A brilliant, gripping action story, full of gore and glory, which children will adore. THE LORD OF THE RINGS was inspired by this eternally fascinating Anglo Saxon poem. The only other version for children is Kevin Crossley-Holland's, still in print with OUP after 25 years Film adaptation to be released November 2007, starring Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich, Crispin Glover and Ray Winstone as Beowulf. Robert Nye is a distinguished and admired literary name. 'richly dramatic and fascinating' TES 'clear and swift and ingenious' Guardian 'brings to life a time long gone, packed full of swashbuckling warriors, fine rhetoric and double-sided swords' Kids Out 'Robert Nye's graphic prose illustrates itself' Times 'feels like the return of an old friend ... Nye's writing grips as powerfully as Beowulf's famous fist' Books for Keeps.
Robert Nye was born in London in 1939, grew up in Southend-on-Sea, and now lives in County Cork in Ireland. He is a distinguished poet and writer of historical novels, and regularly reviews fiction and poetry for national newspapers. His love and knowledge of myth, legend and folk tale was inspired from an early age by his mother's gift for storytelling.