For a long time now, I have been looking into the Viking psyche, trying to understand what makes a Viking and what makes a Viking so different from modern man, and I think it all comes down to one crucial personal trait.
My new novel “Jomsviking” had been available for mail order for a few days, and as I waited for the books to be printed and arrive here in Norway, I decided it […]
Så er dagen her. Min nye roman, Jomsviking, er ute i butikkene. Dette er en historisk roman fra vikingtiden. Boken er resultatet av to års intenst arbeid og et helt liv med den ene foten i vikingtiden og den andre foten i den moderne verden.
For English, please go to my blogpost “When will my novels be available in other languages?”.
My new novel Jomsviking is now being published here in Norway, and many of you have asked when it will be available in English and other languages. It’s my 17th book and finally, 21 years after the publication of my very first novel, it looks like the sales are taking off.
During the recent few years, everything Viking has become more popular than ever. And while I think this is great, some of us are still struggling to get used to what best can be described as that feeling you would get if you’ve anchored in that secred, secluded bay you thought only you knew about, when suddenly a bunch of cabin cruisers full of loud people arrive. Don’t get me wrong, I love the fact that we are now seeing what I like to call a Second Viking Age …
Did you know that Odin’s two ravens Hugin and Munin are symbols meant to explain the duality of your mind? I have always been fascinated by this concept. As it often is with Norse mythology, the more you look into it, the more you learn about yourself and the world around you.
Things were not always as they are today. For example, some concepts and ideas that we tend to take for granted today, weren’t even a thing back in The Viking Age.