Welcome to the official website of Jerry Hunsinger/J. A. Hunsinger–Author/Publisher, amateur archaeologist, and historian. His Axe of Iron series details the settlement of a large group of
Norsemen on the North American continent beginning in 1008 AD.
The Settlers, An Axe of Iron Novel is the first novel of a planned five-book series. It is a character-driven, historical fiction book. My characters tell the story and the reader sees the events through their eyes. I have had a lifelong interest in the medieval Norse people. That interest is focused on the five-hundred year history of the Norse Greenland settlements. The mystery surrounding the abandonment of the two known settlements and the disappearance of every single person living therein has captured my imagination.
Years of research has led me to believe that they did not disappear, rather they assimilated with the natives of North America. My series of books tell a plausible tale in support of that contention. No other author has ever treated the subject the way I have. With release of the second book, Confrontation, An Axe of Iron Novel in 2010, the story moves into the beginnings of the assimilation process with the pre-historical natives of Canada.