latest news & blog posts:
Interview: Noah Tetzner, Viking Age podcaster and author
I am happy to welcome podcaster, Noah Tetzner, to my blog. Like me, Noah shares a fascination with Vikings and the Viking Age, which he covers extensively on his podcast, The History of Vikings. And now Noah has added another feather to his cap with the publishing of his new book, The Poetic Edda: A Study Guide. I had the honor of catching up with Noah to ask him a few questions. Read the interview here.
Raven’s Feast Wins a “Chill with a Book” Award
I am thrilled to share that Raven’s Feast has won a “Chill with a Book Readers’ 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.
Viking Age: The Wars at Home
Much has been written about the Scandinavians going viking, and how those raids evolved from attacking vulnerable targets and collecting booty and slaves, into the conquest and colonization of kingdoms. With this post, I wanted to bring your attention back to the home front, where the strife between the Scandinavians followed a similar pattern. Read more here.
Short Story: A Stroke of Genius
Want to know what painting Leonardo da Vinci first contributed to when he was just an apprentice? Read about it in my first short story over at 10minutefiction.com.
War King is here! Win a FREE copy!
I could not be more excited to share with you that my third novel, War King, has released today. Like the others, War King tells the story of Hakon Haraldsson and his trials as king of Viking Age Norway. Read more about the novel, and where to get it, here.
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.
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.
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.