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By Sigrid Undset

Set in 13th-century Norway, The Axe is the 1st quantity in Undset's epic tetralogy, The grasp of Hestviken. In it, we meet Olav Audunsson and Ingunn Steinfinnsdatter, who have been betrothed as youngsters and raised as brother and sister. within the heedlessness of adlescent, they develop into fans, unaware that their ardor will forge the 1st hyperlink in a sequence of homicide, exile, and shame. Undset's novel is usually a meticulous new version of a global break up among pagan codes of retribution and the pains of Christian piety--a international the place legislation is a delicate new invention and manslaughter is so universal that it truly is punishable through a fine."Undset reproduces medieval Norway in the entire wealthy pageantry of colour and form...she can delivery us 8 centuries and a number of other thousand miles extra successfully than such a lot writers can take us into the home subsequent door."--The Nation

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Set in 13th-century Norway, The Axe is the 1st quantity in Undset's epic tetralogy, The grasp of Hestviken. In it, we meet Olav Audunsson and Ingunn Steinfinnsdatter, who have been betrothed as youngsters and raised as brother and sister. within the heedlessness of teenage, they develop into fanatics, unaware that their ardor will forge the 1st hyperlink in a sequence of homicide, exile, and shame.

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