Apprentice of War

Jan Ove Ekeberg

NORLA Selected Title

Den siste Vikingkongen
Gyldendal 2016
Fiction / Novel
78000 Words
English sample translation available - 100 pages

Product sheet (PDF)

Den siste vikingkongen

Selected title by NORLA – extensive translation grants available.

In the autumn of 1028, the Norwegian king is forced to flee. The Danish king, Cnut the Great, runs Olaf Haraldsson out of the country. Olaf travels east to Russia accompanied by only his most trusted men. His younger half-brother, Harald, remains at home. So does the severely injured Rane Kingsward, once the most feared of all Vikings. The old Viking teaches the stubborn young boy his weaponry skills. When the old berserker sets out on horseback from the estate, it is with Harald chained to the back of another like a slave. Thus begins a long journey for the obstinate apprentice and his unyielding master.

Apprentice of War is the first book in a series THE LAST VIKING KING, based on Harald Hardråde’s adventurous life.

Foreign rights

Cicero/Rosinante & Co (Denmark)
Heyne Verlag (Germany)
Perseus (Bulgaria)
Tukan Förlag (Sweden)

Historical novel from the top division.

Geir Vestad, Hamar Arbeiderblad

Home run from viking era.

Katrine Krøger, Dagbladet