The Viking Age: Luna and the Case of Mistaken Identity

I have been traveling through Italy these past several weeks, looking for signs of my favorite topic: Vikings. Besides Sicily, remnants of the Viking Age in this country are sparse. There is one spot, however, where myth and history combine to tell an interesting story. The place is called Luni, and it’s been said that Bjorn Ironside and Hastein attacked it, thinking it was Rome. So, of course, I had to visit.

God's Hammer eBook Sale: $0.99

The ebook version of God’s Hammer is now only $0.99 on Amazon (US)! There’s never been a better time to join Hakon Haraldsson as he battles for the throne of Viking Age Norway! But you’ve got to hurry. This offer only lasts until May 2. If you’ve read it already, please tell a friend that the time to grab their copy is now.

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You can learn more about God’s Hammer here.

Interview: Noah Tetzner, Author and Podcaster

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.

The Viking Age: 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 trajectory.

The Viking Age: 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.

Mary Anne Yarde Releases Her New Novel, The Du Lac Prophecy

Today, I welcome Mary Anne Yarde to my blog. The multi-award-winning author of the Du Lac Chronicles has just released Book 4 in her series, The Du Lac Prophecy. We catch up with her today to hear her thoughts on the new release, Authurian history, and more. Read on to find out more...

The Viking Age: The Kings of Vingulmark and the Future of Norway

This week’s people of interest are Harald Fairhair’s son, Olav, and grandson, Trygvi, both kings of Vingulmark (and later, Vestfold), which is the area around present-day Oslo, and whose name means impenetrable forest.

The Viking Age: The Kings of Vestfold - Björn and his son, Gudröd

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.