Featured Book of the Week – Vinland by Eddie Boggs



The Chronicles of Vinland [Kindle Edition]

E. B. Boggs

Thorvald Ragnarsson, along with his kinsman, Asmund Grettirsson and a host of fellow Jomsvikings leave for the new world after a dispute with Jarl Sigvaldi. Once they establish a settlement, they come into conflict with the native peoples there, called Skraelings by the Norse. Relations with the Skraelings improve and Thorvald’s family grows. But trouble is brewing within the Norse society over religious matters and a larger Skraeling tribe, the Wyandot, threatens the community with more bloodshed. Thorvald?s sons are learning the fighting tactics of the Jomsvikings as the Norse ally themselves with the now peaceful tribes against the Wyandot threat. Once the Wyandot are dealt with, Thorvald breaks with the Christian church, reverting to the worship of the old gods. The settlement?s Abbot, Bolverk, is determined not let that happen and the rift grows even wider. Murder, revenge and brother against brother paint the picture of the struggles in the Chronicles of Vinland.

Featured Author of the Week – Eddie Boggs

Eddie Boggs - Featured Author of the Week 01/17/2015

Eddie Boggs – Featured Author of the Week 01/17/2015

  • I love my wife, my family, music, medieval history and MMO gaming (DDO and EQ2, mostly). Also PnP D&D and just hanging out at home and enjoying the quiet sounds of Bear Creek
  • So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
    Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours.
    Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.

    Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people.
    Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
    Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

    When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living.
    If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.

    Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.

    When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.

    Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.

    Tecumseh, Shawnee Nation 1768-1813

    I am the world that hides
    The universal secret of all time
    Destruction of the empty spaces
    Is my one and only crime

    I lived a thousand times
    I found out what it means to be believed
    The thoughts, the images the unborn child that never was conceived