No Snakes in Iceland

I usually don’t promote book releases. This is an exception.

A long-time friend is finally publishing his book:

No Snakes in Iceland

Set in the wild edge of the world in the 10th century, No Snakes in Iceland is the story of Edgar, an English poet adrift in the world of his enemies, the heathen Vikings.

Though far from home and seething with bitter hate, Edgar is recruited by a strange young man to come to a farm in a far-off glacial valley-and kill a ghost. Accompanied only by his confessor Sifrid and an arrogant young monk, Edgar rides to the winter-bound farm and meets hostile fighters, outlaws, berserks, a family torn asunder by a generation of strife, and, always looming, the fearsome mound-dweller that terrorizes the farmstead by night.

No Snakes in Iceland is the story of both one man lost and lonely in the world, and of a world in the grip of supernatural forces it cannot understand.

No Snakes in Iceland

photo credit: Jordan Poss



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8 thoughts on “No Snakes in Iceland

  1. I love the cover and write-up for this book. I also love the word “berserker”. It’s what they call the rook in the Lewis chess set and it comes in several styles. My favourite is the one where the berserker is biting his shield! I see No Snakes is available in both paperback and Kindle. Super! All the best to Mr. Poss.

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  2. I have the book on my Kindle, it is next on my TBR. Also, DD was 6 when she saw the Lewis chessmen at the British Museum and shouted,”THOSE are the ones I want!” Good thing she’s cute; the guards don’t take kindly to statements like those around priceless artefacts.

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        1. My guess would be something along these lines:

          The 12th-century Icelandic Gray Goose Laws state that Swedes, Norwegians, Icelanders and Danes spoke the same language, dĒ«nsk tunga (“Danish tongue”; speakers of Old East Norse would have said dansk tunga). [source]

          However, as I cannot speak for the author, check out his Facebook page and ask away!


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