Book Trailer for THE LAST ABBOT OF LINN DUACHAILL

S&H Publishing put together this slick book trailer for THE LAST ABBOT OF LINN DUACHAILL.

How cool is that?

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Estonian Viking Burials, Revisited

So here’s another, longer article about the Viking Ship burial, complete with ill-fated crew, discovered in Estonia in 2008.

I have a soft spot for Estonia.  We visited in 1998.  The medieval city walls of Talinn were stunning.  Also, the sea was rough and the ferry bounced a lot.  For months after you could ask my then-2 year old son, “What happened on the boat?”  and he would say sadly, “I coughed.”

This burial may cause us to rethink our dates for Viking activity.  Traditionally we talk about Viking raiding as beginning late 8th century, but these burials are from roughly 50 years earlier.

Vikings on the History Channel

I don’t have cable, so I’ll have to wait to see the new Vikings History Channel show on Netflix and reserve judgment until then.  Although as the co-author of a novel-in-progress about Vikings, it seems like nothing but good news.  In my fantasies, Vikings will be the next big thing, bigger than vampires and for sure bigger than zombies.  I don’t get the appeal of zombies anyway.  Vikings are much better.

Plus they filmed in Ireland!  Woot!