"KAMA is a marvel of storytelling, mixing impressive erudition with compelling action. In Terese Brasen's distant mirror, a gritty, unflinching view of tenth century Europe casts a haunting reflection on violence against women in our 21st century. Kama's turbulent quest is a timeless tale of enslavement and empowerment."
"In KAMA, Terese Brasen resurrects and reimagines a kind of Viking ballad from the fierce perspective of its women: queens, slaves, angels of death and instruments of destruction. This book is tightly-made, full of violent narrative magic and indeliable historical detail. The end result feels heroic, and new."
Terese Brasen studied Old Norse, the language of the Vikings, as well as Scandinavian literature, during her undergraduate years. She earned her MFA from Pennsylvania's Cedar Crest College, through the Pan-European Program in Creative Writing. She holds Swiss and Canadian passports, is fluent in Danish and is currently completing a collection of short fiction.