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Amalia Carosella
Writer of Bronze Age historical fiction, lover of heroes and myth.
Writer of Bronze Age historical fiction, lover of heroes and myth.

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Daughter of a Thousand Years In the Wilds!
DAUGHTER OF A THOUSAND YEARS released yesterday! It's been a wild ride, start to finish, but I'm so happy to have the opportunity to share Emma and Freydis's stories, present and past, with the world! Today is the obligatory earliest blogtour reviews round-...

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Musing on Hel (And the Norse Afterlife)
Ahhhhhhhhhh! Just ONE WEEK until Daughter of a Thousand Years releases! On that note, another Norse post! It is maybe possibly semi Valentine's Day thematic? Kind of? You can decide for yourself, I suppose -- but here are my thoughts on Hel and the Norse Af...

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Snorri's Overview of Norse Gods (Goddesses Sold Separately)
Baldur's Death ( via Wiki Commons, PD ) According to   Snorri's   Prose Edda , there are Twelve Aesir (though apparently by twelve he really means 14--is that a godly dozen?) Lest you think this is some coincidence that there are "Twelve" Aesir, just as the...

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A Problem of (Norse) Sources
I wanted to post an overview of the Norse gods today, but I realized I probably needed to talk a little bit about the difficulties that Norse Mythology presents, as far as determining well... anything about it, honestly. Unlike the Greco-Roman tradition, fo...

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The Book that Makes You Bleed
So I don't know if you heard but Amazon Publishing is giving away 100 Kindle Editions of Daughter of a Thousand Years over on Goodreads -- 100 copies!!! So I hope you'll all head on over and enter to win, because that feels like pretty good odds to me. pre-...

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Freydis Eriksdaughter
The Draken at Mystic Seaport (Or if you prefer: Freydís Eiríksdóttir) DAUGHTER OF A THOUSAND YEARS is in large part (half) a book about Erik the Red's daughter, Freydis. She also happens to be the (half) sister of Leif Eriksson aka Leif the Lucky -- who you...

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Top 5 Historical Fiction Reads of 2016
I read 99 books during 2016 , and of those, 21 were historical fiction -- though, full disclosure, two of those 21 were mine (proof reads!), so really, we're talking about 19. I'm a little bit later to this party than I meant to be but -- my top five NEW* h...

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A Daughter of a Thousand Years No-Kiss Teaser
So for many years, thanks to the genius of F rankie Diane Mallis , there was this post-New Year's Day tradition of a No-Kiss blogfest ( That other me even hosted it once ). The idea was that writers across the blogosphere would post an excerpt from their wo...

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4th Annual #NAMEthatBUTT Round 3 BONUS! #NAMEthatBOOK
Rounds 2 and 3 are both still live over at , so be sure to head over and check out the butts up for naming! They make quite a pair, and there's still a bonus five points to claim if you can name the location over which they moon! To co...

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4th Annual #NAMEthatBUTT: Round 2 BONUS #NAMEthatBOOK!
If you're not already playing #NAMEthatBUTT over at -- it's not too late to jump in! Round 2 is LIVE, and to celebrate, you've got TWO bonus opportunities! One relating to the sculpture's location, and the second HERE, With a #NAMEthat...
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