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About C.J. Adrien

C.J. Adrien is a bestselling and award-winning author of Viking historical fiction novels with a deep-rooted passion for Viking history. His enthralling Saga of Hasting the Avenger series was born from meticulous research conducted in preparation for a doctoral program in early medieval history, as well as his admiration for acclaimed historical fiction writers such as Ken Follett and Bernard Cornwell.

A published historian on the subject of Vikings, C.J. Adrien's articles have been featured in esteemed historical journals such as L’Association des Amis de Noirmoutier in France. His unique novels and expertise in the field have earned him invitations to speak at numerous international events. These include the prestigious International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), and conferences on Viking history in France, among others.

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C.J. Adrien

C.J. Adrien is an award-winning author of Viking historical fiction novels, passionate about Viking history, and a history educator.