The Chronicle of the Ostmen

Book One: Maelstrom

by Ian McKay Nunn

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/6/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781504307529

About the Book

It is 869 and Ard Mhacha remains the preferred meeting place of the ancients. Within a land controlled by monks who tell the people how to act and what to learn, Mael MacConaill grows up a privileged young noble who has no interest in hearing about God’s plan for him to reach heaven. But when the monastery is suddenly raided by Ostmen, everything changes for Mael. After he becomes a hostage to a warlord, Mael is unwittingly propelled into the chaos surrounding the Danish invasion of the British kingdoms. While a battle for the last Saxon kingdom ensues, Mael becomes an outsider in an alien culture within a foreign country. Now as he learns to rely on his resourcefulness to survive within a brutal chaotic realm, Mael must somehow find his way during an uncertain time when Christian lords dutifully follow the written word. In this historical novel for teens, a young noble’s life is transformed during ninth century Europe and beyond after he is taken hostage during a raid on a monastery.

About the Author

Ian McKay Nunn has been a student of art and culture for over forty years. As an infant, his Scottish parents immigrated to a land of opportunity in the Antipodes in search of a better life. Ian draws his inspiration from his experiences living and growing in a foreign land with differing cultures. The Chronicle of the Ostmen is the first book in an intended series. Nunn currently lives in New South Wales, Australia.