To Ulfar Thormodsson, the Viking town of Stenvik is the penultimate stop on a long journey. Tasked with looking after his cousin after disgracing his father, he has travelled the world and now only wants to go home.
But Stenvik is different; it contains the beautiful and tragic Lilja, who immediately captures Ulfar’s heart. Because of her, he persuades his cousin to stay. But Stenvik is also home to some very deadly men, who could break Ulfar in an instant.
King Olav is marching on Stenvik from the East, determined to bring the White Christ to the masses at the point of his sword, and a host of bloodthirsty raiders led by a mysterious woman are sailing from the north. But Ulfar is about to learn that his enemies are not all outside the walls.
Snorri Kristjansson was born in Reykjavik in 1974. He moved to Norway in 1983, where he lived for 7 years and found a passionate aversion to skiing. Since 2005, Snorri has been London-based, dabbling in classical acting and stand-up comedy while teaching children about Shakespeare and Drama.
Swords of Good Men is his first novel, and the first instalment of the Valhalla Saga. It has Vikings in it, so expect moderate cursing and beards.