Personal literature: prose and poetry
First of all, I’d like to thank you for your time and spent on my website, as your readership means enormously to me. In case you’re interested in knowing more about my other writing endeavours, then here’s where you can purchase my very first non-fiction book on the Norsemen and the Viking Age entitled ‘The Viking Realms: A Fascinating and Adventurous Introduction into the Viking Age’, in both digital and paperback format, online, via Amazon.com.
The novel represents a straightforward, well-defined, and myth-busting overview on the Viking Age and the Norsemen, focusing on their major achievements throughout the renowned Viking era. It encompasses content available on the website as well as additional material covered in separate chapters.
With respect to its main points of interest, the novel revolves around the topics of navigation, exploration, settlement, society, traditions, music, folklore, mythology, and even cuisine that defined Scandinavia during the heyday of the Viking expansion in Europe and overseas (more specifically towards the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, and, ultimately, North America in modern Canada).
The aforementioned aspects are carefully analyzed within an objective manner, with hundreds of references supporting the validity my written material, without clinging to the many Romanticized misconceptions that have long altered the true history of the Norsemen.
The first edition of the book was published on Amazon Kindle in December, 2016. If you are interested, you can purchase the book via Amazon.com here.
Please note that in the case of the Kindle edition VAT is equally included.
Additionally, you can also check the reviews on the Goodreads profile of the book. Once again, thank you very much for your support!
Update note: As of mid 2018, I eventually decided to further expand and issue a second edition of this non-fiction novel. The second edition of the book will certainly contain bonus material, stemming mostly from previously written articles that have been published on the website since the volume was firstly released on Amazon back in December of 2016.
Therefore, ‘The Viking Realms‘ will comprise a selection of equally interesting new chapters and sub-sections (each supported by reliable scientific sources and references) which will make the novel delve even more into the times when the Norsemen were at the peak of their territorial expansion in Europe and overseas during the early Middle Ages.
In recent years, I have also been keen on composing poetry, mainly to serve the lyrical purposes of a series of future songs that I would like to perform with an electric band of my own (mostly rooted in the genres of blues, jazz-rock fusion, and progressive rock).
In late 2018, I took the decision to publish my first volume of poetry (which, in a certain manner, can be also perceived as a personal songbook of mine) under the title ‘Lines of an Abstract World’.
The volume encloses a number of 44 poems/songs, most of them written in English (with a fair few in French as well). ‘Lines of an Abstract World’ was independently published on Amazon.com on November 5, 2018 in both digital and paperback format.
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Greenland - The Official Tourism Site
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Heimskringla.no (An Old Norse literature open source website)
Daily Scandinavian - Discover Scandinavia with Scandinavians
Thor News - Supplier of Norwegian Culture
Science Nordic - Independent news on research in the Nordic countries
Project Forlǫg - A Czech website on the Viking Age
My Danish Roots.com
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Hurstwic: Viking History
The Viking Rune - All Things Viking
Viking.no - Discover the world of the Vikings
The Viking Answer Lady Webpage
World-Tree Project - An Interactive Digital Archive For The Teaching And Study Of The
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Jorvik Viking Centre
The Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway
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The Viking Museum at Ladby, Denmark
Viking World Museum in Reykjanesbær, Iceland
Birka, Sweden - The Viking City (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Icelandic Saga Database
Sagamuseum in Reykjavík, Iceland
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