My 10 History Reads for 2022

While I mostly review fantasy and sci-fi books, I do actually read a lot of non fiction – history and popular science, mostly. Although I don’t review on my blog, I do on Goodreads and Amazon – for me, they’re a little trickier to review than fiction. Here are 10 history books I’m planning toContinue reading “My 10 History Reads for 2022”


Diversity in the Viking Age

By now you should know the Vikings were expert traders, navigators and explorers as well as the raiders and warriors you see more often in popular culture. They mixed with a diverse range of people and cultures. Yet the Viking and Nordic imagery continues to be appropriated by neo nazi groups. You can see whyContinue reading “Diversity in the Viking Age”

Our Favourite Norse Stories

By Masquereads, Bjørn Larssen, Alex & Sue Bavey Today on the Norsevember schedule I am proud to present a look at our favourite Norse myths, or if you prefer, Norse stories. We have 4 different myths today including my favourite! Learn more about the myths or simply why people love the ones you already know.Continue reading “Our Favourite Norse Stories”

It’s Loki Day!

The majority of people are now familiar with the name Loki, thanks to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Despite sharing some similarities, Marvel’s Loki is not the Loki from Norse mythology, who is arguably much more entertaining than the one who fights the Avengers. Today aims to spread knowledge, inform, enjoy and celebrate the polarising figureContinue reading “It’s Loki Day!”

Looks Like Loki

A Very Queer Theological Reflection By Suzanne Martin There’s been a whole lot of Norse themed popular culture in the last few years: fiction books, graphic novels, artwork, statuary, not to mention a big dollop in the interlocked MCU and the preceding and ongoing comics and graphic novels. Roleplayers, cosplayers, geeks, authors, bloggers and theContinue reading “Looks Like Loki”

The Everspring – Review

The Everspring is an incredibly enjoyable comfort read with magical storytelling and adventurous imagination that is perfect for cosying up with, especially when it’s chilly outside. Author: Joshua Gillingham Pages: 320 Publishing Info: 2nd November 2022, Crowsnest Books You know when you really fancy a particular dish and it’s just as good as you’d hoped?Continue reading “The Everspring – Review”

In Search of the Truth: Viking Berserkers – A Historical Novelist’s Guide

By Angus Donald What is a Berserker? I was a little taken aback, when I began work on The Last Berserker, the first volume in my Fire Born series of Viking novels, to find that a large section of the people I told about my new project to had no idea what a berserker was.Continue reading “In Search of the Truth: Viking Berserkers – A Historical Novelist’s Guide”