How the boy became a Viking. How the man became a legend.

The origin story of Sidroc the Dane, a new standalone entry point into The Circle of Ceridwen Saga. Read first, read last, read between any of the Saga novels. But read it and learn how Sidroc became Sidroc.

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Sidroc the Dane

Sidroc the Dane: A Circle of Ceridwen Saga Story
A Circle of Ceridwen Saga Story

A discarded child Fated to become a powerful Jarl – here is the story of Sidroc.

Fate guides the path of his father, Hrald, to his meeting with the woman whose son would help change the face of 9th century Angle-land. An ever-growing rivalry between Sidroc and his cousin Toki defines the boys’ early years. Their young uncle, Yrling, knows success as a raider in far-off Angle-land, and trains his nephews in the ways of the warrior. Ahead of them is the perilous crossing of the North Sea, which stands between them and the plunder they seek. Once on the great island of Angle-land, hard fighting awaits, through which Sidroc rises to second in command in the war-band headed by Yrling. Then, at their captured Saxon stronghold, comes the young woman for whom Sidroc will one day change his life…

Dovetailing into Book One of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga, Sidroc the Dane is a book to be savoured at any point on the journey.

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Meticulously researched and thrillingly brought to life

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Sidroc the Dane: A Circle of Ceridwen Saga Story
The Circle of Ceridwen: Book One of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga
Ceridwen of Kilton: Book Two of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga
The Claiming: Book Three of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga
The Hall of Tyr: Book Four of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga
Tindr: Book Five of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga
Silver Hammer, Golden Cross: Book Six of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga
Wildswept: Book Seven of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga
For Me Fate Wove This: Book Eight of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga
Two Dragons: Book Nine of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga
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  • June williams October 23, 2021, 11:28 pm

    Wow, at last a series of books I want to keep reading. I read a lot of historical novels and even though usually enjoy the first book i find the story wanes and characters get lost but with having finished the first three of the Circle of Ceridwen books i find myself eager to read more and more of them.
    I thank Octavia for your writing of them.

  • Michelle Duprey July 21, 2021, 2:56 pm

    I read all 8 books in a month if that gives you any indication of my enjoyment of your writing! Thank you for sharing this world, I truly felt pulled into it every time I sat down and opened a book. You are truly a master of your craft.

  • pheona cradock July 7, 2021, 8:41 am

    I just came across this first book and absolutely loved it just going to by book too I’m hooked thank you Octavia fantastic writing , great story takes to to another place in another time it’s like your actually really there 👍👍👍👍👍

  • Deborah Correa August 19, 2020, 3:53 am

    Love the circle of Ceridwen. When will book 7 be coming out. Is book 7 about Sidroe. Will 7 and 8 be available soon as part of this series. Will it be on Amazon Thank u for this series. It’s awesome.

  • Erica July 15, 2020, 2:41 pm

    I found your books through My VLF and enjoyed listening to you this evening. I am half way through book 1 & am enjoying it very much. Looking forward to lots more to come. Best wishes Erica

  • Victoria Rehg June 1, 2020, 9:16 am

    Keep writing the adventure cannot get enough ..keep typing Octavia…lol. Always Victoria

  • Penny Schinke November 25, 2019, 5:10 am

    I am looking forward so much to book 7!!! I have an iPad and get my books through iBooks. Since I have read everything…The Ride was wonderful…I am really, really anticipating book 7!!!

    Thank you so much for your books…and for the photos and info on the Icelandic festival!!

  • Kerrie Donovan October 17, 2019, 7:04 am

    Ive just finished reading book 6 in the Circle of Ceridwen and have greatly enjoyed then, will there be any more books in this series?

  • Irene Sinclair March 27, 2019, 3:16 am

    Your name and books of the Ceridwen Saga came through to me on Facebook, and as I love history and went to my local library and asked them to get book 1, I have now read all 6 and trust there is a 7 and beyond soon. The library have now bought the Series, thanks to me I would say. Although I live in Australia, I came when I was 16 from Scotland. My paternal ggrandmother was from Orkney, and my DNA shows that 31% is Scandinavian. Loved the books, but I would like the cookery booklet, because I am interested in the browis, feel it may be something like our Scots Broth.
    Anyway keep up the writing, I am planning a visit to scotland, and Orkney particularly, and plan on doing a Baltic Cruise next year. Cheers Irene

  • Faith E Armstrong January 5, 2019, 2:43 pm

    This series interests me and I will start them soon.

  • Linda Brown August 10, 2018, 3:31 pm

    I just found your books and am DELIGHTED with them. Thank you for writing such amazing literature for those of us to read.

  • Susan June 3, 2018, 7:20 am

    I have absolutely flown through all 7 books and, while I know the 7th was just released, am very much hoping there will be another. Thank you for all of your time and dedication to these works and their characters and how you have brought each of them to life. I am a huge Anglophile but this the first time I’ve traveled back as far as the 9th century but now want to stay here and learn more!

  • Nancy Weaver April 15, 2018, 2:52 pm

    I received my book last night. Thank you for writing these amazing books. I can go into that world so easy, I’m sure I’m from there in some time. I have my daughter into them now. She is on the audio books. Love the cookbook also.

  • Betty April 12, 2018, 8:50 pm

    Thanks for your books, I am up to book three and loving them ! I sent my daughter the first book and now she has overtaken me and is on book 4! I knew she would love them as I do. Many blessings Betty xxx

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