T.O. Norseman

Biography

I was born in Norway, in 1959, and grew up in the suburbs of Norway’s capitol, Oslo. Most of my holidays were spent at our cottage in the forest a half hours drive from the city. The forest soon became a place where I felt the most at home.
Since early age, books, wildlife, fishing, nature and archery have been a part of my life. When I was fourteen, I began to tie fishing flies. At that time, all educational material on the topic was in English. Since then, most of my interests and hobbies have been self taught through books, and most of the books in English. My interests have been many up though times, ranging from insects, nature, fly fishing and tying, archery, leatherwork and martial art.
I started my career in martial art in 1979, and I am still hanging in there. Today I have my 4 Dan black belt in Moo Duk Kwan Tae Kwon Do, Krav Maga and my own style called Hrafnisvegr/The way of the Raven and my own dojo.
In 1980 I was diagnosed with a rheumatic disease, Bechtrews syndrome. Instead of stopping me, it has made me work harder, stay in shape better, and be happy for what I can achieve. I was sentenced to a life in a wheelchair in -92, but to this day I have managed to keep that away. But all things have an end, and in -05 I was put on disability pension due to my pains.
Since 1988, archery has been a big part of my life. I started out with compound-bows as so many others, but in -90 i switched to traditional equipment, and have not looked back since. I make most of my equipment myself; arrows, quivers, belts, bags and more. In -90 i bought a longbow, the first of many. Today, i shoot longbows, hybrid longbows, and horse-bows. I have tried recurve- bows, but cannot find the rhythm with them.
In 1980 I began an education as a typographer. After finishing my education, I began working in a newspaper. I have always loved books, and my first book was begun in -90. I had it all in my head before writing, and I finished it in -92. It should take until 2007 before it was published in Norwegian. Now it is translated and rewritten into English as part of my current writings.
In -95, I moved with my wife and our two children to Denmark. My wife at the time was Danish and wanted to move back home.
In February of 2000 I was involved in a severe car crash, and was lucky enough to be able to walk away. The aftermath of the whiplash injury to my neck and head still hurts me, and the complications can sometimes be hard to live with. Loss of learning ability, short- and long-term memory, headaches and such. Anyone with a whiplash knows the list.
I was divorced from my Danish wife in 2001, and married again with Astrid, a Norwegian living in Denmark in 2003. Together we have a son, but in all we have eight children. In February of 2005 my family and I moved back to Norway. After moving around a bit, we found the farm were we currently live close to one of Scandinavia’s last and oldest wild forests at the border to Sweden. Here we have found a lifestyle of our own, trying to be as independent of the modern society as possible. We live in quiet peace with our surroundings and our animals, believing and living in the old ways. We have four dogs of different breeds and age, four cats, hens, duck and peacocks. And the whole forest as our neighbors.

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Series

Tales from the Grey Dragon
We follow the boy, Thor Audunson, through his life into adulthood. He is sent on one quest after another, always with danger lurking round the next corner.

Mimer's Legacy

Price: $1.99 USD.

Betrayal of Faith

Price: $1.99 USD.

The Human Ape

Price: $1.99 USD.

The Lure of Power

Price: $1.99 USD.

Books

The Lure of Power
Series: Tales from the Grey Dragon, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 88,210. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
The Lure of Power Thor Audunson is bored, but when he gets an apprentice thing changes. They encounter things better left alone, and once again they knock heads with the Order. When Thor realizes he has to fight once again, he brings it to his home turf; the Scandinavian forests. Legends live here in full life and our friends encounters more than one of these old entities on their quest.
The Human Ape
Series: Tales from the Grey Dragon, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 114,420. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The Human Ape How much about our planet and the dimension we live in do we know? Are the legends real? Travel through portals? Giants? Other dimensions? When Thor Audunson returns from his old friend’s home, he is left disillusioned and alone. His life is suddenly turned upside down, and much of what we are led to believe is so, turns out to be wrong.
Betrayal of Faith
Series: Tales from the Grey Dragon, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 46,240. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Betrayal of faith What is faith? Can we live without religion? Without faith in something bigger than us? What if every religion on earth is corrupted? That what we believe is actually one huge hoax? Thor Audunson becomes the unwilling participant in this huge thing that inflicts us all at the cost of his beloved ones. In his quest he finds feelings and actions within himself he hardly can contro
Mimer's Legacy
Series: Tales from the Grey Dragon, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,090. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Mimer’s Legacy The Norse god Mimer left a legacy to mankind when he died. The legacy has been closed for centuries, now the time has come to turn mankind's downfall into a new era. Thor Audunson and Karl Longwalk follow the story of the people of the North to find the answer to the quest.
The Stone Mirror
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 138,400. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Have you ever felt watched as you lie in bed sleeping? Ever woke from a dream so intense, so real, that reality took some time to click in? Science has long discussed the probability that what happens to you in a dream, might affect your real life. The story spins around some of the old Scandinavian legends, legends that are still alive today among the aboriginals here up north.

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