“You perceive time as a river, flowing from one place to another.
You are mistaken. Time is a great eternal ocean, lapping on all our shores at the very same time. You’ll feel it soon enough. Like ripples emanating from a single, solitary drop, the waves will roll though history.
For a real Viking, the passage of time isn’t a corridor. It’s a surge across boundless seas.”
– The All Father Paradox
The Grandfather Paradox is one thing:
travel back in time and bump off your grandfather, and you’ll never be born, which means you can’t commit the murder, which ensures you are born, and so on. Imagine how history would be thrown for a loop if Odin, the All Father of Norse mythology, were to escape his preordained death at Ragnarok.
The storied heroes of mankind emerge in new and brutal guises drawn from the sagas, in a world where Christianity has been put to the Viking sword.
The Vikingverse is the alternate universe that results when Odin escapes his doom at Ragnarok; a parallel timeline where Vikings rule seas and stars with restless fleets.
Hang on tightly, ’cause the Free World just got thrown to the wolves and the meek shan’t inherit this Earth.
The All Father Paradox
A Novel of the Vikingverse
Ian Stuart Sharpe
What if an ancient god escaped his fate…and history was thrown to the wolves?
Churchwarden Michaels thought it was just a run-of-the-mill crazy old man who stood in the graveyard, hellbent on studying the thousand-year-old Viking memorial there. But when things start changing and outright disappearing, Michaels realizes there is more to this old man than meets the eye. Now, Michaels finds himself swept up in an ancient god’s quest to escape his destiny by reworking reality, putting history—and to Michaels’s dismay, Christianity itself—to the Viking sword. In this new Vikingverse, storied heroes of mankind emerge in new and brutal guises drawn from the sagas:
A young Norse prince plots to shatter empires and claim the heavens…
A scholar exiled to the frontier braves the dangers of the New World to find those new worlds are greater than he imagined…
A bold empress discovers there is a price for immortality, one her ancestors have come to collect…
A captured Jötunn plants the dreams of freedom during a multi-world war…
With the timelines stretched to breaking point, it’s up to Churchwarden Michaels to save reality as we know it…