The Tale of Melkorka: A Novella

The Tale of Melkorka: A Novella

by Octavia Randolph

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The Tale of Melkorka: A Novella by Octavia Randolph

Silence – and Revenge
A beautiful slave girl. A missing royal daughter.
A carefully wrought revenge.

Iceland in the 10th century. There is nothing unusual in a wealthy farmer returning home with a slave girl, even if she is a mute. But she conceals a secret that will echo across the oceans.

Based on an episode from the great Icelandic Sagas, The Tale of Melkorka will grip you with an unfolding mystery of loss, triumph, and the rough justice of revenge.

Melkorka's world awaits you...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156788385
Publisher: Pyewacket Press
Publication date: 10/29/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 152,354
File size: 35 KB

About the Author

I write the kind of book I want to read myself. I write about history as a way to better understand my own times. I write about people who are far better, and (I hope) far worse than myself. And beautiful objects inspire me: the hand-carved combs, skilfully wrought swords, and gemmed goblets of the world of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga. Almost everything interests me; I've studied Anglo-Saxon and Norse runes, and learnt to spin with a drop spindle. My path has led to extensive on-site research in England, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and Gotland - some of the most wonderful places on Earth. My other works include the novella The Tale of Melkorka, based on a story from the Icelandic Sagas, and Ride: A Novella, a retelling of the story of Lady Godiva. I've been the fortunate recipient of Artistic Fellowships at the Ingmar Bergman Estate, MacDowell Colony, Ledig House International, and Byrdcliffe.

Hearing from readers is a special pleasure and I always answer my letters. So write to me! is my website.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the Circle of Ceridwen and love Octavia's writing so purchased more of her work. Like loved this novella. Now on to my Nook library to see what else I have by her!