Tuesday 29 January 2013

Orn of Arnarfjörður

 (Chapter 49, page 304:  He breaths deeply, and looks over Arnarfjordur to Dynjandi...  *)

Arnarfjörður, according to the medieval Book of Settlements, Arnarfjörður in the West Fjords is named after the settler Örn – Eagle – from Rogaland in Norway. When Iceland was settled around 900 AD, he was the first settler in the fjord. Arnarfjörður is a huge, wide, deep fjord, a place of stunning natural beauty with its own mystical ambiance and sea monsters, the waterfall Dynjandi and awe inspiring rugged mountains. Jón Sigurðsson was born at Hrafnseyri in Arnarfjörður.

another historical echo in the Icelandic thriller "Vulture's Lair"

Book Description

5 April 2012
A gripping political thriller set a few years into the future when the EU has become a fully federal superstate. A political elite out of control. A lone man seeking the truth Murder, mayhem and intrigue leading to the Vulture's Lair Brussels. The highest ranking Icelandic official at the United States of Europe, Solman Smithson, hears the voice of his old friend Krummi, who is fighting off armed guards. Krummi and Solman grew up together in the Westman Islands but while Solman became a bureaucrat, Krummi went to sea as one of Iceland's last fishermen. The Vulture is looking down on its prey. The chance encounter takes place as the new president, Erich Devereux, is installed into power. But rumours circulate that corrupt votes put him in power. Murders and violent attacks on journalists and academics proliferate in an apparently unconnected way. And as momentum builds in Iceland for independence from the USE the tempo of violence and intrigue quickens. The Vulture moves toward its prey. Fate decrees that only the big fisherman from the Westman Islands stands in the way of the dark forces of chaos. But can a fisherman from Iceland work out what is really going on. And can he survive long enough to make a difference. The Vulture closes in.

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