(From the publisher):
A powerful tale of courage and adventure, Whose Song Is Sung is a bold and dramatic account of the most famous epic in the English language retold by a most remarkable narrator. Born into the decadent splendor of the Byzantine court, Musculus Herodes Formosus began life a bastard, an outlander, and a dwarf. But through cunning, eloquence, and a keen understanding of the human heart, he soon transcended his origins, becoming a favorite of the emperor Heraclius, and a power in his own right. But fate is fickle, and power fleeting. Betrayed by a vengeful courtesan, Musculus finds himself overnight stripped of his influence, sold into slavery, learning to live by his wits for the first time in his lush, pampered life. Learning quickly, narrowly escaping death a dozen times, Musculus is swept up on a remarkable odyssey through one of the most harrowing eras in human history. His journey will take him across the face of the known world, bringing him at last to the land of the Northmen, where he encounters Einarr, the young Viking prince who will one day be known as Beowulf, Slayer of Monsters, and play a crucial role in one of the most lasting legends of all time.
Original title: Whose Song Is Sung
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Historical
Fiction→ Fantasy→ Saga, Myth, and Legend→ Germanic & Norse