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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“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

“It was a thick roll of parchment, and more than one piece. Separating them I saw one was blank. Ælfwyn had rightly guessed that I might be in a place where parchment would be hard to come by, and sent along a second piece for my reply. Inside the second was a tiny pottery vessel, sealed by a wood plug and wax: Ink”
Octavia Randolph, The Hall of Tyr Book Four of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga

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