Finn's Fate

By Michael E. Wills

Historical fiction, Action & adventure | Hardback, eBook


An epic Norse saga, "Finn’s Fate" plunges the reader into the harsh and violent world of the tenth century AD, in which base survival overrides all other human needs, but is closely hounded by wanderlust, greed and desire. After a disastrous fire ruins their homestead, Finn and his two brothers set out on a dangerous journey towards the Land of the Danes in search of adventure and a better life. It's a road that takes them into the realm of King Erik of Sweden, slavery and an apparent loss of all hope. Fortune, however, is a fickle mistress, and a dramatic escape leads Finn, Torsten and Gunnar to the service of King Harald of Denmark. Newly emboldened, they embark on one of the longships leaving for the annual summer raids on Britannia. The events that follow bring this saga to a dramatic conclusion, and at the same time, throw light on the modern mystery of a mass grave in the Dorset countryside...


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An epic Norse saga, "Finn’s Fate" plunges the reader into the harsh and violent world of the tenth century AD, in which base survival overrides all other human needs, but is closely hounded by wanderlust, greed and desire. After a disastrous fire ruins their homestead, Finn and his two brothers set out on a dangerous journey towards the Land of the Danes in search of adventure and a better life. It's a road that takes them into the realm of King Erik of Sweden, slavery and an apparent loss of all hope. Fortune, however, is a fickle mistress, and a dramatic escape leads Finn, Torsten and Gunnar to the service of King Harald of Denmark. Newly emboldened, they embark on one of the longships leaving for the annual summer raids on Britannia. The events that follow bring this saga to a ...


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Michael E. Wills was born on the Isle of Wight, UK, and educated at the Priory Boys School and Carisbrooke Grammar. He trained as a teacher at St Peter’s College, Saltley, Birmingham, before working at a secondary school in Kent for two years. After re-training to become a teacher of English as a Foreign Language he worked in Sweden for thirteen years. During this period he wrote several English language teaching books. His teaching career has included time working in rural Sweden, a sojourn that first sparked his now enduring interest in Scandinavian history and culture - an interest that after many years of research, both academic and in the field, led him to write “Finn’s Fate” and the sequel novel, “Three Kings – One Throne”. His boyhood interest in Georgian military history was re-kindled by a visit to the Red Coats’ Museum in Salisbury, and subsequently developed by time spent doing research in Quebec and New York State. This research led to the writing of “The Wessex Turncoat”. Today, Michael works part-time as Ombudsman for English UK, the national association of English language providers. Though a lot of his spare time is spent with grandchildren, he also has a wide range of interests including researching for future books, writing, playing the guitar, carpentry and electronics. He spends at least two months a year sailing his boat which is currently in Scandinavia.


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Michael E. Wills was born on the Isle of Wight, UK, and educated at the Priory Boys School and Carisbrooke Grammar. He trained as a teacher at St Peter’s College, Saltley, Birmingham, before working at a secondary school in Kent for two years. After re-training to become a teacher of English as a Foreign Language he worked in Sweden for thirteen years. During this period he wrote several English ...


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