He comes out of the darkness, moving in on his victims in deadly silence. When he leaves, a trail of blood is all that remains. He is a monster, Grendel, and all who know of him live in fear.
Hrothgar, the king of the Danes, knows something must be done to stop Grendel. But who will guard the great hall he has built, where so many men have lost their lives to the monster while keeping watch?
Only one man dares to stand up to Grendel's fury --Beowulf.
About the Author
Robert Nye (1939–2016) was a British poet, novelist, journalist, and critic whose books include Merlin, The Memoirs of Lord Byron, Mrs. Shakespeare, and the bestselling and award-winning Falstaff, which the Times called “one of the most ambitious and seductive novels of the decade.” His poetry has appeared in numerous publications such as The Atlantic Monthly, Encounter, and Listen.