Teaser Tuesday

From Norse Fire (click to tweet)               “Doesn’t it matter to you who sits on Svea’s throne?” She pressed. “He who rules Uppsala rules Gotland.”              Why was she pushing him?  Sestra craved peace and security but first and foremost, the kind found by a wealthy master who could promise a safe home, a place to live out the rest of her days.  Let the man she served sift through the...

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How Did We Get Mead? And other Viking oddities…Part 3, Viking Beginnings

…Or Mead came from WHAT?  (click to tweet) Mead’s origins falls squarely between “ick and “odd.”  The honeyed wine began with Odin and a battle, of course.  Isn’t it ironic that the beverage that makes men wax poetic makes them bellicose as well? So, why not sit back and hear the latest tale of Odin… The Aesir gods (Odin’s faction) and the Vanir gods (dwarf faction) battled each other in yet...

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Teaser Tuesday

 From Norse Fire (click to tweet)               She cleared her throat and changed the subject. “You must have an opinion on who should be Svea’s king.”             Silver-grey eyes pierced her. “Don’t have one. Don’t care.”             She gasped, clutching the heavy pitcher with both hands.  “You don’t care? Have you no sense of loyalty? No sense to do what’s...

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What About Heaven? With the Vikings, that is…Part 2

You can’t have Earth (Midgard) below…  (click to tweet) …and not have a heaven above!  That is heaven of Norse mythology, Asgard.  And no heavenly city would be complete with loads of silver and gold, right?  Odin had en eye for precious metals and facts and figures. (click to tweet) Here’s Odin’s Asgard by the numbers: 1  Odin made one great feast hall — Valhalla — with a roof made of golden...

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Teaser Tuesday

From Norse Fire (click to tweet)   Sestra’s grin faded as another truth jabbed her heart: she craved something more, something outside her reach. Would she ever have a settled home, a place to live until her final breath? Ella cocked her head in Brand’s direction.  “What about him? I vow he’d keep a woman safe. Could he be the one?” “Brand?” Sestra’s nose wrinkled.  “He’s too…too…”  A playful smile dimpled...

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