PODCAST::: The Art of Alternative History with Author Brent Olson on Book Lights


The Art of Alternative History with Author Brent Olson on Book Lights


Brent Olson lives in Big Stone County, on the edge of the prairie in western Minnesota, but in his life as a working journalist he’s filed articles from 20 countries on six continents. This has led him to want to change the world he lives in, through his work as a county commissioner, and create new worlds in his two recent novels, “Angr” and “Between the Helpless and the Darkness.” In this time of news and information tailored so everyone can hear only what they want to hear, he presents information that will leave everyone just a little unsettled. Olson is a Big Stone County Commissioner and a 2012 Bush Foundation Fellow. You can learn more at his website: https://www.brentolson.online/about

And for more about our host Lisa Kessler visit http://Lisa-Kessler.com

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Here’s a look at Brent’s latest release: Between the Helpless and the Darkness

HARALD SIGURDSSON, King Harald Hardrada of Norway, King of the Vikings, was born to rule. He embraced that birthright, dominating his world with the strength in his arm
and the power of his will. In an instant, one brutal mistake and a shattering wound took all he valued from him.

But what if . . .Harald Sigurdsson fled his disgrace with a band of equally broken warriors still holding tight to his leadership. They ventured West, to Iceland, Greenland, into the darkness, to a land known only
through legends and lies. A land with no need of a king, no room for a ruler. A land where a king could hope to become something more.

This enthralling, thought-provoking story begins a thousand years ago on a battlefield outside York, England, and then moves across the North Atlantic to Iceland and

Brent Olson’s biggest, boldest, and best book yet is a stunning work of alternative history. By moving the path of one arrow one inch, Olson has achieved an entire new
script for the world.