Octavia Randolph

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I write the kind of book I want to read myself. I write about history as a way to better understand my own times. I write about people who are far better, and (I hope) far worse than myself. And beautiful objects inspire me: the hand-carved combs, skilfully wrought swords, and gemmed goblets of the world of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga. Almost everything interests me; I've studied Anglo-Saxon and Norse runes, and learnt to spin with a drop spindle. My path has led to extensive on-site research in England, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and Gotland - some of the most wonderful places on Earth. In addition to the Circle Saga, I've written the novella Ride, a retelling of the story of Lady Godiva, and The Tale of Melkorka, based on the Icelandic Sag ...more

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Octavia Randolph Thank you Jane for wanting "more"! I am working very hard every day to bring you this new book. My stay on my beloved Gotland was highly productive, a…moreThank you Jane for wanting "more"! I am working very hard every day to bring you this new book. My stay on my beloved Gotland was highly productive, and if the Gods continue to smile, it will be ready for you later this year. I'm very eager to place it into your hands!(less)
Octavia Randolph Hello Kathryn! Of course there will be more Saga novels. I would not leave our young people - or my dear readers - like that! There is a definite narr…moreHello Kathryn! Of course there will be more Saga novels. I would not leave our young people - or my dear readers - like that! There is a definite narrative arc to the characters' lives which must be achieved, and there will be at least three, possibly four more, Saga books to tell the full story. So do not fear, more is on the way. And thank you for such devotion to my work. Please tell your book-loving friends about the Saga; I count on my great readers to help grow the Circle.(less)
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Chavonne, Chavonne...of course there will be a next book! (And a next, and I next!) I am no sadist. Do you think I cloud leave Ashild, Ceric, and Hrald, our beloved young people, like that? Do you think For One Moment I could leave Sidroc like that? See Full Answer
" Irma Morrison wrote: "My other genre is Historical Time Travel. The sagas drew me in, because I felt like I was taken to that time period, and that I ...more "
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Each and every Saga novel will continue to be narrated by the great Nano Nagle, "the Voice of the Saga". She has recorded all seven current books, and will, we promise, continue to do all coming books. I'm so glad you enjoy her work. Also, you may wi See Full Answer
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Mary's tale will attract and hold the attention of young readers - and even this adult (and demanding) one. The story begins on the eve of Jesus' birth, then backtracks to that of Herod's excesses, and the struggles
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The fast pace, surprise twists, and international intrigue of La Concha make this newest offering from DP McHenry vie with any thriller. Indeed, "Romance" is too narrow a category for it - this is a book men will also love, with strong male protagoni ...more
The Hall of Tyr Book Four of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga by Octavia Randolph
"Hated to see the series end. I especially liked the feeling of being immersed in the 9th century."
The Hall of Tyr Book Four of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga by Octavia Randolph
"Review of The Circle of Ceridwen

Octavia Randolph did a wonderful job tying up all the loose ends in the lives of Ceridwen and Sydric's lives. I recommend this series to young adults and adults who enjoy adventuresome tales!" Read more of this review »
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“He lowered his voice. "You are a true shield-maiden; you do not turn from a scar on a man's face."I looked at him and did not lower my eyes. "My father was an ealdorman, and his brother ealdorman after him. He taught me that a scar is the badge of honour of the warrior, and this I believe."He regarded me for a long moment. "I think I am glad we did not face your father and his brother in battle," he said, "for they were of better stuff than what we have found here."In saying this, he gave my dead kinsmen much praise. I felt that praise came rarely from the Danes, and took a strange pleasure in hearing him say this. I did not speak, but he lifted his cup to me, and I again took up mine. - Sidroc the Dane to Ceridwen”
Octavia Randolph, The Circle of Ceridwen

“No,” he smiled, “we look for peace as well, when we have won what we want and need. But we have Gods for war and for peace, and Goddesses too, to honour our warriors and to bring plenty and pleasure. These Gods were yours as well, but your peoples have largely forgotten them, and speak their names no longer. Now you have only a man hung like a thief.” I”
Octavia Randolph, The Circle of Ceridwen Saga Box Set: Books One - Three

“deep roots are not hurt by frost.”
Octavia Randolph, The Circle of Ceridwen Saga Box Set: Books One - Three

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