The #ShieldGeeks Chat about #VIKINGS Character Discussion: The #SEER

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The Shieldmaidens of History (Protecting the Innocent from Anachronisms) welcome you back to our series on the History Channel show Vikings. 

Historical fiction author Sandi Layne is with me again to discuss the historical aspects of the show. Sandi has written her own series on Vikings, both well-written and carefully researched. (You can read my review of the third book in the trilogy, Éire's Devil Kinghere.)

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Heillir! We—Lissa Bryan and Sandi Layne—are two historical fiction authors with a serious thing for Vikings. And for VIKINGS, the amazing series that is going to begin its fourth season on HISTORY CHANNEL.

Follow us on twitter, #ShieldGeeks, at 8pm Eastern for the next seventeen days as we talk about the main characters of the show, including special features for Thorsdays, er, Thursdays, as well as We Ship It day on the 14th and even a Favorite Dead Character feature.

Then, on February 18th, VIKINGS, Season Four will begin and Sandi and I will be live-tweeting during each episode, as has been our custom since Season One. We’ll follow up with a more detailed discussion on our websites the following day.

We are SO excited! So, Warriors and Shieldmaidens all, get your weapons and armor ready, because it’s going to be an amazing season!


A disfigured figure shrouded as much in mystery as his own robes, The Seer—played with great portent by John Kavanaugh—lingers along the edges of the village of Kattegat as well as the seasons themselves.

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But, his words carry weight that spans the years in which the show takes place as well as the number of seasons we enjoy it on History Channel. He is devoted to the gods and the old ways as he lives in the rather oddly betokened dwelling he claims in Kattegat.

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Disturbed often by even his own visions, he might communicate them in terms that can be divergently interpreted.

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The Seer doesn’t seem to possess loyalty for any particular person. He Sees for whomever asks, even if it is unpleasant.

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I wonder how he will interpret the events in Paris? And what new words will he have for supplicants this season?

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What are your thoughts? Join Sandi and me, Lissa Bryan, tonight as we chat at 8PM EST on Twitter about the Seer and what his predictions might mean for the series. Use the hashtag #ShieldGeeks to join in the fun!

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