Dresden Files

Skaldi Skjeldson (or Skheldson), nicknamed "Hair Ball" by Harry Dresden, is one of the Einherjaren. He first appears in Ghost Story.


Skaldi Skjeldson is one of the Einherjaren at Chicago Alliance Headquarters. He is almost two thousand years old.[1] Skaldi is huge, heavily muscled, dark haired and his beard is set in long braids. He was dressed in an old pair of jeans. Skaldi is about two hundred pounds heavier than Karrin Murphy and almost two feet taller, but she trains with him as she faces threats even bigger and tougher than he ever will be.[1]

In the series[]

Ghost Story[]

In Ghost Story, Skjeldson trains with Karrin Murphy in the gym on the second floor of the Alliance Headquarters. Murphy broke four bones in his hand. They set a date for sword practice the next day and he jokes with Waldo Butters.[1]

Skin Game[]

In Skin Game, Skaldi is guarding the door of the Chicago Alliance Headquarters when Harry Dresden comes to talk to Marcone. His last name is spelled Skheldson.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ghost Story, ch. 18
  2. Skin Game, ch. 51

See also[]