My son's newest word for cool or awesome is boss. As in, "Zelda: Skyward Sword is BOSS." "The Ranger's Apprentice book is BOSS."
I'm going to let you in on a secret. Vikings are BOSS.
There was an incredible amount of online buzz about the multi-faceted bad-guy Loki in the previous Thor movie. But there's already palpable excitement about the upcoming Thor: The Dark World movie.
I'm going to tell you why: Thor and BBC's Doctor Who show have collided! The villain in Thor: The Dark World is going to be none other than the ninth Doctor!
Nerd alert: I've been a huge Doctor Who fan since way back when this guy was the Doctor:
"The White-haired Doctor" is how I knew him. Jon Pertwee was his actual name.
Then, we had the most illustrious Doctor--the Doctor with the scarf. His actual name is Tom Baker.
|(Tom Baker--Photo from SciFiNow magazine)|
I'd glue myself to the "telly" for 90 minutes every Saturday to transport myself to the world of British accents, a time-traveling telephone box, and of course, the evil DALEKS.
I've recently discovered the ninth Doctor Who: Christopher Eccleston. I've been enjoying episodes with this guy on Netflix:
|The Ninth Doctor: Christopher Eccleston|
And then I found out through my #DoctorWho twitter sources that Christopher Eccleston will be playing the evil nemesis Malekith in Thor: The Dark World, which comes out in November, 2013.
Here's a link to that story: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MarvelFreshman/news/?a=65016
All this to say that Vikings are still on the rise. It started with the How to Train Your Dragon book series/movie. Then we moved to Thor.
But here's something totally boss: the story of a real Viking heroine named Gudrid who traveled with her third husband to North America and met some natives...It's a book I call God's Daughter.
Wouldn't it be nice if my book could debut along with all the Thor hype? Hmmm.
****Okay, is there anyone who will admit to being as big a Doctor Who nerd as I am? Anyone else excited about Vikings?****