David Wayne Roach Jr., pen named D.W. Roach is a Fantasy and Historical Fiction Novelist. His books focus primarily on Norse Mythology, Viking History & Lore, as well as drawing inspiration from a number of translated texts such as the Havamal (Book of the High One), Voluspa (The Witch’s Prophecy) & Grimnismal (The Words of Odin in Disguise) as well as J.R.R. Tolkien classics such as The Silmarillion, The Hobbit and the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy. Being a 90’s kid he takes inspiration from more modern influences like video games (namely Elder Scrolls, Skyrim, & Oblivion) as well as movies such as Kingdom of Heaven, 300, and The Last Samurai. His writing style is much more akin to that of Robert E. Howard, the writer of “Conan The Barbarian” in which he tends to focus on acts of great heroism, copious violence (as was true for any Viking/Medieval Era) and the mystical realm of the gods directly influencing the lives of lowly mortals. A former U.S. Marine, he draws a great deal of his inspiration from personal experiences that include combat training, survival techniques, small unit tactics and amphibious warfare. Historical battles are a personal interest, particularly the Viking and Medieval time periods. Since 2004 he has served as a Physical Security Professional with experience spanning the globe protecting many Fortune 50 & 500 Corporations. His personal interests include hunting and fishing, the outdoors, target shooting, and slow cooked BBQ. He currently resides in the Lone Star State with his wife and children.

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