Keep On Rockin' in the Norse World

By Rowdy Geirsson

By Rowdy Geirsson

Norse Mythology for Bostonians: A Transcription of the Impudent Edda

Rowdy Geirsson


My own meager offering: the not-so-stunning conclusion to the 800-year old Edda Trilogy. Based on the long-running McSweeney's column.

Styrbiorn the Strong

E. R. Eddison


Epic adventure of an outcast Swedish king. A classic dating back to the 1920s.

The Long Ships

Frans G. Bengtsson

$18.95 $17.43

Classic historical Viking adventure novel, translated from the original Swedish. Inspiration for the 60's film of the same name.


Dustin Long

$13.00 $11.96

Quirky mystery adventure novel set in the land of fire and ice with Norse trappings.

The Broken Sword

Poul Anderson

$14.99 $13.79

Top-notch heavily Norse-inspired fantasy by a great author who has become largely forgotten.

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

Alan Garner

$6.99 $6.43

Children's fantasy adventure novel with a heavy dose of Norse influence set in the rural English countryside. Still fun for adults.

Nordic Hero Tales from the Kalevala

James Baldwin and N. C. Wyeth

$9.95 $9.15

Classic and well-told novelization of The Kalevala. Original version's illustrations by N.C. Wyeth are reproduced in this version.

Troll: A Love Story

Johanna Sinisalo

$16.00 $14.72

The story of a man who adopts and attempts to domesticate a wild troll in his hometown of Tampere, Finland. Very adult-oriented.

Barbarian Lord

Matt Smith


Matt Smith is a good friend of mine, but his graphic novel is excellent in its own right. Great fun for anyone who enjoys the Icelandic Sagas and their dry wit and tendency towards understatement.

Nordic Tales: Folktales from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark (Nordic Folklore and Stories, Illustrated Nordic Book for

Chronicle Books and Ulla Thynell

$24.95 $22.95

A great collection of Nordic folktales with great illustrations of each.

The Ice-Shirt: Volume One of Seven Dreams: A Book of North American Landscapes

William T. Vollmann

$24.00 $22.08

An epic novelization of the Greenlandic experiment in Vinland that draws on both Norse and Native American myth and legend. The writing style ranges from hypnotic to neurotic.

Saga: A Novel of Medieval Iceland

Jeff Janoda


A very engaging novelization of the segment from Eyrbyggja Saga that involved Snorr's and Arnkel's land dispute and Thorolf's troublesome ghost.