A Song of Steel | Podium Audio

The Light of the North Saga

A Song of Steel

Book 1

By: J C Duncan

Performed by: Ulf Bjorklund

Released: January 30, 2024

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 09 hr, 32 min

A roaring Norse saga of war, honor, love, and loss. Vikings face Crusaders in an epic battle for the soul of the North.
Alternate history—1116 AD. Three hundred years of cruel Viking raids have finally united Christian Europe against the pagan Northlands. A great crusade has been called to pacify the wild Norse kingdoms. The banner of the cross has been raised against the North, and all the power and fury of the West rides under it.
Ordulf, a talented young German swordsmith, is ripped from his comfortable life and cast into the bloody chaos of the crusade. As fate deals him a cruel blow in the lands of his enemies, he will have to forge a new path through the chaos or be consumed by it.
In the Northlands, three rival kingdoms must unite to survive the onslaught. But can any man, king or commoner, unite the bickering brotherhood of the Norse? Or is the time of the Vikings finally drawing to a violent end? Heroes will fail, kings will fall, and ordinary people will fight for the right to a future.
An epic saga of war, love, and politics sure to delight fans of Bernard Cornwell, Giles Krystian, Matthew Harffy, Christian Cameron, and all lovers of historical fiction.



J C Duncan

James Duncan has always been an avid reader of Historical Fiction and Fantasy, with a bit of sci-fi and apocalyptic fiction on the side. He always loved reading and the desire to write eventually became insurmountable when he finally felt he had a story worth telling. That story was the saga of Ljós a Norðan; The Light of the North, an epic alternate history of the end of the Viking era, a legendary warrior and the magical sword he supposedly wielded. Inspired by the Norse and Icelandic sagas, and rooted firmly in reality with a sprinkling of alternate history and mythology brought to life, the series explores a titanic and climactic clash of civilizations between the pagan raiding Norse, and the Christian nations of continental Europe. When he isn't writing or doing his full-time engineering job, James is happiest being an amateur bladesmith, forging knives in the shed he built in his garden. www.Jcduncan.co.uk DeleteEdit Add bio in new language



Ulf Bjorklund