Bestselling and award-winning author of Viking historical fiction
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Using his academic background in the humanities and medieval history as a guide, C.J. has taken the time to understand the history, geography, and culture of Vikings on an intimate level, which has helped him to paint the rich tapestry of his immersive storytelling.
C.J. is not just an author–he’s an expert. As a published historian on the Vikings, he has written articles featured in France’s L’Association des Amis de Noirmoutier, among other publications. His deep knowledge of Viking history has also provided him several opportunities to speak on the subject both in America and internationally.
In 2020, C.J. won the Gold Medal for Historical Fiction on Readers’ Favorite, and has been a #1 bestseller across multiple categories on Amazon.
The Lords of the Wind
The Saga of Hasting the Avenger Book 1
In the Shadow of the Beast
The Saga of Hasting the Avenger Book 2
The Kings of the sea
The Saga of Hasting the Avenger Book 3
The Saga of Hasting the Avenger
“The Lords of the Wind” by C.J. Adrien is a gold medal winner in the 2020 Reader’s Favorite annual international book award.contest.
A Bit About C.J
C.J. Adrien is a bestselling and award-winning author of Viking historical fiction novels with a passion for Viking history. His Kindred of the Sea series was inspired by research conducted in preparation for a doctoral program in early medieval history. He is also a published historian on the subject of Vikings, with articles featured in historical journals such as L’Association des Amis de Noirmoutier, in France. His novels and expertise have earned him invitations to speak at several international events, including the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), conferences on Viking history in France, among others. C.J. Adrien earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Oregon, a Master’s degree from Oregon State University, and is currently searching for the right university to complete his doctoral thesis.