Welcome to the website of A. H. Johnstone

This is where you will find news and progress reports on current projects, and where I will be posting information on any events I will be taking part in. Basically, if it’s about books, writing, and possibly history (usually Viking related), you will find it here.

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Short story available on Instafreebie

A young woman in Iceland during the tenth century recounts her passage into slavery and her unlikely path back to freedom…

  • 7.5k short story
  • Historical fiction (Vikings)
  • Contains scenes of violence that some readers may find upsetting.

Cover image of Charon UnguardedBook 1 of The Charon Series.
Charon was once the Ferryman of the Underworld. Now he’s the doorman of a disused office block. If only the old Gods hadn’t lost that drunken bet all those centuries ago, things would be very different. For a start, Ragnarök probably wouldn’t be on its way.

Ra is looking for a way of escaping the mortal realm, but there’s something about his plans he isn’t telling everyone.

Maybe Charon is the only one who’s noticed. He certainly seems to be the only one who cares. But can he do anything about it? It looks like he’s going to try. But there are others who might profit from the situation, and the last thing he wants is the Fae Courts breathing down his neck.

— In Charon Unguarded, A. H. Johnstone tells an unlikely story that somehow seems all too likely and confirms what we have always known; that the Gods of our Ancestors were often all too human. – Harry DeWulf, 2017

This book is available from Amazon on Kindle, Kindle Unlimited and in Paperback. It can also be purchased directly through this site.

Charon Unguarded


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