R. Scot Johns

Biography

R. Scot Johns is the author of "The Saga of Beowulf," an award-winning historical fantasy novelization of the epic Old English poem Beowulf. A life-long student of ancient and medieval literature with an enduring fascination for fantasy fiction and mythology, he has given lectures on such topics as the historical King Arthur and the construction of Stonehenge. He is currently working on his second novel, a four volume illustrated series based on Wagner's Ring cycle operas and Old Norse mythology.

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Videos

The Saga of Beowulf
The first promotional video for "The Saga of Beowulf," the debut epic fantasy novel by R. Scot Johns, published October 2008 by Fantasy Castle Books.

Books

The Saga of Beowulf (Complete Edition)
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 375,900. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
"The Saga of Beowulf" is the first complete novelization of the epic 10th century poem Beowulf, chronicling the rise of the emerging Nordic nations, the tragic blood-feuds of their clans, epic battles with mythological creatures in an ancient heroic age, and the final, futile struggle of one man against the will of Fate that made of him a Legend.
The Saga of Beowulf, Part Two: The Land of Ice & Fire
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 181,030. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Saga continues as the Nordic hero Beowulf returns home from his epic adventures in Dane-land, only to be horrified at what he finds. Clans will rise and kings will fall as history is carved in blood upon the cold hard barren lands of northern shores. He has overcome horrendous Ogres, defeated hideous Witch-Hags and toppled monstrous Trolls. Now he must confront the hardest battle of his life.
The Saga of Beowulf, Part One: The Land of Death & Shadow
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 201,370. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
"The Saga of Beowulf" is the first complete novelization of the epic 10th century poem "Beowulf," chronicling the rise of the emerging Nordic nations, the tragic blood-feuds of their clans, epic battles with mythological creatures in an ancient heroic age, and the final, futile struggle of one man against the will of Fate that made of him a Legend.

R. Scot Johns’s tag cloud

adaptation    classic    dark ages    dragon    epic    fantasy    grendel    historical    magic    medieval    mythological    mythology    nordic    norse    norse epic fantasy    norse legend    norsemen    ogre    sorcery    sword    viking    viking adventure    viking epic    viking fantasy    viking heroes    viking legend    viking warrior    warrior   

Smashwords book reviews by R. Scot Johns

  • Christmas Eva on Jan. 11, 2014

    A heartwarmingly touching tale about a serious subject based on true events, Christmas Eva is a quick, brisk read that will stir your soul and cause you to ponder both the perception of events within the tale, and the truth that lies behind it. Highly recommended. I look forward to the "sequel" coming next Christmas!