Robert Low has been a journalist and writer since the age of 17. At 19, he was in Vietnam covering the war. Since then, he has earned his living as a writer safely in Scotland, with occasional lapses of judgement taking him to Sarajevo, Romania and Kosovo until common-sense and the concerns of his wife and daughter prevailed. To satisfy his craving for action and couple it to an obsession with ancient warfare, he took up riding, horse archery and, latterly, having moved to an area rich in Viking tradition, took up re-enactment, joining The Vikings. He now spends summers fighting furiously in helmet and mail in shieldwalls all over Britain and winters training hard.
Praise for The Oathsworn Series:
'Robert Low's Oathsworn series is historical writing at its best
and most full-blooded, with its tremendous pacing, black comedy, a
wonderfully vivid and rough-hewn prose style like runes hacked into
granite, and most appealingly of all, its doomy, pagan sense of
comradeship-unto-death between Orm Rurikson and his band of Viking
'A company of warriors, desperate battles, an enthralling read' BERNARD CORNWELL
'A fantastic book, one of the best I have read for years.
There's a wonderful earthiness to proceedings and he creates a
tangible sense of being there. There's a sturdy, lyrical and epic
quality about the writing which makes it feel like the kind of saga
a Viking would recount in his old age.'