The Slayer Rune

Digital Stories
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The Slayer Rune is a historical action-adventure novella with slight supernatural elements. In this first instalment in the new Viking series, the stage is set in Norway in AD 967. Young Sigurd, the chieftain's son, is in love with Yljali, a pretty, foreign thrall girl. But does he manage to fight off his powerful rivals?
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About the author

John Snow is a pen-name for Terje Hillesund, a professor of Media and Communication at University of Stavanger in Norway. In addition to media studies, Hillesund has a deep interest in literature and mythology, especially Norse mythology, and in Viking history. He enjoys reading the Old Edda, Icelandic sagas, and books on the Viking Age. One evening, when his wife watched him sitting among his computers and books, she asked why he didn't write a Viking story. "If you find a good pen-name, I will," he said. Knowing he read "A Game of Thrones" at the time, she suggested "Jon Snow", but the author-to-be said no. "I will not steal the name of such a wonderful character," he said, and called himself John Snow.
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Publisher
Digital Stories
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Published on
May 12, 2013
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Pages
128
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ISBN
9788293162100
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
Fiction / Historical
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