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Charlemagne And The Paladins, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPMLD10
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    ABOUT THIS PRODUCTAmidst the chaos and violence of Europe in the eighth century, Charlemagne became king of the Franks and established a large empire. As Charlemange's power grew, so did the stories attached to his name. This book explores the myths and legends of the great king Charlemagne, from the stories about his mother, Bertha Bigfoot, and his youthful adventures with the thief, Basin, to his fantastical journeys to Jerusalem and Constantinople. It also retells the stories of his most...

    Dragonslayers
FROM BEOWULF TO ST. GEORGE, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPMLD2
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      ABOUT THIS PRODUCTWith its fiery breath, scaly armour, and baleful, malevolent stare, the dragon became the ultimate symbol of evil and corruption in European folklore and mythology. Often serving as a stand-in for Satan, or the power of evil gods, dragons spread death and hopelessness throughout the land. Only heroes of uncommon valour, courageousness, and purity could hope to battle these monsters and emerge victorious. Those that did became legends. They became dragonslayers. The list of...

      Hercules, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPMLD6
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        ABOUT THIS PRODUCTHercules battled gods, men and monsters in a lifetime of violence and destruction. Today, Hercules is best known for his -twelve labours', a series of near-impossible tasks assigned to him as punishment for the killing of his wife and children. During those tasks, he slew the multi-headed hydra, wrestled with Cerberus, hound of the underworld, and stole the girdle of Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons. Yet even when his labours were done, his adventures continued. Hercules led...

        King Arthur, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPMLD4
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          ABOUT THIS PRODUCTFrom his court at Camelot, King Arthur ruled over a unified Britain in a mythical age of peace and prosperity. His glory, however, would be short-lived. For even as he drew the sword from the stone, a doom settled over Arthur that would see his kingdom fall to betrayal and war. In this book, Daniel Mersey retells the great stories of Arthur, from his winning of Excalibur and his marriage to Guinevere, through his battle with the giant in France and his war against the army of...

          Odin Viking Allfath, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPMLD14
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            From the Thorsdrapa to the Marvel Thor and Avengers movies, Odin, the dark and mysterious lord of Valhalla, looms over all of the ancient tales of the Vikings. With his brothers, he formed the world from the body of a giant and then went on to seek greater wisdom by sacrificing himself on a tree and trading one of his eyes with a witch. With this vast wisdom, he sits upon his throne, peering into the nine worlds, seeking anything that might threaten his people. He rides over the battles of...

            Sinbad The Sailor, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPMLD11
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              ABOUT THIS PRODUCTThis book retells the story of Sinbad the Sailor and recounts tales of the voyages on which he acquired his wealth, of the strange peoples and monsters he encountered along the way and of lands beyond the horizon. It places the fiction of Sinbad, popularised in the collection of stories known as the Arabian Nights, into the context of medieval Cairo where these tales were originally told. By retracing the history of these stories and the Arabian voyages of exploration and...

              The Knights The Round Table, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPMLD13
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                ABOUT THIS PRODUCTThe Knights of the Round Table were the original knights in shining armour, and this book is for anyone who is interested in fantastical tales of bravery or the actual history behind the stories. In medieval Arthurian tradition, Arthur often takes a back seat in the most exciting stories, appearing at the beginning and end of each to set the scene and conclude the tale. The central character is instead one of the Knights of the Round Table, each of whom is confronted with a...

                The War Of Horus And Set, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPMLD3
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                  ABOUT THIS PRODUCTLong ago the brother gods Osiris and Set ruled peacefully over the lands of Upper and Lower Egypt, each in his own kingdom. But over time Set came to covet his brother's lands and crown, and eventually the temptation overwhelmed him. Usurping Osiris's throne, Set began a blood feud that spread war, death and mutilation through both the heavens and the earth. Gods and men chose sides and took up arms on behalf of both Set and Horus, the heir of Osiris. This book retells the...

                  Theseus And The Minotaur, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPMLD12
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                    ABOUT THIS PRODUCTEven before Theseus descended into the labyrinth to face the Minotaur, he was already a famous hero and a veteran of many battles. The son of a man, a woman, and the god Poseidon, he'd journey far across Ancient Greece, fighting numerous monsters including the Periphetes -the clubber', the Crymmyon Sow, and the insane demigod, Procrustes -the stretcher'. He also survived several assassination attempts, including one by Medea, the famous witch-wife of Jason. Despite these...

                    Thor Viking God Of Thunder, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPMLD5
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                      ABOUT THIS PRODUCTIn the stories of the ancient Vikings, Thor is a warrior without equal, who wields his mighty hammer in battles against trolls, giants, and dragons. He is the god of storms and thunder, who rides to war in a chariot pulled by goats, and who is fated to fall in battle with the Midgard Serpent during Ragnarok, the end of all things. This book collects the greatest myths and legends of the thunder god, while also explaining their historical context and their place in the greater...