Keywords: dark ages
Year of publication: 2014
Jerry Autieri Shield of Lies Prologue Frankia, September 892 C.E. The Frankish warrior dashed for the tree line, legs pumping over the knee-high grass, eyes white with terror and a scarlet stripe of blood peeling from beneath his conical helmet. Bloodless fingers gripped his sword as its red blade waved like a branch in the wind. Four gray-fletched arrows sprouted from the teardrop-shaped shield strapped to his other arm, and one shook loose as he fled. Flushed cheeks bulged with his panting, ...
Keywords: Dark Ages Norse Saga Vikings War
Year of publication: 2013
Jerry Autieri Islands in the Fog CHAPTER ONE This is my last offer. All you need do is place your hands upon my blade and swear loyalty. Save your life and the lives of your men. Hardar Hammerhand squinted at Ulfrik from behind the cheek plates of his helmet and tipped the hilt of his sword forward. His gray-streaked beard wagged as he continued. Go on, lad, and do what is right. The next time you call me lad, old man, will be through broken teeth. Ulfriks lip curled in a snarl. The parley was ...
Keywords: adventure Dark Ages Historical Fiction Norse Vikings
Year of publication: 2012
Jerry Autieri Fates Needle One Ulfrik stood in the front rank, on his fathers shield side. He pushed up his leather cap, which constantly slid over his eyes. Once Im a blooded warrior, Ill have my own helmet. On Ulfriks shield side stood his fathers hirdmen. Behind them, a crowd of about thirty men-all from the nearby farms or standing troops-formed ranks. Looking over at his eldest son, Orm reached out, removed the ill-fitting leather cap, and tossed it away. He said nothing. Ulfrik could feel ...
Keywords: adventure Dark Ages historical adventure Historical Novel Norse Norway Viking Age Vikings