First I would just like to thank you for creating such vivid worlds and inspiring me to have a go at creative writing myself. I just have a couple of questions if you have the time.
In the Last Kingdom Uhtred talks about being a Sceadugengan, a shadow-walker. Is this an invention of yours, or did people of the day believe in such creepy entities lurking in the shadows?
I am currently researching for a Viking inspired fantasy novel, but find that most books on the Vikings are generic and don't have anything special about them. Are there any particular books you have read when researching the Saxon Stories to get the creative juices flowing that you would recommend?
Thank you, and all the best,
They did, and I didn’t make it up (though an Anglo-Saxon scholar chided me for getting the tense wrong)
Here is a link directly to the webpage 'Suggestions for Further Reading' for the Warrior Chronicles: http://www.bernardcornwell.net/readingclub/?series=the-saxon-stories