Matthew Byers whose book “Beowulf The Midgard Epic” has been published by Stitched Smile Publications Perhaps part

  3. says:

    I must say this is an amazing adaptation of the original book The author takes us on a epic journey He has raised the bar and taken the story to a new level The characters jump out at youand you will be fascinated with them I honestly remember reading this in high school and didn't really like it but when I read

  4. says:

    I'm not really a fan of poetry but this version of this great story was very enjoyable and uniue The words just flowed and swept you along if