The Viking and The Moor: Prologue

“I know that I hung on that windswept tree, Swung there for nine long nights, Wounded by my own blade, Bloodied for Odin, Myself an offering to myself: Bound to the tree That no man knows Whither the roots of it run.” -from “Odin’s Rune-Song”, The Poetic Edda   Prologue      Apocalypse came to the Northlands with The Man In The Red Cloak.      He carried upon his back an elk-skin satchel. It was laden with two tightly wrapped bundles. He loped slowly across the earth’s frozen crust, hunched from the weight of his burden.      His cloak dragged…

An Introduction to “The Viking and The Moor”

The story of The Viking and The Moor has been with me, in some shape or form, for several years now. The prologue, which will be published tomorrow (or, rather, later today), is the first thing I ever wrote for this project. The Viking and The Moor began as a very different story, then morphed into its current format a little over a year ago. The Viking and The Moor is, ostensibly, a book for children/young adults, but it is one that I believe adults will enjoy as well, and hopefully share with their children and grandchildren. It is a story…