The White Stag
Publish date: January 28th 1937
Publisher: Viking Children's Books
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Historical Fiction
I love historical fiction as much as anyone, but not when the result is a tepid "fiction" that completely ignores everything "historical". While the author writes the disclaimer that the book "cannot bear the weight of facts and dates." in the introduction, that is no excuse for the laughable farce...
This epic begins with Nimrod, prophet/leader of a long-suffering people, offering a sacrifice to his god by way of smashing in the head of his favorite steed. Apparently the sacrifice works as Nimrod is immediately blessed with a vision foretelling of his people's deliverance to a land of promise a...
The White Stag is the story of a culture of which I know little, that of the tribes of the Huns and the Magyars. The two tribes were once one, but split to follow two brothers, one adventurous, the other less intent on fighting. Both tribes roamed westward, in search of the white stag, and were even...
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