CJ Adrien

The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Learn about C.J

C.J. Adrien is a French-American historian and award-winning author of Viking historical fiction novels with a passion for Viking history. He is best known for his bestselling and award-winning series The Saga of Hasting the Avenger, inspired by research conducted in preparation for a doctoral program in early medieval history. The first book of the series, titled The Lords of the Wind, was published on July 4, 2019 in both English and French.

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, headquartered in France. His novels and expertise have earned him invitations to speak at several domestic and 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 other opportunities to speak on the fascinating and enthralling history of Vikings and the medieval period. C.J. 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.

In addition to the opportunities he’s taken above, C.J. has also been featured and interviewed by newspaper outlets and radio stations. Take a look at some of those below.

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Newspaper Interviews:

Noirmoutier-en-l’Île. Rendez-vous sur les traces des Vikings à Noirmoutier
Conférence – Sur la Trace des Vikings à Noirmoutier
Adrien’s call — Bend author, historian takes on the Vikings

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