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.
One of the most interesting theories about the origin of Norse mythology is that Odin was a chieftain who led his people into what is now Norway. In the sagas, Snorre writes that Odin and his people lived near the river Don in Russia.
As I’m sure every reader of this blog already knows, I love archery. I just wrote a blogpost about this subject for my friends over at Grimfrost. You can read it here: […]