Jeff Janoda has spent nearly a decade researching the medieval period in Northern Europe. His fascination with Norse culture stems from an appreciation of their highly developed art, poetry and legal system, as well as their strong bond with the land and sea.

Janoda, an avid outdoorsman, has worked as a historical interpreter, and currently teaches science and social studies. He lives in Ontario with his wife and two children. He has published several science fiction short stories. This is his first novel.

©2005 Jeff Janoda