Bringing Norse Sagas to a Contemporary Audience by Stuart W. Mirsky

Modern film and streaming services have conditioned us to expect nonstop action in our stories, and I’m as addicted to that as anyone. That’s why, when I set out to write my historical novel about the Norse in North America (a fictionalized account of some wayward Greenlanders trying to put down roots in North America), I decided to try to cut a path midway between evoking an authentic Norse saga (the source of our knowledge of the Norse visits here) and a more contemporary tale with enough fast-paced action to keep today’s readers in their seats. The King of Vinland’s Saga (Xlibris, 2020) had to work on both fronts. Nonstop action wasn’t going to be enough.

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Bringing Norse Sagas to a Contemporary Audience

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