‘The Sons of Kalev’ is an idea that came to me somewhere around October of 2014. I remember being very excited as the idea slammed into my head like a thunderbolt; and suddenly it was all I wanted to do, and all I could talk about. It’s a historical fiction project which I expect will span quite a number of individual volumes in a novel series; and as you might be able to tell from the name, it’s being conceived as a family saga, following individual members of a specific fictitious family against a backdrop of historical people and events.
I’m excited, not because a family saga in historical fiction is something that hasn’t been done before, because it has, and quite well, I should add. I’m excited because of the historical people and events that will that will comprise the backdrop, and how the fictional characters interact with these historical people and events.