is the year 1000, in Iceland. Imagine you are Thorgeir of Ljósavatn, a
respected priest of Thor, and a high-ranking man in Icelandic society.
You have been chosen to decide the religious path all your
countrymen will take, remembering the enormous pressures the fanatical
Christian king, Olaf Tryggvason of Norway, is bringing to bear on your
island home, with its tenuous link to the rest of the world.
And now imagine you are a hard-working heathen freeholder, lost to history, but living at that time, observing Thorgeir's decision and what follows. What would be going through your head as you remember what you have just seen, in what has just become...
The opening story in Days in Midgard: A Thousand Years On is based on the actual and remarkable historical event known to us today as the Conversion of Iceland. Nothing like this has happened before or since. And a question our forgotten freeholder asks himself reverberates throughout the rest of the book. By the time you reach the end, perhaps you'll know the answer.