News Oct 30, 2012

Song of the Vikings: Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths

Song of the Vikings: Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths by award-winning author, Nancy Marie Brown, is available now! The book tells the story of Snorri Sturluson, a poet, historian, chieftain and author from the 13th century. Snorri collected and embellished the folklore and pagan legends of medieval Scandinavia and is responsible for the Norse myths that famous authors like J.R.R. Tolkien and Neil Gaiman have drawn inspiration from. These Norse myths tell the tales of long-haired, mead-drinking, marauding, and pillaging Vikings.

In Songs of the Vikings, Brown draws from her deep knowledge of Icelandic history and first-hand readings of the original medieval sources, allowing her to create a rich narrative of Snorri Sturluson’s world. Click here to watch a video trailer of the novel.

Here’s what others are saying about Song of the Vikings:

“For readers who’ve long sensed that older winds blow through the works of their beloved Tolkien, Song of the Vikings is a fitting refresher on Norse mythology. Without stripping these dark tales of their magic, Nancy Marie Brown shows how mere humans shape myths that resonate for centuries–and how one brilliant scoundrel became, for all time, the ‘Homer of the North.’”—Jeff Sypeck, author of Becoming Charlemagne 

“With wry wit and graceful prose Nancy Marie Brown takes us back to medieval Iceland and introduces us to perhaps the greatest storyteller of the period, Snorri Sturluson. Her depth of knowledge of the era, the rugged landscape, the Vikings, and their lifestyle is impressive.”—Pat Shipman, author of To the Heart of the Nile

For more information, visit Nancy Marie Brown’s website here.