"A gripping adventure with a bold, uncompromising heroine, written in the true Nordic tradition. This is storytelling at its best.
Chris d'Lacey, New York Times best selling author of The Last Dragon Chronicles.
"Packed with atmosphere and adventure, Shieldmaiden is a compelling saga indeed. But then Sigrid is an exceptional Viking. Struggling to balance conflicting duties to family, to king and to her own heart, she comes of age with a sword in her hand."
Rod Duncan, author of The Riot trilogy.
"Filled with suspense, action and compelling characters, Shieldmaiden is the masterly tale of a strong woman fighting her way through a man's world."
Glynn Iliffe, author of The Adventures of Odysseus.
I was born in Sweden and grew up on stories about the Vikings, their daring raids and brave deeds but their lives as farmers, traders and explorers. I am particularly interested in the status of women in Viking society and how it changed with the spread of Christianity.