The Adventures of Einarr Stigandersen

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Book Nine: Einarr and the Wolf’s Flame

9.10 – Stealth - “Wait,” Stigander rumbled. Everyone froze, looking at him expectantly. “There is still one order of business. You two.” The two…
9.9 – Refugees - Silent as ghosts, the three ships slipped through the night towards Breidelstein and Raenshold. The air of anticipation was almost…
9.8 – Nightfall - “Do you have a problem with the way we do things?” “No, not at all.” The Imperial Princess seemed taken…
9.7 – Ocean Skirmish - “Draken, dead ahead!” Sailing into view ahead of them, almost like a mirror image, came three draken bearing sails in…
9.6 – Sinmora - The blue and gold sail of the Eikthyrnir and the gold and white of the Heidrun flanked the blue and…
9.5 – War Footing - All the new crew members needed time to arm themselves and see to their affairs, but that suited Einarr and…
9.4 – A New Quest - It was with a heavy heart and no small amount of trepidation that the Vidofnir once more entered the harbor…
9.3 – Wolfling Raid - Stigander froze in his tracks, then seemed to sway a little as the words hit him harder than any physical…
9.2 – Vidofnir - The order was given, and Arring tossed a rope across to the rowboat. Einarr lashed the boats together and pulled…
Book 9: Einarr and the Wolf’s Flame - The dromon Arkona sails into Kjellvic harbor to find it aflame, the victim of a brutal raid. All over the…
9.1 – Burn - With Hrist’s ominous parting words ringing in his ears, it would have been an understatement to call Einarr impatient to…

Book Eight: Einarr and the Shining Valkyrie

8.28 – Value - Hi, Everyone! Allene here. Today marks the end of the marathon, as well as the end of book 8. It’s…
8.27 – Empire and Clan - In spite of their victory, a somber mood hung over the Arkona as it turned northward once more. Too many…
8.26 – Inferno - So far as Einarr was aware, they had only one piece of business left on Hohenwerth. It seemed a shame,…
8.25 – Fire Ship - “Launch!” Liupold’s order echoed over the surface of the water. Hrug willed the wind to life in the fire ship’s…
8.24 – Bait - Bea was looking at him expectantly. What she’d told him before? …Oh. Einarr shook his head no. “You really should.…
8.23 – Tying a Net - “So now what do we do?” Bea’s question was so eager and innocent that, for a moment, no-one could answer.…
8.22 – Hrist - The landing boat that waited to take the eight of them back to the Arkona was not unattended. Leaning casually…
8.21 – Under Seige - “Do it.” At Einarr’s word, Liupold and Naudrek tossed the bar out of the way and scrambled back over the…
8.20 – Armory - The trick with the runes gave them a chance to get out of the dungeon, but they could only do…
8.19 – Imperial Princess - The woman who stepped out of the cell Liupold opened was tall, lithe, and buxom, with black hair falling to…
8.18 – Jailbreak - The jailer stood in the center of the guard room like a bulldog, as though at any minute he expected…
8.17 – Southwaite - As was probably to be expected of an island of this size with the number of people it must have…
8.16 – Rescue Party - An entire afternoon and evening, and more than one cask of beer (although only one of eisbock: it was rather…
8.15 – A Slight Wrinkle - The landing party returned to the ship after setting Kettleness ablaze. Even had they not worried about attracting the attention…
8.14 – Kettleness - Hohenwerth island looked like the island of the cult in miniature in many ways, although for the moment it lacked…
8.13 – Agreement - The Arkona moved more swiftly than it had any right to. In fact, once the Eikthyrnir split off to head…
8.12 – A New Quest - “Of course not.” Einarr paused. “Father. I’m glad that you recognize I’ve met your requirements, and look forward to formalizing…
8.11 – Petition - The only way Einarr could have been more glad to see a shore, he thought, would be if it were…
8.10 – Parley - In the morning, whether by excellent foresight or an excess of caution, Captain Kormund ordered that they continue rowing under…
8.9 – Into the Night - As the Eikthyrnir retrieved the two men on lookout on the cliffs, Einarr and Naudrek were the first to step…
8.8 – Cat and Mouse - “Explain.” Einarr took a deep breath. Of everything that happened last year, this was the worst. “If these are the…
8.7 – Gossip - Captain Kormund turned downright broody as the Eikthyrnir sailed away from their ill-fated ambush. It seemed he was also troubled…
8.6 – Ambush - For a day and a half they rowed in short shifts, although by the morning of that second day Einarr…
8.5 – Pursuit - Captain Kormund froze a moment, staring at Einarr. He blinked, then swore quietly. “You. A Cursebreaker. How long?” “Almost a…
8.4 – Setting Sail - The Eikthyrnir was not due to leave port for several more days. Einarr chafed at the delay, but preferred not…
8.3 – Captain Kormund - As planned, Einarr, Eydri, Naudrek and Hrug came to breakfast looking more presentable than Einarr thought he had ever seen…
8.2 – Berth Hunt - Hi, Everyone! Allene here. We’re going to try something special with book 8, assuming I don’t exhaust myself in the…
8.1 – Dawn of Spring - Hi, Everyone! Allene here. We’re going to try something special with book 8, assuming I don’t exhaust myself in the…
Book 8: Einarr and the Shining Valkyrie - After wintering with the Runemaster alfs of the Shrouded Village, Einarr is finally deemed ‘safe’ to leave the village and…

Book Seven: Einarr and the Crimson Shroud

7.34 – Master’s Prerogative - Three days later, Einarr was buoyant when he caught his first glimpse of the easternmost farm of the village. He…
7.33 – Leaving Eskiborg - “Ah. Right.” With a thought, Einarr withdrew his will and the deck of the Bjorn ceased glowing. “But we cannot…
7.32 – The Muspel Shroud - The shadow of the Shroud was a deep blood-red in the faint illumination still coming off the deck of the…
7.31 – The Bjorn - Einarr and Naudrek came to the water’s edge at an area of the docks that Einarr doubted he’d have found…
7.30 – Midnight Assault - They were well into the midnight watch, and shadows cast by the fire flickering in the hearth sent shadows dancing…
7.29 – The Pewter Pot - Einarr stood before what was unmistakeably the public hall from the vision, glad to have found it but wishing he…
7.28 – Bells - Bowl of porridge in hand, the Singer came and sat across from Einarr at breakfast the next morning. “I’m told,”…
7.27 – Eskiborg - All around Einarr people walked through the motions of daily life, utterly unknowing (or unconcerned by) the fiery doom flying…
7.26 – Wisdom of Runes - Einarr rode out from the young new Jarl’s Hall as light was just beginning to touch the sky. He’d have…
7.25 – Inferno - Einarr knew which way was out only because he could still feel cooler air on his back. Ahead of him,…
7.24 – Wards - It took some hours before Einarr was able to stop raging at the sheer, petty irresponsibility of the Lady’s missive,…
7.23 – Layers - Days passed with Einarr the restless guest of Armad and the Lady Hridi. The longer he spent under their roof,…
7.22 – Hall of the Fallen - When Einarr left the village this time, it was on the back of a plowhorse – an even-tempered and quick-footed…
7.21 – Divination - The divination ritual was to be held in the selfsame temple that had housed the Shroud for so long, down…
7.20 – Return - At first glance, the Shrouded Village appeared exactly as it had the day the alfr from Breidhaugr delivered him. Surely,…
7.19 – Tracking - It was unmistakeably the same material as the Shroud. Oddly, it did not feel hot to the touch, nor did…
7.18 – Crone - Einarr accepted the old crone’s porridge somewhat cautiously. Last night she had spoken of ‘questions,’ and made it sound like…
7.17 – Practical Magic - Einarr’s head swam, although he could feel the hard ground beneath it. The crackle of a nearby campfire was unmistakeable.…
7.16 – Runestones - In the middle of the night, Einarr was awakened by an idea. The keepers of the lodge might not think…
7.15 – Fever - “Over here,” Einarr called upstream at Onnir’s back. Moments later, his guide splashed out of the water and up to…
7.14 – Search - It was good, Einarr thought, to have someone watching his back again. Not that the forest would ordinarily have been…
7.13 – Lodge - The same qualities that made the woods about the Shrouded Village pleasant to live in – their brightness, their openness…
7.12 – Broken Cage - The thief’s fiery sword, flaming no longer, fell to the floor with a clatter as the man backed towards the…
7.11 – Rematch - Einarr blinked back to consciousness with the faces of Melja and Mira staring down at him and a strange tingling…
7.10 – Wards - “Mind your step,” Melja warned as he entered the room. The warning was well-taken. At first glance it seemed as…
7.9 – Temple - The Shroud, Melja said, was stored in an inner chamber of the village’s temple to the gods. The morning, like…
7.8 – Syntax - The scorched weed stood, accusing, before them. “Show me what you drew, exactly.” Melja’s voice was more serious than Einarr…
7.7 – Apprentice Runecraft - As agreed, Einarr rose with the sun the next morning and was promptly set to work gathering eggs and drawing…
7.6 – The Shrouded Village - The light had dimmed from its lustrous gold by the time Ystävä led Einarr out of the trackless wood and…
7.5 – The High Road - Their farewells said, with a smile and a wave Einarr turned away from his family to face Ystävä and the…

Book Six: Einarr and the Isle of the Forgotten

Book Five: Einarr and the Tower of Ravens

Book Four: Einarr and the Demon’s Fleet

Book Three: Einarr Stigandersen and the Allthane’s Masquerade

Book Two: Einarr and the Oracle of Attilsund

Book One: Einarr Stigandersen and the Jotünhall

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