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Vikings, Estonians and the Way East
In my previous posts, I have focused all of my attention on Norway, and in particular, on the kings and sub-kings of present-day Norway during the 9th-10th century AD. I now would like to shift the focus east, to what was then called the Way East, or Austrvegr. Read on.
God’s Hammer Wins a “Chill with a Book” Award
I am thrilled to share that God’s Hammer has won a “Chill with a Book” Reader’s Award. All books are read by an equal number of readers and evaluated on the strength of the writing and the characters, and whether the story kept them turning the pages. The collective result from all the readers of each book determines if a book is given an awarded or not. Learn more about the award here.
Guest Post: Award-Winning Author Mary Anne Yarde Talks about Her Latest Novel
I am excited to have multi-award-winning author Mary Anne Yarde join my blog today to talk about the latest release in her popular Arthurian Du Lac Chronicles. If you want to know more about the series, about her research into King Arthur, and about her latest novel, dive in here.
War King has a Cover and a Pre-Order Campaign!
Today, I am revealing the cover of Book 3 in Hakon's Saga, War King. I am also kicking off a pre-order for the book. The new cover can be seen on the right of the screen. To find out more about the book and the pre-order, head here.
The Kings of Vingulmark and the Future of Norway
The people of interest this week are Harald Fairhair’s son, Olav, and grandson, Trygvi, both kings of Vingulmark, which is the area around present-day Oslo and whose name means impenetrable forest. Read on to find out more about these men and the impact they had on Norway's history.
Book 3 Has a Name!
I am happy to share that Book 3 of Hakon's Saga has a name: War King. A cover reveal and synopsis of the book are coming soon.
Harald Bluetooth - the Builder King?
This week, I am diving a bit deeper into Harald Gormsson (also known as Harald Bluetooth), one of the more industrious kings of the Viking Age. Read more.
The Kings of Vestfold - Björn and his son, Gudröd - July 20, 2018
This week’s people of interest are Harald Fairhair’s son, Björn, and grandson, Gudröd, both kings of Vestfold as their forebears Harald and Halvdan had been before them. Read on to find out more.
The Silence of Jarl Tore - June 29, 2018
This week we take a look at another character in the story of Hakon the Good. His name was Jarl Tore, who many called "the Silent". Why? Read on to find out.