Overview

The Oseberg ship, unearthed from a hill in Norway in 1904, dumbfounded archeologists because it contained the grave of a woman. Historians had assumed that the Viking world -- and certainly Viking ships -- were ruled by men.
A historical novel based on the excavation, "The Ship in the Hill" tells the story of two women struggling with power and love: Dr. Kirstin Williams, an American archeologist unearthing the ship in 1904, and Asa of Agthir, ...
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The Ship in the Hill

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Overview

The Oseberg ship, unearthed from a hill in Norway in 1904, dumbfounded archeologists because it contained the grave of a woman. Historians had assumed that the Viking world -- and certainly Viking ships -- were ruled by men.
A historical novel based on the excavation, "The Ship in the Hill" tells the story of two women struggling with power and love: Dr. Kirstin Williams, an American archeologist unearthing the ship in 1904, and Asa of Agthir, the Viking queen who sailed it a thousand years before.
Ty the author of "A Deeper Wild" and "The Case of D.B. Cooper's Parachute," this carefully researched novel delves deep into the mindset and myths of the Viking Age -- and mysteries that have lingered into our own age.
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Editorial Reviews

Paulina Springs Bookstore - Amanda McNaughton
The Ship in the Hill reminds me of Tolkien’s writing in the best possible ways: high adventure in the style of the old northern sagas. This super book has everything -- love, kidnapping, betrayal, revenge, adventure, heroic journeys. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed it.
Author of "An Absence So Great" - Jane Kirkpatrick
A great read! As a writer of historical novels I’m always looking for great stories and to see how other authors handle the history. The Ship in the Hill is one of those great ones! I loved how Mr. Sullivan moved back and forth between the 9th century and the early 20th century with such ease.
Medieval studies professor, University of Oregon - Jim Earl
I teach sagas, so I can tell Sullivan has done his homework. He’s a novelist with a great knack for description, character, and dialogue. I liked it a lot, and was quick to recommend it to my students.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148265603
  • Publisher: Navillus Press
  • Publication date: 1/30/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,276,159
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

William L. Sullivan is the author of four novels and a dozen nonfiction books. He grew up in Salem, Oregon, completed his B.A. degree in English at Cornell University under Alison Lurie, studied linguistics at Germany’s Heidelberg University, and earned an M.A. in German at the University of Oregon. He reads in a dozen languages, including Danish, Norwegian, and Old Norse. He undertook seven voyages to Scandinavia while researching Nordic sagas and Viking history for The Ship in the Hill.
Sullivan is known in the American West as the author who backpacked more than a thousand miles across Oregon’s wilderness in 1985. His journal of that adventure, "Listening for Coyote," has since been chosen one of Oregon’s "100 Books," the most significant books in Oregon history. In summer he writes at the log cabin that he and his wife Janell Sorensen built by hand in the wilds of Oregon’s Coast Range, more than a mile from roads, electricity, and telephones. The story of that cabin retreat is the subject of his other adventure memoir, "Cabin Fever." The rest of the year they live in Eugene, Oregon, where he volunteers to promote libraries and literature.
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