Villi Asgeirsson


Villi Asgeirsson was born in Iceland as Major Tom ascended to the skies, to be lost forever. He spent the seventies learning to read and write. He also moved houses a lot, having lived in at least six places by the time he was ten.

On his tenth birthday, he received a small transistor radio and was scared witless by a huge spider sitting on his chest. This may have formed him in a small way, or it may be irrelevant. Such is the nature of our human existence. There are no absolutes and we may never know what matters until much later, if at all.

The eighties were spent listening to questionable music and dressing badly. He also tried to learn the guitar, but the dang things never stayed in tune so he gave up.

He moved to London in the nineties to study audio engineering. If that guitar thing didn't work for him, at least he could record other people playing. He worked as a live engineer for a while. As impatience would have it, he moved again at the end of the twentieth century, this time to the Netherlands. Supposedly to have a normal life. He still lives there with a wife, child and cat and spends his time working for a major airline, writing and dabbling in photography.

First attempt at writing were stories, written in childhood. He played with poetry as a teen, even if reading poetry is something he still can’t do easily. His first attempt at a novel in 1997 was uninspiring. His second, in 2001, was cut short by world events. It wasn’t very good either. The first successful attempt at novel writing, Under the Black Sand, was published in 2013. People seemed enthusiastic about it so we got Blood and Rain and now Mont Noir.

The author translated Under the Black Sand into Icelandic in 2019 and 2021 saw the publishing of two translations of Blood and Rain, in Portuguese and Italian. Moments, a collection of short stories is in the works.

Where to find Villi Asgeirsson online


Mont Noir
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,220. Language: British English. Published: February 16, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » General
January 1939. Celestina is forced to stage a terrorist attack in Amsterdam and Frank must be blamed for it. He must figure out what she is up to before becoming the first victim of war. Marleen has to disappear before being deported to Germany. Frank is her ticket out, but as they lose control of events, her hope of escape vanishes. Their only way to survive is finding out who is playing them.
Undir Svörtum Sandi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,030. Language: Icelandic. Published: October 16, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
Pétur nýtur sín í heimi peninga og valda þar sem menn í viðskiptum reyna að hagnast og stjórnmálamenn þykjast vera heiðarlegir. Skilin milli veruleikans og martraðanna brenglast þegar maður er myrtur á skrifstofunni. Gamla húsið úr draumunum virðist vera lykillinn að myrkri fortíðinni og þegar hann stígur inn fyrir þröskuldinn verða martraðirnar áþreifanlegri en heimurinn sem hann lifir í.
Blood and Rain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,670. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 3, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Romance » Historical » 20th Century
Gunnar was a young journalist in Iceland. As Spain erupted into Civil War, he saw his opportunity, his road to greatness. The price of entry into this war was betraying his friends. After Barcelona burst into flames, on 3 May 1937, nobody could be trusted, friends turned on each other and survival was the only thing that mattered.
Under the Black Sand
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,900. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 22, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
Under the Black Sand is Villi Asgeirsson's debut novel. A Nordic Noir with a hint of murder and paranormal, money and love. Pétur, the successful businessman has no time for his nightmares until the nightmares become more real than the physical world around him. The book was re-edited and a new cover designed in 2022.

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