Grand Junction, CO (PRWEB) April 6, 2010
'Axe of Iron: Confrontation' is J.A. Hunsinger's second novel in his Axe of Iron series that is a continuation of his first Viking adventure, 'Axe of Iron: The Settlers.' Hunsinger continues the adventures of Norsemen explorers Halfdan Ingolfsson and his second in command, Gudbjartur Einarsson, who have lead an expedition and established a settlement named Halfdansfjord, located along the coast of North America on the east coast of James Bay, at the south end of Hudson Bay.
The Viking adventures continue with the settlers struggling to make a life in Halfdansfjord. The focus of the adventure is the relationship between the settlers and the indigenous people. Readers will not only experience the lives of the Norsemen, but also the lives of the natives that include the Naskapi (Cree), Anishinabeg (Ojibwa), and the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois). The story delves into the confrontations with the natives. Readers will not only experience life and death confrontations, but also the relationships between the settlers and natives. Readers will learn about the native peoples' lives through a chronicling of their practices, customs, burial rituals, execution rituals, hunting methods, and cooking methods. As well, readers will experience how tough life is in the wilderness and the brutal conditions both the Natives and Viking settlers endure.
Hunsinger successfully builds on his first novel and adds even more action and adventure. As with the first novel, the story is rich in historical details which clearly show the careful attention paid to historical accuracy which allows the reader to peer through a window into the past and experience an important historical period.
Cheryl C. Malandrinos, The Book Connection
"Readers, who will recognize many of the names and characters from the first novel, are treated to watching these people develop and change as they meet the challenges of their lives in this new place; a place that is filled with hope and danger. Readers of historical fiction are sure to be drawn in by this sweeping epic of the Northmen."
Tracy Roberts, Write Field Services
"Hunsinger successfully builds on his first novel and adds even more action and adventure. As with the first novel, the story is rich in historical details which clearly show the careful attention paid to historical accuracy which allows the reader to peer through a window into the past and experience an important historical period. He incorporates the fictional tale with historical details which makes reading the story not only fun, but also engaging. Readers will find the story and characters so compelling that they will not realize that they are learning as they read."
About the Author
J. A. Hunsinger lives in Colorado, USA, with his wife Phyllis. He writes and promotes fulltime. Vinland Publishing published the first novel of his character-driven, historical fiction series, 'Axe of Iron: The Settlers' on August 1, 2008. Although he has long been a writer, much of his adult life has been associated with commercial aviation, both in and out of the cockpit. As an Engineering Technical Writer for Honeywell Commercial Flight Systems Group, Phoenix, AZ, he authored two comprehensive pilots' manuals on aircraft computer guidance systems and several supplemental aircraft radar manuals. His manuals have been published and distributed worldwide to airline operators by Honeywell Engineering, Phoenix, AZ. His first published work for the general public, Flight Into Danger, appeared in Flying Magazine, (August 2002). Many of his articles have been featured in other periodicals and websites or are featured on his Blog.
'Confrontation: An Axe of Iron Novel' is published by Vinland Publishing ISBN: 0980160154, and can be purchased online at http://www.vinlandpublishing.com/. The novel is also available on all major online bookstores such as Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and Chapters.ca.
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