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Scott Oden

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Scott Oden was born in Indiana, but has spent most of his life shuffling between his home in rural North Alabama, a Hobbit hole in Middle-earth, and some sketchy tavern in the Hyborian Age. He is an avid reader of fantasy and ancient history, a collector of swords, and a player of tabletop role-playing games. When not writing, he can be found walking his two dogs or doting over his lovely wife, Shannon.

Oden’s previous works include the historical fantasy, The Lion of Cairo, and two historical novels, Men of Bronze and Memnon. He is currently working on his next novel.

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An Excerpt from The Doom of Odin

I wanted to share a snippet with you from the upcoming third book in the Grimnir series, The Doom of Odin. In this excerpt, our orcish hero, Grimnir, finds himself in a strange place: he’s in the afterlife of his people, a savage take on the fate of fallen Norse heroes who are taken to …

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Scott Scott said: " This is one of those touchstone books I come back to time and again. It's an almost perfect blend of adventure, grim combat, pathos, and hope. Mattias Tannhauser is quite possibly the best "barbarian" since Robert E. Howard's Conan -- a lovable rogue ...more "


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Hi Yiannis! I don't have a solid date for the paperback, as of yet, but it's usually around the time the next book releases. So, look for it sometimes around the release date for The Doom of Odin (which is probably summer or fall of 2022).
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“This was no game of thrones where generals sacrificed and maneuvered on the backs of their soldiers; this was the most primal sort of conflict—Odin’s weather, the red chaos of slaughter—where men stood breast-to-breast and shield-to-shield, and dealt the same blows they took in kind.”
Scott Oden, A Gathering of Ravens

“Étaín could have refuted everything Grimnir claimed, had her mind not been shattered from exhaustion; she could have told him that when the earth shook, every man, woman, and child inside Badon shared the same belief: that it was the hand of God, descended to earth to put paid to some nest of sinners, like Sodom and Gomorrah. No, sin was Badon’s downfall, and those whom the Almighty spared would go to their graves hard in the belief that they owed their existence from this day on to divine grace, to piety, and to the love of Christ Jesus.”
Scott Oden, A Gathering of Ravens

“this oväder—this un-weather—was of the Devil’s making; that the fumes of Hell warmed the world of Man, and soon the armies of God would strike from the Gates of Heaven to set the balance right.”
Scott Oden, A Gathering of Ravens


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