Norse Weapons and Kit Demonstration Video!

I have the immense pleasure and excitement today to share with you a video made by Fantasy, Historical Fiction and Sci-fi author Christian (also known as Miles) Cameron, all about Norse weaponry and equipment. Christian produces his #writingfighting series regularly which is so interesting and you for sure need to check out. For Norsevember though,Continue reading “Norse Weapons and Kit Demonstration Video!”

Write Like a Viking

by Joseph Thornton If you’ve ever read Tolkien—or even just briefly thumbed through the pages of ‘The Hobbit’ or ‘The Lord of the Rings’ for a minute—you’re familiar with runes. If you’re here because of #Norsevember, or just like Vikings in general, you’re definitely familiar with them.  Runes are a prominent element of ancient NordicContinue reading “Write Like a Viking”

Why we love Norse lore, history and culture

I felt it was worth putting together a post explaining why we do this; what draws us to everything Norse. For some, it’s a curiosity; for others it encompasses their religion and beliefs. As the organiser of the event, I want to speak to you about why this is important to me, followed by theContinue reading “Why we love Norse lore, history and culture”

Are you speaking like a Viking?

How did the Vikings leave a lasting impact on the English language? In the 4th and 5th century, there were mass migrations of the Germanic tribes that would eventually become the Anglo-Saxons in England and the Viking Danes and Norsemen of Scandinavia. Some of the Germanic tribes had already spread into southern Scandinavia by aroundContinue reading “Are you speaking like a Viking?”

Cloak and Dapper

Ordinary Objects in the Sagas By Steven T. Dunn (Fjorn the Skald) Legendary swords, enchanted jewelry, golden arm-rings…these are the (very shiny) objects that we all drool over—and the Norse weren’t any different. When a ‘mysterious’ old man barges into your party and plunges a sword into a tree—that’s pretty epic. When a dwarf forgesContinue reading “Cloak and Dapper”

An Interview with Tim Hardie

Hi everyone! Today I’m delighted to present to you an interview with fantasy and Norse inspired author Tim Hardie, whose debut Hall of Bones is in the SPFBO final this year! About Tim I grew up in the seaside town of Southport in the north west of England during the 1970s and 1980s. This wasContinue reading “An Interview with Tim Hardie”

An Interview with Giles Kristian

Hi Norsevember folks. Today I’m excited to share with you my interview with historical fiction author Giles Kristian! Giles Kristian is an English novelist, known for his action adventure novels in the historical fiction genre. He is best known for his Raven series, about a young man’s coming of age amongst a band of VikingContinue reading “An Interview with Giles Kristian”

Bullshit and Battleaxes

Myths and reality of Norse armour and weaponry. By J. C. Duncan You cannot watch a Viking film or TV show or see any pop culture reference to them without being bombarded with anachronisms. Books are generally better, but not always. I always believed myself to be fairly well educated on the subject and cynicalContinue reading “Bullshit and Battleaxes”

Repton and the Great Heathen Army

I live near a small village called Repton. You might actually be more familiar with it than you might have been a couple of years ago if you’re a gamer; it’s featured heavily in the Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla video game. Of course, it’s historically inaccurate but I appreciated the reference. Modern day Repton is expensiveContinue reading “Repton and the Great Heathen Army”

Shackled Fates – Review

A stunning journey through friendship, pain, strength, death, love and mythology; a story worthy of Asgard’s full attention. How could anything surpass Northern Wrath, one of my favourite ever books? I guess I’m going to have to explain how indeed with this review, because Shackled Fates is mind-blowingly brilliant. Again, as with Northern Wrath, ThildeContinue reading “Shackled Fates – Review”