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Episode 55 - Norse/ Heathen stuff in Fiction Books

April 15th, 2019

Episode 56 – Norse/ Heathen stuff in Fiction Books


Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.


Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence


Background fire ambience by inchadney from



“Are we just going to stand around, or are we going to fight?” Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

“Too soon” Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk, with reference to the short lived cult classic TV show Firefly, especially for their promo of ConMan

Fererro Rocher and _that advert from 1993: The Ambassadors Party : (and the updated version from 2017: )

The dude in jeans that ran through all the walls: Levi’s 2002 ‘Freedom to Move’

More cowbell – SNL ‘More Cowbell’ 2000

The Last Kingdom – Bernard Cornwell – books and TV series

“What do we say to Death? Not today.” Sirio Florel and Arya Stark, Game of Thrones, series 1

“The only thing a man can do is smile back” Gladiator (2000)

“The pointy end goes into the other man” The Mask of Zorro (1988)

Syiro Florel – character from Game of Thrones, series 1

Bene Tleilaxu - The Facedancer assassins from Dune

Eaters of the Dead – Michael Crichton – the basis for The 13th Warrior (along with elements of Beowulf)

American Gods and Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman

The Gospel of Loki – Joanne Harris

The Broken Sword – Poul Anderson

Iceland – Betsy Tobin

Giants of the Frost – Kim Wilkins

The Long Dark Teamtime of the Soul – Douglas Adams

Bloodeye – Giles Kristian (trilogy)

The Long Ships - Frans Bengtsson

The Sea Road – Margaret Elphinstone

Half a King – Joe Abercrombie (trilogy)

The Mere Wife – Maria Dahvanna Headley

All the Windracked Stars – Elizabeth Bear (trilogy)

The Hobbit / The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien

The Way of Wyrd – Brian Bates


Young Adult

The Seafarers Kiss – Julia Ember

The Boneless Mercies – Genevieve Tucholke


Middle Grade

Magnus Chase – Rick Rhiordan (series)

Secrets of Valhalla – Jasmine Richards (series)

Hilda and the Troll – graphic novel – Luke Pearson (series)

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase – Joan Aiken (series)

Odd and the Frost Giants – Neil Gaiman


The Curse of Fenric – Dr Who episode series from 1989

 The Cartmel Master Plan

Vikings – TV show

The CGI version of Beowulf (2007)

Fafnir and Sigurd -

The animated Lord of the Rings (unfinished, 1978)

Guards, Guards – Terry Pratchett!_Guards!


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