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The Firland Saga

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Sagaen om Firland, Danish translation of the first book

The Firland Saga is a children's fantasy book series by Norman S. Power. The series contain a reference to Gandalf, and the author was inspired by the fictional works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.[1]

The stories of Firland were expanded from bedtime stories Power told to his four children.[2] Firland is an Atlantis-like country that is visited by some modern day children. Characters of Firland include the evil Queen Ivis, Greylin the Wizard, a talking dragon, and King Mark in the Castle of Casterbor. The narrative also include cameo appearences of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.[3]

Frygt i Firland, Danish translation of the second book

Tolkien himself seems to have read the first book in the series (The Forgotten Kingdom: The Firland Saga, 1970), as he wrote a letter to Norman Power in the 1970s, commenting on The Firland Saga.[4]

[edit] References

  1. Henrik Larsen, "Landet du ikke kan nå" ("The Country You cannot Reach"), published in Obskuriøst nr. 5/6, June 2003. Further elaborations by the same author in "Firland - om en særdeles obskuriøs bogserie" (web page, as of July 18, 2010)
  2. "Foreword", in Sagaen om Firland (Norman Power)
  3. Henrik Larsen, "Landet du ikke kan nå" ("The Country You cannot Reach"), published in Obskuriøst nr. 5/6, June 2003. Further elaborations by the same author in "Firland - om en særdeles obskuriøs bogserie" (web page, as of July 18, 2010)
  4. Power, Norman, "[Untitled recollection]", in Tolkien Centenary Conference 1992, p.10


The Firland Saga
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