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The Norse Queen

Johanna Wittenberg

Daughter of a Norse king, fifteen-year-old Åsa dreams of becoming a shield-maiden. When she spurns a powerful warlord, he rains hellfire on her family, slaughtering her father and brother and taking her captive. To protect her people, Åsa must wed her father’s killer. To take vengeance, she must become his queen.

Daughter of a Norse king, fifteen-year-old Åsa dreams of becoming a shield-maiden. When she spurns a powerful warlord, he rains hellfire on her family, slaughtering her father and brother and taking her captive. To protect her people, Åsa must wed her father’s killer. To take vengeance, she must become his queen.

“Based on the real-life historical figure of Queen Asa, Wittenberg’s thorough and detailed research paints a vivid picture of early medieval Viking life. ….a fascinating glimpse into what a strong woman’s life in Viking times might have looked like.” (Editor’s Choice, Historical Novels Review)

“A journey back into the heart and soul of ancient Viking realms. Queen Åsa of Tromøy, a true historical figure almost lost in the mists of time, returns to vivid life in The Norse Queen. Step inside a Scandinavian saga in all its richness.” (Margaret George, NY Times Bestselling Author)

“…brims with action in a world both exhilarating and terrifying, peopled with sorceresses, warring jarls, and even shape-shifters. In its tale of one woman’s steadfast courage in the face of tragedy, it gives life and breath to a long-forgotten 9th century queen.” (Patricia Bracewell, Author of Shadow on the Crown and The Price of Blood)

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