Theodore Brun

Theo is a critically-acclaimed author of historical fiction.

At Cambridge, he studied Dark Age archaeology (amongst other things). After university he worked for several years in international arbitration law - first in London, then Moscow, Paris and finally Hong Kong.

In 2010, disenchanted with the law and with the germ of an idea for a series of novels in his head, he quit his job in Hong Kong, jumped on a bicycle and pedalled 10,685 miles across Asia and Europe to his home in Norfolk. There, he sat down in a spider-infested cottage to write the first volume in his epic historical fiction series, The Wanderer Chronicles. Four years later, A Mighty Dawn was published by Corvus Atlantic. Its sequel, A Sacred Storm, was released in June 2018.​ The third book in the series, A Burning Sea, is out in November 2019.

Theo is a third generation Viking immigrant, his Danish grandfather having settled in England in 1932. One could say Viking stories are in his blood. They also formed part of his degree, but they only came alive for him through the discovery of Wagner's Ring Cycle when he was studying for his legal exams. Through this unlikely portal, Theo discovered the hoard of stories from the old Scandinavian and Germanic worlds which underlie many of the works of authors like Tolkein, CS Lewis, George RR Martin, Neil Gaiman, Giles Kristian and Bernard Cornwell to name a few. It was this material that provided the inspiration for the first two novels in TheWanderer Chronicles.

Besides writing, Theo has presented to a wide variety of audiences about his epic bike journey and about creative writing, as well as inspiring young people to dream big and pursue their passions.

Theo is married to Natasha. They live in London together with Natasha's daughter, Ella, their little girl, Talitha, and an unruly dog named Wilmo. 


"Brun is the real deal. Evocative prose, poetry, the brutality of the Viking world, it’s all here, woven with a deft touch into a tremendous tale.

Brun is a brilliant new talent and A Mighty Dawn is a captivating debut."


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