Maroboodus: a novel of germania (the goth chronicles book 1)

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MAROBOODUS

 

THE GOTH CHRONICLES

BOOK 1

 

BY: ALARIC LONGWARD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

MAROBOODUS

A WORD FROM THE AUTHOR

OTHER BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

MAP OF THE GOTH SHORES B.C. 30 (SWEDEN)

NAMES AND PLACES

RAVENNA (A.D. 37)

BOOK 1: THE GATHERING STORM

CHAPTER 1

CHAPTER 2

CHAPTER 3

CHAPTER 4

CHAPTER 5

BOOK 2: THIRD CHOICES

CHAPTER 6

CHAPTER 7

CHAPTER 8

CHAPTER 9

CHAPTER 10

BOOK 3: THE HUNT

CHAPTER 11

CHAPTER 12

CHAPTER 13

CHAPTER 14

BOOK 4: DRAGON’S TAIL

CHAPTER 15

CHAPTER 16

CHAPTER 17

CHAPTER 18

CHAPTER 19

CHAPTER 20

BOOK 5: HOGHOLM

CHAPTER 21

CHAPTER 22

CHAPTER 23

CHAPTER 24

RAVENNA (A.D. 37)

SOME THOUGHTS

Copyright (C) 2016 Alaric Longward

ISBN 978-952-7101-48-3 (mobi) ISBN 978-952-7101-49-0 (paperback)

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This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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The the fellow authors.

To Woden, Freya, and the old gods who are still everywhere in our lives.

 

 

 

 

A WORD FROM THE AUTHOR

Greetings, and thank you for getting this book. I hope you enjoy it and also read themy other series below, especially The Hraban Chronicles, that are related to the story of Maroboodus. When you have completed the story, I would appreciate if you could take the time to rate and review the story on Amazon.com and/or on Goodreads. This will be incredibly valuable for me going forward and I want you to know how much I appreciate your opinion and time.

 

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OTHER BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

 

THE HRABAN CHRONICLES – NOVELS OF ROME AND GERMANIA

 

THE OATH BREAKER – BOOK 1

RAVEN’S WYRD – BOOK 2

THE WINTER SWORD – BOOK 3

BANE OF GODS – BOOK 4 (COMING 2016)

 

GOTH CHRONICLES - NOVELS OF THE NORTH

 

MAROBOODUS - BOOK 1

 

THE CANTINIÉRE TALES – STORIES OF FRENCH REVOLUTION AND NAPOLEONIC WARS

 

JEANETTE’S SWORD – BOOK 1

JEANETTE’S LOVE – BOOK 2

JEANETTE’S CHOICE – BOOK 3 (COMING LATE 2016)

 

TEN TEARS CHRONICLES – STORIES OF THE NINE WORLDS

 

THE DARK LEVY – BOOK 1

EYE OF HEL – BOOK 2

THRONE OF SCARS – BOOK 3 (COMING 2016)

 

THIEF OF MIDGARD – STORIES OF THE NINE WORLDS

 

THE BEAST OF THE NORTH – BOOK 1

QUEEN OF THE DRAUGR – BOOK 2 (COMING 2016)

‘Yea, you mortals,

hear the gods chortle.

 

Twigs and skull,

and an old, rotten hull.

 

The Bear shall choose,

between a woman and a noose.

 

A surprise for the crow lord,

and death at the end of the sword.

 

Victory for the beast,

but there shall be no feast.’

 

 

MAP OF THE GOTH SHORES B.C. 30 (SWEDEN)

 

NAMES AND PLACES

 

Agin– son of Gislin, a Svea Lord and rival to his father, brother of Saxa

Aldbert– the poet friend of Maroboodus

 

Bero– Lord of Marka, the supposed Thiuda of the Black and Bear Goths

Boat-Lord– father of Hughnot and Friednot

Bone-Hall– Bero’s hall

Ceadda– the Saxon ally of Maroboodus

Cuthbert– a Lorf of the Saxons

Danr– champion of Bero

Dragon’s Tail– the hills where Hughnot and Maroboodus fought

Draupnir’s Spawn– spawn of Draupnir, Woden's ring, the influential ancient ring of Maroboodus’s family

Dubbe– champion of Hulderic

Eadwine– champion of Bero

Friednot– father of Bero and Hulderic, Lord of the Black and Beart Goths

Galdr– rhythmic spell singing

Gasto– champion of Bero.

Gislin– Svea Thiuda of Snowlake gau

Gothonia– home of the Goths, an island in the Baltic Sea

Gothoni– old Germanic tribe from the Baltic Sea

Harmod– champion of Hulderic

Hild– völva of Agin

Hraban– son of Maroboodus

Hrolf the Ax– son of Hughnot

Hogholm– home of the Boat-Lord

Hughnot– Lord of the Black Goths

Ingo– champion of Hughnot

Ingulf– champion of Hughnot

Long-Lake– a stretch of water on the coast of modern Sweden, stretching far inland from the Baltic Sea

Ludovicus– champion of Friednot

Maino– son of Bero

Marcus– daughter of Fulch the Red, lover to Hraban, then Wandal's wife to be

Mare Suebicum– the Baltic Sea.

Mare Germanicum– the North Sea

Marka– the home of the Bear Goths

Maroboodus– son of Hulderic the Goth

Njord– the Saxon and brother of Ceadda

Osgar– champion of Friednot

Ragnarök– the final battle of Germanic mythology, the end of most of the living things, the gods included

Saxa– the Svea princess, daughter of Gislin, sister of Agin

Seidr– magical power of Freya, the war goddess, mistress of seduction

Sigmundr– champion of Hulderic

Spear Hall– the home of the Black Goths

Suebi– a vast confederacy of Germanic tribes stretching from Sweden to Danube River

The Three Forks– rivers near Wolf Hole

The Three Spinners– norns, the Germanic deities, or spirits, sitting at the foot of the world tree, by the Well of Fate, weaving the past, the present, and the future of each living creature. Also called Urðr, Verðandi, and Skuld

Vaettir– Germanic nature spirits

Vitka– priest

Völva– priestess

Whisper- vitka of Gislin

Woden– also known as Odin, the leader of the Aesir gods, one of the creators of men and the world.

Wolf Hole– home of Gislin the Svea

Wyrd– fate in Germanic mythology

Yggdrasill– the world tree, where the nine worlds hang from. Source of all life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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