Novel, published by Aschehoug Forlag in Norway, February 2011. Literary rights sold to Finland (Otava). Movie rights sold.
About the book:
Stavros Grindheim, former dance band star and casanova supreme, craves a swift return to the covers of the tabloids and the glossy magazines. So he decides to have a go at the ultimate comeback, by rounding up a band of equally down on their luck musicians, and Irene, a sweet and innocent christian gospel choir soloist. Their plan: To win the Eurovision Song Contest, by dressing up in viking costumes.They set sail to conquer Europe, but lurking in their backwaters is a highly unpleasant Slovak mafia boss …
Spoof website for the Vikings, the band in the book: http://www.thevikingsrock.com/
The song in the book, which the Vikings “made and played”, was produced and recorded in reality. Listen to it here: http://www.myspace.com/hailthevikings