Dr Janina Ramirez

Cultural Historian. Broadcaster. Author.

Way of The Waves

Way of The Waves

A viking Mystery.
Book TWO.

The follow-up to ‘Riddle of the Runes’ – written by Janina Ramirez and Illustrated by David Wyatt. Join young investigator and shield maiden Alva as she goes a-viking around the medieval world in search of adventure!

Alva clings to her sleeping wolf as the Viking longship pitches and rolls over the North Sea's crashing waves. Soon she will reveal herself as a secret stowaway, but only when there's no chance of turning back. This is her opportunity to put her shield maiden spirit to the test - exploring strange new lands, solving mysteries, and most importantly finding her father . . .




A book that every aspiring shield maiden should keep close to her heart if she wants her buckles to truly swash. A tale with a big, warm, wild heart.
— Frank Cottrell Boyce
I enjoyed the book very much. The characters were engaging and the story full of life and movement. It’s not a perios, or a place, that I know very much about, so I was pleased to find things I learn as well as enjoy.
— Philip Pullman
Steeped in Viking lore and enriched with all
the vibrant colour of Norse mythology, this is
a tale to be enjoyed by all, young or old . . .
I had the enormous pleasure of reading this saga with my own little shield maiden, my daughter, Freyja, who sat wide-eyed throughout. We loved the adventure as a Viking loves mead! More, please!
— Giles Kristian
The historical novel arrives for a new generation—Alva is a riddle-solving, crime-busting hero from the Viking Age—my 21st-century kids were entranced.
— Alice Roberts