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The Coming of the Dragon

Rebecca Barnhouse

Rebecca Barnhouse weaves Norse gods, blood feuds, and a terrifying dragon into this spectacular retelling of the end of the Old English poem Beowulf. When he was a baby, Rune washed up onshore in a boat, along with a sword and a pendant bearing the runes that gave him his nickname. Some people thought he was a sacrifice to the gods and wanted to send him right back to the sea. Luckily for Rune, King Beowulf disagreed. He lifted the boy from the boat and gave him to Amma, a wisewoman living on a farm far removed from the king's hall, to raise as she saw fit. Sixteen years later, Rune spends his summers laboring on the farm. And at King Beowulf's request, he comes to the hall each winter for weapons training. But somehow he never quite fits in. Many people still fear he will bring a curse on the kingdom. Then a terrible thing happens. On a lonely crag on a mountain that belongs to the giants, someone awakens a dragon. It is time for Rune to find the warrior inside himself and prove to the doubters once and for all that he is a true hero. From the Hardcover edition.

Rebecca Barnhouse weaves Norse gods, blood feuds, and a terrifying dragon into this spectacular retelling of the end of the Old English poem Beowulf. When he was a baby, Rune washed up onshore in a boat, along with a sword and a pendant bearing the runes that gave him his nickname. Some people thought he was a sacrifice to the gods and wanted to send him right back to the sea. Luckily for Rune, King Beowulf disagreed. He lifted the boy from the boat and gave him to Amma, a wisewoman living on a farm far removed from the king's hall, to raise as she saw fit. Sixteen years later, Rune spends his summers laboring on the farm. And at King Beowulf's request, he comes to the hall each winter for weapons training. But somehow he never quite fits in. Many people still fear he will bring a curse on the kingdom. Then a terrible thing happens. On a lonely crag on a mountain that belongs to the giants, someone awakens a dragon. It is time for Rune to find the warrior inside himself and prove to the doubters once and for all that he is a true hero. From the Hardcover edition.
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Rebecca Barnhouse weaves Norse gods, blood feuds, and a terrifying dragon into this spectacular retelling of the end of the Old English poem Beowulf. When he was a baby, Rune washed up onshore in a boat, along with a sword and a pendant bearing the runes that gave him his nickname. Some people thought he was a sacrifice to the gods and wanted to send him right back to the sea. Luckily for Rune, King Beowulf disagreed. He lifted the boy from the boat and gave him to Amma, a wisewoman living on a farm far removed from the king's hall, to raise as she saw fit. Sixteen years later, Rune spends his summers laboring on the farm. And at King Beowulf's request, he comes to the hall each winter for weapons training. But somehow he never quite fits in. Many people still fear he will bring a curse on the kingdom. Then a terrible thing happens. On a lonely crag on a mountain that belongs to the giants, someone awakens a dragon. It is time for Rune to find the warrior inside himself and prove to the doubters once and for all that he is a true hero. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robin Sachs

Length:

8h 5m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:13


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:15


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:03


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:27


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:55


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:25


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:45


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:55


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:15


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:47


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:10


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:53


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:00


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:27


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:19


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:37


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:47


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:44


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:57


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:18


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:03


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:37


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:52


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:03


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:28


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:19


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:11


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:14


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:55


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:56


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:00


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:20


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:17


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:07


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:40


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:57


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:12


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:09


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:57


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:47


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:37


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:32


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:45


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

00:33