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Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite
In Grendel's Mother by Susan Signe Morrison, many half-years ago, a child of unknown origin washed ashore and was adopted by a grieving couple. They loved her as they would their own flesh and blood. Under the guidance of her loving parents, Brimhild grew into an extraordinary being. Once she was of age, Brimhild was sent to live in the court to be trained in the ways of the retainers and the ladies, and hopefully catch the eye of a worthy suitor. Brimhild caught the eye of the most worthy of them all - the king himself. Much as she appreciated and respected the old way, she condemned its barbaric acts and that was a great source of tension between her and the king. However, when the mystery of her lineage is finally revealed, all who learn of it wish it had stayed forever hidden. Upon its revelation, the blood of loved ones will be shed, and Brimhild and her son are banished into exile where they plot their revenge against the very people they once considered kin. This is the story of a simple but mighty woman, and all the adversity she witnesses and endures as she goes through the life that chose her. It is story of love, loss, betrayal, revenge, death and destruction.
Grendel's Mother by Susan Signe Morrison is the Beowulf legend as you have never heard it before. If you are familiar with the legendary poem, you will definitely enjoy the fresh and utterly compelling spin Susan Signe Morrison puts on the old English tale as she creates compelling backgrounds to some of its pivotal characters. However, even read on its own, Grendel's Mother is still as grand. Susan Signe Morrison strips the legend down to its bare bones and recreates it into a fresh and most compelling story. The depth of her knowledge of and passion for medieval tales clearly comes through. The rich and lyrical writing style perfectly fits the era in which the story is set and immediately draws you in, persuading you to dive deeper into the story of the fisher and fighting folk. The plot and character development are one of the best I have come across. Grendel's Mother is no doubt one of the most captivating medieval tales I have ever read.