Beowulf: The Legend of a Hero - Book Overview (Illustrated by John Howe)
Last year, around Christmas, or it was actually close to New Years's Eve, I have bought this splendid illustrated version of the Beowulf poem. A year later I decided to make an EPIC flip through for everyone interested. It is lavishly illustrated by none other than the legendary John Howe and retold by the British writer and storyteller, Nicky Raven. I am a huge fan and follower of John Howe and I also love the Beowulf saga. This edition is an absolute treasure for any collector who's looking to add yet another precious artefact to their fantasy bookshelf. Obviously this one is very, very highly recommended!
Nicky Raven lives in Oxfordshire and, as an author, aims to combine a love of old and classic stories with a feeling for modern popular culture. After working in children's publishing for over twenty years, Nicky's first title for Templar Publishing, The Snow Queen, illustrated by Vladyslav Yerko, began the Collector's Classics series. Nicky was also the author for Vampireology.
John Howe is a renowned fantasy artist and is best known for his work based on J. R. R. Tolkien's worlds. He worked alongside Alan Lee as a concept artist on Peter Jackson's film trilogy, The Lord of the Rings.
Publisher : Templar Publishing; 1st edition (1 Oct. 2007)
Language: : English
Hardcover : 96 pages
Characteristics: EPIC IN EVERY RESPECT!
"Look into the flames and let your minds empty. . . . For this is a tale of blood and heat and ashes."
It is a tale that has been retold countless times through the centuries — and here, in an enthralling edition illustrated by a noted Tolkien artist, the mighty Beowulf is well set to capture new legions of followers. This contemporary retelling of the ancient epic — narrated with a touch of banter by the faithful Wiglaf and featuring vividly dramatic illustrations — follows the mythic hero from his disarming of the gruesome Grendel to his sword battle with the monster’s sea hag mother to his final, fiery showdown with an avenging dragon.
Music by Brad Derrick
Reciting and voice by Julian Glover
𝗜 𝗛𝗔𝗩𝗘 𝗥𝗘𝗖𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗟𝗬 𝗣𝗨𝗕𝗟𝗜𝗦𝗛𝗘𝗗 𝗠𝗬 𝗙𝗜𝗥𝗦𝗧 𝗕𝗢𝗢𝗞 𝗢𝗡 𝗔𝗠𝗔𝗭𝗢𝗡. 𝗜𝗧 𝗖𝗔𝗡 𝗕𝗘 𝗣𝗨𝗥𝗖𝗛𝗔𝗦𝗘𝗗 𝗢𝗡 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗞𝗦 𝗕𝗘𝗟𝗢𝗪:
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