Eric Brighteyes

H. Rider HAGGARD (1856 - 1925)

The Saga of Eric Brighteyes is the title of an epic viking novel by H. Rider Haggard, and concerns the adventures of its eponymous principal character in 10th century Iceland. Eric Thorgrimursson (nicknamed 'Brighteyes' for his most notable trait), strives to win the hand of his beloved, Gudruda the Fair. Her father Asmund, a priest of the old Norse gods, opposes the match, thinking Eric a man without prospects. But deadlier by far are the intrigues of Swanhild, Gudruda's half-sister and a sorceress who desires Eric for herself. She persuades the chieftain Ospakar Blacktooth to woo Gudrida, making the two men enemies. Battles, intrigues, and treachery follow. (Introduction by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Historical Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 How Asmund the Priest Found Groa the Witch Brett W. Downey
00:15:51
Play 02 How Eric Told His Love to Gudruda in the Snow on Coldback Brett W. Downey
00:20:54
Play 03 How Asmund Bade Eric to His Yule-Feast Brett W. Downey
00:16:39
Play 04 How Eric Came down Golden Falls Brett W. Downey
00:17:50
Play 05 How Eric Won the Sword Whitefire Brett W. Downey
00:26:57
Play 06 How Asmund the Priest Was Betrothed to Unna Brett W. Downey
00:18:08
Play 07 How Eric Went up Mosfell Against Skallagrim the Baresark Brett W. Downey
00:24:06
Play 08 How Ospakar Blacktooth Found Eric Brighteyes and Skallagrim Lambstail on Horse-Head Heights Brett W. Downey
00:19:17
Play 09 How Swanhild Dealt with Gudruda Brett W. Downey
00:17:29
Play 10 How Asmund Spoke with Swanhild Brett W. Downey
00:17:07
Play 11 How Swanhild Bid Farewell to Eric Brett W. Downey
00:20:58
Play 12 How Eric Was Outlawed and Sailed a-Viking Brett W. Downey
00:23:27
Play 13 How Hall the Mate Cut the Grapnel Chain Brett W. Downey
00:15:57
Play 14 How Eric Dreamed a Dream Brett W. Downey
00:26:46
Play 15 How Eric Dwelt in London Town Brett W. Downey
00:16:03
Play 16 How Swanhild Walked the Seas Brett W. Downey
00:19:08
Play 17 How Asmund the Priest Wedded Unna, Thorod's Daughter Brett W. Downey
00:16:05
Play 18 How Earl Atli Found Eric and Skallagrim on the Southern Rocks of Straumey Isle Brett W. Downey
00:17:32
Play 19 How Koll the Half-Witted Brought Tidings from Iceland Brett W. Downey
00:18:32
Play 20 How Eric Was Named Anew Brett W. Downey
00:18:52
Play 21 How Hall of Lithdale Took Tidings to Iceland Brett W. Downey
00:15:11
Play 22 How Eric Came Home Again Brett W. Downey
00:17:38
Play 23 How Eric Was a Guest at the Wedding-Feast of Gudruda the Fair Brett W. Downey
00:14:58
Play 24 How the Feast Went Brett W. Downey
00:16:11
Play 25 How the Feast Ended Brett W. Downey
00:16:48
Play 26 How Eric Ventured down to Middalhof and What He Found Brett W. Downey
00:17:43
Play 27 How Gudruda Went up to Mosfell Brett W. Downey
00:18:37
Play 28 How Swanhild Won Tidings of Eric Brett W. Downey
00:20:50
Play 29 How Went the Bridal Night Brett W. Downey
00:25:22
Play 30 How the Dawn Came Brett W. Downey
00:17:39
Play 31 How Eric Sent Away His Men from Mosfell Brett W. Downey
00:13:53
Play 32 How Eric and Skallagrim Grew Fey Brett W. Downey
00:14:57
Play 33 How Eric and Skallagrim Fought Their Last Great Fight Brett W. Downey
00:19:52