The Raven’s Table: Viking Stories

The Raven’s Table: Viking Stories
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Genres: Collections, Fantasy, Horror
Tag: Vikings
Publisher: Word Horde
Publication Year: 2021
Format: Trade Paperback
Length: 306 pp
ISBN: 9781939905680

From Christine Morgan comes The Raven's Table, a collection of tales to rouse your inner viking. Look for The Raven's Table at better independent booksellers everywhere, and most online retailers. Copies with signed bookplates are available for preorder direct from Word Horde.

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About the Book


The furious clangor of battle. The harrowing singing of steel. The desperate cries of wounded animals. The gasps of bleeding, dying men. The slow, deep breathing of terrible things–trolls, giants, draugr–waiting in the darkness. The wolf’s wind howling, stalking like death itself. The carrion-crows, avaricious and impatient, circling the battle-ground, the Raven’s Table.


The skald’s voice, low, canting, weaving tales of fate and heroism, battle and revelry. Of gods and monsters, and of the women and men that stand against them. Of stormy Scandinavian skies and settlements upon strange continents. Of mead-hall victories, funeral pyres, dragon-prowed ships, and gold-laden tombs. Of Ragnarok. Of Valhalla.

For a decade, author Christine Morgan’s Viking stories have delighted readers and critics alike, standing apart from the anthologies they appeared in. Now, Word Horde brings you The Raven’s Table, the first-ever collection of Christine Morgan’s Vikings, from “The Barrow-Maid” to “Aerkheim’s Horror” and beyond. These tales of adventure, fantasy, and horror will rouse your inner Viking.

Cover Art and Design by Elinore Eaton

Pub Date: April 30, 2021

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-939905-68-0

Format: eBook
ISBN-13: 978-1-939905-28-4

Table of Contents

The Barrow-Maid
Thyf’s Tale
The Fate-Spinners
The Vulgarity of Giants
In the Forests of the Far Land
Njord’s Daughter
A Feast of Meat and Mead
Nails of the Dead
Sven Bloodhair
The Mottled Bear
To Fetter the Fenris-Wolf
At Ragnarok, the Goddesses
With Honey Dripping
Aerkheim’s Horror
The Shield-Wall
The Seven Ravens
As We Drown and Die
Brynja’s Beacon

About the Author

CHRISTINE MORGAN recently bade farewell to the cool and cloudy Pacific Northwest to return to her ancestral roots and reconnect with family in sunny Southern California. After thirty years working in residential psych facilities, usually on the overnight shift, she’s decided to take the plunge as a full-time writer. She also edits, reviews, makes weird crafts, bakes cookies, gets bossed around by her cats, and is probably way too into dinosaurs for a woman her age.


“These works have the sure, solid feel of a talented author deeply engaged with her source material and genre. They’re an excellent read for those who enjoy myths and legends of all kinds.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“…stories that will make you want to don your helm, sword and shield before riding off into battle.” —The Grim Reader

The Raven’s Table finds the horror at the heart of Viking culture. The stories scare you silly and creep you at the same time that they shed real light on life in the medieval North. Want to know what it really felt like to live in the Viking age? Read this book!” –Professor Michael D. C. Drout, Wheaton College

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