Mutiny, kidnapping, betrayal, revenge, witchery, jealousy, and a dragon are just some of the elements that enliven this action-packed tale. It’s not the usual fare for a pirate adventure, but it’s a fresh change of pace from the more common Caribbean ones. Russeth skillfully interweaves myth, history and pirates to transport readers back to ancient times. Belerion Odyssey is a grand quest with an exotic flare that is sure to satisfy readers of historical fiction and pirate fans alike.
Cindy Vallar, Editor of Pirates and Privateers
William is originally from the Midwest and attended public schools. He earned BA degrees in Journalism and Painting, with a History minor from the University of Minnesota. Initially he sold Advertising for a major newspaper, but soon was hired by 3M Company and embarked on a 30-year career in Marketing Communications, Marketing, and Business Development. 1984 he relocated to Austin, Texas where he currently resides.
Over the years, he has maintained an avid interest in history and mythology. The first book he remembers reading is a children’s version of the Iliad. Now he spends his time bringing myth and history to life in his novels, but saves a little time for traveling to many of the locations touched on in his stories.