Introduces a young adult historical-fantasy trilogy, The Saxon Saga by Nancy Farmer, and elucidates the value of its multicultural approach in our distrustful and fragmented age. The respectful representation of three conflicting cultures in the novels—Christian, Norse, and Celtic—demonstrates to young readers that people may hold vastly different metaphysical views and yet may have many core values in common, enough to forge a relationship of mutual trust.
"Christian, Norse and Celtic: Metaphysical Belief Structures in Nancy Farmer's The Saxon Saga,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 30
, Article 7.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol30/iss1/7
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Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
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