Come on out to the Mill Creek University Book store for a free special event on Friday evening, August 25th, at 6:00 pm.
In addition to a reading and signing of “The Half-Drowned King” with author Linnea Hartsuyker, you'll also enjoy an amazing Nordic musical performance by fiddlers Martha Levenson and Vicki Watt Warshaw.
The music starts at 6:00 pm and Hartsuyker will speak at 7:00 pm.
Linnea Hartsuyker takes us to the savage world of 9th-century Viking warriors with her epic debut novel “The Half-Drowned King.”
At 20, Ragnvald is old enough to be considered a man, but too young to see betrayal coming. On his way home from a raiding expedition, his captain has him flung overboard under orders from Ragnvald's stepfather, Olaf.
Rescued by a fisherman, Ragnvald goes on to fight alongside King Harald, hoping to win enough power to take back the land that's rightfully his.
Meanwhile, his sister, Svanhild, is facing her own troubles. Betrothed by Olaf to a hard older man, she abandons the protections of family and friends to escape a miserable marriage—only to find herself at the mercy of her brother's former captain.
In the gaps of recorded history, Hartsuyker crafts an exhilarating saga of honor, loyalty, deceit, passion, and courage.