The Northman

A Call to the Gods: Limited Edition

Written By: Simon Abrams
This limited edition of The Northman: A Call to the Gods features an exclusive slipcase with ornate, foil-stamped runic symbols and numbered signature cards individually inscribed by director Robert Eggers and stars Alexander Skarsgård, Ethan Hawke, and Anya Taylor-Joy.

Set against the ruthless backdrop of tenth-century Norse territory, The Northman is an epic Viking revenge thriller by acclaimed director Robert Eggers (The Witch (2015) and The Lighthouse (2019)), featuring an all-star cast. Compiled from fascinating interviews with the cast and crew, inspiring storyboards, exclusive photographs—including the director’s firsthand account of his creative processes in writing and directing—The Northman Limited Edition explores the cold and forbidding world of the Vikings and their customs, traditions, and relentless thirst for battle and vengeance that inspired Eggers to write this compelling Norse saga.

Learn how the wardrobe department re-created the intricate chainmail armor and costumes of Viking berserkers and warriors; delve into the research behind the art department’s visual inspiration for replicating the villages of Hrafnsey and Freysdalur; and get the inside scoop on the challenges the cast encountered when creating the iconic characters of Amleth, Queen Gurdrún, Fjölnir, and the Slav Witch.

This stunning limited edition is a worthy tribute to the craft and creativity of the cast and crew that honors their monumental achievement. It is the perfect companion not only for film fans, but anyone interested in Viking history and legends.
Format: Limited Edition
Publication Date: 4/11/2023
ISBN: 9798886631531
Pages: 160
Trim Size: 9.25 x 11

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Simon Abrams, Author: Simon Abrams is a NYC film critic and author. In addition to co-writing Guillermo del Toro’s The Devil’s Backbone with Matt Zoller Seitz (also from Insight Editions), Simon’s reviews and features can be found at the New York Times,, and The