Forged by Iron
by Eric Schumacher
Publication Date: April 15, 2020
Legionary – A Next Chapter Imprint
Series: Olaf’s Saga, Book One
Genre: Historical Fiction
From the bestselling author of Hakon’s Saga comes Forged by Iron, the first in a series of thrilling tales about Olaf Tryggvason, one of the most legendary and enigmatic kings of the Viking Age.
Norway, AD 960. The fabric that has held the Northern realm together is tearing. The sons of Erik Bloodaxe have returned and are systematically killing all opposition to the High Seat. Through treachery, Harald Eriksson slays Jarl Trygvi, an heir to the throne, and then he comes for Trygvi’s wife, Astrid, and son, Olaf.
Astrid and Olaf flee their home with the help of Astrid’s foster father, Torolv Loose-beard, and his son, Torgil, who are oath-sworn to protect them. The group escapes east, through the dark, forested land of the Swedes and across the treacherous East Sea, all the while evading the clutches of Harald’s brutal henchmen.
But the gods are fickle and the group is torn apart, leaving them to fend for themselves in Forged by Iron, a must-read for all who enjoy action-packed historical fiction.
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About the Author
Eric Schumacher (1968 – ) is an American historical novelist who currently resides in Santa Barbara, California, with his wife and two children. He was born and raised in Los Angeles and attended college at the University of San Diego.
At a very early age, Schumacher discovered his love for writing and medieval European history, as well as authors like J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Those discoveries continue to fuel his imagination and influence the stories he tells. His first novel, God’s Hammer, was published in 2005.
To date, Schumacher has published three novels, collectively known as Hakon’s Saga, and one novella. More information about him and his books can be found on his website. You can also connect with Schumacher on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and AuthorsDB.
Blog Tour Schedule
Wednesday, April 15
Interview at Passages to the Past
Monday, April 20
Review at History + Fiction + Adirondack Spirit
Wednesday, April 22
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books
Thursday, April 23
Feature at Just One More Chapter
Sunday, April 26
Feature at Reading is My Remedy
Tuesday, April 28
Interview at Jorie Loves a Story
Thursday, April 30
Guest Post at Historical Graffiti
Friday, May 1
Review at Hoover Book Reviews
Monday, May 4
Guest Post at Let Them Read Books
Friday, May 8
Interview at The Book Junkie Reads
Sunday, May 10
Review at Journey in Bookland
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