Dateline: January 22, 2018
To Spurn a King
Troubled Times in the North
2018 is a landmark year for King Harald the Fifth of Norway. Five decades ago, against his parents' wishes, he followed his heart and married a commoner. Eleven hundred years ago, the first King Harald could not win the maiden he desired, an ambitious young noblewoman. At her brazen challenge, he set out to forge a nation from the many small kingdoms along the Nord Way.
From the high mountain dales of Norway comes a tale of loss and peril, torn loyalties and broken promises. Norse sagas, folklore and mythology intertwine in TROLL AND TRYLLERI, a historical-fantasy novel that brings to life the wit and beauty of one far-seeing young woman - who sets off an avalanche of change across the land of the midnight sun.
Author Joyce Holt will hold a book signing at [location] on [date, time], featuring the newly released TROLL AND TRYLLERI. Drop by and chat about books and Vikings and ancient fiber arts like spinning by drop spindle. The first five visitors get a free needle-felted bookmark, no purchase necessary!
Holt writes flash fiction, too. For two years and more, she's been turning old Nordic folktales into short stories set among the fjords and fjells of an enchanting world, a mystical world, a perilous world haunted by trolls, merfolk, elves, wee folk, and creatures unheard of beyond the bounds of Scandinavia.
Of Norwegian ancestry herself, Holt wishes all the best for the current King Harald V and his beloved Queen Sonja on their 50th anniversary!
Troll and Trylleri
by Joyce Holt, author of historical fantasy
Find TROLL AND TRYLLERI on Amazon.com in these formats:
- 336-page print-on-demand paperback: $13.00
- Kindle ebook: $1.00
YouTube trailer for TROLL AND TRYLLERI
Where you can find Joyce Holt:
Book launch and author signing