Celtic heroic fantasy?

  Often, readers of heroic fantasy have asked for stories or series set in so-called Celtic times. There seems to be a lack of this setting in fiction these days, and readers have requested that this be mended. This is interesting for me as an archaeologist who has studied the Celtic Iron Age, because ‘Celtic’ … More Celtic heroic fantasy?

The Heroic Age of the Celts – the Bronze Sword Cycles

My duology takes place roughly 200 B.C, on the island of Skye. We know that the people of Skye, as all of Britain and Ireland, as well as much of Northern Europe, spoke a Celtic language. They had a shared archaeological culture, and while there were likely many differences between peoples, they had many things … More The Heroic Age of the Celts – the Bronze Sword Cycles

Three different ways to hold a sword – some tips for authors who write about swords

Did you know that there are three different ways to hold a (one-handed) sword? Modern sword fighters have recognized three different grips. Each grip is unique, and allows you to do wield the sword differently. We call them grips, and they involve moving your fingers on the grip of the sword in different ways. The … More Three different ways to hold a sword – some tips for authors who write about swords