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The Firland Saga

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.

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.[3]










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. Power, Norman, "[Untitled recollection]", in Tolkien Centenary Conference 1992, p.10


The Firland Saga
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