Iron Dragon signed paperback giveaway!

January 18, 2018 Rob 0

Enter now to win one of three signed paperback copies of The Dream of the Iron Dragon! Trapped 1300 years in the past, they have one mission: survive. In the 23rd century, humanity has been hunted to the verge of extinction by an alien race. When an exploratory ship accidentally travels back in time to Viking age Scandinavia, the human race is given a second chance. Pursued by the power-hungry King Harald, the four surviving crew members join a ragtag band […]

The Dream of the Iron Dragon is here!

January 17, 2018 Rob 0

My latest novel, the alternate history sci-fi Viking saga The Dream of the Iron Dragon, is here at last! Trapped in 9th century Scandinavia, a group of travelers from the year 2207 have one hope to save humanity: teach the Vikings how to build a ship capable of reaching the stars. “Terrific storytelling, letter-perfect alternate-history, and the highest stakes for humanity imaginable combine to make this a thrilling start to an exciting new Viking saga. Kroese avoids both romanticizing and demonizing […]

Pre-Order Book 2 of The Iron Dragon Trilogy

January 10, 2018 Rob 0

I’ve already gotten requests from people wanting to pre-order book two of the Iron Dragon trilogy, so I figured I’d go ahead and set up an order page. If you want a signed, advance copy of The Dawn of the Iron Dragon (Iron Dragon Book 2), please click one of the Buy Now buttons below. Estimated length is 330 pages. Estimated delivery date is May 24, 2018. The Dawn of the Iron Dragon follows the crew of the starship Andrea Luhman as […]

What lurks beneath Vatnajökull glacier?

December 29, 2017 Rob 2

United States Air Force Colonel Emily Rollins ducked out of the chartered helicopter and walked briskly to the police car parked across both lanes of Route One. The air was cool, and the sun hung low in a clear blue sky. She handed her credentials to the red-cheeked, blond officer standing in front of the car. The man made a show of inspecting her ID and then handed it back to her. “Over there,” the man said, in crisp English. […]

Iron Dragon Preview!

December 21, 2017 Rob 0

Trapped in 9th century Iceland, they have one chance to save humanity: teach the Vikings to build a ship capable of reaching the stars. For your reading pleasure, here is a preview chapter from my upcoming book, The Dream of the Iron Dragon. If you enjoy this sample, make sure you use the links at the bottom of the post to pre-order your copy! Gunnar Bjornson stood still at the head of the group, peering into the woods to his […]

Order your copy of The Dream of the Iron Dragon now!

December 6, 2017 Rob 0

It’s almost here… and you can pre-order your copy now! Trapped in 9th century Iceland, they have one chance to save humanity: teach the Vikings to build a ship capable of reaching the stars. It is the year 2207. After a decades-long war with an alien race known as the Cho-ta’an, Earth has been rendered uninhabitable and the human race has been driven to the brink of extinction. Humanity survives in a handful of colonies scattered across the galaxy, connected […]

My most ambitious project ever: Saga of the Iron Dragon!

March 23, 2017 Rob 0

What if you found yourself in medieval Scandinavia with nothing but a knowledge of modern science, mathematics and technology? Further, what if the future of humanity rested on you building a craft capable of reaching outer space? Would it be possible? How would you go about doing it? How long would it take? This is the premise of my ambitious new alternative history trilogy, Saga of the Iron Dragon. Clearly you wouldn’t be able to build a spaceship on your […]