Including short videos filmed on Gotland, the setting of many of the books of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga. If you like them please leave a comment!

Ceridwen Books2The Circle of Ceridwen Saga
It is the year 871, when England was Angle-Land. Of seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, five have fallen to the invading Vikings. No trait is more valued than loyalty, and no possession more precious than one’s steel. Across this war-torn landscape travels fifteen year old Ceridwen, now thrust into the lives of the conquerors…

Young women with courage. Swords with names. Vikings with tattoos. Danger. Passion. Survival. Warfare. Sheep. And Other Good Things…

Meticulously researched and thrillingly brought to life

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How to speak the characters’ names | Please write to me with questions or comments.

Ceridwen Books2The Baltic Island of Gotland – Setting of many of the Saga books
Join us as we tour the beautiful Swedish island of Gotland. We’ll see the medieval city of Visby, visit Viking graves, learn about Gotlandic clothing and see the majestic raukar that graces the cover of The Hall of Tyr…

Meticulously researched and thrillingly brought to life

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How to speak the characters’ names | Please write to me with questions or comments.

The Tale of Melkorka
The Tale of Melkorka Book Trailer
An adventure story about silence and revenge in 10th century Iceland. A beautiful slave girl. A missing royal daughter. A carefully wrought revenge.
Trailer created by Caleb Mayo and Teena Pugliese.
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  • Ronda and Sam Jones May 30, 2021, 6:31 pm

    We have ordered book number eight in the Circle of Ceridwen Saga. It is very exciting just waiting for the release.
    You are our number one favorite author for sure.

  • Pauline Blyth April 1, 2021, 4:27 am

    I am thoroughly enjoying The Circle of Ceridwen Saga, am on book six at the moment. Following viewing your amazing web site, discovering all the informative information, videos etc, available. One can only imagine the time, effort and genuine love of your passion for this era. So much detail on the way of life, the foods and how they were presented, the weaving/looms continually going, the sewing for clothing, household linens, all necessities, one cannot comprehend. Thanks you so much in making all this available for my use. You present all with so much passion

  • Michelle Locke July 13, 2020, 7:11 pm

    Dear Octavia

    Love your books and waiting excitedly for book 7.
    I’d love to know if your series has been considered for film? this saga would be brilliant on film.
    Many thanks Michelle

  • Marlene Steele July 13, 2020, 12:33 pm

    Hi Octavia, Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful videos. I have read and love all of your books and I am so anxious for the release day of Wildswept. The cover is awesome and I’m sure the book will be awesome as all of them are. I hope this Saga never ends and goes on and on for many years to come. Thank you for all the work you do so we can enjoy hours and hours of pure pleasure. You are so much appreciated.

  • Jan Weir January 23, 2019, 1:43 am

    Thankyou for the videos. The videos give a wonderful insight to your stories and history.

  • Gayla Comer September 25, 2018, 12:02 pm

    I have read all of your books in the Ceridwen Saga and can not wait for the next one to appear. I am swept up entirely by the story line and I am totally invested in the characters. You have me so enthralled with Gotland that I plan to visit some day. Please never stop telling the Ceridwen Saga. Love the characters. Love the history. You are a master of capturing the essence of each character and incorporating history into the story.

  • Yolanda Frieze March 29, 2018, 2:54 pm

    I have read all six of your books twice and have thoroughly enjoyed the character and plot development and the infusion of history too. It occurred to me that they lived a very sustainable life style which was caring to our wonderful planet. Everything was used and reused and the land and animals were treated with respect. I thought their wars very very brutal but wars are brutal today. It is better to look at how the land and people are treated in peacetime. For the most part I felt that the characters in your novels treated each other with respect and acceptance of differences.
    To summarize my ramblings, I have so enjoyed your novels and am eagerly and impatiently awaiting the next one.
    Thank you for writing them and God bless.

  • Karen Wall December 17, 2017, 9:22 am

    OH! Thank you for these wonderful videos and pictures of Gotland! My favorite is the raukar at Gamlahamm, which looks like a dog! I look forward to seeing more of your adventures! I love the dress too!

  • Linda Emerson October 9, 2017, 2:17 pm

    These short videos are wonderful Octavia! Thanks for sharing this info with your adoring readers!

  • Kat Lakie March 1, 2017, 2:31 am

    I love it all Octavia……my ancestors are Celt and Danish so these are my people you write about. Your people are so real and their lives so beautifully told, I am mesmerized with your telling. Thank you.

  • Winnie February 26, 2017, 9:40 am

    Astonishing!!!Octavia, I have never before watched a significant chunk of this remarkable creation of yours. An unending flow of tales, a glossary, a dictionary, a cookbook, the architecture, the decorative arts, the religion, the music, the divinities, the everyday life and clothing, the home manufactures, the wars…………and on and on. I’m a bit afraid to step too close to your Gotland lest its fires suck me into its awesome reality.
    Love, Winnie

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